Watch Our WIP Sessions

5.28.24 WIP

Untreated vision impairment hurts a child's performance in school, negatively impacting their entire future. This PEACH study, presented by Gary Freed, M.D., looked at the following: Are there differences in the rates of vision screenings across clinics for pediatric patients? Do these differences contribute to racial and socioeconomic inequities in vision screenings?

4.23.24 WIP

A recent University of Michigan research study demonstrated that Michigan Medicine providers disproportionately tested newborns of Black mothers for exposure to drugs during pregnancy compared to other races. As part of its mission to foster equitable treatment for all patients, the Perinatal Joint Practice Committee approved and implemented a policy to guide meconium test-ordering for drug exposure during pregnancy. Maria Skoczylas, MD, and her team aim to further investigate and reduce the disparities in testing.

2.27.24 WIP

Erin Isaacson, MD, examines whether there are inequities in who is referred for fertility-preservation consultation among patients who receive medication that causes ovarian toxicity. And Toby C. Lewis, MD, MPH, looks at whether patients not using the portal receive the same recommended protocols around asthma care as patients using the portal.

1.30.24 WIP

Have you ever considered that the race and ethnicity data used in research might be inaccurate? Drawing on data from Mott and two other children's hospitals, Gary Freed, MD, MPH, and Niko Kaciroti, PhD, discuss discrepancies between parent self-report and EMR racial and ethnic designations. They also explore how different ways of categorizing race in EMR can exacerbate inaccuracies, what these inaccuracies mean for how we look at inequities in child health, and what we can do better moving forward.

12.12.23 WIP

Music therapists Meredith Irvine and Maleea Roy presented on their project looking at whether legacy interventions -- a variety of projects and supplies to help navigate the journey of life review and reminiscence through creative expression and discovery -- are provided to all bereaving families of pediatric patients. And Peter Ehrlrich, MD, and Keyonna Williams, MD, presented on their project examining if there are differences in care provided to pediatric trauma patients relative to English proficiency, SES and other factors.

11.7.23 WIP

Jennifer Erb-Downward, MPH, presented on her project examining whether children whose caregivers report a concern about housing or food insecurity receive appropriate referrals to services within the primary care setting. And Melinda Rushing, PhD, presented on her project focusing on whether there are any associations between pain-treatment inequities in the Mott emergency department and uncontrolled pain episodes during subsequent admissions.

10.10.23 WIP

Kathleen Kruse, MD, presented on her project examining how the use of restraints and seclusion vary for pediatric patients by social factors such as race, SES, and gender in the child and adolescent psychiatric unit. And Monica Rosen, MD, discussed her project exploring whether sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing is done equally among adolescents with and without disabilities. 

7.20.23 WIP

Jeremy Adler, MD, MSC, presented on his project examining potential inequities in diagnostic delay for pediatric inflammatory bowel disease.