Stephen A. McCurdy, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor Emeritus

Stephen A. McCurdy is not currently accepting new patients. For assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).



Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Internal Medicine

Locations and Contact

UC Davis Medical Center - Cypress Building

Occupational and Environmental Medicine
2221 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Phone: 530-754-7635

Philosophy of Care

I take patient concerns seriously and work to incorporate the best available science when addressing them. I strive to communicate medical concepts in an understandable form, both in oral discussions with patients and in the written clinical notes that I share with them.

Clinical Interests

Dr. McCurdy's major clinical interest is general occupational medicine, with special interest in toxicology and the health effects of pesticides and heavy metals. 

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. McCurdy's research has focused on agricultural health, in particular involving work-related injury and sexual harassment in the agricultural workplace.  Recent work in public health has addressed the COVID-19 pandemic and the utility of case investigation and contact tracing.


Environmental and Occupational Health

Undergraduate School

B.A., Biochemistry, UC Riverside, Riverside CA 1976

Medical School

M.D., UC San Diego, San Diego CA 1981

Other School

M.P.H., Epidemiology, UC Berkeley School of Public Health, Berkeley CA 1979


Internal Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA1981-1982


Internal Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA1982-1984


Chief Residency (Internal Medicine), UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA1984-1985


Occupational and Environmental Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA1985-1987

Reviewer of the Year, Journal of Agromedicine, 2013

Wellness Foundation Lectureship, 1997

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 1985

Phi Beta Kappa, 1976

Sipan CL, Portillo-Silva C, Bang H, McCurdy S. Coccidioidomycosis Knowledge and Behaviors of California Hispanic Farm Workers. J Agromedicine. 2022 Apr;27(2):197-206. doi:10.1080/1059924X.2021.2002223. Epub 2021 Nov 12. PMID:34763619.

Jeon S, Rainisch G, Lash RR, Moonan PK, Oeltmann JE, Greening B Jr, Adhikari BB, Meltzer MI; Contact Tracing Impact Group. Estimates of Cases and Hospitalizations Averted by COVID-19 Case Investigation and Contact Tracing in 14 Health Jurisdictions in the United States. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2022 Jan-Feb 01;28(1):16-24. doi:10.1097/PHH.0000000000001420. PMID:34534993.

Janssen JM, McGrath A, Ereman R, Moonan PK, Oeltmann JE, Willis M, McCurdy SA. Use of SMS-linked electronic surveys for COVID-19 case investigation and contact tracing - Marin County, CA, USA. Public Health Pract (Oxf). 2021 Nov;2:100170. doi:10.1016/j.puhip.2021.100170. Epub 2021 Jul 29. PMID:34345874.

Prado KY, Rivera-Heredia ME, McCurdy SA. Exposure to Workplace Sexual Harassment among Women and Men Farmworkers in the U.S. and Mexico. J Agric Saf Health. 2021 Oct 21;27(4):229-247. doi:10.13031/jash.14514. PMID:34729971.

Lam-Hine T, McCurdy SA, Santora L, Duncan L, Corbett-Detig R, Kapusinszky B, Willis M. COVID-19 Outbreak Associated with SARS-CoV-2 B.1.617.2 (Delta) Variant in an Elementary School — Marin County, CA, May–June 2021. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. ePub: 2021 Aug 27. doi:10.15585/mmwr.mm7035e2external icon.

Lash RR, Moonan PK, Byers BL, Bonacci RA, Bonner KE, Donahue M, Donovan CV, Grome HN, Janssen JM, Magleby R, McLaughlin HP, Miller JS, Pratt CQ, Steinberg J, Varela K, Anschuetz GL, Cieslak PR, Fialkowski V, Fleischauer AT, Goddard C, Johnson SJ, Morris M, Moses J, Newman A, Prinzing L, Sulka AC, Va P, Willis M, Oeltmann JE; COVID-19 Contact Tracing Assessment Team. COVID-19 Case Investigation and Contact Tracing in the US, 2020. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Jun 1;4(6):e2115850. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.15850. PMID:34081135.

Prado KY, Rivera-Heredia ME, Martínez-Servín LG, Guzmán-Carillo KY, McCurdy SA. "It's Wrong because It Could Be My Sister, Wife, or Mother": Workplace Sexual Harassment among Men and Women Farmworkers in USA and Mexico. J Agromedicine. 2021 Apr;26(2):220-230. doi:10.1080/1059924X.2020.1825245. Epub 2020 Oct 12. PMID:33043832.

McCurdy SA, Portillo-Silva C, Sipan CL, Bang H, Emery KW. Risk for Coccidioidomycosis among Hispanic Farm Workers, California, USA, 2018. Emerg Infect Dis. 2020 Jul;26(7):1430-1437. doi:10.3201/eid2607.200024. PMID:32568046.

Candemir I, Ergun P, Kaymaz D, Demir N, McCurdy SA. Comparison of unsupervised home-based pulmonary rehabilitation versus supervised hospital outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Expert Rev Respir Med. 2019 Dec;13(12):1195-1203. doi:10.1080/17476348.2019.1675516. Epub 2019 Oct 9. PMID:31575305.

McCurdy SA. Abortion and public health: Time for another look. Linacre Q. 2016 Feb;83(1):20-25. doi:10.1080/00243639.2015.1133019. PMID:27833179.