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Kristen Leigh Kucera, PhD, MSPH

Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Community and Family Medicine

Department / Division
Community and Family Medicine / Occupational & Envir Med - Gen

Address:
Wachovia Bldg., Room 461
2200 W Main St, Suite 400
Durham, NC 27705

Office Telephone:
(919) 684-8374

Training:

  • PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2006
  • MSPH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2002

Research Interests:
Occupational epidemiology
o Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)
o Ergonomics and exposure assessment
o Commercial fishing
Sports injury epidemiology
Surveillance for sports and occupational injuries
Injury prevention
Epidemiology methods

Publications:

  • Kucera, KL; Lipscomb, HJ; Silverstein, B. Medical care surrounding work-related back injury claims among Washington State Union Carpenters, 1989-2003. Work. 2011;39:321-330. Abstract

  • Kucera, KL; Loomis, D; Lipscomb, HJ; Marshall, SW; Mirka, GA; Daniels, JL. Ergonomic risk factors for low back pain in North Carolina crab pot and gill net commercial fishermen. American Journal of Industrial Medicine. 2009;52:311-321. Abstract

  • Lipscomb, HJ; Dement, JM; Silverstein, B; Kucera, KL; Cameron, W. Health care utilization for musculoskeletal back disorders, Washington State union carpenters, 1989-2003. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2009;51:604-611. Abstract

  • Kucera, KL; Loomis, D; Marshall, SW. A case crossover study of triggers for hand injuries in commercial fishing. Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2008;65:336-341. Abstract

  • Kucera, KL; Mirka, GA; Loomis, D; Marshall, SW; Lipscomb, HJ; Daniels, J. Evaluating ergonomic stresses in North Carolina commercial crab pot and gill net fishermen. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene. 2008;5:182-196. Abstract

  • Lipscomb, H; Kucera, K; Epling, C; Dement, J. Upper extremity musculoskeletal symptoms and disorders among a cohort of women employed in poultry processing. American Journal of Industrial Medicine. 2008;51:24-36. Abstract

  • McDonald, MA; Kucera, KL. Understanding non-industrialized workers' approaches to safety: how do commercial fishermen "stay safe"?. Journal of Safety Research. 2007;38:289-297. Abstract

  • Kucera, KL; Marshall, SW; Kirkendall, DT; Marchak, PM; Garrett, WE. Injury history as a risk factor for incident injury in youth soccer. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 2005;39:462. Abstract

  • Mirka, GA; Shin, G; Kucera, K; Loomis, D. Use of the CABS methodology to assess biomechanical stress in commercial crab fishermen. Applied Ergonomics: human factors in technology and society. 2005;36:61-70. Abstract

  • Lipscomb, HJ; Loomis, D; McDonald, MA; Kucera, K; Marshall, S; Li, L. Musculoskeletal symptoms among commercial fishers in North Carolina. Applied Ergonomics: human factors in technology and society. 2004;35:417-426. Abstract

  • Marshall, SW; Kucera, K; Loomis, D; McDonald, MA; Lipscomb, HJ. Work related injuries in small scale commercial fishing. Injury Prevention. 2004;10:217-221. Abstract

  • McDonald, MA; Loomis, D; Kucera, KL; Lipscomb, HJ. Use of qualitative methods to map job tasks and exposures to occupational hazards for commercial fishermen. American Journal of Industrial Medicine. 2004;46:23-31. Abstract

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