- Department of Physical Therapy, Movement & Rehabilitation Science
Office: 308 F Robinson Hall
PhD University of California, Berkeley
MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
BS: State University of New York at Buffalo
My research aims to prevent work-related injuries and musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) through multiple research approaches that in general examine how the design of the environment, both built and organizational, affects worker health outcomes. This research is based on a systems approach articulated through the goal of modern ergonomics, which is to optimize system performance and human wellbeing. My research study designs are both observational/descriptive and experimental, based in both the laboratory and in the real work environment.
Specializations: Ergonomics and Safety, Occupational Biomechanics
Research Interests: Work place injury prevention and health,
Co-PI HSPH Center for Work, Health, and Wellbeing, a NIOSH Total Worker Health Center of Excellence
Consortium Member: Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR).
Faculty Mentor: Injury Prevention Research Training Program, NIOSH Harvard Education and Research Center.
Faculty Mentor Clinical Orthopedic Musculoskeletal Education and Training Program, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Advisory Board Member, Occupational Health Surveillance Program, Department of Public Health, Commonwealth of Massachusetts