The Sonenblum Clinical Research Group is dedicated to improving healthcare and increasing the health and function of people with disabilities through applied clinical research. Our work cuts across disciplines and welcomes people from all backgrounds as we bridge the gap between researchers, engineers and clinicians.
Specific areas of interest include pressure ulcer prevention and individualized risk assessment and intervention. Ongoing work seeks to determine the role of movement in pressure ulcer prevention. We also use imaging to study how soft tissue responds to loading and how we can use this information to make better clinical decisions. We also use real-world activity monitoring to study the use of assistive technology in everyday life, and in a mixed methods context to explore the experiences of racially/ethnically diverse individuals living with paraplegia.