Lara McKenzie Team

Nationwide Children's Hospital Medical Professional

Lara McKenzie, PhD, MA, FAAHB
Principal Investigator

Lara B. McKenzie, PhD, MA, FAAHB, is a Principal Investigator in the Center for Injury Research and Policy at the Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital and an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine and the Division of Epidemiology, College of Public Health at The Ohio State University. Dr. McKenzie's research program focuses on how to increase adoption of parent safety behaviors such as the use of carbon monoxide alarms, smoke alarms, child safety seats and booster seats to prevent and/or reduce the consequences of childhood injuries. Dr. McKenzie's research also focuses on injuries associated with consumer products and sports and activity-related injuries treated in hospital emergency departments.

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Team Members

portrait of Rebecca McAdams

Rebecca McAdams, MA, MPH, CHES
Chief Research Associate

Rebecca McAdams is a Chief Research Associate in the McKenzie Lab at the Center for Injury Research and Policy. Rebecca earned her Master of Public Health from The Ohio State University, where she studied epidemiology and health behavior/health promotion. She is currently a doctoral student in the Epidemiology department at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research interests include maternal and child health, such as pregnancy outcomes, postpartum mood disorders, pediatric safe sleep, and pediatric injury prevention. Outside of work, Rebecca enjoys rock climbing, playing piano, and spending time with her family and dogs.

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Kristi Roberts, MS, MPH
Research Projects Team Lead

Kristi Roberts is a Research Projects Team Lead in the McKenzie Lab at the Center for Injury Research and Policy. She earned a Master of Science from Miami University and a Master of Public Health from The Ohio State University. Her research interests include preventing pediatric injuries in and around the home, strategies to increase adoption of safety practices, and ways to disseminate injury research findings.