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Taraneh Shafii, MD, MPH

Taraneh Shafii, MD, MPH

Adolescent Medicine, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

On staff since November 2004

Academic Title: Associate Professor

Research Center: Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development

"During fellowship training, I worked with a young woman who had struggled with addiction for years. I was unrelenting in my efforts to motivate her to change her behavior. Finally, she agreed to be admitted to an inpatient program. Three months later, she wrote and thanked me for not giving up on her. “I was mad at you for a long time, but now I can see that you probably helped me the most. I just can’t thank you enough.” I heard from her again years later; she had started college and was doing well. For me, her story is what adolescent medicine is all about."


Board Certification(s)
Adolescent Medicine
Medical/Professional School
University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville
University of Washington School of Public Health , Seattle
Pediatrics, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville
Adolescent Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
Adolescent Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
Research Focus Area

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Awards and Honors

Award NameAward DescriptionAwarded ByAward Date
8th Annual Summer Institute on Design and Conduct of Randomized Clinical Trials NIHJan. 1, 2008
Fellows’ Research Day Award Recipient Seattle Children'sJan. 1, 2004
Trainee Award for Best Research Presentation Ambulatory Pediatric AssociationJan. 1, 2003


Screening adolescent patients admitted to the trauma service for high-risk behaviors: who is responsible?
The Journal of trauma , 2009 Dec: 1288-92
Expedited partner therapy for adolescents diagnosed with chlamydia or gonorrhea: a position paper of the Society for Adolescent Medicine.
The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine , 2009 Sep: 303-9
The adolescent sexual health visit.
Obstetrics and gynecology clinics of North America , 2009 Mar: 99-117
Association between condom use at sexual debut and subsequent sexual trajectories: a longitudinal study using biomarkers.
American journal of public health , 2007 Jun: 1090-5
Rising rates of syphilis in the era of syphilis elimination.
Sexually transmitted diseases , 2007 Mar: 154-61
An overview of sexually transmitted infections among adolescents.
Adolescent medicine clinics , 2004 Jun: 201-14
Is condom use habit forming?: Condom use at sexual debut and subsequent condom use.
Sexually transmitted diseases , 2004 Jun: 366-72

Research Funding

Grant TitleGrantorAmountAward Date
Brief Clinician Intervention for High-Risk Behavior in AdolescentsNIH $117,400.00July 1, 2007

Primary Office

Seattle Children's
CSB-200 - Adolescent Medicine
PO Box 5371
Seattle, WA 98145-5005

Additional Offices

Harborview Medical Center
HMC Box 359774 - Pediatrics
325 - 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104-2499

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