Casey Lion is an assistant professor of pediatrics in the division of general pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She is an NIH-funded researcher focusing on improving the quality of health care for children from low income, minority, and limited English proficient families, with a current emphasis on communication between providers and families. Her methodological expertise relates to 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 health care disparities and improving health care for children in lower resource settings 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 research, she also precepts pediatric residents in continuity clinic, the newborn nursery, and on the general pediatric inpatient service.