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Michelle M. Garrison

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Associate Professor, Health Services
Research Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


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

Contact Info


4333 Brooklyn Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98195-9455

campus box:   359455
voice:   206-616-8530


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
  • HIHIM 425
    Research Design and Statistics for HIHIM
  • HSERV 230
    Sleep and Population Health
  • HSERV 522
    Health Program Evaluation
  • HSERV 523
    Advanced Health Services Research Methods I - Large Public Databases; Big Data
  • HSERV 592
    Clinical and Translational Research Seminar

Wolf AE, Garrison MM, Mills B, Chan T, Rowhani-Rahbar A. Evaluation of Injury Severity and Resource Utilization in Pediatric Firearm and Sharp Force Injuries. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 Oct 2;2(10):e1912850. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.12850.  PMID: 31596492

Christakis DA, Lowry SJ, Goldberg G, Violette H, Garrison MM. Assessment of a Parent-Child Interaction Intervention for Language Development in Children. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 Jun 5;2(6):e195738. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.5738.  PMID: 31199447

Brown ECB, Garrison MM, Bao H, Qu P, Jenny C, Rowhani-Rahbar A. Assessment of Rates of Child Maltreatment in States With Medicaid Expansion vs States Without Medicaid Expansion. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 Jun 5;2(6):e195529. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.5529.  PMID: 31199444

Hale L, Kirschen GW, LeBourgeois MK, Gradisar M, Garrison MM, Montgomery-Downs H, Kirschen H, McHale SM, Chang AM, Buxton OM. Youth Screen Media Habits and Sleep: Sleep-Friendly Screen Behavior Recommendations for Clinicians, Educators, and Parents. Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2018 Apr;27(2):229-245. doi: 10.1016/j.chc.2017.11.014. Review.  PMID: 29502749    PMCID: PMC5839336
PubMed Central

Deeds S, Carr S, Garrison M, Fainstad T. Delivery of Standardized Patient Instructions in the After-Visit Summary Reduces Telephone Calls Between Clinic Visits. Am J Med Qual. 2018 Apr 1:1062860618770043. doi: 10.1177/1062860618770043. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 29667895

Member, thesis committee for Andrew Carlo
Measurement Matters - Ascertaining Response to Depression Treatment in Primary Care

Chair, thesis committee for Sarah Connell
Pediatric Mental Health Inpatient Length of Stay, Readmissions, & Insurance Type: An Interrupted Time Series & Regression Analysis

Member, thesis committee for Matthew Griffith
Evaluating Inappropriate Inhaled Medication Use Among Veterans with COPD

Chair, thesis committee for Nupur Pravin Kulkarni
A Retrospective Impact Evaluation of Parental Behavior Change Around Their Child's Sleep

Member, thesis committee for Alana Otto
Policy options to improve the sexual and reproductive health of foster youth in Washington State.

Member, thesis committee for Krista Stephens
Family planning service provision among providers in the WWAMI region

Member, thesis committee for Rebecca Taub
Unmet Contraceptive Need Among Trans Men in the United States

Member, thesis committee for Ashley Wolf
Comparison of Injury Severity and Resource Utilization in Pediatric Firearm and Sharp Force Injuries

Chair, thesis committee for Nell Adams
Pre-bedtime lighting as a predictor of sleep outcomes in preschool-aged children

Chair, thesis committee for Jennifer Ahn
Surgical disparities in pediatric urology

Chair, thesis committee for Laura Bender
Household composition and home health care utilization in young and middle-aged adults.

Chair, capstone for Gabriel Cortez
New year, new start time: An evaluation of the effects of the start school later policy on Seattle Public School students

Chair, thesis committee for Leah Grodinsky
Impact of Snack and Beverage Intake on Preschoolers' Sleep

Chair, thesis committee for Eric King
Adolescent sleep deprivation and adult alcohol consumption between sexual minorities and non-sexual minorities

Chair, thesis committee for Yuen Lie Tjoeng
Association Between Race, Illness Severity, and Mortality in Children Undergoing Cardiac Surgery

Chair, capstone for Ryan Kuhar
A mixed methods approach to characterizing barriers to community follow-up care for post-incarceration inmates