Department of Public Health Sciences

Stephen A. McCurdy

  Professor, MD, MPH
  Division of Epidemiology
  Division of Environmental and Occupational Health
  Dr. McCurdy's personal webpage
Epidemiology, occupational hazards for farm workers, occupational hazards for semiconductor workers, general occupational and environmental medicine, toxicology, pesticides, heavy metals.

1981: MD, Medicine, University of California, San Diego 
1979: MPH, Epidemiology, University of California, Berkeley 
1976: BA, Biochemistry, University of California, Riverside 

Selected Publications
  1. Babalik A, Kilicaslan Z, Caner SS, Güngör G, Ortaköylü MG, Gencer S, McCurdy SA. (2013). A registry-based cohort study of pulmonary tuberculosis treatment outcomes in Istanbul, Turkey. Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases, 66(2):115-120.
    PMID: 23514907

  2. McCurdy SA, Xiao H, Hennessy-Burt T, Marois M, Tancredi DJ, Bennett D, Schenker MB. (2013). Agricultural injury in California Hispanic farm workers: MICASA follow-up survey. Journal of Agromedicine, 18(1):39-49.

  3. Xiao H, McCurdy SA, Stoecklin-Marois MT, Li C-S, Schenker MB. (2013). Agricultural work and chronic musculoskeletal pain among Latino farm workers: the MICASA study. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 56(2):216-225.

  4. Belafsky S, Vlach J, McCurdy SA. (2013). Cardiopulmonary fitness and respirator clearance: an update. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 10(5):277-285.

  5. Douphrate DI, Stallones L, Kolstrup CL, Nonnenmann MW, Pinzke S, Hagevoort GR, Lundqvist P, Jakob M, Xiang H, Ling X, Jarvie P, McCurdy SA, Reed S, Lower T. (2013). Work-related injuries and fatalities on dairy farm operations: A global perspective. Journal of Agromedicine, 18(5):256-264.

  6. McCurdy SA, Kwan JA. (2012). Agricultural injury risk among rural California public high school students: prospective results. American Journal of Industrial Medicine , 55(7):631-642.

  7. McCurdy SA, Kwan JA. (2012). Ethnic and gender differences in farm tasks and safety practices among rural California farm youth. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 9(6):362-70.

  8. McCurdy SA. (2012). Willingness to provide behavioral health recommendations: a cross-sectional study of entering medical students. BMC Medical Education, 12(1):1-7.

  9. Villarejo D, McCurdy SA, Bade B, Samuels S, Lighthall D, Williams D 3rd. (2010). The health of California's immigrant hired farmworkers. The American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 53(4):387-397.

  10. Maeshiro R, Johnson I, Koo D, Parboosingh J, Carney JK, Gesundheit N, Ho ET, Butler-Jones D, Donovan D, Finkelstein JA, Bennett NM, Shore B, McCurdy SA, Novick LF, Velarde LD, Dent MM, Banchoff A, Cohen L. (2009). Medical education for a healthier population: reflections on the Flexner Report from a public health perspective. Academic Medicine, 85(2):211-219.

  11. Arrieta DE, McCurdy SA, Henderson JD, Lefkowitz LJ, Reitstetter R, Wilson BW. (2009). Normal range of human red blood cell acetylcholinesterase activity. Drug and Chemical Toxicology, 32(3):182-185.

  12. Hird DW, Lloyd KC, McCurdy SA, Schenker MB, Troidl JJ, Kass PH. (2008). Public health education at the University of California, Davis: past, present, and future programs. Journal of Veterinary Medicine Education, 35(2):219-224.

  13. Nturibi EM, Kolawole AA, McCurdy SA. (2008). Smoking prevalence and tobacco control measures in Kenya, Uganda, the Gambia and Liberia: a review . International Journal for Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, 13(2):165-170.

  14. Villarejo D, McCurdy SA. (2008). The California Agricultural Workers Health Survey. Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health, 14(2):135-146.

  15. Leigh JP, Waehrer G, Miller TR, McCurdy SA. (2006). Costs differences across demographic groups and types of occupational injuries and illnesses. Am J Ind Med. , 49(10):845-853.

