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Kendra S Liljenquist

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Health Systems and Population Health
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics – General Pediatrics


Research Interests

Child and family health; health equity and health disparities; developmental disabilities; global health


Kendra Liljenquist is an assistant professor of pediatrics at the School of Medicine and principal investigator at the Seattle Children’s Research Institute’s Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development. Liljenquist’s research focuses on developing culturally responsive ways to address economic and racial disparities in child development outcomes. She collaborates with families and clinicians to design and test clinic and community-based interventions that best meet the needs of children in low-resourced communities. Liljenquist’s current research centers on identifying innovative approaches to enhance developmental screening and referral practices in primary care clinics serving low-income, racial minority and linguistically diverse families. She earned an MPH at the UW and a doctorate in rehabilitation science at Boston University.


PhD Rehabilitation Science, Boston University, 2016
MPH Global Health, University of Washington, 2018
BS Exercise Science, University of San Francisco, 2010