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John C. Rosecrance

John C. Rosecrance, Ph.D., P.T., C.P.E.
Associate Professor

Phone: (970) 491-1405
Fax: (970) 491-2940
Email: John.Rosecrance@colostate.edu
Office: 154 A Environmental Health Building

 

Degrees

Research Interests

Dr. Rosecrance has been a physical therapist for more than 20 years specializing in the treatment of occupational illnesses and injuries. Over the last 15 years, his work has focused on the prevention of occupation illnesses and injuries through ergonomics. He is a Certified Professional Ergonomist and has been a consultant in ergonomics to approximately 30 companies in the United States. Using ergonomic principles, he has worked successfully with many companies throughout the U.S. to reduce injuries, increase production efficiency, and improve the quality of products and services.

Dr. Rosecrance teaches graduate courses in ergonomics, performs research studies in occupational health, and provides consultation to companies for improving work practices. He has also participated in numerous educational seminars relating to ergonomics in the United States, Hungary, Italy, the Republic of Slovakia, and Malta. His area of research expertise is in the cause and prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders with a specific focus on carpal tunnel syndrome. His studies in this area have involved workers in many occupations including newspaper employees, construction workers, foundry employees, and dental hygienists.

Selected Publications

• Douphrate D, Rosecrance J, Stallones L, Reynolds S, Gilkey D. (in press) Livestock-handling injuries in agriculture: an analysis of Colorado workers’ compensation data. American Journal of Industrial Medicine.

• Dartt A, Rosecrance J, Gerr F, Chen P, Anton D, Merlino L. (in press, DOI information: 10.1016/j.apergo.2008.11.008) Reliability of Assessing Upper Limb Postures among Workers Performing Manufacturing Tasks. Journal of Applied Ergonomics.

• Douphrate D, Rosecrance J, Stallones L, Reynolds S, Gilkey D. (in press) Tractor-related injuries: a case-based analysis of workers’ compensation data. Journal of Agromedicine.

• Gilkey D, Enebo B, Soledad Vela Acosta, M, Hautaluoma J, Bigelow P, Rosecrance J, Herron R. (2007). Low back pain in Hispanic residential carpenters. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, 6: 2-14.

• Gilkey D, Keefe T, Bigelow P, Herron R, Duvall K, Hautaluoma J, Rosecrance J, Sesek R. (2007). Low back pain among residential carpenters: Ergonomic evaluation using OWAS and 2D compression estimation. International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, 13(3), 305-321.

• Anton, D, Gerr F, Meyers A, Cook T, Rosecrance J, Reynolds J. (2007). Effect of aviation snip design and task height on upper extremity muscular activity and wrist posture. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 4(2):99-113.

• Rosecrance J, Rodgers G, Merlino L. (2006). Low back pain and musculoskeletal symptoms among Kansas farmers. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 49:547-556.

• Douphrate D, Rosecrance J, Wahl H. (2006). Workers’ compensation experience of Colorado agricultural workers, 2000-2004. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 49: 900-910.

• Anton D, Rosecrance JC, Gerr F, Merlino LA, Cook T. (2005). Effect of concrete block weight and wall height on electromyographic activity and heart rate of masons. Ergonomics, 48:1314-1330.

• Rosecrance JC, Anton D, Cook TM. (2005). Effect of pneumatic power tool use on nerve conduction velocity across the wrist. Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing, 15(4): 339-352.

• Merlino L, Rosecrance JC, Anton D, Cook TM. (2003). Symptoms of musculoskeletal disorders among apprentice construction workers. Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 18(1):57-64.

• Goldenhar L, Hecker S, Moir S, Rosecrance JC. (2003). The ''Goldilocks Model'' of overtime in construction: Not too much, not too little, but just right. Journal of Safety Research, 34:215-226.

• Anton D, Cook TM, Rosecrance JC, Merlino LA. (2003). A method for quantitatively assessing physical risk factors during variable non-cyclic work. Scandinavian Journal of Work Environment & Health, 29(5):354-362.

• Rosecrance JC, Ketchen K, Merlino L, Anton D, Cook T. (2002). Test-retest reliability of a self-administered musculoskeletal symptom and job factors questionnaire used in ergonomics research. Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 17(9):613-621.

• Anton D, Rosecrance JC, Cook T, Merlino L. (2002). Prevalence of musculoskeletal symptoms and carpal tunnel syndrome among dental hygienists. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 42:248-257.

