Melissa is a board Certified Professional Ergonomist and an EH&S specialist for the Department of Occupational Medicine at UCSF. Working with the University of California's Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH), she is also the director of the Online Ergonomics Certificate Program. Melissa studied BioResource/ Agricultural Engineering at Cal Poly SLO and earned her Master's degree in Human Factors/Ergonomics Engineering from San Jose State University.
Senior engineer on staff at the UCB/UCSF Ergonomics Graduate Training Program
Alan has degrees in biomechanics and biomedical engineering. He is the senior engineer on staff at the UCB/UCSF Ergonomics Graduate Training Program. He spent the last 13 years collaborating on research related to health and safety issues surrounding the use of hand-operated drills used in concrete drilling. He has designed and built many prototypes to be formally studied as effective interventions in mitigating potentially harmful effects associated with traditional drilling methods. His true passion is raising his three daughters.
Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at UC Davis Professor
Professor Fadi Fathallah, PhD, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at UC Davis, provides lectures in the Ergonomics course at UC Berkeley. His expertise in spine biomechanics (with Professor Krause’s expertise in low back pain) helps to fill a previously identified weakness in this area. The UCSF/Berkeley Ergonomics Program was instrumental in convincing the Davis campus to invest in a tenure-track faculty FTE in ergonomics and has now developed strong collaborations in agricultural ergonomics teaching and research crossing campus lines.
Meg is an EH&S specialist for the Department of Occupational Medicine at UCSF. She also serves and an instructor and development team member working with the University of California Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH) Online Ergonomics Education Program. She studied Physical Therapy at Boston University and earned a Masters in Environmental Health Sciences/Ergonomics from UC Berkeley. Meg is a Board Certified Professional Ergonomist.
Frederick (Freddie) Houghton is an EH&S Specialist for the Department of Occupational Medicine at UCSF. He recently earned his M.S. from UC Berkeley in mechanical engineering with a concentration in biomechanics and an emphasis in human factors and ergonomics, as well as his B.S. in mechanical engineering with a minor in bioengineering. He provides engineering services for research projects in the Human Factors and Ergonomics Lab.
Professor Emeritus David Rempel MD, MPH, started the UC Ergonomics Program in 1991. He has been teaching, doing research, and consulting in the field of ergonomics for 20 years and is a Certified Professional Ergonomist. He continues his research part-time through the UC Ergonomics Lab. Professor Rempel was a member of the National Research Council’s Panel on Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Workplace, served on the ANSI Z-365 Committee (Control of Musculoskeletal Disorders), is an ad hoc reviewer for NIH and OSH study sections, and is currently a member of...