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 Expert  723122

Expert in Biomechanics, Ergonomics, Human Factors, Musculoskeletal Disorders, Back Injury, Slip and Fall, Brain Injury, Helmets, Motorcycle Accidents, Football Helmets, and Motorcycle Helmet


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Florida (FL)
USA
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Expert, PhD, CPE is a biomechanics expert and has served as an expert witness for 25+ years, providing nationwide expert testimony in the fields of biomechanics, ergonomics, human factors and auto / motorcycle accident reconstruction.

Expert has been court qualified to provide biomechanics analysis of various incidents, including: Automobile Accidents, Human Factors, Concussion, Football Helmets, Brain Injury in Sports, Motorcycle Helmets, Biomechanics of Head and Brain Injury, Slips & Falls

Expert earned a Ph.D. in Ergonomics with specialization in biomechanics from Loughborough University in England in 2002. He has practiced in the field of biomechanics for over twenty years as a senior federal researcher. In addition, Expert is board certified (CPE # 725) through the Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics.

Expert has provided biomechanics expert witness Deposition and Trial Testimony on more than 70 occasions in civil and criminal cases. His expertise has been recognized by courts in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Texas and Great Britain. The biomechanical analysis methods that Expert utilizes are published in peer-reviewed scientific journals and have survived Frye and Daubert challenges.

Expert was employed by the James A. Haley VA Hospital in Tampa, FL as a senior researcher for 20 years, culminating in the position of Director of the Traumatic Brain Injury Laboratory. In addition he has held a courtesy faculty appointment as Assistant Professor in the Expert's University College of Engineering for 15 years and is currently the Research Director of Expert's Firm To date, Expert's work has been published in six book chapters and 30 peer-reviewed journals, as well as presented at more than 100 national and international conferences .

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anthropometry

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automotive ergonomics

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carpal tunnel syndrome

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consumer product ergonomics

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cumulative trauma disorder

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ergonomic tool

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ergonomic tool design

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ergonomics

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hand-tool ergonomics

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human factors engineering

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medical ergonomics

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office ergonomics

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nursing home safety

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workplace injury

Expert has conducted extensive research on the biomechanics of head and brain injury, including helmets, and has published peer-reviewed scientific articles in this field.
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industrial helmet

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sports helmet

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helmet safety testing

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bicycle helmet

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motorcycle helmet

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helmet

Expert has conducted extensive research on the biomechanics of head and brain injury and has published peer-reviewed scientific articles in this field.
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pediatric brain injury

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brain contusion

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brain injury

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brain concussion

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acquired brain injury

As both an expert witness in biomechanics and certified accident reconstructionist for automobile accident and motorcycle crashes, Expert is highly qualified to serve as a testifying expert in both roles. This capability is rather unique, since the evaluation of motor vehicle accidents typically requires both skills.

Qualifications: Engineering Dynamics Corp (EDC) - Certification in Accident Reconstruction Society of Automotive Engineering (SAE) - Certification in Reconstruction and Analysis of Motorcycle Accidents Institute for Police Training & Management (IPTM) - Certification in Motorcycle Crash Investigation

Motorcycle accident analysis is a highly specialized discipline in which Expert is eminently qualified. In addition to holding a PhD in Ergonomics (Human Factors), with a specialization in Biomechanics, Expert has more that 25 years and 200,000 miles of experience with motorcycles, including operation and maintenance/repair.

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auto accident investigation

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motorcycle

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motorcycle accident

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automotive accident


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Tampa, Florida;  Saint Petersburg, Florida;  Orlando, Florida;  Clearwater, Florida;  Gainesville, Florida;  Palm Bay, Florida;  Lakeland, Florida;  Melbourne, Florida;  Deltona, Florida;  and Largo, Florida.

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Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
2002   Ph.D   Ergonomics and Biomechanics   Loughborough University, England  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1999 to

 

(Undisclosed University)

 

James A. Haley VA Hospital

 

Director, Research Laboratories

 

Expert has served on a variety of exciting research projects, focusing on the prevention of musculoskeletal disorders through biomechanical evaluation and development of engineering solutions.

1996 to

 

(Undisclosed University)

 

College of Engineering

 

Research Assistant Professor

 

Expert is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Expert's University, where he mentors Masters and Doctoral students.

2013 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

Research Director

 

Expert is the Research Director at Expert's Firm, focusing on the research and development of helmets and protective headgear


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

• IEA - International Ergonomics Association - full member • Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society - full member

Licenses/Certifications

• CPE; Certificant, Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics. • M.Erg.S.; Member of The Ergonomics Society Professional Register.

Professional Appointments

Editorial Appointments: • Occupational Health and Safety magazine, Stevens Publishing, Waco, Texas • Workplace Ergonomics, Stevens Publishing, Waco, Texas • Columnist for ‘Ergonomics Intelligence Report', James Publishing, Santa Ana, CA • Book reviewer for ‘Ergonomics In Design', Human Factors and Ergonomics Society • Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, Department of Veterans' Affairs, Washington, DC • Applied Ergonomics, Taylor and Francis, London.

Awards/Recognition

• Article of the Year Award (1998) • Certificate of Excellence awarded by VHA Patient Safety Research Center (2002)


Publications:
Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Springer  
 - CRC Press  
 - Mosby Publishers  
 - Spinal Cord  
 - American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Journal  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1999 to 2016   Department of Veterans Affairs   Director, Research Laboratories   Expert is Director over all Research Laboratories for the Tampa VA RR&D REAP as well as an Associate Director of the Technology Division for the VISN8 Patient Safety Center of Inquiry. He is also an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Expert's University, where he mentors Masters and Doctoral students. Expert has served as principal investigator or co-investigator on several funded research projects through VA HSR&D and RR&D services and has authored more than 70 book chapters, publications, open-literature articles and technical reports. He serves on the VA National Ergonomics Committee as well as Chairs a task force at the Patient Safety Center.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert provided forensic consulting services involving a wrongful death case in which an elderly female patron was knocked over in an eating establishment, resulting in a subdural hematoma.
  • Expert provided forensic consulting services in a wrongful death case in which a nursing home patient was dropped from a patient handling technology, resulting in a subdural hematoma.
  • Expert provided consulting services to a law enforcement agency to quantify biomechanical forces associated with handgun deployment.
  • Expert provided consulting services to quantify biomechanical forces acting on the cervical spine of railroad line workers during pole climbing activities.
  • Expert has provided forensic consulting services on several cases involving the incidence of work-related carpal tunnel syndrome.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in wheelchairs for consulting on USA and European market.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert has been deposed in several cases and has been required to provide expert witness testimony on one occasion.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Chair or furniture expert for consulting on fall injury from office chair products liability claim.
  • Ergonomics expert witness in carpal tunnel for workers' compensation claimant.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1992 to 1993   Indonesia   Expert served as an ergonomist in the design and development of a flightdeck for a 50 passenger commercial aircraft.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Expert has provided more than 40 presentations at national and international professional conferences and is frequently asked to lecture to students at local universities.


 

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