Susan Goodwin Gerberich, PhD

Professor Emerita, Division of Environmental Health Sciences

Susan Goodwin Gerberich

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-625-5934

Office Address:
1156 Mayo

Mailing Address:
420 Delaware St SE
MMC 807 Mayo
Minneapolis, MN 55455

PhD, Environmental Health, University of Minnesota, 1980

MSPH, Public Health, University of Minnesota, 1978

BS, Nursing, University of Minnesota, 1975


I have conducted comprehensive research on the complex problem of unintentional and intentional injuries. My research embraces all types of injuries, including: work-related injuries; brain and spinal cord injuries; violence; drug/alcohol use and injury consequences; sports injuries; and transportation-related injuries. Primarily, I conduct large population-based studies incorporating various methodologies that include surveillance and case-control applications.


Aging, environment and exposures, injuries, methods, occupational injury epidemiology, epidemiology, sports, brain/concussion injuries, agricultural health and safety, violence

Awards & Recognition

  • Outstanding Contributions to Graduate and Professional Education Award, Academy of Distinguished Teachers, University of Minnesota, 2016-2017
  • Distinguished Career Award, American Public Health Association, Injury Control and Emergency Health Services Section, 2011
  • Excellence in Advising Award, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 2008
  • Member, Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health


Research Funding Grants



Teaching Areas

I am program director of the Occupational Injury Prevention Research Training PhD program and offer coursework and graduate research opportunities in injury epidemiology and control. 


  • PubH 6120/3120, Injury Prevention in the Workplace, Community, and Home
  • PubH 6121, Topics: Injury Prevention in the Workplace, Community, and Home
  • PubH 8120, Occupational Health and Safety Research Seminar 


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