Christakis Lab

Collaborators and Current Lab Members

Principal Investigator

Dimitri A Christakis, MD, MPH

Dimitri A Christakis, MD, MPH

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Nino Ramirez, Center Director, CIBR

Dimitri Christakis is breaking into bench science by partnering with Nino Ramirez and together they are looking at neurological responses to media in mice.

Dr. Ramirez, director of the Center for Integrative Brain Research and professor of neurological surgery at the University of Washington, is one of the world's foremost neuroscience experts, internationally known for his work in respiratory rhythm generation and motor control. He joined Seattle Children's in 2008 after spending 12 years at the University of Chicago, where he was chairman of the department of organismal biology and anatomy in the Pritzker School of Medicine.

Michelle Garrison, Principal Investigator

Dr. Garrison's research focuses on the interactions between sleep, media use, and physical activity, and how these in turn affect child and adolescent health and behavior. Her recent research has found that evening media use is associated with sleep problems in preschool children, as is violent media content at any time of the day. Upcoming research studies include an intervention to improve sleep in preschool children; studies looking at causality in the relationships between media use, sleep problems, and obesity; and examining how different types of video games affect sleep in early adolescents.

Current Lab Members

  • Lyn Bassett

    Lyn Bassett

    Clinical Research Associate III

  • Libby Brockman

    Libby Brockman

    Clinical Research Associate II

  • Georgia Goldberg

    Georgia Goldberg

    Clinical Research Associate I

  • Lourie Ono

    Lourie Ono

    Administrative Assistant

  • Suzanne Peck

    Suzanne Peck

    Clinical Research Associate I

  • Benedikt Ramirez

    Benedikt Ramirez

    Research Assistant

  • Heather Violette

    Heather Violette

    Research Manager