Naira Campbell-Kyureghyan - Associate Professor



Contact Information

Office Address:
EMS 1042
3200 North Cramer Street
Milwaukee, WI 53211
Phone: 414-229-6190
Fax: 414-229-6958
Email: campbeln@uwm.edu
WWW: UWM Center for Ergonomics

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 784
Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI 53201

Naira Campbell
Education

Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, The Ohio State University, 2004
M. Eng. Industrial Engineering, AUA, Armenia 1996
M.S/Ph.D.  Electr and Contr. Eng., State Eng. Univ. of Armenia, 1994
B.S. with Honors Electrical and Control Eng., Yerevan Polytech. Inst., USSR, 1991

Research Interests

Spine Biomechanics, Biomechanics of the Hand, Ergonomics, Safety and Injury Prevention, Kinematics and Kinetics of Human Motion, Human Performance, Tissue Biomechanics, FEM.

Selected Publications

  1. Burnett, D, Campbell-Kyureghyan, N., Quesada, P., Topp, R.  “A Retrospective Study of the Relationship Between Back Pain and Unilateral Knee Osteoarthritis in Candidates for Total Knee Arthoplasty”, Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain, (in review).
  2. Burnett, D., Campbell-Kyureghyan, N. “Scan-Specific Ergonomic Risk Factors in Medical Sonography”, International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics. (in review).
  3. Campbell-Kyureghyan, N., Yalla, S. V., Burnett, D., Voor, M. “Significance of Spine Motion Segment Orientation on Failure Strength”, Medical Engineering and Physics, (in review).
  4. Campbell-Kyureghyan, N. (2009) “Computational Modeling of the Lumbar Spine Components: A Review”, in print in International Journal for Computation Vision and Biomechanics.
  5. Campbell-Kyureghyan, N., Marras, W. (2009) “Combined Experimental and Analytical Model of the Lumbar Spine Subjected to Large Displacement Cyclic Loads. Part I. Model Development, in print in International Journal for Computation Vision and Biomechanics, v.2 (1).
  6. Campbell-Kyureghyan, N., Marras, W. (2009) “Combined Experimental and Analytical Model of the Lumbar Spine Subjected to Large Displacement Cyclic Loads. Part II. Model Validation, in print in International Journal for Computation Vision and Biomechanics, v.2 (1).
  7. Leijnse, J., Campbell-Kyureghyan, N., Spektor,  D., Quesada, P. (2008) “Assessment of Individual Finger Muscle Activity in the Extensor Digitorum Communis by Surface EMG”, Journal of Neurophysiology, v.100: pp 3225-3235.
  8. Campbell-Kyureghyan, N., Jorgensen, M., Burr, D., Marras, W. (2005) “The Prediction of Lumbar Spine Geometry: Method Development and Validation”, Clinical Biomechanics, v. 20(5), 455-464.
  9. Kyureghyan, S.G., Kyureghyan, N., and Hakopian, A.R. (2000)“One Class of Solution Algorithms for Quadratic Programming”, Izv. of National Academy of Armenia, v .53(1), pp. 91-95.
  10. Kyureghyan, S.G., and Kyureghyan, N.(1998) “Search of Boundary Solutions for One Class of Nonlinear Programming Problems” Izv. NAS of Armenia, v. 51(3), pp. 11-14.
  11. Kyureghyan, N. and Kyureghyan, S.G. (1994) “Algorithms for the Optimal Measurement of the Mass of Liquid Products in Tanks.” Izv. NAS of Republic of Armenia, XLVII, 1-2, pp.33-40.

