Phyllis M. King, Ph.D., OT, FAOTA
Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs; Professor; Associate Director, Center for Ergonomics
Occupational Science & Technology
- Ergonomics, Legal Issues in
- Work-related Disabilities
Chapman Hall, 220A
Phone: (414) 229-6175
- Ph.D., Urban Education, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1995
- M.S., Programs in Management, Cardinal Stritch College, 1988
- B.S., Occupational Therapy, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1983
Interests & Expertise
Dr. King is the Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, a Professor in the College of Health Sciences, the Associate Director for the Center for Ergonomics, and the Director of Campus Ergonomics Services. Her research interests focus on the prevention of work-related injuries through the application of ergonomics. She provides ergonomic consultation and training services to a variety of industries including health care, manufacturing, and hospitality. Current research has focused on product design, usability testing, safe patient handling, and measuring the physiological effects of work. She recently co-authored a chapter in the AMA’s book entitled Guide to the Evaluation of Functional Ability.
Darragh, A., Huddleston, W., & King, P. (2009). Work-related musculoskeletal disorders and injuries among occupational and physical therapists. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 63(3), 351-368.
King, P., Huddleston, W., & Darragh, A. (2009). Work-related musculoskeletal disorders and injuries: Differences among older and younger occupational and physical therapists. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 19(3), 274-279.
King, P., & Olson, D. (2009). Work Practice in Occupational Therapy. In E.B.Creapeau, E.S. Cohn, & B. Schell (eds.), Willard and Spackman’s Occupational Therapy 11th ed., 615-632. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Sindu, B., & King, P. (2009). Assessing Evaluee Effort. In E. Genovese & J. Galper (Ed.), Guide to the Evaluation of Functional Ability: How to Request, Interpret and Apply Functional Capacity Evaluations, 195-227, Washington DC: American Medical Association.
May-Lisowski T., & King, P. (2008). Effect of wearing a static wrist orthosis on shoulder movement during feeding. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 62(4), 428-445.
King, P., Gratz, R., & Kleiner, K. (2006). Ergonomic recommendations and their impact on child care workers’ health. WORK: A Journal of Prevention, assessment and Rehabilitation, 26(1), 13-17.
King, P.M. (2005). Analysis of the reliability and validity supporting functional capacity evaluations. Journal of Forensic Vocational Analysis, 7, 75-83.Back to the top
Orlando, N., & King, P.M. (2004). Relationship of demographic variables on perception of fatigue and discomfort following prolonged standing under various flooring conditions. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 22(13), 63-76.
Zander, J., & King, P. (2004). Influence of flooring conditions on lower leg volume following prolonged standing. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 34, 279-288.
King, P., & Finet, M. (2004). Determining the accuracy of the psychophysical approach to grip force measurement. Journal of Hand Therapy, 100(1), 1-5.
Horkey, J., & King, P. (2004). Ergonomic recommendations and their role in cardiac sonography. WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation, 22(3), 207-218.
King, P. M. (2002). A comparison of the effects of floor mats and shoe in-soles on standing fatigue. Applied Ergonomics, 33, 477-484.
Gratz, R., Claffey, A., King, P., & Scheuer, G. (2002). The physical demands and ergonomics of working with young children. Early Child Development and Care, 172, 531-537.
Fitzpatrick, M., & King, P. (2001). Disability management pays off. Professional Safety Journal, January, 39-41.
Triggs, D., & King P. (2000). Job Rotation: An Administrative Control for Hazard Prevention. Professional Safety, 45(2), 32-34.
UWM Faculty Distinguished Public Service Award, 2010