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Bryan Buchholz

Buchholz-Bryan
Bryan O BuchholzProfessor
  • CollegeCollege of Health Sciences
  • DepartmentPublic Health
  • Phone(978) 934-3241
  • OfficeKitson Hall - 204D
  • EmailBryan_Buchholz@uml.edu

Research Interests

Occupational Biomechanics, Bioinstrumentation

Occupational Biomechanics Bioinstrumentation Ergonomic Exposures in the Fishing Industry Construction Ergonomics

Publications

  • Yuan, L., Buchholz, B.O., Punnett, L., Kriebel, D. (2016) "An integrated biomechanical modeling approach to the ergonomic evaluation of drywall installation," Applied ergonomics 53: pp. 52–63
  • Dasgupta, P.S., Punnett, L., Moir, S., Kuhn, S., Buchholz, B.O. (2016) "Does drywall installers’ innovative idea reduce the ergonomic exposures of ceiling installation: A field case study," Applied ergonomics 55: pp. 183–193
  • Dale, A.M., Jaegers, L., Welch, L., Gardner, B.T., Buchholz, B.O., Weaver, N., Evanoff, B.A. (2016) "Evaluation of a participatory ergonomics intervention in small commercial construction firms.," American Journal of Industrial Medicine 6 pp. 465
  • Fulmer, S., Buchholz, B.O., Scribani, M., Jenkins, P. (2016) "Original Article: Musculoskeletal Disorders in Northeast Lobstermen.," Safety and Health at Work
  • Fulmer, S., Buchholz, B.O., Jenkins, P., Scribani, M. (2016) "Work-Time Exposure and Acute Injuries in Inshore Lobstermen of the Northeast United States.," Journal of Agromedicine 21:2 pp. 190 - 199
  • Fulmer, S., Buchholz, B.O., Jenkins, P., Scribani, M. (2016) "Work-Time Exposure and Acute Injuries in Inshore Lobstermen of the Northeast United States.," Journal of agromedicine 21:2 pp. 190-9
  • Dale, A.M., Ryan, D., Welch, L., Olsen, M.A., Buchholz, B.O., Evanoff, B. (2015) "Comparison of musculoskeletal disorder health claims between construction floor layers and a general working population," Occupational and Environmental Medicine 72:1 pp. 15-20
  • Vaidya, N., Buchholz, B.O. (2015) "Design, Implementation, and Testing of a Small Bidirectional Locking Clutch for Hand Prostheses," JPO: Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics 27:1 pp. 2–7
  • Sun, C., Buchholz, B.O., Punnett, L., Gallegan, C., Quinn, M.M. (2015) "Evaluation of Low-Tech Client Transfer Devices Used by Home Care Aides," 59:1 pp. 1264–1268
  • Dasgupta, P., Punnett, L., Moir, S., Kuhn, S., Buchholz, B.O. (2015) "Interventions to Reduce the Ergonomic Exposures of Drywall Installation," Procedia Manufacturing 3: pp. 4173-4180
  • Dropkin, J., Kim, H., Punnett, L., Wegman, D., Warren, N., Buchholz, B.O. (2015) "Effect of an office ergonomic randomised controlled trial among workers with neck and upper extremity pain.," Occupational and environmental medicine 72:1 pp. 6-14
  • Dasgupta, P.S., Fulmer, S., Jing, X., Punnett, L., Kuhn, S., Buchholz, B. (2014) "Assessing the ergonomic exposures for drywall workers," International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics 44:2 pp. 307-315
  • Jaegers, L., Dale, A., Weaver, N., Buchholz, B., Welch, L., Evanoff, B. (2014) "Development of a program logic model and evaluation plan for a participatory ergonomics intervention in construction," American Journal of Industrial Medicine 57:3 pp. 351-361
  • Yuan, L., Buchholz, B.O. (2014) "The effects of position and size of drywall on the physical demands for installers," 58:1 pp. 1612–1616
  • Qin, J., Lin, J., Faber, G.S., Buchholz, B., Xu, X. (2014) "Upper extremity kinematic and kinetic adaptations during a fatiguing repetitive task," Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology 24:3 pp. 404-411
  • Qin, J., Lin, J., Buchholz, B.O., Xu, X. (2014) "Shoulder muscle fatigue development in young and older female adults during a repetitive manual task," Ergonomics 57:8 pp. 1201-1212
