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Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Faculty Profile

  • Elizabeth G. Marshall, PhD

  • Associate Professor

  • Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology

  • CV


Environment, occupation, occupational injury, birth defects

Dr. Marshall is an occupational and environmental epidemiologist who earned her PhD in Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Public Health. Prior to becoming an academic epidemiologist, she worked over 10 years for the New York State Department of Health in increasingly responsible positions at the Center for Environmental Health, conducting surveillance, research, and interventions in birth defects, occupational health, and environmental epidemiology. She continues to collaborate with the New Jersey Department of Health in surveillance and research while also pursuing research and teaching at Rutgers School of Public Health.

Research Interests
Dr. Marshall used multiple data sources and methods to investigate injury risk and injury prevention among a unique, diverse, and high risk workforce: tree-care workers who are crucial responders after major storms. In New York and New Jersey, Dr. Marshall participated in a national multisite case-control study of birth defects, evaluating environmental, nutritional, and pharmaceutical.

Research Highlights

Dr. Marshall’s research is focused on occupational health disparities and risks of injury and illness among immigrant workers.  Most recently this research has been conducted among immigrant workers acting as first responders to disasters.  Her current research also investigates maternal and child health disparities, such as comparing pregnancy complications and outcomes among native- and foreign-born mothers. She has investigated health concerns, including workplace violence, among nurses.  

Select Publications
Graber, J., Alexander, C., Laumbach, R., Black, K., Strickland, P., Georgopoulos, P., Marshall, E., Shendell, D., Alderson, D., Mi, Z., Mascari, M., Weisel, C. (2019) "Per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) blood levels after contamination of a community water supply and comparison with 2013-2014 NHANES.", Journal of exposure science & environmental epidemiology Vol. 29

Marshall, E., Lu, S., Williams, A., Lefkowitz, D., Borjan, M. (2018) "Tree-Related Injuries Associated With Response and Recovery From Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey, 2011-2014.", Public health reports (Washington, D.C. : 1974) Vol. 133

Ochsner, M., Marshall, E., Lefkowitz, D. (2018) "Trees down, hazards abound: Observations and lessons from Hurricane Sandy.", American journal of industrial medicine Vol. 61

Farnacio, Y., Pratt, M., Marshall, E., Graber, J. (2017) "Are Workplace Psychosocial Factors Associated With Work-Related Injury in the US Workforce?: National Health Interview Survey, 2010.", Journal of occupational and environmental medicine Vol. 59

Marshall, E., Lu, S., Shi, Z., Swerdel, J., Borjan, M., Lumia, M. (2016) "Work-Related Unintentional Injuries Associated With Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey.", Disaster medicine and public health preparedness Vol. 10

Shendell, D., Mizan, S., Marshall, E., Kelly, S., Therkorn, J., Campbell, J., Miller, A. (2012) "Cut-laceration injuries and related career groups in New Jersey career, vocational, and technical education courses and programs.", Workplace health & safety Vol. 60

Shendell, D., Jhaveri, M., Nowakowski, A., Wozniak, M., Campbell, J., Marshall, E., Kelly, S. (2010) "Incident surveillance in New Jersey career and technical education programs, 1999 to 2008: attributes, severity, and reported use of personal protective equipment.", AAOHN journal : official journal of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Vol. 58

Marshall, E., Harris, G., Wartenberg, D. (2010) "Oral cleft defects and maternal exposure to ambient air pollutants in New Jersey.", Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology Vol. 88