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Department of

Environmental Health

Photo of  Susan Kotowski, PhD

Susan Kotowski, PhD

Assistant Professor

Education/Credentials
  • PhD: University of Cincinnati
  • Master of Science: University of Cincinnati
  • Master of Science: University of Cincinnati
  • Bachelor of Science: University of Dayton, College of Engineering

Board Certifications & Licenses
  • CPE Board of Certification in Professional ErgonomicsCertified Professional Ergonomist
Contact Information
  • 270 French East
  • 3202 Eden Ave.
  • Cincinnati, Ohio 45267-0394
  • Office 513-558-0353
  • Email susan.kotowski@uc.edu

Peer Reviewed Publications

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Davis, Kermit G; Kotowski, Susan E 2014. Postural variability: an effective way to reduce musculoskeletal discomfort in office work. Hum Factors, 56 7, 1249-61

Davis, Kermit G; Kotowski, Susan E 2014. Postural variability: an effective way to reduce musculoskeletal discomfort in office work. Human factors, 56 7, 1249-61

Kotowski, Susan E; Davis, Kermit G; Kim, Hyocher; Lee, Kyung-Suk 2014. Identifying risk factors of musculoskeletal disorders on Korean farms. Work (Reading, Mass.), 49 1, 15-23

Ramsey, Todd; Davis, Kermit G; Kotowski, Susan E; Anderson, Vern P; Waters, Thomas 2014. Reduction of spinal loads through adjustable interventions at the origin and destination of palletizing tasks. Hum Factors, 56 7, 1222-34

Ramsey, Todd; Davis, Kermit G; Kotowski, Susan E; Anderson, Vern P; Waters, Thomas 2014. Reduction of spinal loads through adjustable interventions at the origin and destination of palletizing tasks. Human factors, 56 7, 1222-34

Kotowski, Susan E; Davis, Kermit G; Wiggermann, Neal; Williamson, Rachel 2013. Quantification of patient migration in bed: catalyst to improve hospital bed design to reduce shear and friction forces and nurses' injuries. Human factors, 55 1, 36-47

Witt, Dexter; Talbott, Nancy; Kotowski, Susan 2011. Electromyographic activity of scapular muscles during diagonal patterns using elastic resistance and free weights. International journal of sports physical therapy, 6 4, 322-32

D'Angelo, M; Narayanan, S; Reynolds, D B; Kotowski, S; Page, S 2010. Application of virtual reality to the rehabilitation field to aid amputee rehabilitation: findings from a systematic review. Disability and rehabilitation. Assistive technology, 5 2, 136-42

Davis, Kermit G; Kotowski, Susan E; Albers, James; Marras, William S 2010. Investigating reduced bag weight as an effective risk mediator for mason tenders. Applied ergonomics, 41 6, 822-31

Dunning, Kari K; Davis, Kermit G; Cook, Chad; Kotowski, Susan E; Hamrick, Chris; Jewell, Gregory; Lockey, James 2010. Costs by industry and diagnosis among musculoskeletal claims in a state workers compensation system: 1999-2004. American journal of industrial medicine, 53 3, 276-84

Kotowski, Susan E; Davis, Kermit G 2010. Influence of weight loss on musculoskeletal pain: Potential short-term relevance. Work (Reading, Mass.), 36 3, 295-304

Kotowski, Susan E; Davis, Kermit G; Waters, Thomas R 2009. Investigation of select ergonomic interventions for farm youth. Part 2: wheelbarrows. Journal of agromedicine, 14 1, 44-57

Kotowski, Susan E; Davis, Kermit G; Waters, Thomas R 2009. Investigation of select ergonomic interventions for farm youth. Part 1: shovels. Journal of agromedicine, 14 1, 33-43

Dunning, K K; Davis, K G; Kotowski, S E; Elliott, T; Jewell, G; Lockey, J 2008. Can a transitional work grant program in a workers' compensation system reduce cost and facilitate return to work? Journal of occupational and environmental hygiene, 5 9, 547-55

Davis, Kermit G; Kotowski, Susan E 2007. Understanding the ergonomic risk for musculoskeletal disorders in the United States agricultural sector. American journal of industrial medicine, 50 7, 501-11

Kotowski, Susan E; Davis, Kermit G; Shockley, Kevin 2007. Impact of order and load knowledge on trunk kinematics during repeated lifting tasks. Human factors, 49 5, 808-19

Davis, Kermit G; Kotowski, Susan E 2005. Preliminary evidence of the short-term effectiveness of alternative treatments for low back pain. Technology and health care : official journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine, 13 6, 453-62

Jorgensen, Michael; Davis, Kermit; Kotowski, Susan; Aedla, Pranathi; Dunning, Kari 2005. Characteristics of job rotation in the Midwest US manufacturing sector. Ergonomics, 48 15, 1721-33

Kotowski, Susan; Davis, Kermit 2005. The importance of the "human" in the identification of postural risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders. Journal of occupational and environmental hygiene, 2 12, D100-1

Bhattacharya, Amit; Watts, Nelson B; Davis, Kermit; Kotowski, Susan; Shukla, Rakesh; Dwivedi, Alok Kumar; Coleman, Robert . Dynamic bone quality: a noninvasive measure of bone's biomechanical property in osteoporosis. Journal of clinical densitometry : the official journal of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry, 13 2, 228-36

Israel, Susan; Kotowski, Susan; Talbott, Nancy; Fisher, Keri; Dunning, Kari . The therapeutic effect of outpatient use of a peroneal nerve functional electrical stimulation neuroprosthesis in people with stroke: a case series. Topics in stroke rehabilitation, 18 6, 738-45