Dr. Jia-Hua Lin is a research ergonomist with the SHARP (Safety and Health Assessment of Research for Prevention) program within the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. He currently serves as a scientific editor for the journal Applied Ergonomics. Dr. Lin’s research topics include physical ergonomics and occupational biomechanics, particularly in upper extremities; strength and capacity; human-tool interface; general occupational safety and health; and office ergonomics. A member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (USA), and a BCPE (USA) certified professional ergonomist, Dr. Lin graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Ph.D. and M.S. in industrial engineering. He earned his B.S. in electrical engineering from the National Taiwan University, Taipei.