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Michelle M. Garrison, PhD

Academic Title: Associate Professor in Health Services, University of Washington School of Public Health and in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Washington School of Medicine

Research Center: Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development, Seattle Children’s Research Institute

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

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 youth and family health and behavior. Ongoing research projects 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 to reduce the impact of media use on sleep in early adolescence.

Jessica Kahler, Sleepazoid Lab Visit Coordinator

Clinical Research Coordinator I

As a Lab Visit Coordinator for the Sleepazoid Study, Jessica conducts lab visits with participants and supports many administrative research tasks. Jessica received a B.A. from the University of Washington, double-majoring in Psychology and Scandinavian Area Studies. She is interested in all facets of child development and plans to pursue a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology.

Elliott Wills, Sleepazoid interventionist

Clinical Research Coordinator I

As an Interventionist for the Sleepazoid Study, Elliott conducts home visits with participants and their families. Elliott received a B.S. in Psychology from Washington State University (Go Cougs!). He is interested in improving children’s quality of life and contributing to our current understanding of sleep. He plans to pursue a graduate degree in Experimental Psychology.

Garrison lab interns and staff

The Garrison Lab Interns

Our team of undergraduate interns from the University of Washington learn about research in sleep, public health and psychology by participating in our lab.