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Steve Marshall, Ph.D. - UNC-Chapel Hill. Chapel Hill, NC, US

Steve Marshall, Ph.D. Steve Marshall, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Epidemiology; Director, Injury Prevention Research Center, Gillings School of Global Public Health | UNC-Chapel Hill


Steve Marshall is an epidemiologist whose main area of research is injury prevention.





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Steve Marshall is an epidemiologist whose main area of research is injury prevention. The area of injury epidemiology is understudied relative to the public health significance, cost, and preventability of these health outcomes.

Marshall is the Director of UNC's Injury Prevention Research Center. He has an adjunct appointment in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science, and work closely with colleagues in the Sports Medicine Research Laboratory, the Center for Study of Retired Athletes, and the Mathew Gfeller Sports-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Center.

Marshall's areas of research focus, over the course of his career, has been sports medicine, surveillance of sports injury, transportation safety, occupational injury, and violence prevention. He also has a strong interest in biostatistics and epidemiologic methods. Injuries are an enormous source of mortality and morbidity in the USA and globally and Marshall believes that research is urgently needed to help us learn how to address this pressing epidemic.

Industry Expertise (3)

Health Care - Services



Areas of Expertise (10)


Occupational Health and Safety

Injury Prevention

Exercise Science

Sports Medicine


Public Health


Brain Injury

Violence Prevention

Accomplishments (2)

Ken Knight Outstanding Research Manuscript (professional)


Recognized by the Journal of Athletic Training.

Service Award (professional)


American Public Health Association Injury Control and Emergency Health Services.

Education (2)

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Ph.D., Epidemiology 1998

University of Canterbury: B.S., Mathematics 1987

Affiliations (6)

  • South by Southwest Injury Prevention Network
  • Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research
  • Center for Physiotherapy Research
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • Sport Performance Research Institute
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association Injury Surveillance Working Group

Event Appearances (5)

Risk Factors for ACL Injury

International Olympic Committee World Conference on Injury and Illness in Sport  Monte Carlo, Monaco


"Concussion, Dementia and Football: Time to End the Game?

High Point, NC  High Point University School of Health Sciences Distinguished Lecture Series


How Concussions Will Make Sports Safer

11th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion  Wellington, New Zealand


Movement Biomechanics, ACL Injury, and Osteo-arthritis

North Carolina Cartilage - Arthritis Research Alliance Meeting  Chapel Hill, NC


Preventing Youth Sports Injury: An Evidence-Based Review

American Medical Society for Sports Medicine  Cancun, Mexico


Articles (5)

Exploration of the effects of classroom humidity levels on teachers’ respiratory symptoms

International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health

2016 Previous studies indicate that teachers have higher asthma prevalence than other non-industrial worker groups. Schools frequently have trouble maintaining indoor relative humidity (RH) within the optimum range (30–50 %) for reducing allergens and irritants. However, the potential relationship between classroom humidity and teachers’ health has not been explored. Thus, we examined the relationship between classroom humidity levels and respiratory symptoms among North Carolina teachers.

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The Effects of an Injury Prevention Program on Landing Biomechanics Over Time

American Journal of Sports Medicine

2016 Purpose: To evaluate the effects of an injury prevention program on movement technique and peak vertical ground-reaction forces (VGRF) over time compared with a standard warm-up (SWU) program.

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Association of Injury History and Incident Injury in Cadet Basic Military Training

Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise

2016 Purpose: To determine the association between injury history at enrollment and incident lower extremity (LE) injury during cadet basic training among first-year military cadets.

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Methods and Descriptive Epidemiology of Services Provided by Athletic Trainers in High Schools: The National Athletic Treatment, Injury and Outcomes Network Study

Journal of Athletic Training

2015 Objective: To describe the methods of the National Athletic Treatment, Injury and Outcomes Network (NATION) project and provide the descriptive epidemiology of AT services for injury care in 27 high school sports

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Injury Rates in Age-Only Versus Age-and-Weight Playing Standard Conditions in American Youth Football

Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine

2015 Purpose: To compare injury rates between youth tackle football players in the AO and AW playing standard conditions.

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