Dr. Tara Amenson received a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sport Science with a minor in Athletic Training from Colorado State University and worked in sports performance facilities as a certified personal trainer. With a focus on injury prevention, Dr. Amenson earned a Master of Public Health from the Northwest Ohio Consortium for Public Health and worked as a personal health advisor to employees in industrial work settings. Dr. Amenson also attended Wayne State University where she received a Master of Science and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering specializing in impact biomechanics. After graduating from Wayne State, Dr. Amenson worked as an impact laboratory engineer testing automotive safety components and spent five years at the Transportation Research Center, Inc. (TRC) as a contractor to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) at the Vehicle Research and Test Center (VRTC). Dr. Amenson was a Research Scientist in the biomechanics and crashworthiness divisions at VRTC where she gained experience using cadavers and anthropomorphic test devices (ATD) in sled testing, crash testing, and impact testing.
Dr. Amenson brought her diversified education and outstanding experience to S-E-A’s Biomechanics Group in 2014. Since joining S-E-A, Dr. Amenson has earned the credentials of Associate Safety Professional (ASP) and Certified Safety Professional (CSP) adding to her education and experience in assessing worksite injury risks, potential hazards, regulatory compliance, and ergonomics. Dr. Amenson is a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) and a Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI). At S-E-A, Dr. Amenson works as a technical consultant with emphasis on biomechanics and analysis of sports and recreational injuries, playground accidents, worksite safety incidents, and automotive accidents. Dr. Amenson is responsible for forensic investigations involving complex safety issues including slip/trip and fall analysis, ergonomics, human factors, and product liability. Dr. Amenson is also responsible for evaluating workplace safety signage and product safety labels and warnings. Dr. Amenson’s combined education, experience, and training qualifies her to investigate, analyze, and research injury mechanisms and injury causation in her respective fields.
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Columbus, OH 43229