Hester Johnstone Lipscomb
Broad research interests:
Intervention evaluation - use of conceptual frameworks, latency of effect
More specific current interests:
Occupational injuries and disorders of construction workers.
Injuries associated with pneumatic nail guns
Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) of occupational origin, as well as the effect of MSDs on the ability to work; special interest in back disorders.
Classification of MSDs, episodes of care; problems with use of ICD9 codes for classification of MSDs related to epidemiologic research. Integration of latency into epidemiologic models assessing work related musculoskeletal disorders.
Vulnerable work populations.
Education and Training
- North Carolina State University, M.P.H. 1980
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Ph.D. 1995
Selected Grants and Awards
- Case Crossover Study of Factors Associated with Patient Lift Equipment Use
- Development & Evaluation of a Comprehensive Hospital Workplace Violence Surveillance System
- Prevention of Nail Gun Injuries in Residential Construction: Reaching a Broader Target
- 20-Yr Trends in Work-related Injuries & Discorders among Carpenters
- Fall Prevention in Residential Construction
- Work-Related Risks of Certified Athletic Trainers
- Preventing Blood and Body Fluid Exposures during Surgical Procedures.
- Effectiveness of patient lift equipment
- Back Disorders in Union Carpenters
- Nonfatal occupational injuries among workers in the construction industry
- Back Pain & Work Disability in Health Care Workers
- Surveillance Methods for Health Care and Related Workers
- Work and Health Disparaties Among Rural Women
- Occupational Safety and Health Training
- Etiology of Injury in Drywall and Residential Carpentry
- Patterns Of Health & Health Service Use In Construction Wo