Dr. Pooja Tandon is a pediatrician and researcher at the Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development at Seattle Children’s Research Institute and Assistant Professor at the University of Washington. Dr. Tandon attended Brown University for her undergraduate education and medical school, and completed residency training at the Boston Combined Program in Pediatrics (Boston Children’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center). After working as a general pediatrician in academic and community settings, she completed a general pediatrics research fellowship and a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree at the University of Washington. While she continues clinical practice, her research interests include studying and intervening on social and environmental determinants of children’s health, in particular childhood obesity. Her research has been funded by the American Heart Association, the Safeway Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. Her current projects focus on studying the connection between outdoor play, physical activity and various health and development outcomes in preschool age children. She also co-leads national and international special interest groups focused on obesity prevention in the early childhood years.