Department of Public Health Sciences

J. Paul Leigh

  Professor, PhD
  Division of Epidemiology
  Division of Environmental and Occupational Health
916-734-8542 CHSR/PC
  Dr. Leigh's personal webpage
Econometrics, Health and Labor Economics.

Selected Publications
  1. Leigh JP, Du J, McCurdy, SA. (2014). An estimate of the US government's undercount of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses in agriculture. Annals of Epidemiology, 24(4):254-259.
    NPR Coverage:

  2. Leigh JP, Markis CA, Iosif AM, Romano PS. (2014). California's nurse-to-patient ratio law and occupational injury. Springer Link

  3. Leigh JP, Du J. (2012). Are low wages risk factors for hypertension? European Journal Public Health, Jan 18:[Epub ahead of print].

  4. Leigh JP, Tancredi D, Jerant A, et al. (2012). Lifetime Earnings for Physicians Across Specialties. Medical Care, 50(12):1093-1101.

  5. Leigh JP. (2012). Numbers and Costs of Occupational Injury and Illness in Low-Wage Occupations. Defending Science

  6. Leigh JP, Marcin JP. (2012). Workers' Compensation Benefits and Shifting Costs for Occupational Injury and Illness . Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 54(4):445-450.

  7. Leigh JP, Tancredi D, Jerant A, Kravitz RL. (2011). Annual work hours across physician specialties. Arch Intern Med, Jul 11;171(13):1211-3.

  8. Kim D, Leigh JP. (2011). Are Meals at Full-Service and Fast-Food Restaurants 'Normal' or 'Inferior'? Popul Health Manag, Dec;14(6):307-15.
    Sacramento NPR Interview

  9.  Leigh JP. (2011). Economic burden of occupational injury and illness in the United States. Milbank Q, Dec;89(4):728-72.
    Sacramento NPR Interview

  10. Bhushan A, Leigh JP. (2011). National trends in occupational injuries before and after 1992 and predictors of workers' compensation costs. Public Health Rep, Sep-Oct; 126(5):625-34.

  11. Kim D, Leigh JP. (2010). Estimating the Effects of Wages on Obesity. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 52(5):495-500.

  12. Leigh JP, Tancredi D, Jerant A, Kravitz RL . (2010). Physician wages across specialties: informing the physician reimbursement debate. Arch Intern Med, 170(19):1728-34.

  13. Shapiro S, Ruttenberg R, Leigh JP . (2009). The social costs of dangerous products: An empirical investigation. Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, 18(3):775-830.

  14. Leigh, JP, Geraghty, EM. (2008). High gasoline prices and mortality from motor vehicle crashes and air pollution. J Occup Environ Med, Mar;50(3):249-54.

  15. Leigh JP, White RH. (2007). An economic model of adverse events and costs for oral anticoagulants used for atrial fibrillation. Curr Med Res Opin, Sep;23(9):2071-81.

  16. Leigh JP, McCurdy SA. (2006). Differences in workers' compensation disability and impairment ratings under old and new California law. . J Occup Environ Med., 48(4):419-425.

  17. Leigh JP, Marcin JP, Miller TR. (2004). An estimate of the U.S. Government's undercount of nonfatal occupational injuries. J Occup Environ Med, 46(1):10-18.

  18. Leigh JP, Schembri M. (2004). Instrumental variables technique: cigarette price provided better estimate of effects of smoking on SF-12 . J. Clinical Epidemiology, 57(3):284-293.

  19. Leigh JP, Robbins JA. (2004). Occupational disease and workers' compensation: coverage, costs, and consequences. Milbank Q. , 82(4):689-721.

  20. Leigh, JP, Kravitz, RL, Schembri, M, Samuels, SJ and Mobley, S. (2002). Physician career satisfaction across specialties. Arch Intern Med, 162(14):1577-84.

  21. Leigh, JP, Markowitz, SB., Fahs, M ,Shin, C and Landrigan, PJ . (1997). Occupational injury and illness in the United States. Estimates of costs, morbidity, and mortality. Arch Intern Med, 157(14):1557-1568.

  22. Leigh, JP. (1995). Compensating Wages, Value of a Statistical Life, and Interindustry Differentials. J.Environ.Econ.Manage., 28(1):83-97.

  23. Leigh, JP, Fries, JF. (1991). Occupation, income, and education as independent covariates of arthritis in four national probability samples. Arthritis Rheum, 34(8):984-995.

  24. Berger, MC, Leigh, JP. (1989). Schooling, Self-selection, and Health. J. Human Resour., 24(3):433-455.

  25. Leigh, JP. (1986). Accounting for Tastes - Correlates of Risk and Time-preferences. J. Post Keynes. Econ., 9(1):17-31.

  26. Leigh, JP. (1983). Direct and indirect effects of education on health. Soc Sci Med, 17(4):227-234.