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Carrie Heike

The Heike lab conducts innovative research on questions related to craniofacial microsomiaCraniosynostosisCleft lip and palate, and other craniofacial conditions.

This lab aims to work with collaborators to develop new evaluation tools and assess treatment outcomes. Ultimately, we aim to improve care for children with conditions that affect the head and neck.

Researcher Bio

Establishing a Network to Study Craniofacial Microsomia

The lab's current research includes projects to establish a network of medical centers to study craniofacial microsomia, create new techniques using 3-D images to quantify craniofacial variation and develop standardized descriptions for typical and atypical clinical characteristics.

To conduct this critical work, the lab collaborates closely with other experts in Seattle Children's Craniofacial Center and the Craniofacial Outcomes Research and Epidemiology (CORE) Group, in addition to national and international collaborators. This team approach enables researchers to draw on a variety of methods and perspectives, accelerating progress toward the development of techniques that could improve the lives of children worldwide.