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David Wegman

David Wegman
David WegmanEmeritus Faculty

Research Interests

Epidemiologic studies of occupational respiratory disease, musculoskeletal disorders, and cancer; public health and policy issues concerning hazard and health surveillance, methods of exposure assessment for epidemiologic studies, the development of alternatives to regulation and the use of participatory methods to study occupational health risks; health and safety risks among construction workers; relationship of work risks and age both among child laborers and older adults.

Education

  • MS: Occupational Health, (1972), Harvard School of Public Health - Cambridge, MA
  • Other: Medicine, (1966), Harvard Medical School - Cambridge, MA
  • BA: History, (1962), Swarthmore College - Swarthmore, PA

Selected Publications

  • Dropkin, J., Kim, H., Punnett, L., Wegman, D., Warren, N., Buchholz, B.O. (2015) "Effect of an office ergonomic randomised controlled trial among workers with neck and upper extremity pain.", Occupational and environmental medicine 72:1 pp. 6-14
  • Marucci-Wellman, H., Wegman, D., Leamon, T.B., Binh, T.T., Diep, N.B., Kriebel, D. (2013) "Work-related injury surveillance in Vietnam: a national reporting system model.", American journal of public health 103:11 pp. 1989-96
  • Tak, S., Buchholz, B.O., Punnett, L., Moir, S., Paquet, V., Fulmer, S., Marucci-Wellman, H., Wegman, D. (2011) "Physical ergonomic hazards in highway tunnel construction: overview from the Construction Occupational Health Program.", Applied ergonomics 42:5 pp. 665-71
  • Myers, D., Kriebel, D., Karasek, R.A., Punnett, L., Wegman, D. (2005) "Injuries and Assaults in a Long-Term Psychiatric Care Facility", AAOHN Journal 53:11 pp. 489
  • Myers, D., Kriebel, D., Karasek, R.A., Punnett, L., Wegman, D. (2005) "Injuries and assaults in a long-term psychiatric care facility: an epidemiologic study.", AAOHN journal : official journal of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses 53:11 pp. 489-98
  • Agalliu, I., Kriebel, D., Quinn, M.M., Wegman, D., Eisen, E.A. (2005) "Prostate cancer incidence in relation to time windows of exposure to metalworking fluids in the auto industry.", Epidemiology (Cambridge, Mass.) 16:5 pp. 664-71
  • Bardin, J.A., Gore, R.J., Wegman, D., Kriebel, D., Woskie, S., Eisen, E.A. (2005) "Registry-based case-control studies of liver cancer and cancers of the biliary tract nested in a cohort of autoworkers exposed to metalworking fluids.", Scandinavian journal of work, environment & health 31:3 pp. 205-11
  • Agalliu, I., Eisen, E.A., Kriebel, D., Quinn, M.M., Wegman, D. (2005) "A biological approach to characterizing exposure to metalworking fluids and risk of prostate cancer (United States).", Cancer causes & control : CCC 16:4 pp. 323-31
  • Agalliu, I., Eisen, E.A., Kriebel, D., Quinn, M.M., Wegman, D. (2005) "A biological approach to characterizing exposure to metalworking fluids and risk of prostate cancer (United States).", Cancer causes & control : CCC 16:4 pp. 323-31
  • Forde, M.S., Punnett, L., Wegman, D. (2005) "Prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders in union ironworkers.", Journal of occupational and environmental hygiene 2:4 pp. 203-12
  • Quinn, M.M., Smith, T.J., Schneider, T., Eisen, E.A., Wegman, D. (2005) "Determinants of airborne fiber size in the glass fiber production industry.", Journal of occupational and environmental hygiene 2:1 pp. 19-28
  • Gold, J.E., Punnett, L., Cherniack, M., Wegman, D. (2005) "Digital vibration threshold testing and ergonomic stressors in automobile manufacturing workers: a cross-sectional assessment.", Ergonomics 48:1 pp. 66-77
  • Kriebel, D., Zeka, A., Eisen, E.A., Wegman, D. (2004) "Quantitative evaluation of the effects of uncontrolled confounding by alcohol and tobacco in occupational cancer studies.", International journal of epidemiology 33:5 pp. 1040-5
  • Punnett, L., Gold, J., Katz, J.N., Gore, R., Wegman, D. (2004) "Ergonomic stressors and upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders in automobile manufacturing: a one year follow up study.", Occupational and environmental medicine 61:8 pp. 668-74
  • Zeka, A., Eisen, E.A., Kriebel, D., Gore, R., Wegman, D. (2004) "Risk of upper aerodigestive tract cancers in a case-cohort study of autoworkers exposed to metalworking fluids.", Occupational and environmental medicine 61:5 pp. 426-31
  • Punnett, L., Wegman, D. (2004) "Work-related musculoskeletal disorders: the epidemiologic evidence and the debate.", Journal of electromyography and kinesiology : official journal of the International Society of Electrophysiological Kinesiology 14:1 pp. 13-23
