Hester Johnstone Lipscomb
Professor Emeritus in Family Medicine and Community Health

Research Interests
Broad research interests:
Health Disparities
Injury Epidemiology
Occupational Epidemiology
Intervention evaluation - use of conceptual frameworks, latency of effect

More specific current interests:
Occupational injuries and disorders of construction workers.
Injuries associated with pneumatic nail guns
Safety policy 

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) of occupational origin, as well as the effect of MSDs on the ability to work; special interest in back disorders.

Classification of MSDs, episodes of care; problems with use of ICD9 codes for classification of MSDs related to epidemiologic research. Integration of latency into epidemiologic models assessing work related musculoskeletal disorders.

Occupational violence 

Work-related falls.

Vulnerable work populations.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

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