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Sue A. Ferguson, Ph.D., CPE

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Orthopaedics
  • Senior Research Assoc-Engineer, Integrated Systems Engineering
  • 236 Baker Systems
    1971 Neil Avenue
    Columbus, OH 43210
  • 614-537-4508

About

Biography
Dr. Ferguson's research focuses on the quantitative assessment of low back functional performance and how that compares to subjective measures, as well as how physical and psychosocial occupational factors may influence low back injury and recovery.  She received her Ph.D. from The Ohio State University.

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Journal Articles

2012

  • Lavender,Steven,A; Marras,William,S; Ferguson,Sue,A; Splittstoesser,Riley,E; Yang,Gang, 2012, "Developing Physical Exposure-Based Back Injury Risk Models Applicable to Manual Handling Jobs in Distribution Centers." JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE 9, no. 7, 450 - 459.
  • Ferguson,Sue,A; Allread,W,Gary; Burr,Deborah,L; Heaney,Catherine; Marras,William,S, 2012, "Biomechanical, psychosocial and individual risk factors predicting low back functional impairment among furniture distribution employees." CLINICAL BIOMECHANICS 27, no. 2, 117 - 123.
  • Ferguson,Sue,A; Marras,William,S; Allread,W,Gary; Knapik,Gregory,G; Splittstoesser,Riley,E, 2012, "Musculoskeletal disorder risk during automotive assembly: current vs. seated." APPLIED ERGONOMICS 43, no. 4, 671 - 678.

2011

  • Ferguson,Sue,A; Marras,Williams,S; Allread,W,Gary; Knapik,Gregory,G; Vandlen,Kimberly,A; Splittstoesser,Riley,E; Yang,Gang, 2011, "Musculoskeletal disorder risk as a function of vehicle rotation angle during assembly tasks." APPLIED ERGONOMICS 42, no. 5, 699 - 709.

2010

  • Marras,William,S; Lavender,Steven,A; Ferguson,Sue,A; Splittstoesser,Riley,E; Yang,Gang; Schabo,Pete, 2010, "Instrumentation for measuring dynamic spinal load moment exposures in the workplace." JOURNAL OF ELECTROMYOGRAPHY AND KINESIOLOGY 20, no. 1, 1 - 9.
  • Marras,William,S; Lavender,Steven,A; Ferguson,Sue,A; Splittstoesser,Riley,E; Yang,Gang, 2010, "Quantitative Dynamic Measures of Physical Exposure Predict Low Back Functional Impairment." SPINE 35, no. 8, 914 - 923.
  • Marras,William,S; Lavender,Steven,A; Ferguson,Sue,A; Splittstoesser,Riley,E; Yang,Gang, 2010, "Quantitative biomechanical workplace exposure measures: Distribution centers." JOURNAL OF ELECTROMYOGRAPHY AND KINESIOLOGY 20, no. 5, 813 - 822.

2009

  • Marras,William,S; Knapik,Gregory,G; Ferguson,Sue, 2009, "Loading along the lumbar spine as influence by speed, control, load magnitude, and handle height during pushing." CLINICAL BIOMECHANICS 24, no. 2, 155 - 163.
  • Marras,W,S; Knapik,G,G; Ferguson,S, 2009, "Lumbar spine forces during manoeuvring of ceiling-based and floor-based patient transfer devices." ERGONOMICS 52, no. 3, 384 - 397.
  • Ferguson,Sue,A; Marras,William,S; Burr,Deborah,L; Woods,Stephen; Mendel,Ehud; Gupta,Purnendu, 2009, "Quantification of a Meaningful Change in Low Back Functional Impairment." SPINE 34, no. 19, 2060 - 2065.

2007

  • Marras,William,S; Ferguson,Sue,A; Burr,Deborah; Schabo,Pete; Maronitis,Anthony, 2007, "Low back pain recurrence in occupational environments." SPINE 32, no. 21, 2387 - 2397.

