University of Southern California
University of Southern California
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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Post-Doctoral Scholars

Kryztopher D. Tung PhD

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Faculty Mentor: Shawn C. Roll PhD, OTR/L, RMSKS, FAOTA

Research Lab: Musculoskeletal Sonography and Occupational Performance Laboratory

Kryztopher D. Tung

Research Interests

Kryztopher Tung currently acts as a postdoctoral researcher in the USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy. He is a researcher on the RO1 grant to investigate the risk factors associated with carpal tunnel syndrome in the profession of dental hygiene. Previously, he received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Utah in 2018 for his work on predictive methods for heat illness potential utilizing wearable biosensors. Prior to this, he received his MS and BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder. His research interests lie in the prevention of upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders (UEMSD’s) in various working populations.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Mechanical Engineering/ Ergonomics and Safety Focus
2018 | University of Utah, Salt Lake City

Master of Science (MS) in Mechanical Engineering/ Bioengineering Focus
2012 | University of Colorado at Boulder

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Mechanical Engineering/ Bioengineering Focus
2010 | University of Colorado at Boulder

Publications

Journal Articles

Roll, S. C., Tung, K. D., Chang, H., Sehremelis, T. A., Fukumura, Y. E., Randolph, S., & Forrest, J. L. (2019). Prevention and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal disorders in oral health care professionals: A systematic review. The Journal of the American Dental Association, 150(6), 489-502. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.adaj.2019.01.031 Show abstract

Tung, K. D., Shorti, R. M., Downey, E. C., Bloswick, D. S., & Merryweather, A. S. (2015). The effect of ergonomic laparoscopic tool handle design on performance and efficiency. Surgical Endoscopy, 29(9), 2500-2505. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00464-014-4005-9 Show abstract

Tung, K., Franz, J., & Kram, R. (2014). A test of the metabolic cost of cushioning hypothesis during unshod and shod running. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 46(2), 324-329. https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0b013e3182a63b81 Show abstract