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Michelle M. Garrison

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Professor, Health Systems and Population Health
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


office:   HRC 432

University of Washington
3980 15th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98195-1621

campus box:   351621
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
  • 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

Tankwanchi AS, Bowman B, Garrison M, Larson H, Wiysonge CS. Vaccine hesitancy in migrant communities: a rapid review of latest evidence. Curr Opin Immunol. 2021 Jun 9;71:62-68. doi: 10.1016/j.coi.2021.05.009. [Epub ahead of print] Review.  PMID: 34118728

Miller TL, Desai AD, Garrison MM, Lee D, Muir A, Lion KC. Drivers of Variation in Diagnosis and Management of Eosinophilic Esophagitis: A Survey of Pediatric Gastroenterologists. Dig Dis Sci. 2021 May 11. doi: 10.1007/s10620-021-07039-6. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 33974186

Lane J, Garrison MM, Kelley J, Sarma P, Katz A. Strengthening policy coding methodologies to improve COVID-19 disease modeling and policy responses: a proposed coding framework and recommendations. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2020 Dec 8;20(1):298. doi: 10.1186/s12874-020-01174-w.  PMID: 33292170    PMCID: PMC7721792
PubMed Central

Tinker EC, Garrison MM, Ward TM. Development of the Sleep Health in Preschoolers (SHIP) intervention: Integrating a theoretical framework for a family-centered intervention to promote healthy sleep. Fam Syst Health. 2020 Dec;38(4):406-417. doi: 10.1037/fsh0000546.  PMID: 33591782

Lillie KM, Shaw J, Jansen KJ, Garrison MM. Buprenorphine/Naloxone for Opioid Use Disorder Among Alaska Native and American Indian People. J Addict Med. 2020 Oct 16. doi: 10.1097/ADM.0000000000000757. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 33074852

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

Using COVID-19 testing and risk communication strategies to accelerate students return to school
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Ko           Dates:    4/16/2021 - 4/15/2023