• Rosecrance JC, Cook TM, Anton D, Merlino L. (2002). Prevalence of carpal tunnel syndrome among apprentice construction workers. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 42:107-116.

• Anton D, Shibley L, Fethke B, Hess J, Cook, T, Rosecrance JC. (2001). The effect of overhead drilling position on shoulder moment and electromyography. Ergonomics, 44(5):489-501.

• Rosecrance JC, Proszasz J, FeKecs E, Karacsony T, Merlino L, Anton D, Cook T. (2001). Musculoskeletal disorders among Hungarian construction apprentices. Central European Journal of Public Health, 4:183-187.

• Rosecrance JC, Cook TM. (2000). The use of participatory action research and ergonomics in the prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders in the newspaper industry. Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 15(3):255-262.

• Cook T, Ludewig P, Rosecrance JC, Zimmermann CL, Gerleman DG. (1999). Electromyographic effects of ergonomic modifications in selected meatpacking tasks. Journal of Applied Ergonomics, 30(3):229-233.

• Rosecrance JC, Cook TM. (1998). Upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders: Occupational association and a model for prevention. Central European Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 4(3):214-231.

• Cook T, Rosecrance JC, Zimmermann CL, Gerleman DG, Ludewig PM. (1998). Electromyographic analysis of a repetitive hand gripping task. International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, 4(2):185-198.

• Zimmermann CL, Cook TM, Rosecrance JC. (1997). Work-related musculoskeletal symptoms and injuries among operating engineers: A review and guidelines for improvement. Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 12(7):480-484.

• Zimmermann CL, Cook TM, Rosecrance JC. (1997). Operating engineers: Work-related musculoskeletal disorders and the trade. Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 12(10):670-680.

• Rosecrance JC, Cook TM, Bingham R. (1997). Sensory nerve recovery following median nerve provocation in carpal tunnel syndrome. Electromyography and Clinical Neurophysiology, 37(4):219-229.

• Hammill JM, Cook TM, Rosecrance JC. (1996). Effectiveness of a physical therapy regimen in the treatment of tension-type headaches. Headache, 36:149-153.

• Rosecrance JC, Cook TM. (1996). Ergonomic intervention in newspaper production. Orthopedic Physical Therapy Clinics of North America, 5(2):273-286.

• Bingham R, Rosecrance JC, Cook TM. (1996). Prevalence of median neuropathy in applicants for industrial jobs. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 30:355-361.

• Bork BE, Cook TM, Rosecrance JC, Engelhardt KA, Thomason MEJ, Wauford IJ, Worley RK. (1996). Work-related musculoskeletal disorders among physical therapists. Physical Therapy, 76(8):827-835.

• Cook TM, Rosecrance JC, Zimmermann CL. (1996). Work-related musculoskeletal problems in bricklaying: A symptom and job factors survey and guidelines for improvements. Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 11(11):1335-1339.

• Rosecrance JC, Cook TM, Zimmermann CL. (1996). Work-related musculoskeletal disorders among construction workers in the pipe trades. Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation, 7:13-20.

• Rosecrance JC, Cook TM, Zimmermann CL. (1994). Active surveillance for the control of cumulative trauma disorders: A working model in the newspaper industry. Journal of Orthopedic Sports Physical Therapy, 19(5):267-276.

• Rosecrance JC, Cook TM, Goode JD, Satre DL, Schoroder MJ. (1994). Vibration sensibility testing in the workplace: Day-to-day reliability. Journal of Occupational Medicine, 36(9):1032-1037.

• Durnil B, Rosecrance JC, Cook TM, Birgen W, Dostal A, McMurray SJ. (1993). Reliability of distal sensory latency measurements. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 3(2):105-112.

• Rosecrance JC, Cook TM, Bingham R. (1993). Comparison of a digital electroneurometer and standard nerve conduction studies for the measurement of median nerve sensory latency. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 3(4):102-116.

• Rosecrance JC, Giuliani CA. (1991). Kinematic analysis of lower-limb movement during ergometer pedaling in hemiplegic and non-hemiplegic subjects. Physical Therapy, 71(4):82-91.

• Cook TM, Rosecrance JC. (1991). Reliability of a digital electroneurometer for measurement of distal motor latencies. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 1(2):105-112.

• Rosecrance JC, Cook TM, Golden N. (1991). A comparison of isometric strength and dynamic lifting capacity in men with industrially related low back injuries. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 1(3):197-206.

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