Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Donald Chi

Associate Professor, Oral Health Sciences
University of Washington
206-616-4332

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PhD. 2009, University of Iowa

I am health services researcher and my research program focuses on understanding and reducing oral health disparities in Medicaid-enrolled children and adolescents, with an emphasis on individuals with special health care needs. I am specifically interested in: 1) identifying the social and behavioral determinants of dental care use (with an emphasis on the role of neighborhood-level disadvantage, social capital, stress, and family functioning); 2) evaluating the cost effectiveness of pediatric preventive dental care; and 3) testing multi-level, community-based interventions to improve oral health outcomes in vulnerable child populations.