Dr. Jack Dennerlein

Sargent College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences
Boston University

Dr. Jack Dennerlein is dean of Boston University Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences in Boston, Massachusetts. He holds professorial appointments in Boston University Departments of Physical Therapy, Biomedical Engineering, and Environmental health.  He is also an adjunct professor of ergonomics and safety in the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Department of Environmental Health. 

Dennerlein has spent nearly three decades as a respected scholar, researcher, and innovator in the field of occupational safety and health – primarily in ergonomics, where his federally-funded research investigates how the physical, psychosocial, and organizational conditions of work impact worker safety, health, and well-being. He has been an active leader and contributor in the development of National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s (NIOSH) Total Worker Health® Program in the U.S. and is currently a Senior Advisor and contributor to the Center for Work, Health, and Well-being at the Harvard Chan School, one of the original Centers of Excellence for Total Worker Health® funded by NIOSH.

Dennerlein is a Fellow of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, a member of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, and has served on several committees of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM).

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