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Sue Ferguson

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

Journal Articles

2019

  • Ferguson, S.A.; Berner, R.S.; Bridger, M.A.; Khan, S.N. et al., 2019, "Patient and practitioner experience with clinical lumbar motion monitor wearable technology." Health and Technology

2015

  • Ferguson, S.A.; Grooms, D.R.; Onate, J.A.; Khan, S.N. et al., 2015, "Low back functional health status of patient handlers.." J Occup Rehabil 25, no. 2, 296-302 - 296-302.

2014

  • Ferguson, S.A.; Marras, W.S.; Lavender, S.A.; Splittstoesser, R.E. et al., 2014, "Are workers who leave a job exposed to similar physical demands as workers who develop clinically meaningful declines in low-back function?." Hum Factors 56, no. 1, 58-72 - 58-72.
  • Marras, W.S.; Ferguson, S.A.; Lavender, S.A.; Splittstoesser, R.E. et al., 2014, "Cumulative spine loading and clinically meaningful declines in low-back function.." Hum Factors 56, no. 1, 29-43 - 29-43.

2013

  • Ferguson, S.A.; Allread, W.G.; Le, P.; Rose, J. et al., 2013, "Shoulder muscle fatigue during repetitive tasks as measured by electromyography and near-infrared spectroscopy.." Hum Factors 55, no. 6, 1077-1087 - 1077-1087.
  • Ferguson, S.A.; Marras, W.S., 2013, "Spine kinematics predict symptom and lost time recurrence: how much recovery is enough?." J Occup Rehabil 23, no. 3, 329-335 - 329-335.

2012

  • Ferguson, S.A.; Marras, W.S.; Allread, W.G.; Knapik, G.G. et al., 2012, "Musculoskeletal disorder risk during automotive assembly: current vs. seated.." Appl Ergon 43, no. 4, 671-678 - 671-678.
  • Ferguson, S.A.; Allread, W.G.; Burr, D.L.; Heaney, C. et al., 2012, "Biomechanical, psychosocial and individual risk factors predicting low back functional impairment among furniture distribution employees.." Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) 27, no. 2, 117-123 - 117-123.
  • 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 - 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 - 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 - 699-709.

2009

  • 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 - 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 - 2060-2065.
  • 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 - 155-163.
  • Marras, W.S.; Knapik, G.G.; Ferguson, S., 2009, "Loading along the lumbar spine as influence by speed, control, load magnitude, and handle height during pushing.." Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) 24, no. 2, 155-163 - 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 - 384-397.

2007

  • Marras, W.S.; Ferguson, S.A.; Burr, D.; Schabo, P. et al., 2007, "Low back pain recurrence in occupational environments.." Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32, no. 21, 2387-2397 - 2387-2397.
  • 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 - 2387-2397.

2005

  • Ferguson, S.A.; Marras, W.S.; Burr, D.L., 2005, "Differences among outcome measures in occupational low back pain.." J Occup Rehabil 15, no. 3, 329-341 - 329-341.
  • Marras, W.S.; Ferguson, S.A.; Burr, D.; Davis, K.G. et al., 2005, "Functional impairment as a predictor of spine loading.." Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 30, no. 7, 729-737 - 729-737.
  • Ferguson, S.A.; Marras, W.S.; Burr, D., 2005, "Workplace design guidelines for asymptomatic vs. low-back-injured workers.." Appl Ergon 36, no. 1, 85-95 - 85-95.

2004

  • Marras, W.S.; Ferguson, S.A.; Burr, D.; Davis, K.G. et al., 2004, "Spine loading in patients with low back pain during asymmetric lifting exertions.." Spine J 4, no. 1, 64-75 - 64-75.
  • Ferguson, S.A.; Marras, W.S., 2004, "Revised protocol for the kinematic assessment of impairment.." Spine J 4, no. 2, 163-169 - 163-169.
  • Ferguson, S.A.; Marras, W.S.; Burr, D.L.; Davis, K.G. et al., 2004, "Differences in motor recruitment and resulting kinematics between low back pain patients and asymptomatic participants during lifting exertions.." Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) 19, no. 10, 992-999 - 992-999.
  • 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 - 1226-1237.

