Grady Killeen

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PhD Student
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Traffic accidents are the leading cause of death for young adults in Kenya, and motorcycles represent the riskiest mode of transportation. High quality helmets significantly reduce one's risk of dying in a motorcycle accident, but only 3% of motorcycle taxi passengers wear helmets. Improving helmet adoption is thus a major opportunity to improve public health. Based on my prior work suggesting that a lack of availability limits helmet use, I aim to work with an NGO to test whether a helmet delivery service or offering retailers with risk free stocks of helmets can improve helmet uptake in Nairobi, Kenya.