  • McGaha, J., Miller, K., Descatha, A., Welch, L., Buchholz, B.O., Evanoff, B., Dale, A.M. (2014) "Exploring physical exposures and identifying high-risk work tasks within the floor layer trade," Applied Ergonomics 45:4 pp. 857-864
  • Kurowski, A., Buchholz, B., Punnett, L. (2014) "A physical workload index to evaluate a safe resident handling program for nursing home personnel," Human factors 56:4 pp. 669-683
  • Qin, J., Trudeau, M., Buchholz, B., Katz, J.N., Dennerlein, J. (2014) "Joint Contribution to Fingertip Movement During a Number Entry Task: An Application of Jacobian Matrix," Journal of Applied Biomechanics 30:2 pp. 338-342
  • McGaha, J., Miller, K., Descatha, A., Welch, L., Buchholz, B., Evanoff, B., Dale, A.M. (2013) "Exploring physical exposures and identifying high-risk work tasks within the floor layer trade," Applied Ergonomics 45:4 pp. 857-864
  • Park, J., Buchholz, B. (2013) "Effects of work surface height on muscle activity and posture of the upper extremity during simulated pipetting," Ergonomics 56:7 pp. 1147-1158
  • Omar, M.S., Quinn, M.M., Buchholz, B.O., Geiser, K. (2013) "Are green building features safe for preventive maintenance workers? Examining the evidence.," American journal of industrial medicine 56:4 pp. 410-23
  • Sengupta, P.D., Fulmer, S., Jing, X., Buchholz, B.O. (2012) "Assessing the ergonomic hazards for Pile Drivers," Work 43:4 pp. 417-425
  • Sun, C., Buchholz, B.O., Thomas, J. (2012) "A case study of smoke detector assembly work method intervention and evaluation," Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation 41: pp. 5987-5992
  • Kurowski, A., Gore, R., Buchholz, B.O., Punnett, L. (2012) "Differences among nursing homes in outcomes of a safe resident handling program," Journal of Healthcare Risk Management 32:1 pp. 35-51
  • Dasgupta, P.S., Fulmer, S., Jing, X., Buchholz, B.O. (2012) "Assessing the ergonomic hazards for pile drivers.," Work (Reading, Mass.) 43:4 pp. 417-25
  • Kurowski, A., Gore, R., Buchholz, B.O., Punnett, L. (2012) "Differences among nursing homes in outcomes of a safe resident handling program.," Journal of healthcare risk management : the journal of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management 32:1 pp. 35-51
  • Qin, J., Trudeau, M., Katz, J.N., Buchholz, B.O., Dennerlein, J.T. (2011) "Biomechanical loading on the upper extremity increases from single key tapping to directional tapping," Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology 21:4 pp. 587-594
  • Vaidya, N., Buchholz, B.O., Mah'd, M., Crugnola, A. (2011) "Control Scheme for Independent Thumb Motion in a Myoelectrically Controlled Hand Prosthesis," JPO: Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics 23:4 pp. 190-195
  • Yuan, L., Buchholz, B.O., Dale, A.M. (2011) "Knee Disorders Among Carpenters in the St. Louis Area," Open Occupational Health & Safety Journal 3: pp. 31-38
  • Tak, S., Buchholz, B.O., Punnett, L., Moir, S., Paquet, V., Fulmer, S., Marucci-Wellman, H., Wegman, D. (2011) "Physical ergonomic hazards in highway tunnel construction: Overview from the Construction Occupational Health Program," Applied Ergonomics 42:5 pp. 665-671
  • Vaidya, N., Buchholz, B.O., Mah’d, M., Crugnola, A.M. (2011) "Control Scheme for Independent Thumb Motion in a Myoelectrically Controlled Hand Prosthesis," Journal of Prosthetics & Orthotics (JPO) 23:4 pp. 190-195
  • Tak, S., Buchholz, B.O., Punnett, L., Moir, S., Paquet, V., Fulmer, S., Marucci-Wellman, H., Wegman, D. (2011) "Physical ergonomic hazards in highway tunnel construction: overview from the Construction Occupational Health Program.," Applied ergonomics 42:5 pp. 665-71
  • Tak, S., Buchholz, B.O., Punnett, L., Moir, S., Paquet, V., Fulmer, S., Marucci-Wellman, H., Wegman, D. (2011) "Physical ergonomic hazards in highway tunnel construction: overview from the Construction Occupational Health Program.," Applied ergonomics 42:5 pp. 665-71
