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Dr. Amenson has over 25 years of experience in hazard identification, risk assessments, safety analyses, and injury evaluations.  In early 2014, Dr. Amenson came to S-E-A with her diversified background in biomechanics, human factors, public health, and sports which qualifies her to investigate and analyze incidents to determine injury causation.  She has a doctoral and master’s degree in biomedical engineering from Wayne State University where she focused her studies on impact biomechanics.  Dr. Amenson has a Master of Public Health degree from the Northwest Ohio Consortium for Public Health where she studied human factors including warnings, instructions, perception/response, situational awareness, and human behavior.  She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sport Science from the Colorado State University and a minor in Athletic Training.  During her undergraduate education, Dr. Amenson was involved in sports and recreational injury prevention research which qualifies her to investigate athletic injuries from obstacle courses, swimming pools, trampolines, bicycle accidents, and fitness equipment. 

Before joining S-E-A, Dr. Amenson worked at the Transportation Research Center, Inc. (TRC) as a contractor to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Vehicle Research and Test Center (VRTC).  At TRC, Dr. Amenson performed testing and injury research in the biomechanics and crashworthiness divisions to evaluate child seats, airbags, seatbelts, interior structural design, and occupant positioning.  Dr. Amenson has experience working with and collecting data from instrumented cadavers and anthropometric test devices, or crash dummies.   

Since joining S-E-A, Dr. Amenson has become a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and Associate Safety Professional (ASP) which enhanced her ability to identify potential hazards, assess injury risks, and evaluate the standard of care in various industries.  Dr. Amenson also became certified to use the English XL tribometer (CXLT) to assist in her evaluation of premise liability matters including slip resistant walkway surfaces.  Continuing with her interest in sports and recreational injury prevention, Dr. Amenson became a Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI).  She is actively involved in the ASTM committees for children’s products, sports equipment, playing surfaces, consumer products, and pedestrian walkway safety.  Dr. Amenson is a Senior Biomedical/ Safety Consultant at S-E-A and as such, she has analyzed numerous incidents involving premise liability, product design, and injury mechanisms.  Dr. Amenson is also responsible for forensic investigations involving warnings and instructions, human behavior, and situational awareness.


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