Justin Triemstra, MD

Associate Program Director, Pediatric Residency Training Program, Helen DeVos Children's Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Human Development, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University


What attracted you to the MHPE program?

I was attracted to the University of Michigan MHPE program due to the ability to show competence in educational research and leadership by using my current and future local professional and scholarly activities under the guidance of expert mentors and coaches from the University of Michigan. 

Areas of Interest


  1. The professional identity formation of clinician-educators and how it affects their career development and satisfaction.
  2. Curricular development initiatives to improve resident preparedness in pediatric residents.


Clinical Interests

  1. Advancing the understanding of how social determinants of health affect cost, access, and barriers to appropriate care for pediatric and adolescent patients.
  2. Integrating behavioral health interventions in primary care settings to improve mental health conditions in child and adolescent health.

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