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
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
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