Susan (Su Jin) Lee

Susan (Su Jin) Lee, MS, OTR/L., is part of the Department of Occupational Therapy as a clinical assistant professor. She came to Georgia State University from Georgia Institute of Technology, where she was a Research Scientist in the Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation for the College of Design. Her research interests focus on assistive technology, environmental accessibility, and universal design as it relates to aging adults and individuals with disabilities. She is currently Principal Investigator on a 3-year Field Initiated Project Study on Toilet Transfer Related Assistive Devices and Equipment ($599,000), sponsored by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). In this work, she investigates environmental barriers faced by older adults with mobility impairments and their caregivers providing assistance during their toileting and transferring activities, to develop design recommendations for improved dyadic-centered devices, technologies, and systems.
She is currently completing her Ph.D. in Industrial Design at Georgia Institute of Technology, where she is further exploring how design and technology can support successful aging and strategies to translate research evidence into tangible solutions.