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.
Dr. Niklas Krause, MD, MPH, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at UCSF with expertise in the epidemiology of low back pain related to work and psychosocial and work organizational factors. Professor Krause lectures in PH269C and PH269D and advises students conducting epidemiologic research. He is collaborating with Dr. Rempel on four epidemiologic studies.
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.
Ira Janowitz, PT, CPE, is a full-time ergonomist for the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories and is trained in industrial engineering and is a Certified Professional Ergonomist. Mr. Janowitz lectures in the Ergonomics course (PH269C), oversees field work performed by ergonomics students in Ergonomics Internship (PH297), and directs one of the ergonomics CE courses.