Over the past 20 years, Robert has worked and conducted safety-related research in many different fields (construction, aviation, aerospace, automotive, manufacturing, and the healthcare setting) and on a diverse range of topics (e.g., consumer product design, human performance modeling (including biomechanical and task analyses), industrial accident reconstruction, assistive technologies for persons with disabilities, technical documentation, and safety systems). His research interests span both cognitive and physical ergonomics, particularly with respect to occupational settings. Prior to joining MIE and MEHS here at UMD, Robert was an assistant professor of Industrial Engineering at Purdue University (West Lafayette) from January 2002 - August 2006.
Ph.D., Environmental Health, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
M.E.H.S.,Environmental Health and Safety, University of Minnesota Duluth
B.A.S., Exercise Science, University of Minnesota Duluth
Prior to joining MIE and MEHS, Katie worked in the insurance industry focusing on workers’ compensation, injury prevention, and risk management. She worked closely with both employee and management groups in a diverse array of company sizes and industry types. Her research interests span from safety culture assessment to workers' compensation and health data utilization to construction safety.