David Inwards-Breland, MD, MPH, FAAP

David Inwards-Breland, MD, MPH, FAAP 



Location: Hurt Building
Phone: 404-756-1330
E-mail: dinwardsbreland@msm.edu


UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital
Fellowship: Adolescent Medicine

UC Berkeley School of Public Health
Master of Public Health

UC Davis School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine

UC San Diego
Bachelor of Science in Biology

Research Interests

Adolescent male health, depression, transgender/ non-binary youth and disenfranchised youth.

Clinical Interests

Adolescent male health, depression, transgender/ non-binary youth and disenfranchised youth.


Adolescent Medicine

Board Certification

American Board of Pediatrics
Subspecialty Board Certification – Adolescent Medicine


  • Journal of Men’s Health. Jun. 2007; 1(2): 148-153.
  • Park, J., Breland, D. Investing in Adolescence: Building a Strong Foundation for Male Health. American Journal of Men’s Health. Sept. 2007; 1(3): 224-227
  • Park J., Breland, D. Alcohol and Cigarette Use Among Adolescent and Young Adult Males. American Journal of Men’s Health. Dec. 2007; 1(4): 339-346.
  • Breland, D., Park, J. Depression: Focus on the Adolescent Male. American Journal of Men’s Health. March 2008; 2(1): 87-93
  • Widdice, L.E., Breland, D.J., Jonte, J., Farhat, S., Ma, Y., Leonard, A.C., Moscicki, A.B. Human Papillomavirus Concordance in Heterosexual Couples; J Adolesc Health. 2010 Aug;47(2):151-9.
  • Widdice, L.E., Ma, Y., Jonte, J., Farhat, S., Breland, D., Shiboski, S., Moscicki, A.B. Concordance and Transmission of Human Papillomavirus Within Heterosexual Couples Observed Over Short Intervals; J Infect Dis. 2013 Apr 15;207(8):1286-94.
  • Bell, D., Breland, D., Ott, M. Adolescent and Young Adult Male Health: A Review. Pediatrics. 2013 Sep;132(3):535-46
  • Breland, D.J., McCarty, C.A., Zhou, C., McCauley, E., Rockhill, C., Katon, W., Richardson, L.P. Determinants of Mental Health Service Use Among Depressed Adolescences General Hospital Psychiatry. General Hospital Psychiatry. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2013 Dec 10. pii: S0163-8343(13)00368-X. doi: 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2013.12.003. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Moreno, M., Jelenchick, L., Breland, D. Exploring Depression and Problematic Internet Use Among College Females: A Multisite Study. Computers in Human Behavior 49(2015): 601-607.
  • Gridley, S.J., Crouch, J.M., Evans, Y., Eng, W., Antoon, E., Lyapustina, M., Schimmel-Bristow, A., Woodward, J., Dundon, K., Schaff, R., McCarty, C., Ahrens, K., Breland D.J. ―Youth and Caregiver Perspectives on Barriers to Gender-Affirming Healthcare for Transgender Youth.‖ J Adolesc Health. 2016 Sep;59(3):254-261. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2016.03.017. Epub 2016 May 24.
  • Udell W, Mohammed S, Breland D. Barriers to independently accessing care among detention youth. Journal of Adolescent Research, 32(4), 433–455. https://doi.org/10.1177/0743558416653219
  • Evans YN, Gridley SJ, Crouch J, Wang A, Moreno MA, Ahrens K, Breland DJ (2017) Understanding online resource use by transgender youth and caregivers: a qualitative study, Transgender Health 2:1, 129– 139, DOI: 10.1089/trgh.2017.0011.
  • Schimmel-Bristow A, Crouch JM, Evans Y, McCarty C, Ahrens K, Inwards-Breland, DJ. Youth Experiences of Gender Identity Transition: A Qualitative Study. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 5(2), 273-281. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/sgd0000269
  • Salehi P, Divall, SA, Crouch, JM, Hopkinson, RA, Kroon, L, Lawrence, J, Wilfond, BS, Inwards-Breland, DJ. Review of Current Care Models for Transgender Youth and Application to the Development of a Multidisciplinary Clinic – The Seattle Children’s Hospital Experience. Pediatr Endocrinol Rev. 2018 Apr;15(4):280-290. doi: 10.17458/per.vol15.2018.sdc.TransgenderYouth Page 11 of 21 Curriculum Vitae: David Inwards-Breland, MD Date last updated: February 11, 2022
  • Guss CE, Inwards-Breland DJ, Ozer E, Vance S. Experiences with Querying Gender Identity Across Seven Adolescent Medicine Sites. J Adolesc Health. 2018 Oct;63(4):506-508. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2018.05.021. Epub 2018 Aug 13.
  • Zavala J, Voss, R, Hardaway, R, Hooper, L, Kodish I, Shafii, T, Inwards-Breland, DJ. ―Altered Mental Status and Anorexia Nervosa in the Setting of Cultural Diversity.‖ Adolesc Med Health Care. 2018; 1(1): 20- 23 18. Ruedinger E, Inwards-Breland, DJ, McCarty, C, Carlin, K. Effectiveness of the Adolescent Medicine Rotation in Improving Pediatric Residents Self-Assessed Skill and Confidence Caring for Youth. J of Adolescent Health

Honors and Awards

  • 1989 Barron McCall Scholarship
  • 1992 National Medical Association Merit Scholarship
  • 1995 Mackenzie Scholarship
  • 2012 Nomination – Family Choice Award, Seattle Children's Hospital
  • 2012 Nomination – Odessa Brown Ken Feldman Award for Distinguished Service in Promoting Diversity
  • Seattle Children's Hospital 2014 – 2019 Top Doctors and Nurses
  • Seattle Met Magazine 2016 Winner – Odessa Brown Ken Feldman Award for Distinguished Service in Promoting Diversity, Seattle Children's Hospital
  • 2017 Community Leader of the Year, Greater Seattle Business Association
  • 2017 Outstanding Voice, Puget Sound Business Journal
  • 2019 Top Doctors, Seattle Magazine
  • 2019 Honors, Director, Board of Directors
  • Seattle Counseling Service 2022 UC Davis School of Medicine Transformational Leadership Alumni Award