Dr. Malik is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington (UW), an Investigator at the Center for Child Heath, Behavior and Development (CCHBD) at Seattle Children's Research Institute, and a pediatric endocrinologist at Seattle Children's Hospital. He is funded by the National Institutes of Health and the American Diabetes Association. As an investigator in the CCHBD, Dr. Malik leads the Improving Diabetes Outcomes Team focused on developing and investigating the effectiveness of patient-centered interventions that improve self-efficacy in diabetes management and ultimately, health outcomes for youth and young adults with diabetes. He is currently involved with three different studies designed to improve health outcomes in youth with diabetes:
- The use of social media to support diabetes management in youth with type 1 diabetes (NIH);
- The use of systematically designed external incentives to increase adolescent participation to type 1 diabetes self-care behaviors (ADA);
- The use of a resilience resource intervention to reduce diabetes distress in adolescents with type 1 diabetes (NIH).
Dr. Malik is also the Director of Research and Co-Medical Director of the UW Adolescent and Young Adult Diabetes Transition Clinic.