Kendra Liljenquist, PhD

Children's Title: Principal Investigator

Academic Title: Assistant Professor, University of Washington

Research Center: Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development (Official)

  • Dr. Kendra Liljenquist is an assistant professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine and principal investigator at the Seattle Children's Research Institute Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development. 

    Dr. Liljenquist's research focuses on developing culturally responsive ways to address economic and racial disparities in child development outcomes. She collaborates with families and clinicians to design and test clinic and community-based interventions that best meet the needs of children in low-resourced communities.

    Dr. Liljenquist's current research work centers on identifying innovative approaches to enhance developmental screening and referral practices in primary care clinics serving, low-income, racial minority, and linguistically diverse families.

    Dr. Liljenquist completed her undergraduate degree at the University of San Francisco. She received her PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences from Boston University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Patient Centered Measurement at the University of Washington. During her postdoctoral fellowship, Dr. Liljenquist also completed an MPH.

    Dr. Liljenquist currently teaches Population Health in the Community Oriented Public Health Practice MPH program within the University of Washington School of Public Health. She serves as an academic and research mentor to undergraduate and graduate students.