Fadi Fathallah

Fadi Fathallah

Position Title

3020 Bainer Hall

Grad Group Affiliations

  • Biomedical Engineering

Specialties / Focus

  • Biomechanics


  • EBS 128 Biomechanics and Ergonomics, Spring
  • EBS 228 Occupational Musculoskeletal Disorders, Spring

Field Sites

  • Occupational Biomechanics Laboratory http://ergonomics.engineering.ucdavis.edu

Professional Societies

  • American Society of Biomechanics
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
  • Ergonomics Society (UK)
  • American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
  • Institute of Industrial Engineers


  • 1986 BS Industrial Engineering Texas Tech University
  • 1988 MS Industrial Engineering and Operations Research Virginia Tech
  • 1995 PhD Industrial and Systems Engineering Ohio State University


McGorry, RW, Hsiang, SM, Fathallah, FA, and EA Clancy. 2001. Timing of activation of the erector spinae and hamstrings during a trunk flexion and extension task. Spine. 26:418-425

Marras, WS, Allread, WG, Burr, DL, and FA Fathallah. 2000. Validation of a low-back disorder risk model: A prospective study of ergonomic interventions associated with manual materials handling jobs. Ergonimics. 43(11):1866-1886

Fathallah, FA, Marras, WS, and M Parnianpour. 1998. The role of complex simultaneous trunk motions in the risk of occupation-related low back disorders. Spine. 23(9):1035-1042

Fathallah, F. A., Miller, B. J., & Miles, J. A. (2008). Low back disorders in agriculture and the role of stooped work: scope, potential interventions, and research needs. J Agric Saf Health, 14(2), 221-245.