Philosophy of Care
If it is not fun, it is not health economics.
Occupational safety and health, workers compensation, social and economic determinants of health.
Dr Leigh's research focuses on: economics of occupational safety and health; effects of minimum wages on public health; and econometric applications in epidemiology.
Public Health Sciences
Ph.D., Economics, University of Wisconsin, Madison WI 1979
B.A., University of Oregon, Eugene OR 1973
American Public Health Association
Honors and Awards
The John Howard National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Outstanding Research Award, 2007
Select Recent Publications
Leigh, JP et al. Minimum wages and public health: A literature review. Preventive Medicine. 2019; 118: 122-134. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0091743518303104?via%3Dihub
Leigh, JP. Arguments for and against a $15/hour minimum wage for healthcare workers. Am Jo Public Health. 2019; 109(2): 206-207 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6336047/
Du, J; Leigh JP. Effects of minimum wages on absence from work due to illness. B.E. Jo Econ Analysis and Policy. 2018; 18 (1): 1-23. https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/bejeap.2018.18.issue-1/bejeap-2017-0097/bejeap-2017-0097.xml
Leigh, JP; Du J. Effects of minimum wages on population health. Health Affairs. October 4, 2018. https://www.healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hpb20180622.107025/full/
Leigh, P. Class....Is not who we are; Review of White Trash by Nancy Isenberg. Am Jo Public Health. 2017. 107(5). 636-637. https://search.proquest.com/docview/1903819318?accountid=14505
Leigh JP, De Vogli R. Low wages as occupational health hazards. Jo Occup Environ Med. 2016 May;58(5):444-7.
Du J, Leigh JP. Effects of wages on smoking decisions of current and past smokers. Ann Epidemiol. 2015 Aug;25(8):575-582.e1. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S104727971500126X?via%3Dihub
Leigh JP, Du J. Are low wages risk factors for hypertension? Eur Jo Public Health. 2012 Dec;22(6):854-9. https://academic.oup.com/eurpub/article/22/6/854/546457
Kim D, Leigh JP. Estimating the effects of wages on obesity. Jo Occup Environ Med. 2010 May;52(5):495-500.
Berger MC, Leigh JP. Schooling, self-selection, and health. Jo Human Resources. 1989; 24 (3): 433-455.
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