Steve Wing, PhD

Associate Professor Department of Epidemiology

T:(919) 966-7416

2101F McGavran-Greenberg Hall

CB #7435

Chapel Hill, NC 27599


Dr. Steve Wing teaches epidemiology and conducts research on occupational and environmental health. His recent studies focus on the health impacts of ionizing radiation, industrial animal production, sewage sludge and solid waste disposal. He is a founding member of the North Carolina Environmental Justice Network.

Honors and Awards

Self-Determination Award
2014, Black Workers for Justice

John E. Larsh, Jr. Award for Mentorship
2014, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Homer N. Calver Award
2011, American Public Health Association

Doris Slesinger Lecture
2011, University of Wisconsin

Research Integrity Award
2009, International Society for Environmental Epidemiology

Award for Teaching, Research and Practice
2004, Greenberg Alumni Endowment

Representative Courses

Community-Driven Epidemiology and Environmental Justice

History and Philosophy of Epidemiology

Perspectives in Epidemiology and Public Health

Research Activities
Health impacts of industrial animal production, land-application of sewage sludge, solid waste disposal, nuclear radiation, construction of knowledge and ignorance in epidemiology
Service Activities

Philosophy and Ethics Committee, International Society for Environmental Epidemiology

Practice Interests

Environmental justice

Litigation in environmental and occupational health

Key Publications

A case control study of environmental and occupational exposures associated with methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage in patients admitted to a rural tertiary care hospital in a high density swine region. Kerri Augustino, Maliha Aziz, Kerri L.Augustino, Pia MacDonald, Delores Nobles, Lance Price, Keith Ramsey, David Richardson, Leah Schinasi, Jill Stewart, Steve Wing (2014). Environmental Health: A Global Access Science Source, 13(1).

Land application of treated sewage sludge: Community health and environmental justice. Amy Lowman, A Lowman, Mary McDonald, M McDonald, Naeema Muhammad, N Muhammad, Steve Wing, S Wing (2013). Environmental Health Perspectives, 121(5), 537-542.

Missing doses in the life span study of Japanese atomic bomb survivors. Stephen Cole, S Cole, David Richardson, D Richardson, Steve Wing, S Wing (2013). American Journal of Epidemiology, 177(6), 562-568.

Richardson et al. Respond to "missing Doses in the Life Span Study". Stephen Cole, S Cole, David Richardson, D Richardson, Steve Wing, S Wing (2013). American Journal of Epidemiology, 177(6), 574-575.

Mortality Among Workers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Alexander Keil, A Keil, David Richardson, D Richardson, Steve Wing, S Wing, Susanne Wolf, S Wolf (2013). American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 56(7), 725-732.


PhD, Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1983

DIP AGS, Sociology, Duke University, 1980

BA, Psychology, Vassar College, 1975