Miriam A. Manary

Lead Research Engineer, Biosciences


(734) 936-1108


University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, Room 426 2901 Baxter Rd. Ann Arbor, MI 48109

fax (734) 647-3330




Research Interests/Areas of Expertise

Ms. Manary has conducted biomechanics and human factors research for the automotive industry.  Currently, her work focuses on wheelchair transportation safety and child passenger safety.  She has served as principal investigator on a number of research projects involving the collection and application of anthropometric and biomechanical data from volunteer subjects to determine the factors influencing occupant posture and position.  She has analyzed how public policy and regulation impact safety outcomes. She conducts and supervises sled impact evaluation of child restraints, transit wheelchairs, wheelchair securement systems, and wheelchair-occupant restraint systems. Ms. Manary is actively involved in national and international standards writing groups in her areas of expertise both as an author and chairperson.




Midland, Michigan

Personal Interests/Hobbies

Travel, Hiking, Reading, Camping, Knitting

Additional Information

ORCID: 0000-0002-2696-5519