People

Jesús Alfaro

STEER Program Manager | Data System Analyst

Carisa Harris, PhD, CPE

Director of COEH | Director of UCSF/UCB Ergonomics Graduate Training Program

Associate Professor and Director Carisa Harris Adamson, PhD, CPE is the primary graduate advisor for M.S., MPH and Ph.D. students; approximately 50% of her time is directly involved in teaching and mentoring (e.g. courses, oversight of graduate students' research projects, mentoring field/clinical internships etc). She is a Faculty Member in the Department of Medicine at University of California San Francisco with a...

Paul Blanc, MD, MSPH

Professor of Medicine, Division of OEM, UCSF Chief, Division of OEM

Gina Grayson

COEH Business Operations Manager

Dr. Jim Potvin, PhD, CCPE

Professor Emeritus, McMaster University

Jim received a B.H.K. in Kinesiology from the University of Windsor (1986) and a M.Sc. (1988) and Ph.D. (1992) in biomechanics from the University of Waterloo. He was a professor for 23 years at the University of Guelph, University of Windsor and McMaster University, where is he now a Professor Emeritus. He is also the owner of Potvin Biomechanics Inc. Jim researches in the areas of biomechanics and physical ergonomics. His basic research focuses on the study of joint mechanics and muscle fatigue and his applied research focuses on developing valid ergonomic methods to quantify...

David Rempel, MD, MPH

Professor Emeritus

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...

Ken Goldberg, MS, PhD

Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research Professor

Professor Ken Goldberg, MS, PhD, joined the university five years ago and is responsible for teaching human factors courses in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at UC Berkeley. He lectures on human factors issues in the Ergonomics course (PH269C).

Cristina Banks, PhD

Interdisciplinary Center for Healthy Workplaces (ICHW) Director

Dr. Banks is Director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Healthy Workplaces, a global research center at the University of California, Berkeley whose purpose is to gather together all known science across disciplines regarding employee health and well-being and to translate findings into a new organizational template for healthy workplaces. In collaboration with Dr. Sheldon Zedeck, Dr. Banks leads a team of 30 researchers spanning multiple disciplines and 20+ affiliates in collecting and integrating known scientific findings and creating new research programs to advance our knowledge in...