My research uses ergonomic & biomechanical principles to investigate & remediate risk of occupational related injury.
In September 2011 I joined the core faculty of the Department of
Physical Therapy faculty as an Assistant Professor. My primary teaching
responsibilities include the Clinical Skills and Life Span Development
courses. I am also actively engaged in research and mentor small groups
of DPT students as they navigate their way through the dissertation
My research uses the principles of ergonomics and biomechanics to
investigate and remediate the risk of injury in adult working and aging
populations. My doctoral dissertation focused on fall prevention in the
elderly, more specifically on methods to identify and reduce
environmental fall hazards in their homes and local communities. I am
currently investigating the relationships between gait parameters, age
and fall risk.
Prior to joining the faculty at Seton Hall, I worked with industrial
clients to reduce injury rates, accelerate return to work and minimize
risk of re-injury for their employees. I continue to research and
provide consulting services in the field of industrial ergonomics.
- Ph.D., New York University
- MSPT, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, 1993
- B.Ed., University of Exeter, England, UK, 1988
- Certified Associate Ergonomist (Oxford Research Institute)