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
UC Davis Profile

Current Research Interests

• Economics
• OSHA
• Econometrics
• Workers' Compensation
 
Key Publications

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. 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, 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, 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.

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, 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.

Honors
Winner of the 2007 John Howard NIOSH Director's Award for Outstanding Research
 
Teaching
Health Services Administration (UCD)
Applied Medical Econometrics (UCD)
 
Hobbies
Watching TV