HFES and IISE Webinar: Continuing Education in Ergonomics (University Programs)
June 16, 2023-Part I
Have you ever thought about where to go to improve your ergonomics knowledge or skills? Is there ergo information you’re seeking but can’t find a resource to provide it? At HFES and AES, we are here to share information from our experts and help you sharpen those skills. In this session, representatives from Ohio State University, University of Michigan, and North Carolina State University shared information about their programs (material, objectives, target audience, format, etc.).
- Julia G. Abate, MSE, CPE - Julia G. Abate is the Executive Director for The Ergonomics Center, housed in the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at NC State University. She is a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE) with over 25 years of experience helping companies develop and grow their ergonomics programs. She has degrees from the University of Michigan in mechanical and industrial and operations engineering. Julia is currently a Program Chair for the Applied Ergonomics Conference and one of the Technical Vice Presidents for the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering (IISE). She also serves on the advisory boards for the IISE Transactions on Occupational Ergonomics and Human Factors, the North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Center (NC OSHERC) and the National Safety Council’s MSD SolutionsLab.
- Dr. Gary Allread - Dr. Gary Allread is Program Director for the SRI-Ergonomics, the consulting and training branch of Ohio State University’s Spine Research Institute. His work involves translating ergonomics and workplace biomechanics research into usable knowledge for industry. He manages and provides ergonomics technical assistance to industrial clients, with the focus on preventing musculoskeletal disorders in a wide variety of occupational work settings, including manufacturing, distribution, and food processing. Dr. Allread has published numerous articles, including several in the journals Ergonomics and Applied Ergonomics, and he is also a Certified Professional Ergonomist.
- Sheryl Ulin, PhD, CPE - Dr. Sheryl Ulin is the Director of Continuing Education and the Research Program Officer at the University of Michigan's Center for Ergonomics. Her research interests include Ergonomic programs, Custom training, and Evaluation and control of work-related risk factors of musculoskeletal disorders.
August 24, 2023-Part II
- Mark Schall, PhD, CPE - Mark C. Schall, Jr. is the Daniel F. and Josephine Breeden Associate Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering and the Director of the Center for Occupational Safety, Ergonomics, and Injury Prevention in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering at Auburn University. Dr. Schall serves as the program director of the Occupational Safety & Ergonomics (OSE) and Occupational Injury Prevention (OIP) academic training programs in collaboration with the University of Alabama-Birmingham as part of the Deep South Center for Occupational Health and Safety, one of 18 National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Education and Research Centers. Dr. Schall’s research focuses on developing direct measurement techniques to enhance objective exposure assessment in ergonomics and applying those techniques to improve working people’s health, safety, and well-being.
- John Rosecrance, PhD, PT - John Rosecrance is Professor of Occupational Ergonomics at Colorado State University. His professional work consists of teaching, conducting research, and consulting in ergonomics. He is also a physical therapist. As part of his professional service, he serves as a BCPE mentor for individuals preparing for their certification in professional ergonomics.
- Melissa Afterman, MS-HFE, CPE - Melissa Afterman is the Director of the Online Ergonomics Certificate Program at the Northern California Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, a NIOSH supported Education & Research Center at UC Berkeley. She has 25 years of ergonomics consulting practice and is a senior ergonomist at University of California San Francisco, where she works with the UC Ergonomics Research Lab and Graduate Training Program. Melissa earned her Masters of Science degree in Human Factors/Ergonomics Engineering at San Jose State University and is the co-chair of the HFES Practitioners Committee.
- Michelle Meyer is Director of Continuing Education at the Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH), where she facilitates the development and delivery of health and safety training and symposia. She joined COEH at the University of California, Berkeley in 2017 after spending a few years working at tech start-ups in the Bay Area, and working at an environmental non-profit in Syracuse, NY. She received her Bachelor of Science from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry in 2013.