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
530-754-8605 Fax: 530-752-3239
Creative Achievements
• Estimated costs of occupational injuries and diseases for the United States, approximately $170 billion (1992 dollars). [Leigh JP, Markowitz SB, Fahs M, Landrigan PJ. 2000. Costs of occupational injuries and illnesses (Book). Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.]
• Winner of the 2007 John Howard NIOSH Director's Award for Outstanding Research

Current Research Interests

• Economics
• Econometrics
• Workers' Compensation
Key Publications
• Leigh JP. Expanding research on the economics of occupational health. Scand J Work Environ Health. 2006.32(1):1-4.
• Leigh JP, Hubert HB, Romano RS. Lifestyle risk factors predict healthcare costs in an aging cohort. Am J Prev Med.2005.29(5):379-387.
• 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.
• Health Services Administration (UCD)
• Applied Medical Econometrics (UCD)
• Watching TV