Dimitri A. Christakis

Dimitri A. Christakis, MD, MPH


Professor of Pediatrics

Seattle Children's Hospital Research Institute
2001 8th Ave, Suite 400, Seattle, WA 98121
PO Box 5371, M/S CW 8-6, Seattle, WA 98145
UW MAIL Box 359300 CW8-6
Phone: (206) 884-8237
Pager: (206) 469-6262
Fax: (206) 884-7801
Email: dimitri.christakis@seattlechildrens.org
Seattle Children's Profile
Center/Lab Website: http://www.seattlechildrens.org/research/child-health-behavior-and-development/

Leadership Roles

Director, Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development

Clinical, Research and/or Teaching Responsibilities

Dimitri Christakis MD MPH, is a pediatrician and epidemiologist at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He is a graduate of Yale University and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is currently the George Adkins Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington, and the Director of the Center for Child Health Behavior and Development at the Seattle Children’s Research Institute. His research has focused on how to optimize young children’s cognitive, social, and emotional development. Funding for his research has come from a number of federal agencies as well as foundations. His work has been featured on the Today show, CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, as well as all major international print magazine and newspapers. Dr. Christakis regularly gives talks to national and international audiences of parents, physicians, and educators.