Susan Goodwin Gerberich, PhD

Leon S. Robertson Professor in Injury Prevention, Mayo Professor of Public Health,, Division of Environmental Health Sciences

Susan Goodwin Gerberich

Contact Info

gerbe001@umn.edu

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

Summary

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.

Expertise

Aging, environment & exposures, injuries, methods, occupational health, 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

Research

Research Funding Grants

Publications

Teaching

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. 

Courses

  • 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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