Dr. Yousif Abulhassan

Dr. Yousif Abulhassan is an Assistant Professor of Occupational Safety and Health at Murray State University. He earned his PhD in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Auburn University in May 2016 with a specialization in occupational safety and ergonomics. His primary research interests are in the areas of ergonomics and biomechanics, human factors engineering, safety engineering, and the design of emergency evacuation systems.
 
Courses Taught at MSU:
OSH 452 Systems Approach to Hazard Control
OSH 591 Engineering and Technical Aspects of Safety
OSH 656 Ergonomics and Biomechanics
 
Education:
B.S. (Mechanical Engineering) University of Portland
M.I.S.E. (Industrial and Systems Engineering) Auburn University
Ph.D. (Industrial and Systems Engineering) Auburn University
Specialization: Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
Dissertation: Evaluation of School Bus Emergency Evacuation Systems with Regard to Physical Capabilities of Young Children
 
Publications:

Huangfu, R., Lusk, C., Gunter, L., Davis, J., Abulhassan, Y. (2017, November). "Does Wearing a Smoke Hood Impede one’s Ability to see Stairs while Descending?", Athens: ATINER'S Conference Paper Series, No: IND2017-2301.

Abulhassan, Y., Davis, J., Sesek, R., Schall, M., & Gallagher S., (2017, August) Evacuating A Rolled-Over School Bus: Considerations for Young Evacuees. Safety Science, In Press.

Abulhassan, Y., Davis, J., Sesek, R., Gallagher, S., & Schall, M. (2016). Establishing school bus baseline emergency evacuation times for elementary school students. Safety science89, 249-255. 

Abulhassan, Y., Davis, J., Sesek, R., Gallagher, S., Schall, M., & Callender, A. (2016, September). Relating the Strength Capabilities of Children to the Design of School Bus Emergency Roof Hatches. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting (Vol. 60, No. 1, pp. 1652-1655). SAGE Publications.

Abulhassan, Y., Menekse, S., Capanoglu, M., Webb, J., & Gallagher, S., (2015, October). Utilizing Fatigue Failure Theory to Relate Low-Back Loading to Predicted Spinal Strength: Update on the Low-Back Cumulative Trauma Index. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting (Vol. 59, No. 1, pp. 1222-1226). SAGE Publications.

Abulhassan, Y., Menekse, S., Capanoglu, M., Webb, J., & Gallagher, S., (2015, August). A fatigue failure-based ergonomics assessment tool for low back disorders: The Low Back Cumulative Trauma Index (LBCTI). In Proceedings of the 19th Triennial Congress of the IEA. (pp. 1363-1364).

Gallagher, S., Porter, M., Almas, P., & Abulhassan, Y. (2014, September). Do Inflammatory Responses to Eccentric Exercise Suggest a Fatigue Failure Process? In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting (Vol. 58, No. 1, pp. 1561-1565). SAGE Publications.

Certification and Licensure:
Associate Ergonomics Professional
Engineer in Training License, Oregon State Board of Engineering
 
Professional Experience Prior to MSU:
2014-2016 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Auburn University
2013-2016 Graduate Research Assistant, Auburn University
2012-2013 Ergonomic Job Evaluation Project, Donaldson Company
  
Professional Organizations:
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Alpha Pi Mu, Industrial Engineering Honors Society 
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
American Society of Safety Engineers
 
Contact Information:
Office Address: 157H  Industry and Technology Center
Office Phone: 270-809-5647
Office Fax: 270-809-3630