James P. McGee is the senior research associate for the Panel on Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Workplace. He also supports NRC panels and committees in the areas of applied psychology (e.g., the ongoing panel on soldier systems; and prior committees on air traffic control automation and on the changing nature of work) and education (e.g., the committee on educational interventions for children with autism). Prior to joining the NRC, he held scientific, technical, and management positions in human factors psychology at IBM, RCA, General Electric, General Dynamics, and United Technologies corporations.
Andrew M. Pope is director of the Division of Health Sciences Policy at the Institute of Medicine and served as study director for the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Policy study. With expertise in physiology, toxicology, and epidemiology, his primary interests focus on environmental and occupational influences on human health. Dr. Pope's previous research activities focused on the biochemical, neuroendocrine, and reproductive effects of various environmental substances on food-producing animals. During his tenure at the National Academy of Sciences and since 1989 at the Institute of Medicine, Dr. Pope has directed and edited numerous reports on environmental and occupational issues; topics include injury control, disability prevention, biological markers, neurotoxicology, indoor allergens, and the inclusion of environmental and occupational health content in medical and nursing school curricula. Most recently, Dr. Pope directed the fast-track study on NIH priority-setting processes, and a review of fluid resuscitation practices in combat casualties.
Robert G. Radwin is a professor and chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His fields of interest include analytical methods for measuring and assessing exposure to physical stress in the workplace; ergonomics aspects of manually operated equipment and human-computer input devices; causes and prevention of work-related cumulative trauma disorders and peripheral neuropathies; occupational biomechanics; and rehabilitation engineering and was just appointed a member of the Committee on Human Factors.
David Rempel is a professor of medicine in the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and holds joint appointments in the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering at the University of California at Berkeley. He is director of the ergonomics program at Berkeley. He is board certified in internal medicine, preventive medicine (occupational medicine), and ergonomics. His research interests include understanding