Donald L. Chi, a board-certified pediatric dentist and health services researcher, is an Associate Professor of Oral Health Sciences and has adjunct appointments in the Department of Health Services (School of Public Health) and the Department of Pediatrics (School of Medicine).
His research program is funded by a U.S. National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research K08 Career Development Award and focuses on the behavioral determinants of dental care utilization for Medicaid-enrolled children. In 2013, he was named a William T. Grant Foundation Scholar to conduct social science research on how neighborhoods influence oral health outcomes for low-income adolescents. He received the 2014 Nemours Child Health Services Research Award from AcademyHealth.
Dr. Chi has published over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts, abstracts, book chapters, and reviews. He is a Consultant to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) Council on Scientific Affairs, is Chair of the AAPD Evidence Based Dentistry Committee, and serves on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Dentistry for Children and BioMedCentral Oral Health. He teaches public health to dental students and residents, and maintains an active dental practice treating Alaska Native children in the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta and patients at the Odessa Brown Children's Clinic in Seattle.