Program Co-Director, Health Services and Quality of Care Research Fellowship
Casey Lion is an associate professor of pediatrics in the division of general pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She is an NIH-funded health services researcher whose work focuses on the intersections of healthcare equity, patient-provider communication, system navigation, and language access. She has methodological expertise related to parent-partnered intervention design and rigorous evaluation of quality improvement interventions.
Dr. Lion's undergraduate degree was in English from Princeton University, and she attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco. Her interest in improving systems of healthcare to advance equity prompted her to pursue a Master in Public Health degree at the University of California, Berkeley. She completed her residency training in pediatrics in 2010 and her quality of care research fellowship in 2013, both at the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Institute. In addition to her mentoring and research, she also supervises medical students and pediatric residents in a primary care continuity clinic and the newborn nursery.