Sharon Eve Sonenblum, PhD

Sharon Sonenblum is an Associate Research Professor at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University. 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 response to loading and weight shifts, and the role of weight shift behaviors in pressure injury development. Contact me at 

Kathleen Jordan

Kathleen Jordan is a Senior Research Specialist with a background in Biomedical Engineering. She has been the human subjects coordinator on multiple research studies investigating pressure injury prevention in persons with SCI/D over the past 3 years and has recruited dozens of individuals who use wheelchairs. She has experience with testing pressure sensor mats and related hardware in order to optimize data output from various wheelchair in-seat activity trackers.