Dimitri A. Christakis

Dimitri Alexander Christakis is an American pediatrician, researcher, and author from Seattle, Washington.[1][2][3]

BackgroundEdit

Dimitri received his Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Yale University, a Doctor of Medicine (MD) title from the University of Pennsylvania and also his Master of Public Health Degree from the University of Washington.[4][5][6]   

CareerEdit

Christakis is a professor at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA in the Department of Pediatrics.[7] He is also currently serving as a Director of Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development at Seattle Children's Hospital Research Institute and a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.[8][9] He is an adjunct professor in the department of health services and his leadership role includes the Director of the Center for Child Health, Behavior, and Development at the Seattle Children’s research institute.[10][11] Christakis is the editor-in-chief of the peer-reviewed journal JAMA Pediatrics.[12]

Christakis along with his colleagues in the Christakis lab, conducted research on the risk factors of early television exposure, detailing an increased risk for the onset of attention, health, and behavioral issues in adolescents.[13] His research also focused on how the language acquisition for children can be improved by playing blocks and how children are aggressive while watching violent cartoons at 7-10 years of age. As part of a TED speech, Christaki spoke regarding the newborn brain and media exposure on children.[14][15][16]

Awards and honorsEdit

In 2010, he received the Research Award for Lifetime Contribution by the Academic Pediatric Association, and in 2018, was elected as Member of Washington State Academy of Sciences.[17][18]

PublicationsEdit

  • Dimitri A. Christakis, Frederick J. Zimmerman, David L. DiGiuseppe and Carolyn A. McCarty. "Early Television Exposure and Subsequent Attentional Problems in Children". Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.[19]
  • Dimitri A. Christakis, Loren Mell, Thomas D. Koepsell, Frederick J. Zimmerman and Frederick A. Connell. "Association of Lower Continuity of Care With Greater Risk of Emergency Department Use and Hospitalization in Children". Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.[20]
  • Christakis D A, and Feudtner C. "Ethics in a short white coat: the ethical dilemmas that medical students confront". Journal of Academic Medicine.[21]
  • Dimitri A Christakis. "The effects of infant media usage: what do we know and what should we learn?". Wiley Online Library.[22]
  • Dimitri A. Christakis, Jill Gilkerson, and Jeffrey A. Richards. "Audible Television and Decreased Adult Words, Infant Vocalizations, and Conversational Turns A Population-Based Study". JAMA Network.[23]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dimitri A. Christakis, MD, MPH". Seattle Children’s Hospital. Retrieved 2020-03-03.
  2. ^ "Dimitri A. Christakis, MD, MPH | Directory | Division of General Pediatrics | Department of Pediatrics | University of Washington". depts.washington.edu. Retrieved 2020-03-03.
  3. ^ "Dimitri A Christakis's research while affiliated with Seattle Children's Research Institute and other places". Researchgate. 30 April 2020.
  4. ^ "Dimitri A. Christakis, MD, MPH | Directory | Division of General Pediatrics | Department of Pediatrics | University of Washington". depts.washington.edu. Retrieved 2020-03-03.
  5. ^ "Christakis Lab". Seattle Children’s Hospital. Retrieved 2020-03-03.
  6. ^ "Nature, nurture, or network?". yalealumnimagazine.com. Retrieved 2020-03-03.
  7. ^ "Dimitri A. Christakis, MD, MPH | Directory | Division of General Pediatrics | Department of Pediatrics | University of Washington". depts.washington.edu. Retrieved 2020-03-03.
  8. ^ "Dimitri A. Christakis, MD, MPH". Seattle Children’s Hospital. Retrieved 2020-03-03.
  9. ^ Pediatrics, American Academy of (2010-04-01). "American Academy of Pediatrics". AAP News. 31 (4): 32–32. doi:10.1542/aapnews.2010314-32. ISSN 1073-0397.
  10. ^ "CCHBD Leadership". Seattle Children’s Hospital. Retrieved 2020-03-03.
  11. ^ "Dimitri A. Christakis, MD, MPH". Seattle Children’s Hospital. Retrieved 2020-03-03.
  12. ^ "For Authors | JAMA Pediatrics | JAMA Network". jamanetwork.com. Retrieved 2020-03-03.
  13. ^ "sciencedirect".
  14. ^ Christakis, Dimitri A.; Lowry, Sarah J.; Goldberg, Georgia; Violette, Heather; Garrison, Michelle M. (2019-06-05). "Assessment of a Parent-Child Interaction Intervention for Language Development in Children". JAMA Network Open. 2 (6): e195738–e195738. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.5738.
  15. ^ Christakis, Dimitri A. (2011-10-01). "The Effects of Fast-Paced Cartoons". Pediatrics. 128 (4): 772–774. doi:10.1542/peds.2011-2071. ISSN 0031-4005. PMID 21911351.
  16. ^ TEDxRainier - Dimitri Christakis - Media and Children, retrieved 2020-03-03
  17. ^ "Research Award". Academic Pediatric Association. Retrieved 2020-03-03.
  18. ^ "14 UW professors elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences in 2018". UW News. Retrieved 2020-03-03.
  19. ^ Christakis, Dimitri A.; Zimmerman, Frederick J.; DiGiuseppe, David L.; McCarty, Carolyn A. (2004-04-01). "Early Television Exposure and Subsequent Attentional Problems in Children". Pediatrics. 113 (4): 708–713. doi:10.1542/peds.113.4.708. ISSN 0031-4005. PMID 15060216.
  20. ^ Christakis, Dimitri A.; Mell, Loren; Koepsell, Thomas D.; Zimmerman, Frederick J.; Connell, Frederick A. (2001-03-01). "Association of Lower Continuity of Care With Greater Risk of Emergency Department Use and Hospitalization in Children". Pediatrics. 107 (3): 524–529. doi:10.1542/peds.107.3.524. ISSN 0031-4005. PMID 11230593.
  21. ^ Christakis, D.; Feudtner, C. (1993-04-01). "Ethics in a short white coat: the ethical dilemmas that medical students confront". Academic Medicine. 68 (4): 249–254. ISSN 1040-2446. PMID 8466599.
  22. ^ Christakis, Dimitri A. (2009). "The effects of infant media usage: what do we know and what should we learn?". Acta Paediatrica. 98 (1): 8–16. doi:10.1111/j.1651-2227.2008.01027.x. ISSN 1651-2227.
  23. ^ Christakis, Dimitri A.; Gilkerson, Jill; Richards, Jeffrey A.; Zimmerman, Frederick J.; Garrison, Michelle M.; Xu, Dongxin; Gray, Sharmistha; Yapanel, Umit (2009-06-01). "Audible Television and Decreased Adult Words, Infant Vocalizations, and Conversational Turns: A Population-Based Study". Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. 163 (6): 554. doi:10.1001/archpediatrics.2009.61. ISSN 1072-4710.

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