2003

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

2002

  • Ferguson, S.A.; Gaudes-MacLaren, L.L.; Marras, W.S.; Waters, T.R. et al., 2002, "Spinal loading when lifting from industrial storage bins.." Ergonomics 45, no. 6, 399-414 - 399-414.
  • Marras, W.S.; Davis, K.G.; Ferguson, S.A., 2002, "Erratum: Spine loading characteristics of patients with low back pain compared with asymptomatic individuals (Spine (2001) 26 (2566-2574))." Spine 27, no. 1, 118 - 118.

2001

  • Ferguson, S.A.; Gupta, P.; Marras, W.S.; Heaney, C., 2001, "Predicting recovery using continuous low back pain outcome measures.." Spine J 1, no. 1, 57-65 - 57-65.
  • 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 - 150-158.

2000

  • Ferguson, S.A.; Marras, W.S.; Gupta, P., 2000, "Longitudinal quantitative measures of the natural course of low back pain recovery.." Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 25, no. 15, 1950-1956 - 1950-1956.

1995

  • 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 - 377-410.
  • Marras, W.S.; Lavender, S.A.; Leurgans, S.E.; Fathallah, F.A. et al., 1995, "Biomechanical risk factors for occupationally related low back disorders.." Ergonomics 38, no. 2, 377-410 - 377-410.

1994

  • Marras, W.S.; Parnianpour, M.; Kim, J.Y.Y.; Ferguson, S.A. et al., 1994, "The Effect of Task Asymmetry, Age and Gender on Dynamic Trunk Motion Characteristics During Repetitive Trunk Flexion and Extension in a Large Normal Population." IEEE Transactions on Rehabilitation Engineering 2, no. 3, 137-146 - 137-146.

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 - 155-158.
  • Marras, W.S.; Parnianpour, M.; Ferguson, S.A.; Kim, J.Y. et al., 1993, "Quantification and classification of low back disorders based on trunk motion." European Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 3, no. 6, 218-235 - 218-235.
  • 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 - 617-628.
  • Marras, W.S.; Lavender, S.A.; Leurgans, S.E.; Rajulu, S.L. et al., 1993, "The role of dynamic three-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 (Phila Pa 1976) 18, no. 5, 617-628 - 617-628.
  • MARRAS, W.S.; LEURGANS, S.E.; LAVENDER, S.A.; ALLREAD, G.W. et al., 1993, "3-DIMENSIONAL DYNAMIC TRUNK MOTIONS, WORKPLACE FACTORS, AND OCCUPATIONAL LOW-BACK DISORDER." ERGONOMICS OF MANUAL WORK 155-158 - 155-158.

1992

  • Ferguson, S.A.; Marras, W.S., 1992, "Quantification of velocity coupling during asymmetric lifting." International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics 10, no. 3, 207-215 - 207-215.
  • Ferguson, S.A.; Marras, W.S.; Waters, T.R., 1992, "Quantification of back motion during asymmetric lifting.." Ergonomics 35, no. 7-8, 845-859 - 845-859.
  • MARRAS, W.S.; LAVENDER, S.A.; LEURGANS, S.E.; RAJULU, S.L. et al., 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 - 757-760.
  • 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 - 757-760.

1990

  • Marras, W.S.; Ferguson, S.A.; Simon, S.R., 1990, "Three dimensional dynamic motor performance of the normal trunk." International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics 6, no. 3, 211-224 - 211-224.

Papers in Proceedings

2012

  • Ferguson, SA, Allread, WS, Le, P, Rose, JD, Marras, WS Shoulder muscle oxygenation during repetitive tasks. in Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. http://pro.sagepub.com/content/55/1/1039.short, (9 2012).
  • Maikala, R.V.; Mehta, R.K.; Ferguson, S.A.; Parasuraman, R. et al. "Application of near-infrared spectroscopy in ergonomics and human factors: A discussion panel." (12 2012).

