Certified Industrial Ergonomist Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

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

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

Consulting experience with national and local corporations in occupational biomechanics, workplace ergonomics, task redesign and movement analysis
Extensive background in occupational/functional anatomy and kinesiology with 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
Conducted and assisted with research in the areas of biomechanics, gait analysis, magnetic resonance imaging, arthroscopic surgery techniques including topics in human locomotion, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, ACL grafts, impact, and body composition

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Kinesiology with a Biomechanics Specialization, 1994
Related Area required for PhD completion: Computer Science
Texas Woman’s University, Denton TX
Dissertation: Analysis of Lumbar Spinal Compression Forces in College-Aged Females During Lift Tasks

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

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

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

Research Associate, Human Performance Laboratory, Department of Biology, University of Dallas, Dallas, TX, 2010 – present

Visiting Research Professor, Department of Kinesiology, Texas Woman’s
University, Denton, TX, 2004 – 2006

Adjunct Professor, Department of Public Health/Preventive Medicine,
University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX,
1996 – 2000

CERTIFICATIONS

Certified Industrial Ergonomist, Certificant # 041596, Oxford Research Institute, 1996
Texas Field Safety Representative, # 93211, Texas Worker’s Compensation Commission for Accident Prevention Services, 1992

EMPLOYMENT/EXPERIENCE

Ergonomics/Biomechanical Consultant,
BIOMEC Services LLC, Lewisville, TX, August 1988-present

Established and currently operate an ergonomics consulting business in the general areas of biomechanics, movement analysis, and ergonomics evaluations. Provide expert witness testimony and scientific/technical support for cases and issues in injury litigation.

Consult with various national and local industries including semiconductor manufacturing, truck manufacturing, food processing, and rail transportation, in the areas of occupational biomechanics, safety, ergonomics, and occupational/preventive medicine.

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.

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

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

PUBLICATIONS

Available on Full CV

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

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