Selected presentations

  • Yalamarty, A., Jampana, V., Campbell-Kyureghyan, N. H. “Effect of Electric Utility Lineman Gloves on Strength and Efficiency”, HFES Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, October 19-23, 2009.
  • Cooper, K. N., Campbell-Kyureghyan, N. H., Sommerich, C. M. “Comparative Study of Computer Usage Patterns and Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Symptoms Among College Students”, HFES Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, October 19-23, 2009.
  • Burnett, D.R., Yalla,S.V., Campbell-Kyureghyan, N. H., Hadavale, R,” Do Stabilizing Forearm Braces Affect Elbow and Spine Posture During Wheelbarrow Pushing Tasks?”, HFES Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, October 19-23, 2009.
  • Burnett, D., Campbell-Kyureghyan, N., Topp, R. V., Quesada, P. M. “Asymmetry in Vertical Ground Reaction Force and Hip Range of Motion in Asymptomatic Subjects and Total Knee Arthroplasty Patients With or Without Back Pain”, European Society of Movement Analysis in Adults and Children (ESMAC), London, September 17-19, 2009.
  • Burnett, D., Campbell-Kyureghyan, N., Kar, J., Quesada, P. M. “Evaluation of Asymmetry in Ground Reaction Forces and Muscle Activity During the Stance Phase of Gait in Asymptomatic Subjects “, ASB Annual Meeting, Penn State University, August 26-29, 2009.
  • Campbell-Kyureghyan, N., Burnett, D., Topp, R.V., Quesada, P. M. “Biomechanical Asymmetry Before and After Total Knee Arthroplasty in Subjects with and without Back Pain”, American Society of Biomechanics Annual Meeting, Penn State University, August 26-29, 2009.
  • Yalla, S. V., Campbell-Kyureghyan, N., Cerrito, P., Voor, M., “Frequency Effects on Strain During Cyclic Loading of Thoracolumbar Spine” ASB Annual Meeting, Penn State University, August 26-29, 2009.
  • Campbell-Kyureghyan, N., Burnett, D., Topp, R.V., Quesada, P. M. “The Effect of Total Knee Arthroplasty on Biomechanical Asymmetry and Knee Strength in Subjects with and without Back Pain”,  XXII Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics, South Africa, July 3-7, 2009.
  • Campbell-Kyureghyan, N., Yalla, S. V., Cerrito, P., Voor, M., “Stiffness and Energy Density Variation with Respect to Frequency in a Thoracolumbar Spine During Cyclic Loading”,  XXII Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics, South Africa, July 3-7, 2009.
  • Ahmed, M., Campbell-Kyureghyan, N., Cooper, K.  “Development of an Algorithm to Evaluate Injuries among Power Utility Workers”, XXI Annual Int Occup Ergonomics and Safety Conf, Dallas, 06/11-12/ 09.
  • Caston, S., Campbell-Kyureghyan, N. H., Cooper, K. N.“Assessment of Ergonomic Training in Small Business Foundries” XXIst Annual Int Occup Ergonomics and Safety Conf, Dallas, 06/11-12/ 2009.
  • Cooper, K. N., Sommerich, C. M., Campbell-Kyureghyan, N. H. “Technology in the classroom: College Students’ computer usage and ergonomic risk factors”, ASEE SE Annual Conference, April 5-7, 2009.
  • Campbell-Kyureghyan, N. H., Burnett, D.R. “Biomechanical analysis of five different scan types performed by professional ultrasound technicians”, The 9th SEA Ergonomics Conference, Bangkok, 22-24 Oct, 2008.
  • Cooper, K. N., Campbell-Kyureghyan, N. H., Sommerich C. M. “Computer usage and ergonomic risk factors among college students” , The 9th Southeast Asian Ergonomics Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, 22-24 October, 2008
  • Burnett, D., Campbell-Kyureghyan, N. H., Quesada, P. M .”Biomechanics of Work-Related Injuries in Medical Sonographers”, Research! Louisville – Annual Conference, Louisville, KY, Oct 20-22, 2008.
  • Burnett, D., Campbell-Kyureghyan, N. H. “Ergonomic and Biomechanical Evaluation of Work-Related Risk Factors in Sonography”, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society's 52nd  Annual Meeting, New York City, NY, Sept 24- 28, 2008.
  • Yalla, S. V., Campbell-Kyureghyan, N. H., Voor, M. J..  “Frequency Dependence of Strain and Energy Dissipation During Thoracolumbar Spine Cyclic Loading”, SE American Society of Biomechanics  Annual Conference, Birmingham, AL, Apr 27-29, 2008 – 1st place winner (Engineering and Physics).
  • Burnett, D., Campbell-Kyureghyan, N. H., Quesada, P. M.  Evaluation of Risk Factors for Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders in Medical Sonographers”, SE American Society of Biomechanics  Annual Conference, Birmingham, AL, Apr 27-29, 2008.
  • Campbell-Kyureghyan, N. H., Yalla, S. V., Voor, M. J., Burnett, D.R. “Effect of orientation on failure criteria for lumbar spine segments”, Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Stanford, CA, Aug 1-4, 2007.
  • Knight, A., Bertocci, G. , Clyde Pierce, M. , Campbell-Kyureghyan, N. “Head Injury Risk Associated with Falls from Standing in Children and the Influence of Joint Stiffness”, Injury Biomechanics Symposium, May 21-22, Columbus, OH, 2007.
  • Yalla, S. V., Burnett, D. R., Campbell-Kyureghyan, N. H. “Effect of Orientation on Measured Failure Strenghts of Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Segments”, Injury Biomechanics Symposium, May 21-22, Columbus, OH, 2007.
  • Burnett, D. R., Yalla, S. V., Campbell-Kyureghyan, N. H. “Influence of Spinal Segment Orientation and Loading Frequency on Safe Lifting Limits”  E-Expo’ 06, Louisville, KY, 2007. -3rd place winner
  • Yalla, S. V., Stacy, D., Campbell-Kyureghyan, N. “Design of a Fixture for Spinal Segment Testing”, Engeneering-Expo’ 06, Louisville, KY, 2006. -1st place winner
  • Campbell-Kyureghyan, N.H., Marras, W.S., Burr, D., “A New Method for Non-Invasive Prediciton of Lumbar Spine Geometry.” Injury Biomechanics Symposium, Columbus, OH, 2005.
  • Campbell-Kyureghyan, N.H. and Marras, W.S., “Variation in Average and Peak Lumbar Disc Stresses by Level during Flexion using a Combined Experimental and Finite Element Approach.”  XXth Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics and 29th  ASB Annual Meeting , Cleveland, OH, 2005.
  • Campbell-Kyureghyan, N.H. and Marras, W.S., “Prediction of Intervertebral Disc Creep during Flexion using a Combined Experimental and Finite Element Approach.” XXth Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics and 29th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Cleveland, OH, 2005.
  • Campbell-Kyureghyan, N.H. and Marras, W.S., “Cumulative Effects of Load Frequency and Velocity on the Lumbar Spine Response during a Repetitive Lifting Task.”HFES 49th Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, 2005.

