Davene R. Wright

Davene R. Wright, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmacy

Office: 2001 8th Ave, Suite 400, Seattle, WA 98121
Mail: M/S CW8-6, PO Box 5371, Seattle, WA 98145-5005
Phone: 206-884-8241
Fax: 206-884-8241
Email: davene.wright@seattlechildrens.org
Seattle Children's Profile

Leadership Roles

2016-2018 Academy Health Child Health Interest Group Steering Committee Member SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Economics and Health Policy Working Group Chair Mentor, Seattle Children's Hospital Quality Improvement Scholars Program Member, Pediatric Committee on Faculty Diversity, University of Washington

Clinical, Research and/or Teaching Responsibilities

Dr. Wright is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and an Investigator in the Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development at the Seattle Children's Research Institute. She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy and an affiliate of the UW Program in Health Economics and Outcomes Methodology (PHENOM). She has received grant support through the UW Institute of Translational Health Sciences, the UW Nutrition Obesity Research Center, the American Heart Association, and NIH.

Dr. Wright is a decision scientist whose research agenda aims to promote the adoption of interventions, programs, and strategies to treat and prevent childhood obesity. Her current research focuses on developing novel techniques to communicate the risks of childhood obesity to parents and understanding parent preferences for the treatment of childhood obesity.

Dr. Wright is a mentor for the Seattle Children's Hospital Quality Improvement Scholars Program, in which she teaches a short course on economic evaluation. She also mentors trainees and collaborates with colleagues on projects utilizing economic analysis and decision sciences methods.

Education and Training

  • BS in Polymer and Textile Chemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • PhD in Health Policy with a concentration in Decision Sciences, Harvard University

Awards and honors

  • 2007-2010 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
  • 2009 Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching
  • 2010-2012 Harvard University Graduate Prize Fellowship
  • 2015-2017 University of Washington Institute for Translational Health Sciences KL2 Fellowship (UL1 TR000423)

NIH Bibliography

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Division Chief

Mangione-Smith, Rita M., MD, MPH


Baker, Barbara J., MN, ARNP, IBCLC
Bell, Shaquita L., MD
Bennett-Kaufman, Molly, ARNP
Bergman, Abraham, MD
Bledsoe, Julia M., MD
Burton Cahn, Monique, MD
Caldwell, Christine, MD
Capron, Molly, MD, MPH
Christakis, Dimitri A., MD, MPH
Coker, Tumaini Rucker , MD, MBA
Danielson, Benjamin S., MD
Davies, Julian K., MD
Dawson-Hahn, Elizabeth, MD, MPH
Denno, Donna M., MD, MPH
Desai, Arti D., MD, MSPH
Ebel, Beth E., MD, MSc, MPH
Feldman, Kenneth W., MD
Gillenwater, Kari, MD, MPH
Grant, Abigail, MD
Grow, H. Mollie Greves, MD, MPH
Henne, Heather M., MD
Hofstetter, Annika M., MD, PhD, MPH
Ibrahim, Anisa, MD
Jenny, Carole, MD, MBA
Jinguji, Thomas, MD
Johnston, Brian D., MD, MPH
Justus, Jacqueline, ARNP
Karr, Catherine J., MD, PhD, MS
Kertesz, Cynthia T., MD, FAAP
Kroshus, Emily, ScD, MPH
Lewis, Charlotte W., MD, MPH
Lion, K. Casey, MD, MPH
Liu, Lenna L., MD, MPH
Lockhart, John H., MD
McCarty, Carolyn A., PhD
McDermott, Kimberly J., MD
McPhillips, Heather A., MD, MPH
Melzer, Sanford M., MD, MBA
Mendoza, Jason A, MD, MPH
Metz, James B., MD
Morelli, Sheryl A., MD, MS
Moreno, Megan A, MD, MS Ed, MPH
Opel, Douglas J., MD, MPH
Pak-Gorstein, Suzinne, MD, MPH, PhD
Park, Kathleen J, MD, MPH
Pew, Catharine M., MD
Quitiquit, Celeste , MD
Richardson, Laura P., MD, MPH
Rivara, Frederick P., MD, MPH
Saelens, Brian E., PhD
Sathyanarayana, Sheela, MD, MPH
Shic, Frederick, PhD
Simon, Tamara D., MD, MSPH
Stout, James W., MD, MPH
Tandon, Pooja S., MD
Taylor, James A., MD
Vavilala, Monica S., MD
Waite, Whitney M, MD, MPH
Wiester, Rebecca T., MD
Wright, Davene R., PhD
Wright, Jeffrey A., MD, FAAP
Zhou, Chuan, PhD


Brown, Emily, MD
Bryan, Mersine, MD
Foster, Carolyn, MD
Jenness, Jessica, MA, PhDc
Malik, Faisal S, MD, MS
Mooney, Stephen, PhD
Tessler, Robert, MD
Witt, Cordelie E., MD

Administrative Staff

Clare, Christine,
Hamilton, Maria
Hart, Rebecca
Marchand, Ann,
Musar, Cyndi
Sargent, Sue
Shuey, Suzanne
Warren, Louise,