  • Tak, S., Paquet, V., Woskie, S., Buchholz, B.O., Punnett, L. (2009) "Variability in Risk Factors for Knee Injury in Construction," Journal of Occupational & Environmental Hygiene 6:2 pp. 113
  • Tak, S., Paquet, V., Woskie, S., Buchholz, B.O., Punnett, L. (2009) "Variability in risk factors for knee injury in construction.," Journal of occupational and environmental hygiene 6:2 pp. 113-20
  • Tak, S., Paquet, V., Woskie, S., Buchholz, B.O., Punnett, L. (2009) "Variability in risk factors for knee injury in construction.," Journal of occupational and environmental hygiene 6:2 pp. 113-20
  • Tak, S., Paquet, V., Woskie, S., Buchholz, B.O., Punnett, L. (2008) "Variability in risk factors for knee injury in construction," Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene 6:2 pp. 113-120
  • Buchholz, B.O., Park, J., Gold, J.E., Punnett, L. (2008) "Subjective ratings of upper extremity exposures: Inter-method agreement with direct measurement of exposures," Ergonomics 51:7 pp. 1064
  • Buchholz, B.O., Park, J.S., Gold, J.E., Punnett, L. (2008) "Subjective ratings of upper extremity exposures: inter-method agreement with direct measurement of exposures.," Ergonomics 51:7 pp. 1064-77
  • Tak, S., Punnett, L., Paquet, V., Woskie, S., Buchholz, B.O. (2007) "Estimation of compressive forces on lumbar spine from categorical posture data.," Ergonomics 50:12 pp. 2082-94
  • Tak, S., Punnett, L., Paquet, V., Woskie, S., Buchholz, B.O. (2007) "Estimation of compressive forces on lumbar spine from categorical posture data.," Ergonomics 50:12 pp. 2082-94
  • Wu, G., der Helm van, ., H. E. J. (DirkJan) Veeger, ., Makhsous, M., Van Roy, P., Anglin, C., Nagels, J., Karduna, A.R., McQuade, K., Wang, X., Werner, F.W., Buchholz, B.O. (2005) "ISB recommendation on definitions of joint coordinate systems of various joints for the reporting of human joint motion—Part II: shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand," Journal of Biomechanics 38: pp. 981-992
  • Paquet, V., Punnett, L., Woskie, S., Buchholz, B.O. (2005) "Reliable exposure assessment strategies for physical ergonomics stressors in construction and other non-routinized work," Ergonomics 48:9 pp. 1200
  • Kalil, A.J., Woskie, S., Holcroft, C., Ellenbecker, M., Buchholz, B.O. (2004) "Time variant exposure analysis (TVEA): a measurement tool for characterizing particulate exposure determinants in construction," Journal Of Occupational And Environmental Hygiene 1:12 pp. 816-825
  • Kalil, A.J., Woskie, S., Holcroft, C., Ellenbecker, M., Buchholz, B.O. (2004) "Time variant exposure analysis (TVEA): a measurement tool for characterizing particulate exposure determinants in construction," Journal Of Occupational And Environmental Hygiene 1:12 pp. 816-825
  • Gold, J.E., Cherniack, M., Buchholz, B.O. (2004) "Infrared thermography for examination of skin temperature in the dorsal hand of office workers," European journal of applied physiology 93:1 pp. 245-251
  • Kittusamy, N.K., Buchholz, B.O. (2004) "Review of the Literature: Whole-body vibration and postural stress among operators of construction equipment: A literature review," Journal of Safety Research 35: pp. 255-261
  • Forde, M.S., Buchholz, B.O. (2004) "Task content and physical ergonomic risk factors in construction ironwork," International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics 34:4 pp. 319-333
  • Kalil, A.J., Woskie, S.R., Holcroft, C., Ellenbecker, M., Buchholz, B.O. (2004) "Time variant exposure analysis (TVEA): a measurement tool for characterizing particulate exposure determinants in construction," Journal of occupational and environmental hygiene 1:12 pp. 816-825
