Research Analyst
Safe Evacuation, Better Winter Footwear

Abdulrahman is a Research Analyst with the Engineering Health team at the UHN KITE Research Institute. He is a Biomedical Sciences graduate (’21) from Ryerson University. Abdulrahman’s passion for rehabilitation research and prevention in the care of older adults stemmed from his time supporting a nearby geriatrics hospital ward and listening to patients’ stories and their lived experiences.

In 2019, he joined the Engineering Health lab and worked on a fall prevention project to identify vulnerable populations and conditions that impact minimum foot clearance and tripping risk. Most recently, he is authoring a scoping review to identify solutions that help people with disabilities evacuate safely and efficiently from the built environment in an emergency. The findings will help inform future emergency evacuation guidelines and procedures in Canada.