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As a pediatric educator, clinician, and researcher, Dr. Wood has demonstrated a productive and sustained commitment as a community activist. For the past 10 years, she and her University of Toledo College of Nursing graduate students have educated hundreds of families regarding lead poisoning prevention and screened their children for elevated lead levels. Dr. Wood has collaborated with city government to pass a lead ordinance to assure “lead safe” housing for young families in the Toledo area. As Principal Investigator of the Elevated Lead Levels in Children: Academic Achievement and Health Policy Implications research study, Dr. Wood has published and presented at local, regional, national and international conferences.