Professor, Division Director

453 W. 10th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210-2205

Email: evans.36@osu.edu

Phone: (614) 688-4535
Fax: (614) 292-0210

Primary Professional Areas of Interest

  • Medical Imaging
  • Ergonomics
  • Sonography innovations

Research Focus

As an educator, I need to determine what challenges and opportunities that exist, for my graduates, to insure that the training provided is relevant. My training as a gerontologist also plays a vital role as I want to prepare graduates to work as a sonographer for several decades. To maximize the educational preparation and also to provide high quality care for patients into the 21st century, therefore the training needs to be informed by the changing work environment, in hospitals and clinics. This was the context behind dedicating resources in my laboratory to exploring the impact that workplace injury has on my graduates.

Recent Research

Evans KD, Sommerich CM, Sanders EB, Li J, Lavender SA. "Opportunities for inpatient room design that facilitates imaging technologists in providing diagnostic patient care: A mixed model analysis." Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. 2018 May 13:8756479318776219.

Stigall AN, Evans KD, Tatarski R, Pargeon RL, Spees C. Abdominal Adiposity Measured by Sonography as a Tool for Determining Disease Risk. Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. 2018 Apr 22:8756479318771552.

Patterson ES, Sanders EB, Sommerich CM, Lavendar SA, Li J, Evans KD, Meeting patient expectations during hospitalization: a grounded theoretical analysis of patient-centered room elements. HERD: Health Environments Research & Design Journal. 2017 Oct;10(5):95-110.


Recent Presentations

Evans KD, Sommerich CM, et al. Ultrasound simulation and its impact on education and clinical preparedness. Presented at the Sino-American Summit. Beijing, China. 2018

Evans KD, Current research on musculoskeletal injuries with sonography. Presented at the Second Consensus Conference on Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders. Dallas, TX, USA. 2016.

Henningsen C, Evans KD, et al. WRMSD in Sonologists Presented at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine's Annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. 2015. 

Courses Taught

  • RST 3487 - DMS Physics
  • RST 4520 - Vasc Sono I
  • RST 4521 - Vasc Sono II
  • RST 4689 - Vasc Sono Practica


  • 1981: BS, The Ohio State University, Allied Medicine
  • 1999: MS, The Ohio State University, Allied Medicine
  • 2002: MA, The Ohio State University, Adult Education
  • 2004: PhD, The Ohio State University, Gerontology and Research Methods

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