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Research Now: CDC-Funded Study Investigates Occupational Injuries Among U.S. Workers With Disabilities

Huiyun Xiang, MD, MPH, PhD, and his research team are conducting a research project to investigate work-related injuries suffered by U.S. workers with disabilities. They are analyzing National Health Interview Survey data and Medical Expenditure Panel Survey data to compare prevalence of work-related injuries, injury patterns and medical utilization and medical expenditures between U.S. workers with and without disabilities.

This three-year study was funded by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. Dr. Xiang, a principal investigator and the director for International Programs in the Center for Injury Research and Policy, hopes to provide evidence about high risk of occupational injuries and injury patterns among U.S. workers with disabilities. Findings from this study will help build better accommodation and safety programs for workers with disabilities in the U.S. workplace.

Selected citations:
Price J, Shi J, Lu B, Smith GA, Stallones L, Wheeler K, and Xiang H. Non-occupational and occupational injuries to U.S. workers with disability. Am J Public Health. (accepted).

Leff M, Stallones H, Xiang H, Whiteneck G. Disability, environmental barriers, and non-fatal injury. Inj Prevention. 2010; 16 (6): 411-415.

Xiang H, Shi J, Wheeler K, Wilkins III JR. Disability and employment among U.S. working-age immigrants. Am J of Ind Med. 2010; 53(4):425-434.

Contact: Huiyun Xiang, Center for Injury Research and Policy

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