Brooks R. Keeshin, MD

Child Abuse Pediatrician and Child Psychiatrist, Mayerson Center for Safe and Healthy Children

Phone: 513-636-0037


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Trauma; posttraumatic stress disorder; child abuse


Brooks Keeshin, MD, is a child abuse pediatrician and child psychiatrist. As a child abuse clinician-researcher, his primary academic interest is the acute and long-term medical and psychological sequelae of child abuse. Dr. Keeshin has researched neuroendocrine alterations among recently sexually abused teenage girls with and without PTSD and his current research involves assessing both risk factors and interest in child abuse prevention services among families who were concerned about possible abuse, but whose abuse concerns were deemed unsubstantiated. Dr. Keeshin is currently a Doris Duke Fellow for the Promotion of Child Well-Being, an interdisciplinary fellowship for individuals interested in the prevention of child abuse.

Education and Training

BA: Spanish, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH, 2001.

MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 2005.

Residency: Pediatrics/Adult and Child Psychiatry combined program, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT, 2010.

Fellowship: Child Abuse Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2013.


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