Stephanie Wiltman

Senior Researcher

Stephanie has a unique interdisciplinary research background in biomechanics, behavioral psychology, and medical grade plastics. She also has variety of experience in imaging and spectroscopy devices. To each project Stephanie brings the integration of engineering and behavioral psychology to explore creative product insights and improve quality of life. She has published peer reviewed research and presented at national and international conferences. Stephanie has a PhD in Bioengineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a BS in Materials Science and Engineering and a BS in Psychology from Virginia Tech.

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Something unique about you summed up in one sentence

I always try to find the good in every person and every situation.

Your favorite part of working at Bold Insight

The people are incredibly welcoming there’s always something new to learn!

In your spare time you would absolutely do this:

Open up a shelter/foster home for stray dogs—especially “Bully” breeds.

Long-term personal or professional goal?

I would love to sort all our really old family photos and track our family’s genealogy.

You cannot start the day without doing this:

Getting active. Running, lifting weights, or rock climbing.

Your ultimate celebrity dinner party guest list would include:

This is hard. Audrey Hepburn because of all her social work (and I’m pretty sure she was a spy during the war), Dave Chappelle (he’s a great thinker, and funny, too!), Michelle Obama (just finished her book and it was amazing), and Benjamin Franklin (one of the founding fathers, inventor, and also had really great taste in wine).

Your favorite city in the world is...and why?

Pittsburgh. I grew up there. It’s a fantastic sports town, and nowhere else do french fries come standard on a salad.

Any other facts to share?

I once went swimming in an extinct volcano in Nicaragua during a service trip!
Read Stephanie's bold insights
January 25, 2023

With a few considerations and thoughtful planning, research that includes the a11y community can effectively collect data while ensuring a respectful participant experience to help design products that meet the needs of all users.

November 14, 2022

By being thoughtful of the research process and unique needs of participants, researchers can champion inclusion of those with accessibility needs in research, resulting in better designed products.


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