Susan Goodwin Gerberich
Office Address:
1156 Mayo
Mailing Address:

420 Delaware St SE
MMC 807 Mayo
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Susan Goodwin Gerberich, PhD

Professor Emerita, Division of Environmental Health Sciences


Director, Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety
Co-Director, Regional Injury Prevention Research Center (RIPRC)
Co-Director, Center for Violence Prevention and Control


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 and 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

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