Mohini Dutt

Senior Ergonomist

Mohini Dutt is a Senior Ergonomist at The Ergonomics Center of North Carolina, housed in the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial Systems Engineering at North Carolina State University. She received her Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering with a focus in ergonomics, human factors and biomechanics from The Ohio State University. Her role involves providing ergonomic job evaluations and training to employees at companies throughout the United States.

Previously, Mohini’s research efforts have focused on ergonomics and biomechanics in industrial, healthcare, warehousing settings focused on addressing occupational safety and health concerns of workers. Her dissertation research was focused on developing risk models for lower extremity musculoskeletal disorders in material handling settings.


BSBE 2007

Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering

Case Western Reserve University

MEM 2008

Masters in Engineering and Management

Case Western Reserve University

Ph.D. 2016

Doctor of Industrial and Systems Engineering

The Ohio State University

Research Description

  • Dutt, M., Lavender, S.A., Sommerich, C.M. Chaudhari, A.M.W. (2016). Associations between lower extremity musculoskeletal disorders and tibial acceleration measures. Ninth International Scientific Conference on the Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders.
  • Dutt, M., Lavender, S.A., Sommerich, C.M. Chaudhari, A.M.W. (2016). Investigation of the prevalence of lower extremity work-related musculoskeletal disorders in distribution center workers. 2016 Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, Poster 2194.
  • Dutt, M. (2016). Developing Models to Study Relationships between Tibial Acceleration Measures and Lower Extremity Musculoskeletal Disorder Symptoms Experienced by Distribution Center Workers (Doctoral Dissertation - The Ohio State University). Retrieved from
  • Dutt, M., Lavender, S.A., Chaudhari, A.M.W., Sommerich, C.M. (2015). Validity of accelerometers in predicting occupationally related lower extremity exposures: American Society of Biomechanics Annual Meeting.
  • Sommerich, C.M., Lavender, S.A., Radin Umar, R.Z., Li, J., Park, S., Dutt, M. (2015). A biomechanical and subjective comparison of two powered ambulance cots. Ergonomics; 6: 1-12.
  • Sommerich, C.M., Lavender, S.A., Radin Umar, R.Z., Li, J., Park, S., Dutt, M. (2013). Powered ambulance cots: Effects of design differences on muscle activity and subjective perception of operators: Human Factors & Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting.
  • Sommerich, C.M., Lavender, S.A., Radin Umar, R.Z., Le, P., Mehta, J., Ko, P.L., Farfan, R., Dutt, M., Park, S. (2012). A biomechanical and subjective assessment and comparison of three ambulance cot design configurations. Ergonomics; 55 (11): 1350 – 1361.
  • Le, P., Dufour, J., Monat, H., Rose, J., Huber, Z., Alder, E., Radin Umar, R.Z., Hennessey, B., Dutt, M., Marras W.S. (2012). Association between spinal loads and the psychophysical determination of maximum acceptable force during pushing tasks. Ergonomics; 55 (9): 1104 – 1114.

Honors and Awards

  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (Black Belt BOK), The Ohio State University, 2012