Dr. Handy's Corner: Get to know Lori

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Dr. Lori Handy is an infectious diseases pediatrician. She is also a mom to two young children, so she knows what parents are worrying about and dealing with day to day. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Lori was the Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Control at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). As such, she was balancing keeping her family healthy with working to keep CHOP patients, families and staff protected. Watch Dr. Handy’s introductory video to find out what “infection prevention” specialists do, why she became a pediatrician, and what led her to specialize in infectious diseases.

Meet Dr. Handy

Each month in this column, Dr. Handy will address topics related to keeping families healthy. Some months she will author an article, and other months will feature videos from the “Healthy at Home with Dr. Handy” series, which will be posted on YouTube.

Be sure to check “Dr. Handy’s Corner” in October when Lori answers a common question from parents, “How do I make sure my child has a strong immune system?”

Follow Dr. Handy on Twitter @LoriKHandy.

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