Sponsored Research (since 07/2005)

Title: Ergonomics Training for Managers and Employees in Small Business Foundries
Principal Investigator: N. Campbell-Kyureghyan (PI)
Agency: Occupational, Health and Safety Administration (OSHA)
Period: 10/08 – 10/09

Title: Improving the Safety and Ergonomics at EON Facilities – Phase II
Principal Investigator: N. Campbell-Kyureghyan (PI)
Agency: E.O.N US, Louisville, KY
Period: 01/08-11/09

Title: Behavior and Damage Criteria during Repetitive Motion of the Human Lumbar Spine
Principal Investigator: N. Campbell-Kyureghyan (PI)
Agency: University of Louisville, Multidisciplinary Research Grant Program and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Period: 01/06 - 01/07

Title: Improving the Safety and Ergonomics at EON Facilities – Phase I
Principal Investigator: N. Campbell-Kyureghyan (PI)
Agency: E.O.N US, Louisville, KY
Period: 06/08-12/08

Title: Anatomical Variations as Predisposing Factors for Focal Dystonia in the Musician’s Hand
Principal Investigator: J. Leijnse (PI), N. Campbell-Kyureghyan (Co-PI)
Agency: University of Louisville, Multidisciplinary Research Grant Program
Period: 01/06 - 01/07

Title: Evaluation and Injury Prevention Among Sonographers
Principal Investigator: N. Campbell-Kyureghyan (PI)
Agency: UofL Hospital, Ultrasound Facility
Period: 05/07 – 03/08

Title: Effect of Tablet PC Usage on Musculoskeletal Discomfort and Educational Outcomes
Principal Investigator: N. Campbell-Kyureghyan (PI)
Agency: UofL, SSE
Period: 06/08 – 06/09