Dr. Donald Chi is from Washington State and grew up in Kitsap County. He graduated from the University of Washington School of Dentistry in 2006, completed residencies in pediatric dentistry and dental public health, and received a PhD in oral health services research at the University of Iowa in 2009. He received national accolades for his dissertation work, which focused on the role of chronic condition status and severity on access to dental care for Iowa Medicaid-enrolled children.
Dr. Chi is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Oral Health Sciences at the University of Washington and an Investigator at the Northwest Center to Reduce Oral Health Disparities. He is the recipient of a NIDCR/NIH K08 Career Development Award that support research on disparities in access to dental care for publicly-insured children, the sociobehavioral determinants of children’s dental care use, outcomes associated with dental utilization, and conceptual model building on health behavior. Dr. Chi also has research interests in neighborhood-level health effects and preventive health care decision making.
Donald L. Chi, DDS, PhD
Oral Health Sciences
B509f Health Sciences Building