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Seattle Children's Profile
Elizabeth Dawson-Hahn, MD, MPH, is an NRSA funded General Academic Pediatrics Fellow and Acting Instructor at the University of Washington and the Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development at the Seattle Children’s Research Institute. She teaches and practices general pediatrics at Harborview Medical Center Pediatrics Clinic. She earned her MPH in Epidemiology at the University of Washington during fellowship.
Dr. Dawson-Hahn’s research focuses on the nutrition and growth, and physical activity of vulnerable populations with a particular interest in refugee and immigrant health. She collaborates locally, regionally and nationally on public health screening and longitudinal cohort studies of child nutrition and growth. She also conducts research related to antibiotic use in primary care settings.
She completed her pediatric residency and chief residency at Brown University and Hasbro Children’s Hospital where she participated in the Brown Residency International/Global Health Training Pathway (BRIGHT). Through the BRIGHT program she was actively involved in the development of the Collaborative for the Improvement of Pediatrics in Haiti, and was engaged in the evaluation of a severe acute malnutrition treatment program in Tabarre, Haiti. She attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY and received the SUNY Chancellors Award for Academic Excellence for her community contributions, academic performance and role in the development of the Center for Civic Engagement. She received her BS in Human Biology, Health and Society from the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University.
She is the national co-chair of the Academic Pediatric Association Academic Fellows Special Interest Group, and a founding member of the UW Global WACh Nutrition Think Tank.