Stephen A. McCurdy, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine
Department of Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine
University of California, Davis
Davis, California 95616

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Research Interests:

UCD Farm Worker Injury Study

Foreign language skills:




B.A., Biochemistry, University of California, Riverside, 1976;

M.D., University of California, San Diego, 1981;

M.P.H., Epidemiology, University of California, Berkeley, 1979;

Resident, Internal Medicine, University of California, Davis, 1981-1984;

Chief Medical Resident, University of California, Davis, 1984- 1985;

Certificate, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1984;

Certificate, American Board of Preventive Medicine, 1988

Qualified Medical Examiner (QME)


American Public Health Association

American Thoracic Society

American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Past Positions:

1985-1986, University of California, Davis, Staff Physician

Selected publications:

Leigh JP, McCurdy SA (2006) Differences in workers' compensation disability and impairment ratings under old and new California law.
(View Manuscript). J Occup Environ Med.. 48(4):419-425.

Leigh JP, Waehrer G, Miller TR, McCurdy SA (2006) Costs differences across demographic groups and types of occupational injuries and illnesses.. Am J Ind Med. . 49(10):845-853.

McCurdy, S A, J Sunyer, J-P Zock, J M Anto and M Kogevinas (2003) Smoking and occupation from the European Community Respiratory Health Survey. Occup Environ Med. 60(9):643-8.

McCurdy, Stephen A (2003) Preventive medicine teaching cases in the preclinical undergraduate medical curriculum. Am J Prev Med. 24(4 Suppl):108-10.

McCurdy, Stephen A, Steven J Samuels, Daniel J Carroll, James J Beaumont and Lynne A Morrin (2003) Agricultural injury in California migrant Hispanic farm workers. Am J Ind Med. 44(3):225-35.

McCurdy, Stephen A, Steven J Samuels, Daniel J Carroll, James J Beaumont and Lynne A Morrin (2002) Injury risks in children of California migrant Hispanic farm worker families. Am J Ind Med. 42(2):124-33.

Leigh, JP, McCurdy, SA and Schenker, MB (2001) Costs of occupational injuries in agriculture. Public Health Rep. 116(3):235-48.

McCurdy, S A and D J Carroll (2000) Agricultural injury. Am J Ind Med. 38(4):463-80.

McCurdy, S. A., L. A. Morrin and M. M. Memmott (1998) Occupational history collection by third-year medical students during internal medicine and surgery inpatient clerkships. J Occup Environ Med. 40(8):680-684.

Von Essen, S G and S A McCurdy (1998) Health and safety risks in production agriculture. West J Med. 169(4):214-20.

McCurdy, S. A., D. S. Arretz and R. O. Bates (1997) Tuberculin reactivity among California Hispanic migrant farm workers. Am J Ind Med. 32(6):600-605.

McCurdy, S. A., T. J. Ferguson, D. F. Goldsmith, J. E. Parker and M. B. Schenker (1996) Respiratory health of California rice farmers. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 153(5):1553-1559.

McCurdy, S. J. and A. Scherman (1996) Effects of family structure on the adolescent separation-individuation process. Adolescence. 31(122):307-319.

McCurdy, S. A., D. Pocekay, S. K. Hammond, S. R. Woskie, S. J. Samuels and M. B. Schenker (1995) A cross-sectional survey of respiratory and general health outcomes among semiconductor industry workers. Am J Ind Med. 28(6):847-860.

Pocekay, D., S. A. McCurdy, S. J. Samuels, S. K. Hammond and M. B. Schenker (1995) A cross-sectional study of musculoskeletal symptoms and risk factors in semiconductor workers. Am J Ind Med. 28(6):861-871.

Samuels, S. J., S. A. McCurdy, D. Pocekay, S. K. Hammond, L. Missell and M. B. Schenker (1995) Fertility history of currently employed male semiconductor workers. Am J Ind Med. 28(6):873-882.

Schenker, M. B., E. B. Gold, J. J. Beaumont, B. Eskenazi, S. K. Hammond, B. L. Lasley, S. A. McCurdy, S. J. Samuels, C. L. Saiki and S. H. Swan (1995) Association of spontaneous abortion and other reproductive effects with work in the semiconductor industry. Am J Ind Med. 28(6):639-659.

McCurdy, S. A. (1994) Epidemiology of disaster. The Donner Party (1846-1847) [see comments]. West J Med. 160(4):338-342.