2005

  • Ferguson,S,A; Marras,W,S; Burr,D,L, 2005, "Differences among outcome measures in occupational low back pain." JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL REHABILITATION 15, no. 3, 329 - 341.
  • Ferguson,S,A; Marras,W,S; Burr,D, 2005, "Workplace design guidelines for asymptornatic vs. low-back-injured workers." APPLIED ERGONOMICS 36, no. 1, 85 - 95.
  • Marras,W,S; Ferguson,S,A; Burr,D; Davis,K,G; Gupta,P, 2005, "Functional impairment as a predictor of spine loading." SPINE 30, no. 7, 729 - 737.

2004

  • Ferguson,S,A; Marras,W,S; Burr,D,L; Davis,K,G; Gupta,P, 2004, "Differences in motor recruitment and resulting kinematics between low back pain patients and asymptomatic participants during lifting exertions." CLINICAL BIOMECHANICS 19, no. 10, 992 - 999.
  • Ferguson,Sue,A; Marras,William,S, 2004, "Revised protocol for the kinematic assessment of impairment.." spine journal 4, no. 2, 163 - 169.
  • Ferguson,S,A; Marras,W,S; Burr,D,L, 2004, "The influence of individual low back health status on workplace trunk kinematics and risk of low back disorder." ERGONOMICS 47, no. 11, 1226 - 1237.
  • Marras,William,S; Ferguson,Sue,A; Burr,Deborah; Davis,Kermit,G; Gupta,Purnendu, 2004, "Spine loading in patients with low back pain during asymmetric lifting exertions.." spine journal 4, no. 1, 64 - 75.

2003

  • Ferguson,S,A; Gallagher,S; Marras,W,S, 2003, "Validity and reliability of sincerity test for dynamic trunk motions." DISABILITY AND REHABILITATION 25, no. 4-5, 236 - 241.

2002

  • Marras,W,S; Davis,K,G; Ferguson,S,A, 2002, "Spine loading characteristics of patients with low back pain compared with asymptomatic individuals (vol 26, pg 2566, 2001)." SPINE 27, no. 1, 118 - 118.
  • Ferguson,S,A; Gaudes-MacLaren,L,L; Marras,W,S; Waters,T,R; Davis,K,G, 2002, "Spinal loading when lifting from industrial storage bins." ERGONOMICS 45, no. 6, 399 - 414.

2001

  • Kovacs,K,M; Marras,W,S; Litsky,A,S; Gupta,P; Ferguson,S,A, 2001, "Localized oxygen use of healthy and low back pain individuals during controlled trunk movements." JOURNAL OF SPINAL DISORDERS 14, no. 2, 150 - 158.
  • Marras,W,S; Davis,K,G; Ferguson,S,A; Lucas,B,R; Gupta,P, 2001, "Spine loading characteristics of patients with low back pain compared with asymptomatic individuals." SPINE 26, no. 23, 2566 - 2574.
  • Ferguson,S,A; Gupta,P; Marras,W,S; Heaney,C, 2001, "Predicting recovery using continuous low back pain outcome measures.." spine journal 1, no. 1, 57 - 65.

2000

  • Ferguson,S,A; Marras,W,S; Gupta,P, 2000, "Longitudinal quantitative measures of the natural course of low back pain recovery." SPINE 25, no. 15, 1950 - 1956.
  • Marras,W,S; Lewis,K,EK; Ferguson,S,A; Parnianpour,M, 2000, "Impairment magnification during dynamic trunk motions." SPINE 25, no. 5, 587 - 595.

1999

  • Marras,W,S; Fine,L,J; Ferguson,S,A; Waters,T,R, 1999, "The effectiveness of commonly used lifting assessment methods to identify industrial jobs associated with elevated risk of low-back disorders." ERGONOMICS 42, no. 1, 229 - 245.
  • Marras,W,S; Ferguson,S,A; Gupta,P; Bose,S; Parnianpour,M; Kim,J,Y; Crowell,R,R, 1999, "The quantification of low back disorder using motion measures - Methodology and validation." SPINE 24, no. 20, 2091 - 2100.

1997

  • Ferguson,S,A; Marras,W,S, 1997, "A literature review of low back disorder surveillance measures and risk factors." CLINICAL BIOMECHANICS 12, no. 4, 211 - 226.