  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. McCurdy, S. A., J. A. Farrar, J. J. Beaumont, S. J. Samuels, R. S. Green, L. C. Scott and M. B. Schenker. (2004). Nonfatal occupational injury among California farm operators. J Agric Saf Health, 10(2):103-19.

  18. McCurdy, Stephen A, Steven J Samuels, Daniel J Carroll, James J Beaumont and Lynne A Morrin. (2003). Agricultural injury in California migrant Hispanic farm workers. Am J Ind Med, 44(3):225-35.

  19. McCurdy, Stephen A. (2003). Preventive medicine teaching cases in the preclinical undergraduate medical curriculum. Am J Prev Med, 24(4 Suppl):108-10.

  20. McCurdy, S A, J Sunyer, J-P Zock, J M Anto and M Kogevinas. (2003). Smoking and occupation from the European Community Respiratory Health Survey. Occup Environ Med, 60(9):643-8.

  21. McCurdy, Stephen A, Steven J Samuels, Daniel J Carroll, James J Beaumont and Lynne A Morrin. (2002). Injury risks in children of California migrant Hispanic farm worker families. Am J Ind Med, 42(2):124-33.

  22. Leigh, JP, McCurdy, SA and Schenker, MB. (2001). Costs of occupational injuries in agriculture. Public Health Rep, 116(3):235-48.

  23. McCurdy, S A and D J Carroll. (2000). Agricultural injury. Am J Ind Med, 38(4):463-80.

  24. Wilson, B.W., S.A. McCurdy, J.D. Henderson, S.A. McCarthy and J.E. Billitti. (1999). Cholinesterases and Agriculture: Humans, Laboratory Animals, Wildlife. Structure and Functions of Cholinesterases and Related Proteins,:539-546.

  25. Von Essen, S G and S A McCurdy. (1998). Health and safety risks in production agriculture. West J Med, 169(4):214-20.

  26. McCurdy, S. A., L. A. Morrin and M. M. Memmott. (1998). Occupational history collection by third-year medical students during internal medicine and surgery inpatient clerkships. J Occup Environ Med, 40(8):680-684.

  27. McCurdy, S.A. (1998). Respiratory infections in agriculture. Am J Respir and Crit Care Medicine, 158(Supplement):S46-S52.

  28. McCurdy, S. A., D. S. Arretz and R. O. Bates. (1997). Tuberculin reactivity among California Hispanic migrant farm workers. Am J Ind Med, 32(6):600-605.

  29. McCurdy, S. J. and A. Scherman. (1996). Effects of family structure on the adolescent separation-individuation process. Adolescence, 31(122):307-319.

  30. McCurdy, S. A., T. J. Ferguson, D. F. Goldsmith, J. E. Parker and M. B. Schenker. (1996). Respiratory health of California rice farmers. Am J Respir Crit Care Med, 153(5):1553-1559.

  31. Pocekay, D., S. A. McCurdy, S. J. Samuels, S. K. Hammond and M. B. Schenker. (1995). A cross-sectional study of musculoskeletal symptoms and risk factors in semiconductor workers. Am J Ind Med, 28(6):861-871.

  32. Pocekay, D., S. A. McCurdy, S. J. Samuels, S. K. Hammond and M. B. Schenker. (1995). A cross-sectional study of musculoskeletal symptoms and risk factors in semiconductor workers. Am J Ind Med, 28(6):861-871.

  33. Lawson, R.J, M.B Schenker, S.A McCurdy, B. Jenkins, L.A Lischak, W. John and D. Scales. (1995). Exposure to Amorphous Silica Fibers and Other Particulate Matter During Rice Farming Operations. Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 10(8):677-684.

  34. Samuels, S. J., S. A. McCurdy, D. Pocekay, S. K. Hammond, L. Missell and M. B. Schenker. (1995). Fertility history of currently employed male semiconductor workers. Am J Ind Med, 28(6):873-882.

  35. Farrar, J. A., M. B. Schenker, S. A. McCurdy and L. A. Morrin. (1995). Hazard perceptions of California farm operators. Journal of Agromedicine, 2(2):27-40.

  36. Rajini, P., J.A. Last, S.A. McCurdy, R. Lawson, R.J. Southard, K.P. Allamneni and H.P. Witschi. (1995). Lung injury and fibrogenic response to dusts from citrus and grape harvests. Inhalation Toxicology, 7:363-376.

