Miriam A. Manary
Miriam A. Manary joined UMTRI in 1988 and is a senior research associate in the Biosciences Group. She earned a B.S.E. in biomedical engineering from Tulane University and an M.S.E. in bioengineering from the University of Michigan.
Ms. Manary's research interests focus on biomechanics and human factors research for the automotive industry. She conducts and supervises sled impact evaluation of child restraints, wheelchairs, wheelchair securement systems, and wheelchair-occupant restraint systems, and is an international expert on these topics. She also has experience in the collection and application of anthropometric and biomechanical data from volunteer subjects to determine the factors influencing occupant posture and position.
Ms. Manary is a NHTSA child-passenger-safety technician instructor. She was awarded the 2006 UMTRI Research Excellence Award, the 2003 SAE Lloyd L. Withrow Distinguished Speaker Award, the 2002 UMTRI Research Excellence Award, and the 1999 SAE Myers Award. She is cochairperson of the SAE Child Restraint System committee and part of the leadership team for the RESNA Committee on Wheelchairs and Transportation.