Research Projects

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Recent Sponsored Projects

  1. "Investigating the impact of ergonomic injury risk on productivity, and quality," The Boeing Company, 02/26/14 - 04/30/15. PI: M.J. Agnew, Co-I: M.A. Nussbaum.
  2. "Effects of Pesticide Exposure on Postural Control", NIMHS, 03/01/13 - 02/28/16. PI: M.A. Nussbaum, Co-I: M.L. Madigan. Sub-contract to Wake Forest University School of Medicine (PI: T. Arcury): CBPR on pesticide exposure & neurological outcomes for Latinos: PACE4. 3R01 ES008739-16S1.
  3. "Aging, Neuromuscular Behavior and Risk of Occupational Low Back Pain", NIOSH, 07/01/12 - 06/30/15. Sub-contract to U Kentucky (PI: B. Bazrgari). R21 OH010195.
  4. "Ergonomic Research on Manufacturing Tasks", Equipois, Inc., 06/11/2012 - 05/31/13. PI: M.A. Nussbaum, Co-I: M.J. Agnew.
  5. "Effects of obesity and age on balance and fall risk – implications for safety guidelines", NIOSH, 09/01/11-08/31/15. PI: M.L. Madigan, Co-Is: M.A. Nussbaum, M.J. Agnew, D.P. Hindman, R01 OH009880.
  6. "Safety and ergonomics training", NIOSH, 07/01/11-06/30/16. PI: M.A. Nussbaum, Co-Is: M. Agnew, J. Casali, B. Kleiner, T. Lockhart, T. Smith-Jackson, W. Winchester, and D. Young-Corbett, 2T03 OH008613.
  7. "Decision support system for ergonomic construction design: Phase II", NIOSH, 09/01/09-01/31/15. PI: M.A. Nussbaum, Co-Is: J.P. Shewchuk and M.J. Agnew. Subproject within U60 OH009761 (PI: B. Kleiner).

