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Bethany Mohr, MD, FAAP

Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, University of Michigan

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Dr. Bethany Mohr, MD, FAAP, is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics within the University of Michigan Medical School. She is a Pediatric Hospitalist and the Medical Director of the Michigan Medicine Child Protection Team (CPT). The Michigan Medicine CPT is a multidisciplinary team dedicated to improving the identification and treatment of abused and neglected children. The Michigan Medicine CPT promotes the safety and best outcomes for children and families by strengthening and coordinating the community’s response to child maltreatment issues. Dr. Mohr also provides training regarding multiple topics within the field of child maltreatment throughout the region and nationally for medical professionals, as well as child welfare professionals. She works closely with multiple specialists within Michigan Medicine upon evaluating suspected victims of child maltreatment. Dr. Mohr is a member of multiple Child Death Review Teams in Michigan.

Research Interests

Dr. Mohr’s research interests include abusive head trauma in neonates and infants. Dr. Mohr created and implemented a child maltreatment algorithm within Michigan Medicine, which serves as a screening tool to ensure that all victims of child abuse/neglect who enter Michigan Medicine are recognized. This algorithm is founded on a multidisciplinary approach to recognizing possible child maltreatment and ensuring the safety and wellbeing of pediatric patients. A main goal is also to ensure that determining when a report should be filed with Children's Protective Services is made in the most objective manner possible. She is especially interested in implicit biases in the recognition of child maltreatment and reporting. Prevention of sudden unexpected infant deaths due to unsafe sleep environments utilizing social media is also a focus.

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