  37. McCurdy, S. A., M. E. Hansen, C. P. Weisskopf, R. L. Lopez, F. Schneider, J. Spencer, J. R. Sanborn, R. I. Krieger and B. W. Wilson. (1994). Assessment of azinphosmethyl exposure in California peach harvest workers. Archives of Environmental Health, 49(4):289-296.

  38. McCurdy, S. A. (1994). Epidemiology of disaster. The Donner Party (1846-1847) [see comments]. West J Med, 160(4):338-342.

  39. McCurdy, S. A. and R. H. White. (1992). Accuracy and precision of a portable anticoagulation monitor in a clinical setting. Arch Intern Med, 152(3):589-592.

  40. McCurdy, S. P., B. H. Clarkson and F. F. Feagin. (1992). Comparison of phosphoprotein isolated from mature and immature human tooth roots. Arch Oral Biol, 37(12):1057-1065.

  41. Gamsky, T. E., S. A. McCurdy, P. Wiggins, S. J. Samuels, B. Berman and M. B. Shenker. (1992). Epidemiology of dermatitis among California farm workers. J Occup Med, 34(3):304-310.

  42. Gamsky, T. E., S. A. McCurdy, S. J. Samuels and M. B. Schenker. (1992). Reduced FVC among California grape workers [see comments]. Am Rev Respir Dis, 145(2 Pt 1):257-262.

  43. Gamsky, T. E., M. B. Schenker, S. A. McCurdy and S. J. Samuels. (1992). Smoking, respiratory symptoms, and pulmonary function among a population of Hispanic farmworkers. Chest, 101(5):1361-1368.

  44. Kado, N. Y., S. A. McCurdy, S. J. Tesluk, S. K. Hammond, D. P. Hsieh, J. Jones and M. B. Schenker. (1991). Measuring personal exposure to airborne mutagens and nicotine in environmental tobacco smoke. Mutat Res, 261(1):75-82.

  45. Hayashi, P. H., N. Flynn, S. A. McCurdy, I. K. Kuramoto, P. V. Holland and J. B. Zeldis. (1991). Prevalence of hepatitis C virus antibodies among patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus. J Med Virol, 33(3):177-180.

  46. McCurdy, S. A., M. B. Schenker and S. J. Samuels. (1991). Reporting of occupational injury and illness in the semiconductor manufacturing industry. Am J Public Health, 81(1):85-89.

  47. White, R. H., S. A. McCurdy and R. A. Marder. (1990). Early morbidity after total hip replacement: rheumatoid arthritis versus osteoarthritis. J Gen Intern Med, 5(4):304-309.

  48. Schenker, M. B. and S. A. McCurdy. (1990). Occupational health among migrant and seasonal farmworkers: the specific case of dermatitis. Am J Ind Med, 18(3):345-351.

  49. McCurdy, S. P., B. H. Clarkson, R. L. Speirs and F. F. Feagin. (1990). Phosphoprotein extraction from the dentine/cementum complex of human tooth roots. Arch Oral Biol, 35(5):347-357.

  50. O'Malley, M. A. and S. A. McCurdy. (1990). Subacute poisoning with phosalone, an organophosphate insecticide. West J Med, 153(6):619-624.

  51. Wiggins, P., S. A. McCurdy and W. Zeidenberg. (1989). Epistaxis due to glutaraldehyde exposure. J Occup Med, 31(10):854-856.

  52. White, R. H., S. A. McCurdy, H. von Marensdorff, Jr. Woodruff, D. E. and L. Leftgoff. (1989). Home prothrombin time monitoring after the initiation of warfarin therapy. A randomized, prospective study. Ann Intern Med, 111(9):730-737.

  53. McCurdy, S. A., M. B. Schenker and D. V. Lassiter. (1989). Occupational injury and illness in the semiconductor manufacturing industry. Am J Ind Med, 15(5):499-510.

  54. Shaner, D. M., S. A. McCurdy, M. O. Herring and A. J. Gabor. (1988). Treatment of status epilepticus: a prospective comparison of diazepam and phenytoin versus phenobarbital and optional phenytoin. Neurology, 38(2):202-207.