Sara P D Chrisman, MD, MPH

Sara P D Chrisman, MD, MPH


"I am passionate about working with youth and their families to understand their goals and help them find the path to their most healthy selves."
  • Biography

    Dr. Chrisman is a pediatrician and an Adolescent Medicine specialist.

    Her mission is to improve the health and well-being of adolescents, with a particular interest in the relationship between emotional and physical health. She has worked as a physician scientist for 10 years, including serving as the University of Washington site PI for a multi-site study of concussion co-sponsored by the NCAA and the Department of Defense since 2014. She also co-leads a Pac-12 study designed to shift the culture of sport to increase concussion reporting, and is developing a novel treatment for concussion using an innovative rehabilitative approach. She is passionate about youth wellness, and partnering to improve youth health using physical activity, sleep and social support.

    Board Certification(s)

    Adolescent Medicine


    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
    University of Washington School of Public Health, Seattle, WA


    University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA


    University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA

  • Related Resources

    • Seattle Concussion Research Collaborative

      We are the Seattle Concussion Research Collaborative (SCRC) lab, housed at Seattle Children’s Research Institute. Our lab is comprised of clinicians, researchers, public health specialists, and community representatives who are working together to better understand concussion risk and concussion prevention in children,

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