Health Policy

Donald Chi

  • Affiliate, Health Policy Research Program
  • Associate Professor, University of Washington


Donald Chi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Oral Health Sciences at the University of Washington (UW). He has adjunct faculty appointments in the UW Department of Health Services (School of Public Health), the UW Department of Pediatric Dentistry (School of Dentistry), the University of Iowa Department of Pediatric Dentistry, and the Public Policy Center. His current research program is funded by a NIDCR/NIH K08 grant and focuses on modeling dental utilization for Medicaid-enrolled children with chronic health conditions.

Research Interests

  • Conceptual and theoretical model building
  • Pediatric oral health disparities
  • Medicaid
  • Dental utilization for patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Relationship between medical and dental utilization
  • Multilevel statistical modeling

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., University of Iowa, Dental Health Services Research, 2009
  • Residency, University of Iowa, Dental Public Health, 2009
  • Residency, University of Iowa, Pediatric Dentistry, 2009
  • DDS, University of Washington, 2006
  • AB, Cornell University, Government, 2000