Other Sponsored Projects

  1. "Effects of localized muscle fatigue on risk of occupational slips and falls", NIOSH, 09/01/09 - 08/31/14. PI: T.E. Lockhart, Co-I: M.A. Nussbaum, R01 OH009222.
  2. "Agriculture, forestry, and fisheries in the Southeast: Immigrant worker health", NIOSH, 04/01/10 - 03/31/11. PI: T. Arcury, Co-Is: M. Agnew, J. Grzywacz, T. Howard, B. Klein, M.A. Nussbaum, S. Quandt, and Q. Vallejos. R13 OH009744.
  3. "Accessible smart phone design: user requirements capture and formative evaluation", Toshiba Corporation, Japan, 01/12/09-05/09/09. PI: T.L. Smith-Jackson, Co-I: M.A. Nussbaum.
  4. "Evaluation of patient handling devices", Stryker Medical, 11/01/07-08/01/08. PI: M.A. Nussbaum, co-I: M.J. Agnew.
  5. "Investigating joist buckling as a cause of falls from elevation", NIOSH, 08/01/07-07/31/10. PI: D. Hindman, co-I: M.A. Nussbaum, R21 OH009802.
  6. "Workplace factors & gender in dynamic spinal stability", NIAMS, 03/01/07-02/28/11. PI: K.P. Granata *as of April 16, 2007: PI: M.L. Madigan, co-PI: M.A. Nussbaum, 2R01 AR046111.
  7. "Evaluation of engineering control technology for drywall sanding operations", Johns Hopkins University NIOSH Education and Research Center. 07/01/06-06/30/08. PI: M.A. Nussbaum.
  8. "Evaluation of a patient handling devices", Stryker Medical, 12/01/06-08/09/08. PI: M.A. Nussbaum; co-PI: M.J. Agnew.
  9. "Occupational Safety and Health Training Grant", NIOSH, 07/01/06-606/30/11. PI: M.A. Nussbaum, Co-Is: M. Agnew, J. Casali, B. Kleiner, T. Lockhart, T. Smith-Jackson, W. Winchester, T01 OH008613.
  10. "Occupational Trunk Flexion and Neuromuscular Disturbance", NIOSH, 08/01/06-07/31/11. PI: K. Granata, co-PI: M.A. Nussbaum. *as of April 16, 2007: PI: M.A. Nussbaum, co-PI: M.L. Madigan, R01 OH008504.
  11. "DSP Safety Training System", United Parcel Service, 06/08/06-11/01/07. Contract PI: K.L. Babski-Reeves; VT-PI: T. Smith-Jackson; Co-Is: J. Casali, B. Kleiner, J. Lancaster, T. Lockhart, M. Nussbaum, W. Winchester.
  12. "HMC-Virginia Tech Research Partnership", Hyundai Motor Company, Korea, 10/01/05-09/30/06. PI: M.A. Nussbaum, Co-PI: K.L. Babski-Reeves.
  13. "Needs Analysis and Requirements Acquisition for Inclusive Design of Cell Phones: United Kingdom and Germany", Toshiba Corporation, Japan, 05/08/05-11/15/05. PI: T.L. Smith-Jackson, co-PI: M.A. Nussbaum.
  14. "Prototype decision support system to increase efficiencies and worker health", NIOSH, 09/15/04-09/14/09. PI: M.A. Nussbaum; Co-I: J. Shewchuk. Subproject within U19 OH 008308 (PI: . Kleiner).
  15. "Muscle strength and age effects in balance recovery", NIOSH, 08/01/04-07/31/07. PI: M.L. Madigan; Co-PI: M.A. Nussbaum, R03 OH007821.
  16. "Identification of physically demanding patient handling tasks in an acute care hospital", Johns Hopkins University NIOSH Education and Research Center, 07/01/04-06/30/06. PI: M.A. Nussbaum
  17. "Design, testing, and verification of the cellular phone navigation system", Toshiba Corporation, Japan, 03/23/04-03/24/05. PI: T.L. Smith-Jackson, co-PI: M.A. Nussbaum.
  18. "VT Post Baccalaureate research and education program", DHHS, 6/1/03-5/31/08. PI: E. Smith. 1R25 DM066534.
  19. "Risk factors and controls for falls from heights", NIOSH, 9/1/03-8/31/08. PI: M.A. Nussbaum, co-PI: M.L. Madigan, R01 OH007882.
  20. "Recommended limits for manual torquing tasks", Honda of America, Mfg. Inc., 1/1/03-5/31/04. PI: K.L. Babski-Reeves, co-PI: M.A. Nussbaum.
  21. "Usability inspection, testing, and evaluation of cell phone user interfaces", Toshiba Corporation, Japan, 10/16/02-08/15/03. PI: T.L. Smith-Jackson, co-PI: M.A. Nussbaum
  22. "Support for research on patient handling", US Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine, Ergonomics Program, 06/01/02-05/30/06. PI: M.A. Nussbaum.
  23. "Development of a subjective workload assessment tool for situations requiring physical and mental demands", Army Research Lab - Human Research and Engineering Directorate, 1/1/02-12/31/02. PI: M.A. Nussbaum.
  24. "Determination of cart kinematics during pushing and pulling tasks", Honda of America, Mfg. Inc., 9/1/01-10/1/01. PI: M.A. Nussbaum; co-I: T. Lockhart.
  25. "Performance and usability evaluation of cellular phones for persons with disabilities", Toshiba Corp. 8/1/01-5/31/02. PI: M.A. Nussbaum, Co-PI: T.L. Smith-Jackson.
  26. "Critical incident research on laptop computers", Toshiba Corp. 8/1/01-5/31/02. PI: M.A. Nussbaum, Co-PI: T.L. Smith-Jackson.
  27. "Recommended limits for overhead work tasks", Honda of America, Mfg. Inc., 6/1/01-5/15/02. PI: M. Nussbaum.
  28. "Evaluation of the USPS DEAT process", United States Postal Service, 5/1/01-7/1/01. PI: M.A. Nussbaum.
  29. "Survey on technology needs for disabled persons", Toshiba Corp., 2/28/01-6/30/01. PI: M.A. Nussbaum, Co-PI: T.L. Smith-Jackson.
  30. "Evaluation of existing assessment tools during combined mental and physical workload", Army Research Lab - Human Research and Engineering Directorate, 10/1/00-11/30/01. PI: M.A. Nussbaum.
  31. "Aging effects on intermittent work capacity", NIOSH, 9/30/00-9/29/04). PI: M.A. Nussbaum, Co-PI: L.A. Wojcik, R01 OH04089.
  32. "Occupational safety and health training grant", NIOSH, 07/01/01-06/30/06. PI: M.A. Nussbaum, Co-PIs: T. Smith-Jackson, K. Babski-Reeves, J.G. Casali, T. Lockhart, D. Young.
  33. "Hand force limits for manual insertion tasks", Honda of America Mfg., Inc. 3/31/00-12/31/00. PI: M.A. Nussbaum.
  34. "Literature search and research on use of psychophysical ratings as measures of physical and mental workloads", Army Research Laboratory - Human Research and Engineering Directorate, 8/11/99-9/30/00. PI: M.A. Nussbaum.
  35. "Cost engineering and industrial/systems engineering support for the Navy CVX Program", NSWC/Dahlgren, 2/17/98-5/1/98. PI: K. Triantis, Co-I: M.A. Nussbaum.
  36. "Quantifying time-to-fatigue during short cycle overhead work operations", American Automobile Manufacturers Association, 1/15/98-12/31/98. PI: M.A. Nussbaum.
  37. "Master of Science: ISE Safety Engineering", NIOSH/PHS, 7/1/96-6/30/01. PI: T.A. Dingus; Co-PIs: J.G. Casali, M.A. Nussbaum.