David A. Lombardi, Ph.D.
|Title||Instructor in the Faculty of Public Health|
|Institution||Harvard School of Public Health|
|Department||EH - Environmental + Occupational Medicine + Epi|
|Address||Harvard School of Public Health|
Bldg 1, 14th Flr/Rm. 1402
665 Huntington Ave
Boston MA 02115
||Delta Omega National Public Health Honorary Society, Rho Chapter|
||CDC/National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Partnering Award for Worker Health and Safety|
||9th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion - Best Oral Presentation|
||Ergonomics Society Best Paper Award (Co-Author)|
||LMRIS Best Paper Award (First-Author)|
||Nominee, CDC / ATSDR Charles C. Shepard Science Award in Assessment and Epidemiology|
Dr. Lombardi has been an Instructor and Course Director for Injury Epidemiology and Prevention (EH 282) in the Harvard School of Public Health since 2003 and currently the Co-Director of the Harvard Occupational Injury Prevention Program. Also, as a Principal Research Scientist at the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety, he applies new and alternative epidemiological approaches (e.g., case-crossover designs) to studies involving risks related to traumatic injuries. Through his investigations in the area of injury epidemiology, he seeks to understand factors leading to injury prevention. Areas of recent study include understanding injury risks associated with fatigue related factors, validation of injury-related exposures, evaluation of transient traumatic injury risks (e.g, acute upper extremity trauma, electrical injury, falls and ocular injuries) and understanding factors related to the use of personal protection equipment.
Before changing his career focus to injury epidemiology in 1996, Dr. Lombardi worked for eight years in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, where he served as associate director of biostatistics and senior biostatistician at PAREXEL International Corporation and Hybridon, Inc. and senior biostatistician for the Clinical Trials Group of Abt Associates, Inc. His work involved clinical trials to evaluate the safety and efficacy of new drugs submitted for FDA approval.
Dr. Lombardi obtained his Ph.D. with an Epidemiology concentration and minor in Industrial Hygiene from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, while working in the Occupational Epidemiology Unit. His dissertation work was one of the first applications of the case-crossover method in the area of Occupational Epidemiology. He previously earned his M.S. with a concentration in Biostatistics and B.A. in Social and Demographic Research. In 2001, the University appointed him as an Adjunct Assistant Professor. In 2002, he was elected into the Delta Omega National Public Health Honorary Society.
Dr. Lombardi, along with his colleagues, received the 2006 National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Partnering Award for Worker Health and Safety from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for their work in falls among health care workers, Dr. Lombardi and his colleagues received the 2009 Best Paper Award from the journal Ergonomics and was also nominated for the prestigous CDC/ATSDR Shepard Science Award. Dr. Lombardi is on the Editorial Advisory Board for the journal, Accident Analysis and Prevention and Editorial Board for Conference Papers in Epidemiology.
A member of the American Public Health Association, Society for Epidemiologic Research, and Work Time Society, he publishes his research in a variety of journals that include the Journal of Pediatrics, American Journal of Epidemiology, Human Hypertension, American Journal of Industrial Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Sleep, Safety Science, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Chronobiology International, Accident Analysis and Prevention, Ergonomics, Industrial Health, Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health and Injury Prevention.
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