Ben Danielson

Dr. Benjamin Danielson

Board Chair


Ben is a partner and advocate for the health and well-being of children and families with low incomes. He is a clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington. For 20 years, he served as the medical director of Seattle Children’s Hospital’s Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic, based out of Seattle’s Central District, a historically Black neighborhood. Ben also helped found the Washington Medical-Legal Partnership, which trains doctors to recognize when forces outside the examination room contribute to health problems.

Ben serves on the Children’s Alliance Public Policy Council, Equal Start Community Coalition, and the Health Coalition for Children and Youth. He is a member of the Governor’s Public Health and Health Care System advisory group, part of Washington’s Safe Start plan established in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He earned a BA in biology from Harvard University and an MD from the University of Washington.