• Assistant Professor (Courtesy Appointment)
Adam Pickens

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, 2008.
  • M.P.H., Environmental & Occupational Health, Texas A&M HSC-SRPH, College Station, Texas, 2003.
  • B.S., Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 1999.

Research Interests

    • Occupational biomechanics
    • Occupational safety
    • Mobile Application Development
      • Occupational hearing screening
      • Mobile ergonomic assessment tool
      • Ergonomic training and intervention
    • Manual Materials Handling

Selected Publications

  • Pickens, A.W., Dakuri, L.V., Smith, M.L., Zhao, H, Mehta, R., Song, S. “Limitations of a mobile application for hearing screening” The Hearing Journal (In Press)
  • Garrett, G., Benden, M.E., Mehta, RM, Pickens, A.W., Zhao, H (2016) “Call center productivity over 6 months following a standing desk intervention” IIE-TOEHF 4(2-3), 188-195
  • Pickens, A.W., Benden, M.E., Schneider, D.E., Zhao, H. (2016) “Use of stand-biased desks to reduce sedentary time in high school students: A pilot study” International Journal of Child Health and Nutrition, 5(2)
  • Pickens, AW, Kress M, Benden ME, Zhao H, Wendel M, Congleton JJ. (2016) “Six-month follow-up of stand-capable desk users in a call center” Public Health. March, I-4
  • Shortz, A.E., Pickens, A.W., Zheng, Q., Mehta, R.K. (2015) “The effect of cognitive fatigue on PFC correlates of neuromuscular fatigue in older women” Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 12(1):1