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Phyllis M. King, PhD, OT, FAOTA, FASAHP

Professor, UWM Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Education

Ph D Urban Education/Administrative Leadership University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 1995
MS Health Services Administration Cardinal Stritch University 1988
BS Occupational Therapy University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 1983

Speaker Topics

  • Ergonomics
  • Ergonomics, Legal Issues in
  • Work-related Disabilities

Interests & Expertise

Phyllis King is the 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 healthcare, 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 American Medical Association’s (AMA) book entitled Guide to the Evaluation of Functional Ability.

Selected Publications

King, P. M., & Olson, D. (2013). Work Practice in Occupational Therapy. Creapeau, E. B., Cohn, E. S., & Schell, A. B. (Eds.). 12th ed. Philadelphia/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins: Willard and Spackman’s Occupational Therapy.
Darragh, A., Campo, M., & King, P. M. (2012). Work-related activities associated with injury in occupational and physical therapists. WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation, 42(3), 373-384.
Olson, D., & King, P. M. (2012). Estimated energy expenditure of nursing assistants in long term care. WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Intervention, 42(3), 331-340.
King, P. M., Darragh, A. R., & Huddleston, W. E. (2009). Work-related musculoskeletal disorders and injuries: Differences among older and younger occupational and physical therapists. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 19(3), 274.
King, P. M., & Olson, D. (2009). Work practice in occupational therapy. Creapeau, E. B., Cohn, E. S., & Schell, B. A. (Eds.). 11, 615-632. Philadelphia, PA/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins: Willard and Spackman’s Occupational Therapy.
King, P. M., & Sindhu, B. (2009). "Assessing Evaluee Effort"; Guidebook to the evaluation of functional ability: How to request, interpret and apply functional capacity evaluations. Genovese, E., & Galper, J. S. (Eds.). 1, 195-227. American Medical Association.
King, P. M., Huddleston, W. E., & Darragh, A. R. (2008). Work-related musculoskeletal injuries and disorders among occupational and physical therapists. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 63(3), 351-363.
King, P. M. (2007). Ergonomia para los trabajadores de mantenimiento. Milwaukee: UWM Center for Ergonomics.
King, P. M., 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). Ergonomics for Housekeepers. Milwaukee: Ergonomics in Occupations. Milwaukee: UWM Center for Ergonomics.
King, P. M. (2005). Analysis of the reliability and validity supporting functional capacity evaluations. Journal of Forensic Vocational Analysis, 7, 75-83.
Zander, J., & King, P. M. (2004). Influence of flooring conditions on lower leg volume following prolonged standing. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 34, 279-288.
King, P. M., & 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. M. (2004). Ergonomic recommendations and their role in cardiac sonography. WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment And Rehabilitation, 22(3), 207-218.

Honors & Awards

Ambassador Award (2015) College of Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
UWM Faculty Distinguished Public Service Award (2010) University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Dean’s Service Award (2009, May) College of Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.
Scholarship (2006, May) Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions.
Certificate of Appreciation (2003, September 8) U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Services.
Award of Service (2002) American Occupational Therapy Association.
Alumni Achievement Award (2002, October 26) School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Service Award (2002, May 3) American Occupational Therapy Association.
Award of Appreciation (1999) Southeast District Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association.
Award of Appreciation (1999) Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association.
Award of Service (1999, April 22) Wisconsin Work Programs Network.
Award of Appreciation (1998) Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association.
Award of Appreciation (1997) Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association.
Fellow (1997, April) American Occupational Therapy Association.
Award of Appreciation (1996) Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association.
Award of Appreciation (1995) Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association.
Graduate of the Last Decade (GOLD) Award (1994) Alumni Association, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Award of Excellence (1994, October) Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association.
Award of Distinction (1994, May) Southeast Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association.
Award of Appreciation (1993) Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association.
Adult Education Scholarship (1993, April 15) Wisconsin Association for Adult and Continuing Education.
Award of Appreciation (1992) Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association.
Award of Appreciation (1991) Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association.
Award of Appreciation (1989) Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association.
Award of Appreciation (1986) Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association.