Dr Sharon Sonenblum

Senior Research Scientist in the School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech

Dr Sharon Sonenblum

Senior Research Scientist in the School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech

Biography

Sharon Sonenblum, PhD is a Senior Research Scientist in the School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech. Dr. Sonenblum has been studying wheelchair seating and mobility for over a decade. Her work focuses on two primary areas: the use of assistive technology in everyday life, and tissue health and pressure injury prevention.  Dr. Sonenblum has investigated how people use their power tilt-in-space wheelchairs, manual wheelchairs, and more recently their power adjustable seat height wheelchairs in their everyday lives. Dr. Sonenblum’s work on tissue health has investigated tissue’s response to loading and weight shifts, and the role of weight shift behaviors in pressure injury development.