Michelle Macy, MD, MS

Michelle L. Macy, MD, MS

Assistant Professor, Departments of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics

300 North Ingalls 6C13
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-5456

Office 734.936.8338; Fax 734.764-2599

Email: mlmacy[at]umich[dot]edu

Curriculum Vitae

Biography, Education, Projects, Resources



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.


MD, University of Michigan Medical School, 2002
MS, Health and Health Care Research, University of Michigan, 2008
BS, Biology, University of Michigan, 1998


Experiences and Attitudes Regarding Child Passenger Safety Seat Transitions among Parents in Two Michigan Emergency Departments

Implementation and Evaluation of Pediatric Observation Protocols in the Emergency Department


Child Passenger Safety Web-based References for Parents and Clinicians:

American Academy of Pediatrics
Car Safety Seats: Information for Families*
Time to Buckle Up the Right Way*

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Child Safety Seat Inspection Station Locator

Safe Kids
Booster Seat and Seat Belts Safety for Big Kids On The Way*

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

Information about laws across the United States

*: Contains specific information about proper seat belt fit.
^: Includes video media about child safety seats.