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HG Prillaman Professor

Grado Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering

Core Faculty

Virginia Tech/Wake Forest School of Biomedical
Engineering and Sciences


Occupational Safety and Health Research Center (OSHRC)

Virginia Tech

Mail:    Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
           (MC 0118)
           Durham Hall, RM 250, Virginia Tech
           1145 Perry Street
           Blacksburg, VA  24061

Email:  nussbaum [at]

Office:  (540) 231-6053


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Recent News

 New!   New article "Temporal changes in motor variability during prolonged lifting/lowering and the influence of work experience" was published in Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology (September 2017)

New article "Predicted endurance times during overhead work: influences of duty cycle and tool mass estimated using perceived discomfort" was published in Ergonomics (August 2017)

New article "Relative Strength at the Hip, Knee, and Ankle Is Lower Among Younger and Older Females Who Are Obese" was published in Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy (June 2017)

New article "Impact of task design on task performance and injury risk: case study of a simulated drilling task" was published in Ergonomics (May 2017)

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Research and Teaching Interests

  • Theoretical and Applied Biomechanics
  • Occupational ergonomics and injury prevention
  • Balance, Posture Control, and Fall Prevention
  • Work Physiology and Muscle Fatigue
  • Ambulatory Assessment of Ergonomic Exposures
  • Individual Differences in Work Capacity and Injury Risk
  • Development of Ergonomic Design and Evaluation Guidelines
  • Consumer Product Design and Evaluation