Tracy Mehan leads the Translational Research team at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She also serves as Executive Director of the Child Injury Prevention Alliance. In addition, Tracy is currently a PhD student focusing on Health Behavior Health Promotion in the College of Public Health at The Ohio State University.
Tracy’s passion for health communication includes discovering the best ways for researchers to share their findings with peers and the public so these audiences will understand why the work matters and what impact it will have. In addition, she is working on developing innovative training experiences for researchers and public health professionals on optimal health communication strategies they can use for their own work.