Steve Marshall, PhD

Professor Department of EpidemiologyDirector Injury Prevention Research CenterCurriculum VitaeREACH NC (Collexis) Research Profile

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1998 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Epidemiology
1989 Lincoln University, Canterbury, New Zealand Biometrics and Field Experimentation
1987 University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand Mathematics
EPID 690 Intervention Epidemiology Syllabus
Research and practice interests

  • Injury prevention
  • Occupational health
  • Public health practice
  • Violence prevention
Research activitiesI am an epidemiologist whose main area of research is injury prevention. The area of injury epidemiology is understudied relative to the public health significance, cost, and preventability of these health outcomes.

I am the Director of UNC’s Injury Prevention Research Center. I have an adjunct appointment in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science, and work closely with colleagues in the Sports Medicine Research Laboratory, the Center for Study of Retired Athletes, and the Mathew Gfeller Sports-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Center.

My areas of research focus, over the course of my career, have been sports medicine, surveillance of sports injury, transportation safety, occupational injury, and violence prevention. I also have a strong interest in biostatistics and epidemiologic methods.

My research interests include injury to the Anterior Cruciate Ligament, baseball injuries, deaths from violence, prevention of concussions, and occupational injury.

Injuries are an enormous source of mortality and morbidity in the USA and globally. Research is urgently needed to help us learn how to address this pressing epidemic.

Staff/administrative responsibilitiesDirector, UNC Injury Prevention Research Center

Professor and co-Leader, Injury Program, UNC Department of Epidemiology

Director of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Datalys Center for Sports Injury Research and Prevention

Adjunct Appointment in Department of Exercise and Sport Science

Faculty, Sports Medicine Research Lab

Faculty, Center for the Study of Retired Athletes

Faculty, Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Research Center

Key publications
Kerr ZY, Marshall SW, Harding HP Jr, Guskiewicz KM.
Nine-year risk of depression diagnosis increases with increasing self-reported concussions in retired professional football players.
Am J Sports Med. 2012 Oct;40(10):2206-12

Cameron KL, Marshall SW, Sturdivant RX, Lincoln AE
Trends in the Incidence of Physician-Diagnosed Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Among Active Duty US Military Personnel between 1997 and 2007.
J Neurotrauma 2012 May 1;29(7):1313-21.

Golightly YM, Marshall SW, Kraus VB, Renner JB, Villaveces A, Casteel C, Jordan JM
Biomarkers of incident radiographic knee osteoarthritis: do they vary by chronic knee symptoms.
Arthritis Rheum. 2011 Aug;63(8):2276-83

Marshall SW
Recommendations for Defining and Classifying ACL Injuries in Epidemiologic Studies.
J Athletic Train 2010; 45(5):516-8

Marshall SW
Heat Injury in Children.
Brit J Sports Med 2010: 44:8-12.