Dimitri Christakis

Professor, Pediatrics - General Pediatrics
Adjunct Professor, Health Services
Adjunct Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Center for Child Health, Behavior, and Development
Box 359300
2001 8th Ave Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98121-


Research Interests

Pediatrics; quality of care; internet and health


MD University of Pennsylvania, 1993

MPH University of Washington, 1998

BA English Literature, Yale University, 1986

In the News

Is 'digital addiction' a real threat to kids?
The New York Times, 05/20/2019

Smartphones are 'everywhere, all the time.' What does that mean for kids?
USA Today, 11/01/2017

Gun violence in movies a trigger for teens?
U.S. News and World Reports, 09/25/2017

Updated Digital Media Guidelines Address Growing Impact on Child Health
UW School of Public Health News, 11/21/2016

How many hours a day are your kids using digital media? Seattle doctors issue new guidelines
The Seattle Times, 10/20/2016

Pediatrician: Children spend 'alarming' amount of time watching TV
Chicago Tribune, 03/02/2016

We're thinking about ADHD all wrong, says a top pediatrician
NPR, 01/04/2016

Screen Time Overload: It's Not all Bad News
Today/NBC News, 07/09/2014

Recess, Once Free Time, Gets An Overhaul
KUOW, 05/15/2014

Breast-Feeding Longer than Six Months Tied to Better Cognitive, Motor Development
CBS/Reuters, 12/25/2013