Department of Public Health Sciences

Stephen A. McCurdy

  Professor, MD, MPH
  Division of Epidemiology
  Division of Environmental and Occupational Health
  530-752-8051
  samccurdy@ucdavis.edu
  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.

Education
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.