Iris Levine


Iris joined the Home and Community Team as a post-doctoral fellow in 2017. Dr. Levine’s primary research goal is to evaluate fall hazard—what differs between those who fall and those who fracture? Irisreceived her BS in Exercise Science from SUNY University at Buffalo, and her MSc and PhD in Kinesiology (Biomechanics) from University of Waterloo. Her doctoral research linked falling configuration and individual faller characteristics with mechanical risk of injury. Iris currently developing new ways to assess hazard associated with slips in indoor, outdoor and occupational environments, in real-time. Her goal is to inform building code and accessibility standards, improve assistive device recommendations and support design of more effective interventions to allow people to fall more safely.