Smith’s research on Student Experiences gains approval from Institutional Review Board

Thomas J. Smith, PhD, adjunct professor for the School of Kinesiology, is principal investigator in a research project entitled “University Student Experiences with Mandated Home Isolation.” To document these experiences, a 39-item survey will be sent to student members of 11 Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) student chapters, including 7 chapters of Big Ten universities. The project has recently secured approval from the Institutional Review Board (IRB).

Co-investigator on the study is Hannah Griebel, a Masters candidate in the UM Human Factors/Ergonomics Graduate Program. Greibel also serves as treasurer of the UM student chapter of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES).