Kari Babski-Reeves is the Department Head of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and the Associate Dean for the Bagley College of Engineering at Mississippi State University. Dr. Babski-Reeves’ research efforts are focused on the areas of human factors, ergonomics and safety. Specifically, her research interests include industrial ergonomics, work-related musculoskeletal disorder prevention and control, occupational biomechanics, occupational safety and health, total body fatigue, localized muscle fatigue, and thermography applications in ergonomics. Her research has been funded by entities such as NIOSH, FAA, DOE, and DOD and totals nearly $14MM.
Dr. Babski-Reeves’ research has been published in journals including Ergonomics; IEEE Transactions: Man, Systems, and Cybernetics; Human Ecological Risk Assessment, and the International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics. She is a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Society of Automotive Engineers and the Institute of Industrial Engineers.
Dr. Babski-Reeves received her PhD, M.S., and B.S. degrees in Industrial Engineering from Mississippi State University in 2000, 1998 and 1995 respectively.