Mariana is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia. She is an investigator with the British Columbia Children’s Hospital Research Institute and the British Columbia Injury Research & Prevention Unit. Mariana combines research in injury prevention, developmental psychology and risk to develop evidence-based interventions for parents, educators, practitioners and policy makers that support children’s outdoor risky play. She has published her research extensively and been widely featured in international media. Mariana was awarded the 2019 inaugural Outdoor Play Canada Dr. Mariana Brussoni award and the 2020 UBC Faculty of Medicine Excellence in Clinical and Applied Research Award. Further details are available at https://brussonilab.ca.