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Sue A. Ferguson, PhD, CPE

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

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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

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).