Dr. Jack Dennerlein
Bouvé College of Health Sciences
Dr. Jack Dennerlein is a professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences at Northeastern University's Bouvé College of Health Sciences in Boston, Massachusetts. He is also an adjunct professor of ergonomics and safety in the Department of Environmental Health and associate director of the Center for Work, Health and Wellbeing, both at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, also in Boston.
Dennerlein's research, funded mainly by the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), seeks to prevent work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) through multiple research approaches that are informed by the goal of modern ergonomics, which is to optimize system performance and human well-being. Dennerlein's specific research interests include identification of organization pathways that influence worker safety and health outcomes, intervention evaluations (comparative effectiveness) of workplace programs and tools aimed at improving worker safety and health, exposure assessment of physical risk factors and MSDs, and the effects of computer technology and tool design on upper extremity biomechanics.