McCurdy, S. A., M. E. Hansen, C. P. Weisskopf, R. L. Lopez, F. Schneider, J. Spencer, J. R. Sanborn, R. I. Krieger, B. W. Wilson, D. F. Goldsmith and et al. (1994) Assessment of azinphosmethyl exposure in California peach harvest workers. Arch Environ Health. 49(4):289-296.

Gamsky, T. E., M. B. Schenker, S. A. McCurdy and S. J. Samuels (1992) Smoking, respiratory symptoms, and pulmonary function among a population of Hispanic farmworkers. Chest. 101(5):1361-1368.

Gamsky, T. E., S. A. McCurdy, P. Wiggins, S. J. Samuels, B. Berman and M. B. Shenker (1992) Epidemiology of dermatitis among California farm workers. J Occup Med. 34(3):304-310.

Gamsky, T. E., S. A. McCurdy, S. J. Samuels and M. B. Schenker (1992) Reduced FVC among California grape workers [see comments]. Am Rev Respir Dis. 145(2 Pt 1):257-262.

McCurdy, S. A. and R. H. White (1992) Accuracy and precision of a portable anticoagulation monitor in a clinical setting. Arch Intern Med. 152(3):589-592.

McCurdy, S. P., B. H. Clarkson and F. F. Feagin (1992) Comparison of phosphoprotein isolated from mature and immature human tooth roots. Arch Oral Biol. 37(12):1057-1065.

Hayashi, P. H., N. Flynn, S. A. McCurdy, I. K. Kuramoto, P. V. Holland and J. B. Zeldis (1991) Prevalence of hepatitis C virus antibodies among patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus. J Med Virol. 33(3):177-180.

Kado, N. Y., S. A. McCurdy, S. J. Tesluk, S. K. Hammond, D. P. Hsieh, J. Jones and M. B. Schenker (1991) Measuring personal exposure to airborne mutagens and nicotine in environmental tobacco smoke. Mutat Res. 261(1):75-82.

McCurdy, S. A., M. B. Schenker and S. J. Samuels (1991) Reporting of occupational injury and illness in the semiconductor manufacturing industry. Am J Public Health. 81(1):85-89.

McCurdy, S. P., B. H. Clarkson, R. L. Speirs and F. F. Feagin (1990) Phosphoprotein extraction from the dentine/cementum complex of human tooth roots. Arch Oral Biol. 35(5):347-357.

O'Malley, M. A. and S. A. McCurdy (1990) Subacute poisoning with phosalone, an organophosphate insecticide. West J Med. 153(6):619-624.

Schenker, M. B. and S. A. McCurdy (1990) Occupational health among migrant and seasonal farmworkers: the specific case of dermatitis. Am J Ind Med. 18(3):345-351.

White, R. H., S. A. McCurdy and R. A. Marder (1990) Early morbidity after total hip replacement: rheumatoid arthritis versus osteoarthritis. J Gen Intern Med. 5(4):304-309.

McCurdy, S. A., M. B. Schenker and D. V. Lassiter (1989) Occupational injury and illness in the semiconductor manufacturing industry. Am J Ind Med. 15(5):499-510.

McCurdy, S. A., P. Wiggins, M. B. Schenker, S. Munn, A. M. Shaieb, Z. Weinbaum, D. Goldsmith, S. T. McGillis, B. Berman and S. Samuels (1989) Assessing dermatitis in epidemiologic studies: occupational skin disease among California grape and tomato harvesters. Am J Ind Med. 16(2):147-157.

McCurdy, S. A., T. J. Ferguson and M. B. Schenker (1989) Mucocutaneous injuries at a university teaching hospital. West J Med. 150(5):604-608.

White, R. H., S. A. McCurdy, H. von Marensdorff, Jr. Woodruff, D. E. and L. Leftgoff (1989) Home prothrombin time monitoring after the initiation of warfarin therapy. A randomized, prospective study. Ann Intern Med. 111(9):730-737.

Wiggins, P., S. A. McCurdy and W. Zeidenberg (1989) Epistaxis due to glutaraldehyde exposure. J Occup Med. 31(10):854-856.

Shaner, D. M., S. A. McCurdy, M. O. Herring and A. J. Gabor (1988) Treatment of status epilepticus: a prospective comparison of diazepam and phenytoin versus phenobarbital and optional phenytoin. Neurology. 38(2):202-207.