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Kari Babski-Reeves

Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator, Industrial and Systems Engineering

E-mail address: kari@ise.msstate.edu
Website: http://www.ise.msstate.edu/people/faculty/kari-babski-reeves/


Kari Babski-Reeves received her PhD, MS, and BS degrees in Industrial Engineering from Mississippi State University in 2000, 1998, and 1995 respectively. She joined the Industrial and Systems Engineering Faculty in June 2006, after serving on the faculty at Virginia Tech. She also is a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE).

Dr. Babski-Reeves' research efforts are focused in the areas of human factors, ergonomics, and safety. Specifically, her research interests include industrial ergonomics, work related musculoskeletal disorder prevention and control, occupational biomechanics, psychosocial risk factors, work physiology, occupational safety and health, total body fatigue, localized muscle fatigue, and thermography applications in ergonomics. Her research has been funded by entities such as NIOSH, Honda, Hyundai, UPS, DHS, and DOE.

Dr. Babski-Reeves' research has been published in journals including Human Factors; Ergo; IEEE Transactions: Man, Systems, and Cybernetics; and the International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics. She is a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Society of Automotive Engineers, and the Institute of Industrial Engineers, among others.


Hamilton, Michael, Lesley Strawderman, Kari Babski-Reeves, and Brendan Hale. "Effects of BMI and Task Parameters on Joint Angles During Simulated Small Parts Assembly" International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics 43.5 (2013): 417-424.
Strawderman, Lesley, Laura Ruff, Kari Babski-Reeves, Sarah Rajala, and Allen Greenwood. "Investigating the Impact of Process Complexity on Quality of Care in Hospital Emergency Departments" International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management 14.1 (2013): 22-38.
Hung, Yu-Hsiu Tonya Smith-Jackson, Brian Kleiner, Thomas Mills III, Woodrow Winchester III, and Kari Babski-Reeves. "Identifying Fall-Protection Training Needs for Residential Roofing Subcontractors" Applied Ergonomics 44.3 (2013): 372-380.
Strawderman, Lesley, Arash Salehi, Kari Babski-Reeves, Tonya Thornton-Neaves, and Arthur Cosby. "Reverse 911 as a Complentary Evacuation Warning System" Natural Hazards Review 13.1 (2012): 65-73.
Govindu, Nirathi and Kari Babski-Reeves. "Thermographic Assessment of the Thenar Thumb Muscles During Pipetting" International Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics 1.3 (2012): 268-281.
Kyung, Gyouhyung, Maury Nussbaum, and Kari Babski-Reeves. "Enhancing Digital Driver Models: Identification of Distinct Postural Strategies Used by Drivers" Ergonomics 53.3 (2010): 375-384.
Ikuma, Laura, Maury Nussbaum, and Kari Babski-Reeves. "Reliability of Physiological and Subjective Responses to Physical and Psychosocial Exposures During a Simulated Manufacturing Task" International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics 39.5 (2009): 813-820.
Ikuma, Laura and Kari Babski-Reeves. "Experimental Manipulation of Psychosocial Exposure and Questionnaire Sensitivity in a Simulated Manufactured Setting" International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health 82.6 (2009): 735-746.
Tran, Grace, Kari Babski-Reeves, and Maury Nussbaum. "Electromyographic Evaluation of a Bed Assistive Device for Abdominal Surgery Patients in Postoperative Care " Human Factors: The Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 50.2 (2008): 237-255.
Kyung, Gyouhyung, Maury Nussbaum, and Kari Babski-Reeves. "Driver Sitting Comfort And Discomfort (Part I): Use of Subjective Ratings" International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics 38.5-6 (2008): 516-525.
Bertmaring, Ian, Kari Babski-Reeves, and Maury Nussbaum. "Infrared Imaging of Deltoid During Overhead Static Exertions" Ergonomics 51.10 (2008): 1606-1619.
Ryu, Young Sam, Kari Babski-Reeves, Tonya Smith-Jackson, and Maury Nussbaum. "Decision Models for Comparitive Usability Evaluation of Mobile Phones Using the Mobile Phone Usability Questionnaire" Journal of Usability Studies 3.1 (2007): 24-39.
Hughes, Laura, Kari Babski-Reeves, and Tonya Smith-Jackson. "Effects of Psychosocial and Individual Factors On Physiological Risk Factors for Upper Extremity Musculoskeletal Disorders While Typing" Ergonomics 50.2 (2007): 261-274.
Babski-Reeves, Kari and Grace Tran. "Efficacy of a Self-Assistive Device for Patients in Postoperative Care" Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology 1.3 (2006): 292-301.
Govindo,, Nirathi and Kari Babski-Reeves. "Reliability of Thermal Readings of the Skin Surface Over the Anterior Deltoid During Intermittent, Overhead Tapping Tasks" International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics 42.1 136-142.

