Emma Mohr, MD, PhD

Position title: Assistant Professor

Division of Infectious Diseases
For Academic Inquiries: (608) 265-6050


BA, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota
MD, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa
PhD, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
Residency, Pediatrics with Integrated Research Pathway, Emory University and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia
Fellowship, Pediatric Infectious Disease, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

Professional Activities

Dr. Emma Mohr is assistant professor on the tenure track in the Division of Infectious Diseases. She is dedicated to training the next generation of translational scientists and has mentored numerous trainees in clinical and laboratory settings. Mohr’s commitment to training is exemplified by her role as director of the Physician Scientist Training Pathway and through her service on the Medical Scientist Training Program Admissions Committee. At the national level, she co-directs the Career Development Workshop and serves on the Research Affairs Committee for the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. 

Mohr has an affiliate appointment in the Department of Medical Physics.

Clinical Interests

Mohr is a pediatric infectious disease physician who specializes in taking care of children with complicated infections in hospital and outpatient settings. She is especially interested in caring for children with congenital infections. 

Research Interests

Mohr’s research goal is to improve the health of children impacted by infections in pregnancy. She currently studies congenital Zika virus infection in a translational macaque model. The Mohr Research Group’s objective is to define the infection’s pathogenesis and longterm neurodevelopment to ultimately identify novel therapeutic targets to improve health outcomes.