Alan Hedge, PhD, MErgS, AFBPsS
Chief Ergonomics Advisor, Chair of Senior Advisory Board
Dr. Alan Hedge is an internationally respected authority on ergonomics for children. A Professor of Ergonomics at Cornell University in the department in Design and Environmental Analysis, he is also a director of Cornell's Human Factors and Ergonomics Research Laboratory, and a Consulting Editor for the journal Ergonomics. Dr. Hedge has published 21 chapters and over 150 articles on topics in ergonomics, and has co-authored a book. His research and teaching activities focus on workplace ergonomics and factors that affect the health, comfort, and productivity of workers. He is currently conducting research in a variety of areas including: carpal tunnel syndrome risk factors, alternative keyboard system designs, the effects of indoor air quality effects on sick building syndrome complaints among office workers, and the effects of office lighting on eyestrain problems among computer workers. Dr. Hedge has been featured extensively in national media such as Time, U.S. News and World Report, BusinessWeek, CNN, National Public Radio, Readers Digest, and The Today Show. He brings to HealthyComputing for Kids a wealth of experience in the research, design, and implementation of proper ergonomic form.
David Rempel, M.D.
Chief Medical Advisor
Dr. Rempel is recognized as one of the premier physicians in the field of Ergonomics. He serves as Director of the Joint Ergonomics Program between the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and University of California, Berkley (UCB). Dr. Rempel is an Associate Professor of Medicine at UCSF in the Division of Occupational Medicine, as well as an Associate Professor of Bioengineering and Mechanical Engineering at UCB. He served as an ergonomics consultant to Cal/OSHA from 1988 through 1990 and as a member of Cal/OSHA's Ergonomics Expert Subcommittee. Dr. Rempel is currently studying musculoskeletal disorders associated with keyboard and computer mice usage. He serves as a member of the ANSI Z365 Committee (Control of Cumulative Trauma Disorders) and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. A Fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, the American College of Physicians, and a Certified Professional Ergonomist, Dr. Rempel augments his clinical expertise with over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, six book chapters, and 100 abstracts and scientific conference presentations.
Andrew S. Imada, Ph.D., CPE
Participatory Ergonomics Specialist
Dr. Imada is a director on the Board of Certification for Professional Ergonomists (BCPE) and a principal of A.S. Imada & Associates. His specialty is participatory ergonomics, a method of presenting content to individuals in a manner which encourages self-diagnosis and accommodation. Dr. Imada's professional honors include the Liberty Mutual Medal for excellence in research in occupational safety and ergonomics, the Liberty Mutual Prize for research leading to the reduction of work related injuries, and the International Ergonomics Association Award. Dr. Imada has advised numerous companies including Steelecase, Chevron, the Los Angeles Dodgers, Pacific Bell, PG&E, NASA, CalFarm Insurance, Sheraton, Iron Mountain, AT&T, B.C. Telephone Company, Blue Shield, Schools Insurance Group, Mobil, Bank of America, and British Airways. In addition to serving as an editorial reviewer for 10 academic journals, Dr. Imada has published over 30 articles and book chapters, a book entitled, "Participatory Ergonomics", and has presented almost 50 academic papers. He has taught courses at University of California Davis, California State University Sacramento, University of Hawaii, University of San Francisco, and University of Southern California, where he also served as director of the Safety Science Center.
Dr. Jeffrey Anshel, B.S., O.D.
Visual Ergonomics Specialist
Dr. Anshel has authored a variety of books on Visual Ergonomics, and currently offers the only vision testing software program (EYE-CEE) available in the United States. His titles include "Healthy Eyes, Better Vision; Everyday Eyecare for the Whole Family" (a vision "encyclopedia" with 14 chapters of practical advice on a variety of vision care topics), "Visual Ergonomics in the Workplace", which addresses the concern of vision stress with computer use, and "Smart Medicine For Your Eyes", his most recent release. While a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, he established the Navy's first vision therapy center. He has been a visiting lecturer at the Santa Fe College of Natural Medicine in New Mexico.
Jan Copeland, PT, CIE
Ergonomic and Injury Prevention Specialist
Jan Copeland is a registered Physical Therapist with over 30 years experience treating patients with musculoskeletal injuries. In the early 1980s, she founded the workplace consulting firm "Backs To School", followed by "Focus on Ergonomics" in 1990. She specializes in corporate ergonomics training, workplace injury prevention, and workstation analyses and solutions. Jan has worked closely with both the government and private sectors, and brings to HealthyComputing significant expertise in personalized ergonomic training.
Mr. Esberg has been involved in the marketing of ergonomics-based products for more than 16 years. As VP of Marketing for Peerless Lighting, he developed and directed marketing programs designed to build corporate and institutional awareness of the need for ergonomically-correct visual environments. He served as an advisor to a number Peerless of clients, including AT&T and US West. Guy later worked with Proformix, Inc., and since 1995 has been principal of Guy Esberg & Company, a marketing consultancy focused on facilities design and facilities-related products. He has lectured on ergonomics at NEOCON and at Steelcase dealers throughout North America, and has presented issues of lighting ergonomics to the American Optometric Association, the American Society of Interior Designers and a number of other conferences and venues. He has been quoted widely in publications such The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Record, Architecture, Contract Design, PC magazine, and Delta Airlines magazine, and has appeared on ABC's Good Morning America.
Donald Morelli, M.S.
A Certified Professional Ergonomist with over 20 years of experience (and one of the first 50 people in the US to receive this certification), Mr. Morelli is an expert in the fields of Ergonomics and Safety. His diverse experience includes positions as Intel's Environmental, Health, and Safety Manager (Santa Clara, CA), Manager of Consulting Services for Applied Risk Management (Oakland, CA), and a Founding Board Member of the Silicon Valley Ergonomics Institute (San Jose). A Senior Member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers, the 1989-1990 Director of the Ergonomics Division of the IIE, and a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Mr. Morelli holds an M.S. in Industrial Engineering and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.
Anthony D. Andre, Ph.D.
Dr. Andre received his Ph.D. in Engineering Psychology (Human Factors and Ergonomics) from the University of Illinois in 1991. He is currently the Principal Founder of Interface Analysis Associates, a human factors/ergonomics consulting firm located in San Jose, California. Dr. Andre is also an Adjunct Professor in the Human Factors and Ergonomics Graduate Program at San Jose State University. Dr. Andre is a Contributing Editor of Ergonomics in Design, Member and Professional Development/Education Chair of the HFES National Program Committee, and a Founding Member of the Board of Directors of the Silicon Valley Ergonomics Institute. Dr. Andre is the author of over 100 publications and has presented numerous invited addresses, panel presentations and technical lectures on various human factors and ergonomics topics. His workshops on workplace ergonomics have been attended by representatives of such leading organizations as Apple Computers, Bank of America, Chevron Oil, Fiskars, General Motors, Hewlett Packard, Intel Corp., NEC, PG&E, State Compensation Insurance Fund, Sun Microsystems, and Zenith Insurance. Dr. Andre can be reached via his website at www.interface-analysis.com.
Deborah Quilter is author of The Repetitive Strain Injury Recovery Book (Walker, 1998) and coauthor of Repetitive Strain Injury: A Computer User's Guide (Wiley, New York, 1994). Ms. Quilter has spoken internationally on repetitive strain injury (RSI) and works as a consultant to major American corporations and private clients. She is an ergonomic expert for Pure Oxygen, a cable television show, and has appeared on NBC News, Canal +, Fox News, New York 1, and she is frequently quoted in the national press. For more information about Ms. Quilter, please visit her Web Site, www.rsihelp.com.
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