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UW Pediatrics

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UW Box 359300
SCH M/S RB.2.401

206.987.2150 (phone)

Leslie Walker-Harding, MD

Adolescent Medicine
Professional Bio

Dr. Leslie Walker-Harding is the Ford/Morgan Endowed Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics as well as Associate Dean for the University of Washington. She is also the Chief Academic Officer and Senior Vice President for Seattle Children's Hospital. She has been dedicated to the health and wellbeing of children and adolescents for over 25 years, particularly in the area of prevention of adolescent substance use and promotion of healthy adolescent development. Her current focus is to raise awareness of and bring to national scale, proven interventions to prevent the development of substance use and mental health conditions in children and adolescents. In this effort she is  Co-Chair of the Forum for Children’s Well Being: Promoting Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health for Children and Youth in the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.