University of California
Edward H. Yelin, PhD, MCP

Edward H. Yelin, PhD, MCP

Adjunct Professor
School of Medicine
Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
University of California
San Francisco, CA 94143-0920
415-476-9027 Fax: 415-476-9030
Institute for Health Policy Studies
California Work and Health Survey
Creative Achievements
• Elucidated the role of working conditions in work disability after onset of chronic disease
• Showed effect of transformation in the economy on employment of persons with health problems
• Described importance of control over work rather than physical demands of jobs in work disability
• Enumerated cost of musculoskeletal conditions and respiratory conditions
• Estimated frequency of work loss for persons with arthritis, asthma, HIV, and cancer
• Described impact of job loss on health of population of California
Current Research Interests
• Health impacts of emergent working conditions
• Economic impact of chronic disease
• Gender, race, and health disparities in employment
• Role of emerging health care system in outcomes of chronic conditions
• Employment prospects of chronically ill in emerging industries
Key Publications
• Yelin EH. 1997. The employment of people with and without disabilities in an age of insecurity. Annals of the AAPSS 549(1):117-28.
• Yelin EH, Katz PP. 1994. Labor force trends of persons with and without disabilities. Monthly Labor Review 177(10):36-42.
• Yelin EH. 1992. Disability and the Displaced Worker. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.
• Yelin EH. 1986.The myth of malingering: why individuals withdraw from work in the presence of illness. Milbank Quarterly 64(4):622-49.
• Yelin EH, Henke CJ, Kramer JS, Nevitt MC, Shearn MA, Epstein WV. 1985. A comparison of the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis in health maintenance organizations and fee-for-service practices. New England Journal of Medicine 312(15):962-67.
• Elected Member, National Academy of Social Insurance
• Distinguished Scholar Award, American College of Rheumatology
• Clinical Scholar Science Award, American College of Rheumatology
• Clarke Award for Research, Arthritis Foundation
Public and University Service
• Member, Institute of Medicine Committee on SSA's Disability Decision Process Research, 1997 - present
• Member, Institute of Medicine Committee on Assessing Rehabilitation Science and Engineering, 1995-1997
• Member, Research Committee, American College of Rheumatology, 1995-1998
• Member, Medical and Scientific Committee, Arthritis Foundation, 1997-2000
• Member, State of California Arthritis Advisory Committee, 1999 - present