Dimitri Christakis

Professor, Pediatrics - General Pediatrics
Adjunct Professor, Health Systems and Population Health
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

'I'm extremely nervous': US grapples with in-person or virtual classes
The Guardian, 08/27/2020

Some countries reopened schools — what did they learn about kids and COVID?
WIRED, 07/27/2020

Is fluoride in drinking water safe? A new study reignites a long-standing debate
TIME, 08/26/2019

Is your child a digital addict? Here's what you can do
The New York Times, 08/12/2019

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