Jeff Hoyle

Director of Ergonomic Services

Jeff Hoyle is a certified professional ergonomist (CPE) and Director of Ergonomics Services for The Ergonomics Center, housed within the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at North Carolina State University. He received his M.S. degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering with a focus in ergonomics and biomechanics from the Ohio State University. He specializes in providing ergonomics program development, job analysis and redesign, training, ergonomics team and guideline development for a variety of companies nationwide. Jeff also serves as research liaison to facilitate the coordination of ergonomics research projects between government grants, clients/member companies, and NCSU faculty and graduate students. He is a frequent speaker at national and regional safety and ergonomic conferences and has published in several scientific journals.


MS 2006

Industrial and Systems Engineering

The Ohio State University

BS 2002

Industrial Engineering

North Carolina State University

Research Description

  • Hoyle, J.A., Marras, W.S., Sheedy, J.E., & Hart, D.E. (2011). Effects of postural and visual stressors on myofascial trigger point development and motor unit rotation during computer work. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 21, 41-48.
  • Hoyle, J.A. (2011). Technical Reports to NIOSH: Whole-sale & Retail Trade (WRT) Sector Manual Material Handling Demonstration Projects: “Work Smart at the Right Height” – Northern, Southern, and Eastern contracts. NIOSH Contract No: 2014-2009-M-32431, 214-2009-M-32435, 214-2009-M-32436.
  • Mirka, G.A., Jin, S., & Hoyle J.A. (2009). An evaluation of arborist handsaws. Applied Ergonomics, 40(1), 8-14.
  • Splittstoesser, R.E., Yang, G., Knapik, G.G., Hoyle, J.A., Lahoti, P., Vatan Korkmaz, S., Sommerich C.M., Lavender, S.A., & Marras, W.S. (2007). Spinal loading during manual materials handling in a kneeling posture. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 17 (1), 25-34.
  • Vatan Korkmaz, S., Hoyle, J.A., Knapik, G.G., Splittstoesser, R.E., Yang, G., Trippany, D.R., Lahoti, P., Sommerich, C.M., Lavender, S.A., & Marras, W.S (2006). Baggage handling in an airplane cargo hold: An ergonomic intervention study. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 36(4), 301-312.

Honors and Awards

  • Certificant, Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics (CPE), 2009


Spatial Signal Detection Using Continuous Shrinkage Priors
Jhuang, A.-T., Fuentes, M., Jones, J. L., Esteves, G., Fancher, C. M., Furman, M., & Reich, B. J. (2019), TECHNOMETRICS, 61(4), 494–506.

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North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Center
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention(7/01/20 - 6/30/21)
Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) in Warehousing
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)(9/30/20 - 12/29/21)
Proposal for Ergonomics Research: Riding Lawn Equipment Ergonomic Evaluation
John Deere Co.(1/09/17 - 10/28/17)
Comparing ergonomic risk models done with industry standard methods with the KINETIC smart wearable devices
National Science Foundation (NSF)(1/01/16 - 6/30/16)
Biomechanical Evaluation of Strong Arm Vest
Strong Arm Technologies, Inc.(1/01/14 - 7/31/14)