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Project for African American Infant Safety (PrAAIS)

African American infants have a higher mortality rate in the first year of life than non-Hispanic White infants. Various educational materials have been used to help parents keep their infants safe at home, but the disparity persists. Educational materials tailored to parents specific barriers and beliefs have been more effective than non-tailored materials in creating behavior change in other areas.


Featured Faculty

Michelle Macy, M.D.

Michelle L. Macy, M.D., M.S.
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Dr. Macy’s formal training in Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Pediatric Health Services Research places her in a unique position to study the potential to extend emergency department (ED) care for children beyond the initial stabilization and treatment of acute conditions. Her research currently focuses on two areas: 1) injury prevention through brief ED-based interventions to promote size-appropriate child passenger restraint use and 2) increasing ED efficiency and decreasing hospital resource utilization by applying principles of observation medicine.


Research from the National Poll on Children's Health

Head smart? Parents get confidence boost from concussion education

With a growing body of evidence about risk of concussions in children, many schools and athletic programs have begun to provide parent education about what to do when a child gets a concussion. To learn more about parents’ perspectives on concussion education, the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health surveyed parents of children 10 to 17 years old.