Rachel P. Berger, MD, MPH

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (USA)

Dr. Berger attended medical school at Columbia University and completed her pediatric internship and residency and a fellowship in general academic pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. During her fellowship, she completed a Master’s in Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health.

Dr. Berger is Chief of the Division of Child Advocacy at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and has been a part of the Child Advocacy Center and a member of the hospital’s Child Protection Team since 2001. She is director of child abuse research at the Safar Center for Resuscitation Research at the University of Pittsburgh.

For the past decade, Dr. Berger’s clinical research has focused on the use of biomarkers in pediatric TBI with a focus on abusive head trauma. She has received funding from multiple sources including the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Department of Defense for her research. She is also very involved in mentoring trainees from multiple disciplines who are interested in performing research related to pediatric TBI and child abuse.