Dr. Mark Redfern
Mark Redfern
Vice Provost for Research, University of Pittsburgh
William Kepler Whiteford Professor of Bioengineering
Professor, Departments of Otolaryngology, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation

Department of Bioengineering
University of Pittsburgh
Benedum 123
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

Telephone: (412) 624-4771
Fax: (412) 647-0108

BSE - University of Michigan Engineering Sci. & Applied Mech, 1978
Cert. - New York University Prosthetics Cert, 1980
MSE - University of Michigan Bioengineering, 1982
PhD - University of Michigan Bioengineering, 1988
Mark Redfern is the Kepler-Whiteford Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering and has secondary appointments in the Departments of Otolaryngology, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science. He is also the Associate Dean for Research at the Swanson School.   He earned his Ph.D. in Bioengineering at the University of Michigan in 1988.   Dr. Redfern's research at the Human Movement and Balance Laboratory is focused in human movement biomechanics, human postural control and ergonomics.  The major goal of the postural control research is the prevention of falling injuries by investigating the factors that influence balance, particularly in patients with vestibular disorders and the elderly. He is interested in reducing injuries in the workplace through ergonomic redesign. The ergonomic research focus has been in the area of fall prevention and the influence of postural factors in back injuries.