BROOKS KEESHIN
MD, University of Cincinnati; Residency in Pediatrics, General, and Child Psychiatry, University of Utah; Fellowship Training in Child Abuse Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Cohort Two Fellow
brooks.keeshin@hsc.utah.edu

Academic Mentor
Kristine Campbell
University of Cincinnati

Policy Mentor
Frank Putnam
Professor of Pediatric and Child Psychiatry, University of North Carolina and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Current Institutional Affiliation
University of Utah: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry

Areas of Expertise

Evidence-Based/Evidence-Informed Programs, Forensic Medical EvaluationMental Health and Well-BeingGrounded TheoryMixed MethodsHomeless Families and Young PeopleInfants and Toddlers

BIOGRAPHY

Brooks Keeshin, M.D., is a clinician researcher in the Division of Child Protection and Family Health at the University of Utah and Safe and Healthy Families at Primary Children’s Hospital. Dr. Keeshin is a child abuse pediatrician and child psychiatrist. Dr. Keeshin completed medical school at the University of Cincinnati, residency in pediatrics, general and child psychiatry at the University of Utah and fellowship training in child abuse pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Dr. Keeshin is certified in Pediatrics and Child Abuse Pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics, and certified in General as well as Child and Adolescent Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. Keeshin provides inpatient and outpatient child abuse pediatrics consultation at Primary Children’s Hospital as well as outpatient psychiatric services for children and families with a history of abuse or trauma.

Dr. Keeshin’s research interests include (1) acute and long term neurobiological changes associated with exposure to child maltreatment and (2) early clinical interventions to decrease the risk of PTSD and other psychological distress among children exposed to maltreatment and violence. Dr. Keeshin has received research support from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and was a Doris Duke Fellow for the Promotion of Child Well-Being.

He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Academy on Violence and Abuse and is a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Committee on Child Maltreatment and Violence.