Melissa Crotty-Robinson, MPH, is the health educator for the Safe Kids D.C. program at Children’s National Hospital. Melissa has 15 years of experience in health communication, campaign development, recreation, higher education, hospital, military and community health. She received her Master of Public Health from George Washington University. Currently, she is working on her Ed.D. at Teachers College/Columbia University. Her research and advocacy interest include disabilities, safety and sustainable development within communities. She has written and illustrated a children’s activity book on rural water safety and is currently writing and illustrating two children’s books to educate others about diseases and disabilities. In her free time, she enjoys traveling abroad, running, biking, attending concerts, creative writing, producing health educational videos and spending time with her three boys.