  • Kittusamy, N.K., Buchholz, B.O. (2004) "Whole-body vibration and postural stress among operators of construction equipment: A literature review," Journal of Safety Research 35:3 pp. 255-261
  • Kalil, A.J., Woskie, S., Holcroft, C., Ellenbecker, M.J., Buchholz, B.O. (2004) "Time variant exposure analysis (TVEA): a measurement tool for characterizing particulate exposure determinants in construction.," Journal of occupational and environmental hygiene 1:12 pp. 816-25
  • Gold, J.E., Cherniack, M., Buchholz, B.O. (2004) "Infrared thermography for examination of skin temperature in the dorsal hand of office workers," European journal of applied physiology 93:1 pp. 245
  • Fulmer, S., Agyem-Bediako, S., Buchholz, B.O. (2004) "Ergonomics: the impact of an intervention for lifting hazards during installation of overhead electrical conduit," Journal Of Occupational And Environmental Hygiene 1:7 pp. D80-D84
  • Fulmer, S., Agyem-Bediako, S., Buchholz, B.O., Schneider, S. (2004) "The Impact of an Intervention for Lifting Hazards During Installation of Overhead Electrical Conduit," Journal of Occupational & Environmental Hygiene 1:7 pp. 80-84
  • Fulmer, S., Agyem-Bediako, S., Buchholz, B.O. (2004) "Ergonomics: the impact of an intervention for lifting hazards during installation of overhead electrical conduit.," Journal of occupational and environmental hygiene 1:7 pp. D80-4
  • Kittusamy, N.K., Buchholz, B.O. (2004) "Whole-body vibration and postural stress among operators of construction equipment: A literature review," Journal of Safety Research 35:3 pp. 255-261
  • Buchholz, B.O., Paquet, V., Wellman, H., Forde, M. (2003) "Quantification of ergonomic hazards for ironworkers performing concrete reinforcement tasks during heavy highway construction," AIHA Journal 64:2 pp. 243-250
  • Moir, S., Paquet, V., Punnett, L., Buchholz, B.O., Wegman, D. (2003) "Making Sense of Highway Construction: A Taxonomic Framework for Ergonomic Exposure Assessment and Intervention Research," Applied Occupational & Environmental Hygiene 18:4 pp. 256
  • Moir, S., Paquet, V., Punnett, L., Buchholz, B.O., Wegman, D. (2003) "Making sense of highway construction: a taxonomic framework for ergonomic exposure assessment and intervention research.," Applied occupational and environmental hygiene 18:4 pp. 256-67
  • Fulmer, S., Buchholz, B.O. (2002) "Ergonomic exposure case studies in Massachusetts fishing vessels," American Journal of Industrial Medicine 42: pp. 10-18
  • Fulmer, S., Buchholz, B.O. (2002) "Ergonomic exposure case studies in Massachusetts fishing vessels.," American journal of industrial medicine Suppl 2: pp. 10-8
  • Paquet, V.L., Punnett, L., Buchholz, B.O. (2001) "Validity of fixed-interval observations for postural assessment in construction work," Applied Ergonomics 32:3 pp. 215-224
  • Paquet, V., Punnett, L., Buchholz, B.O. (1999) "An evaluation of manual materials handling in highway construction work," International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics 24: pp. 431-444
  • Paquet, V., Punnett, L., Buchholz, B.O. (1999) "An evaluation of manual materials handling in highway construction work," International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics 24:4 pp. 431-444
  • Buchholz, B.O. (1998) "An EMG-driven biomechanical model of the hand," Advances in occupational ergonomics and safety pp. 443-448
  • Column, S.S., Buchholz, B.O., Moir, S., Virji, M.A. (1997) "Ergonomics: An Ergonomic Assessment of an Operating Engineer: A Pilot Study of Excavator Use," Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene 12:1 pp. 23-27
  • Buchholz, B.O., Wellman, H. (1997) "Practical operation of a biaxial goniometer at the wrist joint," Human Factors: The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 39:1 pp. 119-129
  • Moir, S., Buchholz, B.O. (1996) "Emerging participatory approaches to ergonomic interventions in the construction industry," American Journal of Industrial Medicine 29:4 pp. 425-430