Werth, Abigail J. and Kari Babski-Reeves. "Assessing Posture While Typing on Portable Computing Devices in Traditional Work Environments and at Home." Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Conference, October 22-26, 2012, Boston, MA. 2012. 1258-1262.
Govindu, Nirathi and Kari Babski-Reeves. "Investigating Individual and Occupational Factors and Their Interactions on Low Back Pain Severity in Workers." Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Conference, October 22-26, 2012, Boston, MA. 2012. 1079-1083.
Ahmed, Shaheen and Kari Babski-Reeves. "Assessment of Upper Extremity Postures in Novice and Expert During Simulated Carpentry Tasks." Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Conference, October 22-26, 2012, Boston, MA. 2012.
Govindu, Nirathi, Robin Littlejohn, David Close, Kari Babski-Reeves. "Quantifying Differences in Muscular Exertion Levels During Simulated Carpentry Tasks." Proceedings of the 14th Annual Institute of Industrial Engineering Research Conference, May 2011, Reno, NV. 2011.
Babski-Reeves, Kari, Nirathi Govindu, David Close, and Robin Littlejohn. "Muscular Loading During Simulated Carpentry Tasks." Proceeedings of the 14th Annual Institute of Industrial Engineering Research Conference, June 2010, Cancun, Mexico. 2010.
Govindu, Nirathi and Kari Babski-Reeves. "Thermographic Assessment of the Thumb Muscles during Pipetting Tasks." Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Conference, September 27- October 1, 2010, San Francisco, CA. 2010.
Ahmed, Shaheen and Kari Babski-Reeves. "Analysis of Subjective Body Discomfort Ratings During Simulated Prolonged Driving Tasks: What Measures Are Most Effective?." Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Conference, October 19-23, 2009, San Antonio, TX. 2009. 1161-1165.
Close, David, Kari Babski-Reeves, Daniel Carruth, Christopher Blackledge, and Marianne Wilhelm. "Assessment of Body Armor Design Impacts on User Perceptions." Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Conference, October 19-23, 2009, San Antonio, TX. 2009. 912-916.
Govindu, Nirathi, Jihun Kang, and Kari Babski-Reeves. "Reliability of Thermographic Assessment of the Shoulder During Overhead Tapping Tasks." Proceedings of the 13th Annual Institute of Industrial Engineering Research Conference, May 2009, Miami, FL. 2009.
Hung, Yu-Hsiu, Tonya Smith-Jackson, Brian Kleiner, and Kari Babski-Reeves. "Fall Protection Training-Needs Analysis for Residential Roofing Contractors." Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Conference, October 19-23, 2009, San Antonio, TX. 2009. 1632-1636.
Close, David, Kari Babski-Reeves, Nick Younan, and Noel Schulz. "Cognitive Task Analysis of Power Grid Monitors." Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Conference, October 19-23, 2009, San Antonio, TX. 2009. 304-308.
Blackledge, Christopher, Daniel Carruth, Kari Babski-Reeves, David Close, and Marianne Wilhelm. "Effects of Body Armor Design on Upper Extremity Range of Motion." Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Conference, October 19-23, 2009, San Antonio, TX. 2009. 907-911.
Salehi, Arash, Lesley Strawderman, Yunchen Huang, Shaheen Ahmed, and Kari Babski-Reeves. "Effectiveness of Three Training Delivery Methods in a Volunteer Program." Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Conference, October 19-23, 2009, San Antonio, TX. 2009. 1959-1963.
Littlejohn, Robin, Kari Babski-Reeves, and Maury Nussbaum. "Thermographic Assessment of the Forearm During and Following A Data Entry Task." Proceedings of the 13th Annual Institute of Industrial Engineering Research Conference, May 2009, Miami, FL. 2009.
Kang, Jihun and K. Babski-Reeves. "Evaluation of Methods for Determining Optimal Mental Workload Levels." Proceedings of the 13th Annual Institute of Industrial Engineering Research Conference, May 2009, Miami, FL. 2009.
Kang, Jihun and Kari Babski-Reeves. "Detecting Mental Workload Fluctuation During Learning of a Novel Task Using Thermography." Proceedings Of The Human Factors And Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, September 22-26, 2008, New York, NY. 2008. 1527-1531.
Ahmed, Shaheen, Lesley Strawderman, and Kari Babski-Reeves. "Evaluation of a Conceptual Warning System for Mobile Phone Use While Driving to Increase Public Awareness." Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Conference, September 22-26, 2008, New York, NY. 2008. 1756-1760.
Patnaik, Sourav, John McGinley, Gary McFayden, Kari Babski-Reeves, and Daniel Carruth. "Biomechanical Validation of Digital Human Models: A Posture and Motion Study with Digital Human Models." Proceedings of the Institute of Biological Engineering Annual Conference, March 6-9, 2008, Chapel Hill, NC. 2008. 1-30.
Littel, Neil, Kari Babski-Reeves, Gary McFayden, and John McGinley. "Musculoskeletal and Performance Effects of Monocular Display Augmented, Articulated Arm Based Laser Digitizing ." Human Computer Interaction International 2007, July 22-27, 2007, Beijing, China. 2007. 1-8.
Ryu, Young Sam, Kari Babski-Reeves, Tonya Smith-Jackson, Robert Williges, and Maury Nussbaum. "Development of Usability Questionnaires for Electronic Mobile Products and Decision Making Methods." Human Computer Interaction International 2007, Beijing, China, July 22-27, 2007. 2007. 1-206.
Barker, Linsey, Kari Babski-Reeves, and Laura Hughes. "Efficacy Of Using Thermography To Assess Shoulder Loads During Overhead Intermittent Work." 50th Annual Human Factors and Ergonomics Conference, October 16-20, 2006, San Francisco, CA. 2006. 1313-1317.
Kim, Sunwook, Michael Hurley, Maury Nussbaum, Laura Hughes, and Kari Babski-Reeves. "Residential Wall Panel Designers' Knowledge and Attitudes Toward Ergonomics." 50th Annual Human Factors and Ergonomics Conference, October 16-20, 2006, San Francisco, CA. 2006. 1892-1896.
Babski-Reeves, Kari, Paula McCauley, and Ian Bertmaring. "Thermographic Assessment Of The Anterior Deltoid During Overhead Static Exertions." Industrial Engineering Researching Conference, May 20-24, 2006, Orlando, FL. 2006.
Kang, Jihun, John McGinley, Gary McFayden, and Kari Babski-Reeves. "Determining Learning Level and Effective Training Times Using Thermography." 25th Annual Army Science Conference, November 27-30, 2006, Orlando, FL. 2006. 1-6.