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Bernadette McCrory, PhD

Bernadette McCrory, PhD

Research Scientist
Institute for Rehabilitation Science and Engineering

bmccrory@madonna.org

Phone: 402-413-4503

Mailing Address
Institute for Rehabilitation Science and Engineering
Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital
5401 South Street
Lincoln, NE 68506

Professional Interests
Bernadette McCrory, Ph.D. is a Research Scientist within the Movement and Neurosciences Center at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, a Research Assistant Professor within the Mechanical & Materials Engineering Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a Public Health Officer within the Nebraska Army National Guard. She is also adjunct faculty at Concordia University and Nebraska Methodist College. Dr. McCrory focuses on improving healthcare quality and safety by assessing and developing intuitive medical equipment, instrumentation and systems. Her current research focuses on conducting ergonomic, biomechanical and physiological research to protect the health and safety of healthcare workers, and to promote the independence and quality of life of persons with and without disabilities. She instructs courses concentrating on healthcare human factors and ergonomics, biostatistics and military preventive medicine.

Education

  • Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering (2012). University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
  • M.S. Industrial and Management Systems Engineering (2009). University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
  • M.P.H. Biostatistics (Anticipated 2015). University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
  • B.S. Biomedical Engineering (2006). Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, IN

Selected Articles (B. McCrory formerly known as B. Brown-Clerk)

  • McCrory B, LaGrange CA, Hallbeck MS (2014). Quality and Safety of Minimally Invasive Surgery: Past, Present and Future. Biomedical Engineering and Computational Biology, In press.
  • Piontek EA, McCrory B, Johnson JD, Oran JM, LaGrange CA (2013). Single-Site Laparoscopic Nephrectomy: Is It Cost-Effective? Medical & Surgical Urology, 2(117). doi:10.4172/2168-9857.1000117
  • Riggle JD, Wadman MC, McCrory B, Lowndes BR, Heald EA, Carstens PK, Hallbeck, MS (2013). Task analysis method for procedural training curriculum development. Perspectives on Medical Education, doi: 10.1007/s40037-013-0100-1.
  • Burnfield JM, McCrory B, Shu Y, Buster TW, Taylor AP, Goldman AJ (2013). Comparative kinematic and electromyographic assessment of clinician- and device-assisted sit-to-stand transfers in patients with stroke. Physical Therapy, 93(10), 1331-1341. doi: 10.2522/ptj.20120500.
  • McCrory, B., Lowndes, B.R., LaGrange, C.A., Miller, E.E. & Hallbeck, M.S. (2013). Comparative usability testing of conventional and single incision laparoscopic surgery devices.
    Human Factors, 55(3), 619-631. doi: 10.1177/0018720812465082.
  • McCrory B (2012). Improving health care quality and safety: The development and assessment of laparoscopic surgery instrumentation, practices and procedures. Mechanical (and Materials) Engineering -- Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research. Paper 42.
  • de Laveaga AE, McCrory B, LaGrange CA, Hallbeck MS (2012). Evaluation of instrument dexterity and static resistance of laparoendoscopic single-site (LESS) surgical ports. Journal of Medical Devices, 6(2), 021002.
  • Rousek JB, Brown-Clerk B, Lowndes BR, Balogh BJ, Hallbeck MS (2012). Optimizing Integration of electrosurgical hand controls within a laparoscopic surgical tool. Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies, 21(3), 222-33.
  • McCrory B, Lowndes BR, Wirth LM, de Laveaga AE, LaGrange CA, Hallbeck MS (2012). Ergonomic evaluation of laparoendoscopic single-site surgery ports in a validated laparoscopic training model. Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation, 41, 1884-1890.
  • Brown-Clerk B, Rousek JB, Lowndes BR, Eikhout SM, Balogh BJ, Hallbeck MS (2011). Assessment of electrosurgical hand controls integrated into a laparoscopic grasper, Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies, 20(6), 321-8.
  • Brown-Clerk B, de Laveaga AE, LaGrange CA, Wirth LM, Lowndes BR, Hallbeck MS (2011). Laparoendoscopic single-site (LESS) surgery versus conventional laparoscopic surgery: Comparison of surgical port performance in a surgical simulator with novices. Surgical Endoscopy, 25(7), 2210-8.
  • Brown-Clerk B, de Laveaga AE, LaGrange CA, Lowndes BR, Wirth LM, Hallbeck MS (2010). Evaluation of laparoendoscopic single-site surgery (LESS) ports in a validated inanimate laparoscopic training model. Journal of Endourology, 24, Supplement 1, A283.
  • de Laveaga AE, LaGrange CA, Brown-Clerk B, Hallbeck MS (2010). Mechanical comparison of laparaoendoscopic single-site (LESS) surgical ports. Journal of Endourology, 24, Supplement 1, A281-A282.
  • Katsavelis D, Siu KC, Brown-Clerk B, Lee IH, Lee YK, Oleynikov D, Stergiou N (2009). Validated robotic laparoscopic surgical training in a virtual-reality environment. Surgical Endoscopy, 23(1), 66-73.
  • Brown-Clerk B, Siu KC, Katsavelis D, Lee IH, Oleynikov D, Stergiou N (2008). Validating advanced robot-assisted laparoscopic training task in virtual reality. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 132, 45-49.
  • Brown-Clerk B, Siu KC, Katsavelis D, Lee IH, Oleynikov D, Stergiou N (2007). Electromyographic Activity Determines Task Difficulty for Robotic Laparoscopic Training Programs. Journal of Biomechanics, 40, S643.
  • Siu KC, Lee IH, Brown-Clerk B, Katsavelis D, Oleynikov D, Stergiou N (2007). Nonlinear analysis validate the need to learn surgical skill. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 29, S130.

