PhD University of California, Berkeley
MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
BS: State University of New York at Buffalo

Trained as an engineer, my research examines how design impacts health. My back ground is in ergonomic and biomechanics. Over the past 20 years, this background expanded to include public health. Much of my research aims to prevent work-related injuries and musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). In general we examine how design of tools as well as organizational policies, programs and practices affect worker safety, health, and wellbeing. Our work has impacted the design of computer technology as well as produced new guidelines for organizations to implement change to improve worker health.
Specializations: Ergonomics and Safety, Occupational Biomechanics
Research Interests: Worker, health, and wellbeing,
Other affiliations:
Associate Director Center for Work, Health, and Wellbeing, a NIOSH Total Worker Health Center of Excellence
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
Scientific Advisory Board, Institute for

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