Expertise

Research Interests include industrial ergonomics, human factors/engineering psychology, safety engineering, biomechanics, ergonomic modeling and ergonomic survey tools, occupational safety and health standards and compliance.

Research focus: Occupational Safety and Health with particular emphasis on ergonomics and human factors engineering. Research is conducted in both the laboratory and in the field.

Current Research Projects:

  • Investigation of Anthropometric Factors related to Low Back Pain
  • Ergonomic Survey Tool Development
  • Investigation of Eye Movement Patterns While Evaluating Safety Referent Symbols
  • Development and Dissemination of Occupational Safety and Health Solutions
  • Workplace Injury Surveillance

 

Affiliations

Research Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, College of Mines and Earth Sciences, University of Utah

Associate Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, Auburn University

Past Affiliations

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Utah (past)

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering, College of Engineering, University of Utah (past)

Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, Auburn University

Communities
Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering
Degrees
PhD, University of Utah, Mechanical Engineering, 1999
MPH, University of Utah, Public Health, 1998
MS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, General Engineering, 1990
BS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Engineering Psychology, 1988
BS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, General Engineering, 1988
Keywords
industrial engineering
Associations
American Society of Safety Engineers
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Institute of Industrial Engineers