I am a doctoral student with the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh, advised by Drs. Rory Cooper and Brad Dicianno. As a part of my doctoral studies, I work as a research associate at the Human Engineering Research Laboratories.
As a physician researcher, I am interested in studying health outcomes, particularly outcomes of practices and interventions that employ novel robotic and virtual reality based technology.
My doctoral dissertation combines ergonomic principles, and bio-mechanical modeling with psychometric/clinimetric methods, to develop (real-world & virtual-reality based) assessment metrics and training techniques aimed at improving powered mobility driving behavior of people with significant disabilities.
Illustrated here are few professional and personal projects I have been working on over the past few years.