  • Holcroft, C.A., Eisen, E.A., Sama, S., Wegman, D. (2003) "Measurement characteristics of peak expiratory flow.", Chest 124:2 pp. 501-10
  • Moir, S., Paquet, V., Punnett, L., Buchholz, B.O., Wegman, D. (2003) "Making sense of highway construction: a taxonomic framework for ergonomic exposure assessment and intervention research.", Applied occupational and environmental hygiene 18:4 pp. 256-267
  • Zeka, A., Kriebel, D., Kennedy, S.M., Wegman, D. (2003) "Role of underlying pulmonary obstruction in short-term airway response to metal working fluid exposure: a reanalysis.", American journal of industrial medicine 43:3 pp. 286-90
  • Forde, M.S., Punnett, L., Wegman, D. (2002) "Pathomechanisms of work-related musculoskeletal disorders: conceptual issues.", Ergonomics 45:9 pp. 619-30
  • Sullivan, P., Eisen, E., Kreibel, D., Woskie, S., Wegman, D. (2000) "A nested case-control study of stomach cancer mortality among automobile machinists exposed to metalworking fluid.", Annals of epidemiology 10:7 pp. 480-481
  • Quinn, M.M., Smith, T.J., Eisen, E.A., Wegman, D., Ellenbecker, M.J. (2000) "Implications of different fiber measures for epidemiologic studies of man-made vitreous fibers", American Journal of Industrial Medicine 38:2 pp. 132
  • Quinn, M.M., Smith, T.J., Eisen, E.A., Wegman, D., Ellenbecker, M.J. (2000) "Implications of different fiber measures for epidemiologic studies of man-made vitreous fibers.", American journal of industrial medicine 38:2 pp. 132-9
  • Woskie, S., Eisen, E.E., Wegman, D., Hu, X., Kriebel, D. (1998) "Worker sensitivity and reactivity: indicators of worker susceptibility to nasal irritation.", American journal of industrial medicine 34:6 pp. 614-22
  • Sullivan, P.A., Eisen, E.A., Woskie, S., Kriebel, D., Wegman, D., Hallock, M.F., Hammond, S.K., Tolbert, P.E., Smith, T.J., Monson, R.R. (1998) "Mortality studies of metalworking fluid exposure in the automobile industry: VI. A case-control study of esophageal cancer.", American journal of industrial medicine 34:1 pp. 36-48
  • Sama, S.R., Kriebel, D., Woskie, S., Eisen, E., Wegman, D., Virji, M.A. (1997) "A field investigation of the acute respiratory effects of metal working fluids. II. Effects of airborne sulfur exposures.", American journal of industrial medicine 31:6 pp. 767-76
  • Sama, S., Kriebel, D., Woskie, S., Eisen, E., Wegman, D., Virji, M.A. (1997) "A field investigation of the acute respiratory effects of metal working fluids. II. Effects of airborne sulfur exposures.", American journal of industrial medicine 31:6 pp. 767-76
  • Eisen, E.A., Holcroft, C.A., Greaves, I.A., Wegman, D., Woskie, S., Monson, R.R. (1997) "A strategy to reduce healthy worker effect in a cross-sectional study of asthma and metalworking fluids.", American journal of industrial medicine 31:6 pp. 671-7
  • Quinn, M.M., SMITH, T.J., ELLENBECKER, M.J., Wegman, D., EISEN, E.A. (1994) "Exposure Assessment for Airborne Man-made Mineral Fibres—some Comments", Annals of Occupational Hygiene 38:6 pp. 959
  • Wegman, D., Eisen, E.A., Hu, X., Woskie, S., Smith, R.G., Garabrant, D.H. (1994) "Acute and chronic respiratory effects of sodium borate particulate exposures.", Environmental health perspectives 102 Suppl 7: pp. 119-28
  • Woskie, S., Shen, P., Eisen, E.A., Finkel, M.H., Smith, T.J., Smith, R., Wegman, D. (1994) "The real-time dust exposures of sodium borate workers: examination of exposure variability.", American Industrial Hygiene Association journal 55:3 pp. 207-17
  • Eisen, E.A., Wegman, D., Kriebel, D. (1993) "Application of peak expiratory flow in epidemiologic studies of occupation.", Occupational medicine (Philadelphia, Pa.) 8:2 pp. 265-77
  • Wegman, D., Eisen, E.A., Woskie, S., Hu, X.H. (1992) "Measuring exposure for the epidemiologic study of acute effects.", American journal of industrial medicine 21:1 pp. 77-89
  • IRWIG, H.G., OLIVER, L.C., PAGE, T., Wegman, D., ELLENBECKER, M.J. (1991) "Asbestos in Place: A Building Management Perspective", Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 643:1 pp. 589
  • Eisen, E.A., Wegman, D., Kriebel, D., Woskie, S., Hu, X. (1991) "An epidemiologic approach to the study of acute reversible health effects in the workplace.", Epidemiology (Cambridge, Mass.) 2:4 pp. 263-70
  • Eisen, E.A., Wegman, D., Kriebel, D., Woskie, S., Hu, X. (1991) "An epidemiologic approach to the study of acute reversible health effects in the workplace.", Epidemiology (Cambridge, Mass.) 2:4 pp. 263-70
  • Quinn, M.M., Wegman, D., Greaves, I.A., Katharine, S.H., Ellenbecker, M.J., Spark, R.F., Smith, E.R. (1990) "Investigation of reports of sexual dysfunction among male chemical workers manufacturing stilbene derivatives", American Journal of Industrial Medicine 18:1 pp. 55