  • Buchholz, B.O., Paquet, V., Punnett, L., Lee, D., Moir, S. (1996) "PATH: A work sampling-based approach to ergonomic job analysis for construction and other non-repetitive work," Applied Ergonomics 27: pp. 177-187
  • Buchholz, B.O., Paquet, V., Punnett, L., Lee, D., Moir, S. (1996) "PATH: A work sampling-based approach to ergonomic job analysis for construction and other non-repetitive work," Applied Ergonomics 27:3 pp. 177-187
  • Buchholz, B.O., Paquet, V., Punnett, L., Lee, D., Moir, S. (1996) "PATH: a work sampling-based approach to ergonomic job analysis for construction and other non-repetitive work.," Applied ergonomics 27:3 pp. 177-87
  • Moir, S., Buchholz, B.O. (1996) "Emerging participatory approaches to ergonomic interventions in the construction industry," American Journal of Industrial Medicine 29:4 pp. 425
  • Buchholz, B.O., Armstrong, T.J. (1992) "A kinematic model of the human hand to evaluate its prehensile capabilities," Journal of Biomechanics 25:2 pp. 149-162
  • Buchholz, B.O., THOMAS, J.A., STEVEN, A.G. (1992) "Anthropometric data for describing the kinematics of the human hand," Ergonomics 35:3 pp. 261-273
  • Buchholz, B.O., Armstrong, T.J. (1991) "An ellipsoidal representation of human hand anthropometry," Human Factors: The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 33:4 pp. 429-441

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Evalutation of a Contractor-Based Participatory Ergonomics Intervention (2013), Contract - NATL INST FOR OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY&HEALTH
    Buchholz, B.O. (Principal)
  • Occupational Exposures for Mortality and Morbidity in Northeast Lobstering (2013), Contract - NATL INST FOR OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY&HEALTH
    Buchholz, B.O. (Principal)
  • Evalutation of a Contractor-Based Participatory Ergonomics Intervention (2012), Contract - NATL INST FOR OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY&HEALTH
    Buchholz, B.O. (Principal)
  • Musculoskeletal Disorder Rates in Northeast Lobstermen (2012), Contract - NATL INST FOR OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY&HEALTH
    Buchholz, B.O. (Principal)
  • Evalutation of a Contractor-Based Participatory Ergonomics Intervention (2011), Contract - NATL INST FOR OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY&HEALTH
    Buchholz, B.O. (Principal)
  • Musculoskeletal Disorder Rates in Northeast Lobstermen (2011), Contract - CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL & PREVENTION
    Buchholz, B.O. (Principal)
  • Evalutation of a Contractor-Based Participatory Ergonomics Intervention (2010), Contract - NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
    Buchholz, B.O. (Principal)
  • Participatory Action Research Approach to Solve Problems Associated with Drywall (2010), Contract - NATL INST FOR OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY&HEALTH
    Buchholz, B.O. (Principal)
  • Quantitative Analysis of the Pressure on the Knee among Floor Coverers (2010), Contract - NATL INST FOR OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY&HEALTH
    Buchholz, B.O. (Principal)
  • Estimating Massachusetts commercial fishing injury rates, with emphasis on muscu (2010), - CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL & PREVENTION
    Buchholz, B.O. (Principal)
  • Evaluation of a Contractor-Based Participatory Ergonimics Intervention (2009), Contract - NATL INST FOR OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY&HEALTH
    Buchholz, B.O. (Principal)
  • Biomechanical Evaluation of Air Stretcher as Alternative for Carpet Knee-Kicker (2007), Grant - NATL INST FOR OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY&HEALTH
    Buchholz, B.O. (Principal)