University of Michigan Industrial and Operations Engineering Ph.D. Candidate Kamolnat Tabattanon has been awarded funding from the NIOSH Pilot Project Research Training Program (PPRTP) for her work relating to movement performance and biomechanics and how inclusive interventions will support the growing working population of older adults with mobility limitations.
Tabattanon will also investigate how objective measures can be used in parallel with traditional usability tools to reduce bias against historically underrepresented populations.
“I’ve learned so much in this grant writing process and am very honored to receive this support,” said Tabattanon. “Support for aging workers and workers with mobility limitations is greatly important, and I’m excited to work on this project and learn from its volunteers about their needs and perspectives.”
PPRTP is a part of the U-M Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering (COHSE), which is an Education and Research Center supported by the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The goal of PPRTP is to strengthen the occupational health and safety research capacity of the United States by increasing the number and quality of scientists who pursue research careers in occupational health and safety disciplines.