The objectives of the Trauma Risk Management Research Institute are: (1) The Development and implementation of trauma risk management strategies through the use of state-of-the-art risk assessment technologies; (2) Trauma risk assessment and Management consultation services by a multidisciplinary team of experts; (3) Decrease traumatic accidents and mitigate trauma consequences in industry; (4) Public outreach to teach citizens science-based risk management strategies; (5) Professional education of industry risk management specialists.
The Trauma Risk Management Research Institute pursues research on the development of risk-informed methodologies for injury risk management, prevention, and consequence mitigation. Our research projects focus on several areas, including: (1) Trauma data collection, analysis, and processing; (2) Site-specific and operations-specific trauma risk assessment methodologies, techniques, and technologies; (3) Development of approaches for trauma risk reduction measures; (4) Application of modern human reliability analysis to trauma risk management and trauma prevention; (5) Risk-informed technologies in trauma prevention in industry planning; (6) Design with consideration of trauma risk management technologies.
An important part of the TRMRI mission is to reach out to the public and health risk management professionals. The TRMRI shares its knowledge and expertise of state-of-the-art risk management strategies through research seminars, development workshops, and other engagement activities.
The TRMRI Team
Dr. Elena N. Bodnar
Currently the President of the TRMRI, Dr. Elena N. Bodnar started her career as a physician in Ukraine during the Chornobyl nuclear accident. She treated and assisted in the relocation of individuals affected by the accident, and studied the consequences of radiation exposure. In the United States, Dr. Bodnar has been involved in clinical studies of novel diagnostic and theraputic modalities, managed the Electrical Trauma Research Program at the University of Chicago, and collaborated with the World Health Organization and the International Atomic Energy Agency on projects related to the Chernobyl nuclear accident.
Mr. C. R. (Rick) Grantom, P.E.
Rick Grantom is a leading American expert in the application of Probabilistic Risk Assessment. He has over 25 years of nuclear power plant experience, 21 of which are directly related to risk management methods and their application to nuclear power plants. In the past Mr. Grantom has had direct involvement in the development, approval, and implementation of several key risk informed initiatives at the South Texas Project. These risk informed application areas include: Plant Configuration Risk Management, Risk Informed Technical Specifications, Risk Informing station testing, inspection, and maintenance programs, and Exemption from Special Treatment Requirements.
Dr. Sergey Klevtsov
An international expert in Human Reliability Analysis and Probabilistic Risk Assessment practitioner. He has performed several risk assessments of operating nuclear power plants.
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Department of Nuclear Physics
Professor Ihor N. Kadenko of the Department of Nuclear Physics at the University of Kyiv in Ukraine studies the consequences of the Chernobyl accident, radiation source term, and radioisotope pathways. Dr. Kadenko is involved with Probabilistic Risk Assessments of operating nuclear power plants and maintains an extensive human reliability database related to the operation of nuclear power plants.
Republican Research Center for Radiation Medicine and Human Ecology
Dr. Viktor Averin, Director of the Republican Research Center for Radiation Medicine and Human Ecology in Belarus, is a World leading expert in radionuclide distribution pathways and rehabilitation of radiologically contaminated territories.
Administrative Manager, Lisa Shkoda
Research Coordinator, Justin Pence