Steve Marshall, PhD

Professor Department of Epidemiology
Director Injury Prevention Research Center

Ste 500, Bank of America Bldg


Chapel Hill, NC 27599


Representative Courses

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 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, 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.

Research Interests
  • Injury, Violence and Safety
  • Public Health Studies (Design, Conduct and Analysis)
Staff/Administrative Duties

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 Lab

Faculty, Center for the Study of Retired Athletes

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

Key Publications

Seven Steps for Developing and Implementing a Preventive Training Program: Lessons Learned from JUMP-ACL and Beyond. Anthony Beutler, Kenneth Cameron, Lindsay DiStefano, Alex Donaldson, Barnett Frank, Stephen Marshall, Sarah Motte, Darin Padua (2014). Clinics in Sports Medicine, 33(4), 615-632.

Definition and usage of the term "overuse injury" in the us high school and collegiate sport epidemiology literature: A systematic review. Stephen Marshall, Karen Roos (2014). Sports Medicine, 44(3), 405-421.

A headform for testing helmet and mouthguard sensors that measure head impact severity in football players. Stephanie Bonin, Alyssa Demarco, Kevin Guskiewicz, Stephen Marshall, Gunter Siegmund (2014). Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 42(9), 1834-1845.

National collegiate athletic association injury surveillance system: Review of methods for 2004-2005 through 2013-2014 data collection. Jill Corlette, Thomas Dompier, Brian Hainline, Zachary Kerr, David Klossner, Stephen Marshall, Erin Snook (2014). Journal of Athletic Training, 49(4), 552-560.

Disclosure and non-disclosure of concussion and concussion symptoms in athletes: Review and application of the socio-ecological framework. Kelly Evenson, Kevin Guskiewicz, Zachary Kerr, Stephen Marshall, Jason Mihalik, Johna Register-Mihalik (2014). Brain Injury, 28(8), 1009-1021.

Jump-landing biomechanics and knee-laxity change across the menstrual cycle in women with anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. David Bell, Anthony Beutler, J. Blackburn, Anthony Hackney, Stephen Marshall, Darin Padua (2014). Journal of Athletic Training, 49(2), 154-162.

Implementing exertional heat illness prevention strategies in US high school football. Douglas Casa, R. Comstock, Zachary Kerr, Stephen Marshall (2014). Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 46(1), 124-130.


PhD, Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1998

Dip Ag S, Biometrics and Field Experimentation, Lincoln University, 1989

BSc, Mathematics, University of Canterbury, 1987