Steve Marshall, PhD

Steve MarshallProfessor Epidemiology

Director Injury Prevention Research Center

Curriculum Vitae

REACH NC (Collexis) Research Profile

Suite 500 CVS Plaza
137 E. Franklin St
Campus Box 7505
Chapel Hill 27599-7505
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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
EPID 718 Analytic Methods In Observational Epidemiology Syllabus
EPID 625 Injury and Violence as a Public Health Problem Syllabus

Research and practice interests

  • Injury prevention
  • Occupational health
  • Public health practice
  • Violence prevention

Research activities

I 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, sports-related TBI/concussion, lower extremity injuries and related musculoskeletal conditions, transportation safety, occupational injury, surveillance of deaths from violence, and violence prevention. I also have a strong interest in biostatistics and epidemiologic methods.

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 responsibilities

Director, 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 LabFaculty, Center for the Study of Retired Athletes

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

Key Publications

Padua DA, Frank B, Donaldson A, de la Motte S, Cameron KL, Beutler AI, DiStefano LJ, Marshall SW. Seven steps for developing and implementing a preventive training program: lessons learned from JUMP-ACL and beyond. Clin Sports Med. 2014 Oct;33(4):615-32.

Roos KG, Marshall SW. Definition and usage of the term “overuse injury” in the US high school and collegiate sport epidemiology literature: A systematic review. Sports Medicine  2014;44(3):405-421.

Siegmund GP, Guskiewicz KM, Marshall SW, DeMarco AL, Bonin SJ. A headform for testing helmet and mouthguard sensors that measure head impact severity in football players. Ann Biomed Eng. 2014 Sep;42(9):1834-45

Kerr ZY, Dompier TP, Snook EM, Marshall SW, Klossner D, Hainline B, Corlette J. National collegiate athletic association injury surveillance system: review of methods for 2004-2005 through 2013-2014 data collection. J Athl Train. 2014 Jul-Aug;49(4):552-60.

Kerr ZY, Register-Mihalik JK, Marshall SW, Evenson KR, Mihalik JP, Guskiewicz KM. Disclosure and non-disclosure of concussion and concussion symptoms in athletes: Review and application of the socio-ecological framework. Brain Inj. 2014;28(8):1009-21

Bell DR, Blackburn JT, Hackney AC, Marshall SW, Beutler AI, Padua DA. Jump-landing biomechanics and knee-laxity change across the menstrual cycle in women with anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. J Athl Train. 2014 Mar-Apr;49(2):154-62.

Kerr ZY, Marshall SW, Comstock RD, Casa D. Implementing exertional heat illness prevention strategies in US high school football. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 2014;46(1):124-130.

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