Theodore K. Courtney is associate director at the Liberty Mutual Research Center for Safety and Health in Hopkinton, Mass., and visiting lecturer on injury, safety, and ergonomics at the Harvard School of Public Health. His research interests include injury epidemiology, injury surveillance, musculoskeletal disorders, ergonomics, and public health policy. His recently published research includes ... [Show full abstract] work examining the U.S. national occupational morbidity experience in large surveillance data systems; comparative studies on fall-related injuries in the United States, United Kingdom, and Sweden; assessments of workplace and health services factors influencing work-related low back pain disability; and studies of occupational fatalities in the Peoples Republic of China. Mr. Courtney is certified in comprehensive practice and ergonomics by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals and was co-developer of the national board examination on ergonomics for safety professionals. Mr. Courtney joined the editorial board of the AIHA Journal in 1998 and has served as a guest editor for the American journal of Industrial Medicine and Ergonomics. He is presently a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers Foundation Research Committee and formerly served on the ANSI Committee on Cumulative Trauma Disorder Control and as an inaugural member of the U.S. Coast Guard's Partnership in Maritime Medicine.