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
- 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.
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.
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., & 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. (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). Analysis of the reliability and validity supporting functional capacity evaluations. Journal of Forensic Vocational Analysis, 7, 75-83.
King, P. M. (2005). Ergonomics for Housekeepers. Milwaukee: Ergonomics in Occupations. Milwaukee: UWM Center for Ergonomics.
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.
King, P. M. (2003). The Ergonomics Guidebook: The How-To Book on Ergonomics Issues and Their Solutions in the Graphic Communications Industry. Pittsburgh, PA/GATF Press.
King, P. M. (2002). A comparison of the effects of floor mats and shoe in-soles on standing fatigue. Applied Ergonomics, 33, 477-484.
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.