Dr. Leonard is an associate professor of pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the Ohio State University College of Medicine. She is a board certified pediatric emergency medicine subspecialist and practices medicine in the emergency department at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. At Nationwide Children’s Hospital Research Institute, she serves as the Director of clinical research for the Center for Injury Research and Policy and the Associate director for the Center for Pediatric Trauma Research. Over the course of her career, she has developed expertise in the emergency management of injured children. She has published extensively in the area of cervical spine injury management and is the recent recipient of an NIH grant aimed at laying the groundwork for the development and implementation of Pediatric Cervical Spine Injury Risk Assessment Tool that will be for use by both prehospital and emergency department providers. She is also a research collaborator in the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN).