Biography

Dr. Gary Allread is Program Director for the SRI-Ergonomics, the consulting and training branch of The Ohio State University’s Spine Research Institute.  His work involves translating ergonomics and workplace biomechanics research into usable knowledge for industry.  He manages and provides ergonomics technical assistance to industrial clients, with the focus on preventing musculoskeletal disorders in a wide variety of occupational work settings, including manufacturing, distribution, and food processing.

Dr. Allread has authored peer-reviewed research articles on various ergonomics topics, including risk factors from lifting and materials handling, interventions to reduce low-back injuries, and the influence of one’s personality on musculoskeletal disorder development.  

Gary received his PhD from The Ohio State University in 2000 and is also a Certified Professional Ergonomist.  He serves on the Board of the Applied Ergonomics Society, actively collaborates with the annual Applied Ergonomics Conference, and has been a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society since 1987.