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safety engineer , health research scientist

Theodore Kraft Courtney, American safety engineer, health research scientist. Certified Board Certified Safety Professionals. President scholar Georgia Technology, 1983-1987; Niosh fellowship University Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1990-1991; recipient William Floyd Medal, Ergonomics Society.


Courtney, Theodore Kraft was born on January 8, 1965 in Atlanta. Son of Francis E. and Mary E. (Watson) Courtney.


Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1987. Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, University Michigan, 1991.


Design engineer GTE Government Systems, Needham, Massachusetts, 1987-1988. Staff scientist Courtney Consultants, Atlanta, 1988-1989. Research engineer Georgia Technology Research Institute, 1989-1993.

Senior research associate Liberty Mutual Research Institute, Hopkinton, Massachusetts, 1993-1997, associate director, 1997—2003. Visiting lecturer Harvard School Public Health, Boston, 1995—2001, instructor, since 2001. Director Quantitative Analysis Unit, since 2003.

Member committee on cumulative trauma disorder control American National Standards Institute, 1993—2001. Member maritime medicine partnership United States Coast Guard, Washington, 1996—1999.


  • Certified Board Certified Safety Professionals.


  • Other Work

    • Guest editor: American Journal Industrial Medicine, 1997, Ergonomics, 2001, writer, producer television program: Ergonomics: The New Era in Performance, 1995, member editorial board: American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal, 1998—2003. Contributor, articles to professional journals including JOEM, Safety Science, others. Member editorial board Eccup Gaviron Hygiene, since 2004.


Co-founder, strategist, researcher Citizens for Safet highways, Charlton, since 1996. Disaster relief worker World Trade Center. Deacon, Sunday school teacher, choral member Baptist Church, Charlton, Massachusetts.

Member of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, American Society Safety Engineers (foundation research committee since 2001).


Married Sherri F. Forrester, December, 1987. Children: Mary Ann, Michelle Faith.

Francis E. Courtney

Mary E. (Watson) Courtney

Sherri F. Forrester

Mary Ann Courtney

Michelle Faith Courtney