James W. Stout, MD, MPH

Jim is a Professor of Pediatrics and Adjunct Professor of Health Services at the University of Washington School of Public Health. Jim is a cofounder of the National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality (NICHQ), a non-profit organization headquartered in Boston; he also leads a quality improvement program, QI Partners, based at the University of Washington that collaborates with NICHQ.

Jim has a long-standing interest in improving asthma care. Jim is also a pediatrician at the Odessa Brown Children's Clinic, a satellite of Seattle Children's, where he directs their Asthma Clinic, and provides direction for its QI programs. Through these organizations, he works on a variety of local and national projects with the united goal of improving the quality of children’s healthcare.

When not at work, Jim is often found on Lopez Island firing his creations in a 2300°F wood-fired “anagama” kiln. In this type of tunnel kiln there is no barrier between the firebox, where the wood is stoked, and the pieces being fired. Find out more and see photos at Stout Pottery.