After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sport Science from the Colorado State University, and a Master of Public Health from the Northwest Ohio Consortium for Public Health, Dr. Tara Amenson next attended Wayne State University. She received her Master of Science and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Wayne State University, with a focus on impact biomechanics. Her dissertation research was on spinal injury causation and mitigation during motorsports crashes and involved the use of impact simulation software. Tara spent the next five years at the Transportation Research Center, Inc., where she was a contractor to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Vehicle Research and Test Center (VRTC) in the biomechanics and crashworthiness divisions.
Dr. Amenson brought her diversified safety education, training, and experience to S-E-A in early 2014. Since joining S-E-A, Dr. Amenson has earned the credentials of Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and Associate Safety Professional (ASP) which enhanced her ability to assess injury risks, potential hazards, standard of care compliance, and human factors. Dr. Amenson is certified to use the English XL tribometer (CXLT) and she is a Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI). At S-E-A, Dr. Amenson works as a senior technical consultant with an emphasis on safety and biomechanical analyses of premise liability matters, sports and recreational injuries, playground accidents, and worksite safety incidents. Dr. Amenson is responsible for forensic investigations involving complex safety issues including slip/trip and falls, product liability, and warnings/instructions. Dr. Amenson’s combined education, training, and experience qualifies her to investigate and analyze injury mechanisms and injury causation in her respective fields.
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