Selected Abstracts

  • McCrory B, Riggle JD, Lowndes BR, Piontek EA, LaGrange CA, Hallbeck MS (2013). Anthropometry-based development of a novel single-site surgery training simulator. 2013 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care: Advancing the Cause, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
  • Hallbeck MS, McCrory B, Lowndes BR, Thompson DL, Wadman MC (2012). Workload comparison of intraoral mask to standard mask ventilation. 2013 Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
  • Walker RA, Thompson DL, Hallbeck MS, McCrory B, Lowndes BR, Lomneth CS,……Wadman MC (2012). Comparative study of the effectiveness of the intraoral mask to traditional bag-valve mask ventilation in a lightly embalmed cadaver model. 2013 Annual Meeting of the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP), Bonita Springs, Florida, USA.
  • McCrory B, Lowndes BR, Thompson DL, Miller EE, Riggle JD, Wadman MC, Hallbeck MS (2012). Workload comparison of intraoral mask to standard mask ventilation using a cadaver model. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, 56(1), 1728-1732.
  • McCrory B, Lowndes BR, LaGrange CA, Hallbeck MS (2012). Ergonomics of Laparoendoscopic Single-site Surgery Techniques and Technologies. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, 56(1), 901-905.
  • Riggle JD, McCrory B, Wadman M, Miller EE, Balogh B, Cao V, . . . Hallbeck MS (2012). Comparison of muscle exertion and fatigue between standard bag valve mask and NuMask. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, 56(1), 892-896.
  • Piontek E, McCrory B, LaGrange CA (2012). Cost comparison of standard, hand-assisted and single-site laparoscopic nephrectomies. 91st Annual Meeting of the South Central Section of the American Urological Association (SCSAUA), Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA.
  • McCrory B, Lowndes BR, Thrailkill EA, LaGrange CA, Hallbeck MS (2012). Competitive usability testing of single-site surgery access devices. 2012 Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
  • Riggle JD, Wadman MC, Brown-Clerk B, Lowndes BR, Thrailkill EA, Carstens PK, Hallbeck MS (2011). Cognitive task analysis for assessment and standardization of central venous catheterization (CVC) procedures. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, 55(1), 1611-1615.
  • McCrory B, Lowndes BR, Wirth LM, de Laveaga AE, LaGrange CA, Hallbeck MS (2011). Ergonomic evaluation of laparoendoscopic single-site surgery ports in a validated laparoscopic training model. 18th World Congress on Ergonomics, Recife, Brazil.
  • Brown-Clerk B, de Laveaga AE, LaGrange CA, Hallbeck MS (2011). Evaluation of laparoendoscopic single-site surgery (LESS) ports in a validated inanimate laparoscopic training model. 15th Annual Mayo Clinic Quality Academy Conference, Rochester, Minnesota, USA.
  • Brown-Clerk B, Rousek JB, Lowndes BR, Eikhout SM, Balogh BJ, Hallbeck MS (2010). Novel electrosurgical hand controls integrated into a standard laparoscopic grasper. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, 54(20), 1785-1789.
  • Siu KC, Brown-Clerk B, Lee IH, Katsavelis D, Oleynikov D, Stergiou N (2007). The negative impact of noisy environment on robotic surgery. 37th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, California, USA.
  • Brown-Clerk B, Siu KC, Katsavelis D, Lee IH, Oleynikov D, Stergiou N (2007). Electromyographic activity determines task difficulty for robotic laparoscopic training programs. XXIth Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Katsavelis D, Siu KC, Brown-Clerk B, Lee IH, Oleynikov D, Stergiou N (2007). Learning robotic surgical skills with a virtual reality environment. North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity. San Diego, California, USA.
 
 
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