Monica Jones is an assistant research scientist in UMTRI’s Biosciences Group. She joined UMTRI in October 2014 following a postdoctoral research fellowship at Canada Defence Research & Development Centre. She earned her PhD in Industrial and Operations Engineering (IOE) from the University of Michigan. She also holds an MSE in IOE from the University of Michigan, an MHK in Applied Human Performance from the University of Windsor, and a BSc in Biological Sciences from the University of Guelph. Prior to starting her graduate studies at Michigan, she worked for Ford Motor Company.
Dr. Jones’s research interests include physical ergonomics, engineering anthropometry, and biomechanics, Motivated by six years of practice as an industrial automotive engineer, she focuses her research on pragmatic outcomes such as the development of data-grounded models to accurately predict an individual’s interaction with products and workspaces. Her current research focuses on accommodation and safety in vehicles, with applicability to military and law-enforcement personnel as well as special populations, including child passengers and obese occupants. Dr. Jones is a certified professional ergonomist (CPE).