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Michelle M. Garrison

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Adjunct Research Associate Professor, Health Services
Research Associate Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences (primary appt.)


PhD   University of Washington, 2006   (Epidemiology)
MPH   University of Washington, 1999   (Epidemiology)
BA   University of Texas (Austin), 1997   (Microbiology)

Contact Info


Center for Child Behavior and Development
2001 8th Ave, Suite 400
PO Box 5371, M/S CW8-6
Seattle, WA 98145-5005

voice:   206-884-8238


Michelle Garrison currently serves as the Associate Director of the MPH/MS Program in Health Services.

Child and adolescent sleep problems; interactions between media use, physical activity, and sleep, and the impact on health and behavior; development and testing of health behavior change interventions; pediatric inpatient quality of care and quality improvement research

McAteer J, Larison C, Lariviere C, Garrison MM, Goldin AB. Antireflux procedures for gastroesophageal reflux disease in children: influence of patient age on surgical management. JAMA Surg. 2014 Jan 1;149(1):56-62. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2013.2685.  PMID: 24197138

Garrison MM, Mangione-Smith R. Cluster randomized trials for health care quality improvement research. Acad Pediatr. 2013 Nov-Dec;13(6 Suppl):S31-7. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2013.07.008.  PMID: 24268082

Njoroge WF, Elenbaas LM, Garrison MM, Myaing M, Christakis DA. Parental cultural attitudes and beliefs regarding young children and television. JAMA Pediatr. 2013 Aug 1;167(8):739-45. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.75.  PMID: 23778788

LaRiviere CA, McAteer JP, Huaco JA, Garrison MM, Avansino JR, Koepsell TD, Oldham KT, Goldin AB. Outcomes in pediatric surgery by hospital volume: a population-based comparison. Pediatr Surg Int. 2013 Jun;29(6):561-70. doi: 10.1007/s00383-013-3293-9. Epub 2013 Mar 15.  PMID: 23494672

Christakis DA, Liekweg K, Garrison MM, Wright JA. Infant video viewing and salivary cortisol responses: a randomized experiment. J Pediatr. 2013 May;162(5):1035-40. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2012.10.032. Epub 2012 Nov 16.  PMID: 23164310