Emily King

Manager, Research Operations, VHA Home HealthCare

Dr. Emily King
Dr. Emily King is the Manager, Research Operations at VHA Home HealthCare and a past CIHR-funded postdoctoral fellow at the University of Waterloo. Her goal is to improve safety and independence in home care. Her work focuses on quantifying the physical demands of home care work, and on understanding and addressing the physical, social and organizational factors that have the greatest influence on home care workers’ risk of injury. She holds multiple patents and has contributed to the development of assistive technologies for toileting, mobility and safe patient lifting. Emily holds a BASc in Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo, a MASc in Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto, and a PhD in Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto.