University of California
J. Paul Leigh, PhD

J. Paul Leigh, PhD

Professor of Health Economics
School of Medicine
Dept. of Public Health Sciences
University of California
Davis, CA 95616-8638
pleigh@ucdavis.edu
530-754-8605 Fax: 530-752-3239
http://phs.ucdavis.edu/faculty/leigh.php
 
Creative Achievements
• 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 ]
 
Honors
• Winner of the 2007 John Howard NIOSH Director's Award for Outstanding Research

Current Research Interests

• Economics
• OSHA
• Econometrics
• Workers' Compensation
 
Key Publications
• 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.
 
Teaching
• Health Services Administration (UCD)
• Applied Medical Econometrics (UCD)
 
Hobbies
• Watching TV