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The #1 cause of childhood deaths is preventable accidents, and one child health innovator is making homes safer for all children.
Lara McKenzie, PhD, is an injury researcher at Nationwide Children's. She's also the mom of triplets.
With her expertise in child injury prevention and plenty of "mom" experience, Dr. McKenzie has developed innovative tools to protect children in their homes - including the home safety app "Make Safe Happen" in collaboration with Nationwide and Nationwide Foundation.
The app aims to help parents make their home safer with customized, room-to-room safety checklists and links to safety products.
As an injury prevention scientist for more than a decade, Dr. McKenzie's research focusing on home safety and consumer product design have saved countless lives and helped families everywhere.