2011

  • Ferguson, S.A.; Splittstoesser, R.E.; Marras, W.S. "Differences between physicians in lumbar MRI measures." (11 2011).
  • Ferguson, S.A.; Allread, W.G.; Le, P.; Rose, J.D. et al. "Shoulder muscle oxygenation during repetitive tasks." (11 2011).

2009

  • Marras, W.S.; Lavender, S.A.; Ferguson, S.A.; Splittstoesser, R.E. et al. "Dynamic load moment exposure and spine function impairment." (12 2009).

2008

  • Ferguson, S.A.; Burr, D.L.; Allread, W.G.; Ashida, S. et al. "Prevalence of low back disorders in furniture distribution centers." (12 2008).

2007

  • Ferguson, S. A.; Marras, W. S.; Lavender, S. A.; Splittstoesser, R. E.; Yang, G.; Schabo, P. A. "Differences between lifting and lowering manual material handling tasks in distribution centers." (1 2007).
  • Ferguson, S.A.; Marras, W.S.; Lavender, S.A.; Splittstoesser, R.E. et al. "Differences between lifting and lowering manual material handling tasks in distribution centers." (12 2007).

2005

  • Hoadley, J.; Rorig, M.; O'Neill, S.; Ferguson, S. "Operational evaluation of blueSkyRAINS." (12 2005).
  • Ferguson, S.A.; Marras, W.S.; Burr, D.L. "Recurrence of occupational low back disorders: The influence of the definition of recurrence." (12 2005).

2004

  • Hamrick, C.; Marras, W.S.; Ferguson, S. "Lifting guidelines for task design and transitional work." (12 2004).
  • Chen, J.; Avise, J.; Vaughan, J.; Lamb, B. et al. "Impact of climate change on U.S. air quality using multi-scale modeling with the MM5/SMOKE/CMAQ system." (6 2004).

2000

  • Ferguson, S.A.; Marras, W.S.; Heaney, C.; Gupta, P. "Predicting Low Back Functional Performance Recovery." (12 2000).

1999

  • Ferguson, S.A.; Marras, W.S.; Heaney, C.; Gupta, P. et al. "Differences in workplace, demographic and severity measures between occupational and nonoccupational low back pain patients." (1 1999).
  • Ferguson, S.A.; Marras, W.S.; Heaney, C.; Gupta, P. "Differences in workplace, demographic and severity measures between occupational and nonoccupational low back pain patients." in 43rd Annual Meeting of the Human-Factors-and-Ergonomics-Society. (1 1999).

1998

  • Ferguson, S.A.; HFES, ; HFES, ; HFES, "Longitudinal observations of low back pain recovery." (1 1998).
  • Ferguson, S.A. "Longitudinal observations of low back pain recovery." in 42nd Annual Meeting of the Human-Factors-and-Ergonomics-Society. (1 1998).
  • Ferguson, S.A. "Longitudinal observations of low back pain recovery." (12 1998).

1996

  • Granata, K.P.; Marras, W.S.; Ferguson, S.A. "Relation between biomechanical spinal load factors and risk of occupational low-back disorders." in Human-Factors-and-Ergonomics-Society 40th Annual Meeting on Human Centered Technology - Key to the Future. (1 1996).
  • Granata, K.P.; Marras, W.S.; Ferguson, S.A. "Relation between biomechanical spinal load factors and risk of occupational low-back disorders." (1 1996).
  • Granata, K.P.; Marras, W.S.; Ferguson, S.A.; SOC, H.F.E. "Relation between biomechanical spinal load factors and risk of occupational low-back disorders." (1 1996).

1990

  • Ferguson, S. "Quantification of back motion during manual material handling tasks." (1 1990).