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Certified Industrial Ergonomist Expert Witness

Keywords

Certified Industrial Ergonomist, Biomechanic, Certified Industrial Ergonomist, FELA Railroad, injury causation, mechanism of injury, cumulative trauma, carpal tunnel syndrome, workplace injuries,

Texas

Expert No. 2884

Texas

Summary of Qualifications
       
Consulting experience with national and local corporations in occupational biomechanics, workplace ergonomics, human factors, and movement analysis
Extensive background in occupational/functional anatomy and kinesiology with over five years of teaching experience in university level human anatomy and kinesiology Injury litigation experience including expert witness and scientific/technical support for various injury litigation cases and issues
Experience in the development, implementation, and "stand-up" delivery of various media for formal corporate adult education and training on the topics of ergonomics and workplace health issues.


Conducted and assisted with research in the areas of biomechanics, magnetic resonance imaging, arthroscopic surgery techniques, rehabilitation and exercise physiology including topics in human locomotion, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, ACL grafts, impact, and body composition.


Technical writing for ergonomics and injury prevention video scripts and training manuals, laboratory manuals, small grant funding, and medical clinic newsletters
Computer literacy in statistical packages and experience in computer interfacing for data acquisition.

Education

Ph.D., Kinesiology, 1994
Biomechanics Specialization, Computer Science Related Area
Texas Woman's University, Denton TX

M.S., Exercise Science, 1986
University of Nebraska-Omaha

B.S., Biology and Physical Education, 1981
University of Nebraska-Kearney

Academic Positions

Visiting Research Professor, Department of Kinesiology,
A University, Denton, TX, 2004 - 2005
 
Adjunct Professor, Department of Public Health/Preventive Medicine,
University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX,
1996 - 2000

Certifications

Available upon request.

Employment/ Experience

Ergonomics/Biomechanical Consultant,
A Company, Lewisville, TX, August 1988-present

Established and currently operate a consulting business in the general areas of biomechanics, movement analysis, and ergonomics.

Provided expert witness testimony and scientific/technical support for cases and issues in injury litigation. 

Consulted with various national and local industries including semiconductor manufacturing, truck manufacturing, food processing, and transportation (including railroads), in the areas of occupational biomechanics, safety, ergonomics, human factors, and occupational/preventive medicine.

Performed audits and case evaluations for risk analyses, return-to-work, and various interventions. 

Developed and implemented industry-specific ergonomics and back awareness training in train-the-trainer and other formats. 

Designed and installed lab equipment to interface with data reduction devices in high-speed motion and impact analysis.

Medical Research Associate, 
Texas Arthroscopic Surgery Clinic, Fort Worth, TX, August 1990-1995
Health Images, Fort Worth, TX, January 1994-October 1995

Designed and performed clinical research on arthroscopic surgery techniques, ACL grafts, diagnostic magnetic resonance imaging, and rehabilitation topics.

Obtained, organized, summarized, and statistically analyzed a variety of patient and other data. 

Developed and prepared presentations for national and international arthroscopy association and sports medicine meetings. 

Prepared and submitted written manuscripts for publication in national and local journals.

Graduate Assistant,
Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX, January 1987-August 1989

Laboratory Instructor of Occupational Kinesiology courses for undergraduate /graduate occupational therapy students. 

Research Assistant in Biomechanics Laboratory who assisted in data acquisition and data reduction of various research projects and contributed to lab development.

Graduate Assistant,
University of Nebraska-Omaha, Omaha, NE, August 1984-August 1986

Instructor of Human Anatomy in cadaver anatomy courses which included teaching, cadaver dissection/care, and operation /supervision of anatomy laboratory. 

Lab/Research Assistant in Exercise Physiology Laboratory which included conducting graded treadmill exercise evaluations, Cybex assessments and data collection/reduction.

Presentations

Available upon request.

Publications

Available upon request.

Achievements/Awards

Available upon request.

Professional Societies

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES)
American College of Sports Medicine
American Society of Biomechanics
Society of Automotive Engineers
HFES Industrial Ergonomics Technical Group
HFES Forensics Professional Technical Group

Professional Continuing Education

Advanced Automobile Accident Investigation.  November 1, 1996, Criminal Justice Training Center, Fort Worth, TX.

Ergonomic Interventions Symposium: Control and Management of Back and Upper Extremity Disorders.  November 9-11, 1999, Liberty Mutual-Harvard Program in Occupational Safety and Health, Austin, TX.

The OSHA Compliance Conference.  March 21, 2006, SkillPath Seminars, Dallas, TX.

Vehicle Frontal Crash Occupant Safety and Computer Aided Engineering.  July 23-24, 2007, Headquarters of Society of Automotive Engineers, Troy, MI.

References

Available upon request

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