Professor of Health Economics
School of Medicine
Dept. of Public Health Sciences
University of California
Davis, CA 95616-8638
530-754-8605 Fax: 530-752-3239
Estimated costs of occupational injuries and diseases for the United States, approximately $250 billion (2007 dollars). [Leigh JP. Economic Burden of Occupational Injury and Illness in the United States. Milbank Quarterly. 2011. 89(4):728-72 ]
Winner of the 2007 John Howard NIOSH Director's Award for Outstanding Research
Current Research Interests
Leigh JP, Robbins JA. Occupational disease and workers compensation. Milbank Q.2004.82(4):689-721.
Leigh JP, Schembri M. Instrumental variables technique: cigarette price provided better estimate of effects of smoking. J Clin Epidem.2004 57(3):384-293.
Leigh JP, Marcin JP MIller TR. An estimate of the US government's undercount of nonfatal occupational injuries. J Occup Environ Med. 2004 46(1):10-18.
Leigh JP, Kravitz RL, Schembri M. Physician satisfaction across specialties. Arch Internal Med . 2002.162(14):1577-1584.
Leigh JP, Du J. Effects of wages on smoking decisions of current and past smokers. Annals of Epidemiology. 2015.Volume 25, Issue 8, 2015, Pages 575–582.
Leigh JP, Du J, McCurdy, SA An estimate of the US government's undercount of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses in agriculture. Annals of Epidemiology. 2014.24(4):254-259
Leigh JP, Du J Are low wages risk factors for hypertension?.European Journal Public Health. 2012. Vol. 22, No. 6, 854–859.
Leigh JP, Marcin JP Workers' Compensation Benefits and Shifting Costs for Occupational Injury and Illness . Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2012. 54(4):445-450
Leigh JP, Marcin JP Workers' Compensation Benefits and Shifting Costs for Occupational Injury and Illness. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2012. 54(4):445-450
Kim D, Leigh JP Are Meals at Full-Service and Fast-Food Restaurants 'Normal' or 'Inferior'?. Popul Health Manag.2011.;14(6):307-15
Kim D, Leigh JP (2010) Estimating the Effects of Wages on Obesity. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 52(5):495-500
Leigh JP, Du J. Brief Report: Forecasting the Economic Burden of Autism in 2015 and 2025 in the United StatesJP Leigh. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2015. Published on-line July 17, 2015.
Leigh JP, Markis CA, Iosif AM, Romano PS. California's nurse-to-patient ratio law and occupational injuryInternational Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health. 2014. 88: 477-484.
Health Services Administration (UCD)
Applied Medical Econometrics (UCD)