Skip to main content

Donald S. Bloswick, PhD, PE, CPE

Languages spoken:

Academic Information

Departments: Physical Therapy and Athletic Training - Adjunct Professor, Bioengineering - Adjunct Professor, Family & Preventive Medicine - Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering - Professor

Divisions: Occupational and Environmental Health

Academic Office Information

Donald S. Bloswick Ph.D., P.E., CPE
University of Utah
Mechanical Engineering
50 S Central Campus Drive Room 2110
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-9208
Phone 801-581-4163
FAX 801-585-5261,

Don is a Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah where he teaches and directs research in the areas of ergonomics, safety, occupational biomechanics, and rehabilitation engineering. He is Director of The Ergonomics and Safety Program and Occupational Injury Prevention Research Program at The Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health and holds adjunct appointments in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, Department of Bioengineering, Division of Physical Therapy, and Division of Occupational Therapy. Don is a registered Professional Engineer and Certified Professional Ergonomist with 10 years of full-time industrial experience prior to entering academia. For the past 30 years he has served as an ergonomic and safety trainer and consultant to industry, OSHA, and the legal community throughout the United States.

Don received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University, a M.S. in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University, an M.A. in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma and earned his Ph.D. in Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan where he studied at the U.M. Center for Ergonomics. His research interests relate to industrial ergonomics, occupational biomechanics, rehabilitation ergonomics, and ergonomic applications and workplace designs for workers with disabilities.