1996

  • Ferguson,S,A; Marras,W,S; Crowell,R,R, 1996, "Three-dimensional functional capacity of normals and low back pain patients." PROCEEDINGS OF THE HUMAN FACTORS AND ERGONOMICS SOCIETY - 40TH ANNUAL MEETING, VOLS 1 AND 2 737 - 741.
  • Ferguson,S,A; Marras,W,S; Crowell,R,R, 1996, "Dynamic low back functional motion capacity evaluation." JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL REHABILITATION 6, no. 4, 203 - 214.

1995

  • Marras,W,S; Parnianpour,M; Ferguson,S,A; Kim,J,Y; Crowell,R,R; Bose,S; Simon,S,R, 1995, "THE CLASSIFICATION OF ANATOMIC-BASED AND SYMPTOM-BASED LOW-BACK DISORDERS USING MOTION MEASURE MODELS." SPINE 20, no. 23, 2531 - 2546.
  • Marras,W,S; Lavender,S,A; Leurgans,S,E; Fathallah,F,A; Ferguson,S,A; Allread,W,G; Rajulu,S,L, 1995, "BIOMECHANICAL RISK-FACTORS FOR OCCUPATIONALLY RELATED LOW-BACK DISORDERS." ERGONOMICS 38, no. 2, 377 - 410.

1993

  • Marras,W,S; Leurgans,S,E; Lavender,S,A; ALLREAD,G,W; Fathallah,F,A; Ferguson,S,A; Rajulu,S,L, 1993, "3-DIMENSIONAL DYNAMIC TRUNK MOTIONS, WORKPLACE FACTORS, AND OCCUPATIONAL LOW-BACK DISORDER." ERGONOMICS OF MANUAL WORK 155 - 158.
  • Marras,W,S; Lavender,S,A; Leurgans,S,E; Rajulu,S,L; Allread,W,G; Fathallah,F,A; Ferguson,S,A, 1993, "THE ROLE OF DYNAMIC 3-DIMENSIONAL TRUNK MOTION IN OCCUPATIONALLY-RELATED LOW-BACK DISORDERS - THE EFFECTS OF WORKPLACE FACTORS, TRUNK POSITION, AND TRUNK MOTION CHARACTERISTICS ON RISK OF INJURY." SPINE 18, no. 5, 617 - 628.
  • Ferguson,S,A; Fathallah,F,A; Granata,K,P; Kim,J,Y; Marras,W,S, 1993, "COACTIVITY EFFECTS UPON CARPAL-TUNNEL CONTACT FORCES." DESIGNING FOR DIVERSITY, VOLS 1 AND 2 705 - 709.

1992

  • Marras,W,S; Lavender,S,A; Leurgans,S,E; Rajulu,S,L; Allread,W,G; Fathallah,F,A; Ferguson,S,A, 1992, "INDUSTRIAL QUANTIFICATION OF OCCUPATIONALLY-RELATED LOW-BACK DISORDER RISK-FACTORS." PROCEEDINGS OF THE HUMAN FACTORS SOCIETY, 36TH ANNUAL MEETING, VOLS 1 AND 2 757 - 760.
  • Ferguson,S,A; Marras,W,S; Waters,T,R, 1992, "QUANTIFICATION OF BACK MOTION DURING ASYMMETRIC LIFTING." ERGONOMICS 35, no. 7-8, 845 - 859.

1991

  • Ferguson,S,A; Marras,W,S, 1991, "DIFFERENCES IN BACK MOTION CHARACTERISTICS AS A FUNCTION OF TASK DIRECTION." PROCEEDINGS OF THE HUMAN FACTORS SOCIETY 35TH ANNUAL MEETING, VOL 1 800 - 803.
  • Ferguson,S,A; Marras,W,S, 1991, "DIFFERENCES IN BACK MOTION CHARACTERISTICS AS A FUNCTION OF TASK DIRECTION." PROCEEDINGS OF THE HUMAN FACTORS SOCIETY : 35TH ANNUAL MEETING, VOLS 1 AND 2 800 - 803.