Behavior and Development Lab (BDL)

Overview of Services

The Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development (CCHBD) is at the forefront of developing therapies to improve outcomes for children with autism, depression, obesity, attention problems and a variety of other conditions. The Behavior and Development Lab is the epicenter of this process, providing CCHBD investigators with a dedicated, state-of-the-art research facility. The Lab is conveniently located at Seattle Children's Jack McDonald Building.

The Behavior and Development Lab is open only to CCHBD members, reducing competition for space and helping ensure that studies are conducted efficiently. CCHBD eligibility policies apply. The lab is not intended to be a treatment facility.


Dr. Dimitri Christakis | CCHBD Center Director

Dr. Tonya Palermo | CCHBD Associate Director


Jack McDonald Building, 5th Floor

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