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CCHBD Leadership

Center Director

Dimitri A. Christakis, MD, MPH

Christakis-Dimitri-2017-smallerGeorge Adkins Professor of Pediatrics
Adjunct Professor, Health Services
Director, Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development

Associate Director

Tonya M. Palermo, PhD

TonyaProfessor of Anesthesiology, Pediatrics and Psychiatry

Steering Committee Members

Brent R. Collett, PhD

Collett CHBD LeadershipAssistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences





Cari McCarty, PhD

CariDirector of Research and Development, Adolescent Medicine
Research Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Adjunct Research Associate Professor, Psychology


Jason A. Mendoza, MD, MPH

Mendoza CHBD LeadershipAssociate Professor of Pediatrics
Co-Director, Health Disparities Research Center, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/University of Washington Cancer Consortium


Laura Richardson, MD, MPH

Richardson CHBD LeadershipProfessor of Pediatrics
Associate Chief, Division of Adolescent Medicine


Pooja Tandon, MD

Tandon CHBD LeadershipAssistant Professor of Pediatrics
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

Sara Webb, PhD

Webb CHBD LeadershipAssociate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences