Sleep Health In Preschoolers

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Meet Michelle Garrison, PhD

Principal Researcher

Academic Title: Research Assistant Professor, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Washington School of Medicine

Research Center: Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development



PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Washington School of Public Health

Research Description

Dr. Garrison’s research at Seattle Children’s Research Institute focuses on the interactions between sleep, media use, and physical activity, and how these in turn affect child and adolescent health and behavior. 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 adolescence.


Controller medication use and sleep problems in pediatric asthma: a longitudinal case-crossover analysis.
Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine
September 2011
Effect of block play on language acquisition and attention in toddlers: a pilot randomized controlled trial.
Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine
October 2007
Media use and child sleep: the impact of content, timing, and environment.
July 2011
Preschool-aged children’s television viewing in child care settings.
December 2009
The impact of psychiatric comorbidities on readmissions for diabetes in youth.
Diabetes Care
September 2005
Mental illness hospitalizations of youth in Washington State.
Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine
August 2004