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Jack Dennerlein

308F Robinson Hall
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


  • PhD University of California, Berkeley, 1996
  • MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • BS: State University of New York at Buffalo

Research & Scholarship Interests

musculoskeletal disorders; work place injury prevention and health; occupational biomechanics
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College Research Initiatives

Professional Affiliations

Co-PI HSPH Center for Work, Health, and Wellbeing, a NIOSH Total Worker HealthCenter of Excellence
Consortium Member: Center for Construction Research and Training(CPWR).
Faculty Mentor: Injury Prevention Research Training Program, NIOSH Harvard Education and Research Center.
Faculty Mentor Clinical Orthopedic Musculoskeletal Education and Training Program, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Advisory Board Member, Occupational Health Surveillance Program, Department of Public Health, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Selected Publications

  • J.H. Lee, D.S. Asakawa, J.T. Dennerlein, D.L. Jindrich, Finger Muscle Attachments for an OpenSim Upper-extremity Model, PLoS One, 10(4), 2015, e0121712
  • M.B. Trudeau, D.S. Asakawa, D.L. Jindrich, J.T. Dennerlein, Two-handed Grip on a Mobile Phone Affords Greater Thumb Motor Performance, Decreased Variability, and a More Extended Thumb Posture Than a One-handed Grip, Applied Ergonomics, 52, 2015, 24-28
  • S.S. Kim, C. Okechukwu, L. Boden, J.T. Dennerlein, et al., Association Between Work-family Conflict and Musculoskeletal Pain Among Hospital Patient Care Workers, American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 56(4), 2013, 488-495
  • P. Morency, L. Miranda-Moreno, W. Willett, J.T. Dennerlein, et al., Bicycle Guidelines and Crash Rates on Cycle Tracks in the United States, American Journal of Public Health, 103(7), 2013, 1240-1248
  • J.G. Young, M.B. Trudeau, D. Odell, K. Marinelli, J.T. Dennerlein, Wrist and Shoulder Posture and Muscle Activity During Touch-screen Tablet use: Effects of Usage Configuration, Tablet Type, and Interacting Hand, Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation, 45(1), 2013, 59-71

Related News

March 22, 2016

23 COE faculty and affiliates were recipients of FY17 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 12 different projects representing over $600K dollars of investment in research.