Tara Kajaks


Tara joined the Home and Community Team in September 2014, where she holds the Hallisey Fellowship in Technology for Family Caregivers. She is using her background in biomechanics, ergonomics, and work disability prevention to develop new and innovative solutions that will have a positive impact on the quality of life of both caregivers and care recipients. Tara comes from McMaster University where she has studied older driver safety, firefighter ergonomics, occupational risk factors for knee osteoarthritis, and the use of virtual reality for ergonomic assessments in automotive manufacturing. Overall, Tara’s broad research interests focus on injury prevention in both worker and older adult populations.