Dentistry, Odessa Brown Children's Clinic
On staff since August 2009
Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research
Dr. Donald Chi is a board-certified pediatric dentist and Associate Professor of Oral Health Sciences at the University of Washington. He is the first dentist to be named a William T. Grant Foundation Scholar, which funds his research interest on how neighborhoods influence oral health outcomes for low-income teens.
He was appointed to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry, is on the Board of Directors of the International Association for Dental Research, and is Chair of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Council on Scientific Affairs. He received the 2014 Nemours Child Health Services Research Award from Academy Health and the 2017 Distinguished Scientist Young Investigator Award from IADR. He was a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University. Dr. Chi teaches public health, and sees patients at the Odessa Brown Children's Dental Clinic in Seattle and in Alaska Native communities.
University of Washington School of Dentistry, Seattle
University of Iowa, Iowa City
Pediatric Dentistry, University of Iowa College of Pediatric Dentistry, Iowa City
Dr. Chi?s research focuses on understanding and reducing children's oral health inequalities. He is currently conducting a NIH-funded study to reduce sugar-sweetened beverage consumption in Alaska Native children. He is also interested in developing sociobehavioral strategies to protect the oral health of low-income children and in understanding preventive care decision making by parents.
Odessa Brown Children's Clinic
OBCC - Suite 100
2101 E Yesler Way
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