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Robyn Gershon, DrPH

TitlePROF IN RES-HCOMP
InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
DepartmentInstitute for Health Policy Studies
Address3333 California Street
San Francisco CA 94118
Phone415-476-1890
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    Occupational and environmental epidemiology, assessment and risk management of hazards in high risk work settings, the interface of worker and patient safety, disaster preparedness in the workplace, including mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery from natural and man-made disasters, integrated emergency management and disaster science and translation of epidemiological research findings into organizational practices and regulatory control.


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    Biomedical Research Career Identification in Graduate Education (BRIDGE)
    NIH/NIGMS R01GM107782Sep 1, 2013 - Jun 30, 2017
    Role: Principal Investigator
    The Role of Social and Behavioral Factors on Disaster Planning in Home Care
    NIH/NINR R21NR014017Aug 7, 2013 - Jul 31, 2015
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Occupational Health in Home Health Care Conference
    CDC/NIOSH R13OH009828Jul 1, 2010 - Jun 30, 2011
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Safety in the Home Healthcare Sector: A Pilot Study
    AHRQ R03HS018284Sep 30, 2009 - Sep 29, 2010
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Noise Exposure in Subway Riders
    NIH/NIEHS R21ES015347Apr 15, 2008 - Mar 31, 2011
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Bloodborne Pathogen Risk in Home Healthcare Workers
    CDC/NIOSH R01OH008215Sep 1, 2004 - Jun 30, 2009
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Innovative HCW Training: Infectious Disease Risk
    CDC/NIOSH R01OH007432Sep 30, 2001 - Sep 29, 2004
    Role: Principal Investigator
    BBP EXPOSURE AND RISK FACTORS IN NON-HOSPITAL BASED HCWS
    CDC/NIOSH U01OH004269Sep 30, 2000 - Sep 29, 2004
    Role: Principal Investigator
    BLOODBORNE EXPOSURE MANAGEMENT
    CDC/NIOSH R01OH004147Sep 30, 2000 - Mar 29, 2004
    Role: Principal Investigator
    RISK OF INFECTIOUS DISEASE IN PRISON BASED HCWS
    CDC/NIOSH R01OH003459Sep 30, 1998 - Sep 29, 2002
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Gershon R, Zhi Q, Chin AF, Nwankwo EM, Gargano LM. Adherence to Emergency Public Health Measures for Bioevents: Review of US Studies. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2018 Apr 30; 1-8. PMID: 29708097.
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    2. Gershon R, Portacolone E, Nwankwo EM, Zhi Q, Qureshi KA, Raveis VH. Psychosocial Influences on Disaster Preparedness in San Francisco Recipients of Home Care. J Urban Health. 2017 Oct; 94(5):606-618. PMID: 28028677.
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    3. Gargano LM, Hosakote S, Zhi Q, Qureshi KA, Gershon R. Resilience to post-traumatic stress among World Trade Center survivors: A mixed-methods study. J Emerg Manag. 2017 Sep/Oct; 15(5):275-284. PMID: 29165779.
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    4. Raveis VH, VanDevanter N, Kovner CT, Gershon R. Enabling a Disaster-Resilient Workforce: Attending to Individual Stress and Collective Trauma. J Nurs Scholarsh. 2017 Nov; 49(6):653-660. PMID: 28841765.
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    5. Zhi Q, Merrill JA, Gershon R. Mass-Fatality Incident Preparedness Among Faith-Based Organizations. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2017 Dec; 32(6):596-603. PMID: 28673371.
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    6. Merrill J, Zhi Q, Gershon R. Self-reported Preparedness to Respond to Mass Fatality Incidents in 38 State Health Departments. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2017 Jan/Feb; 23(1):64-72. PMID: 27870718.
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    7. Sherman MF, Gershon R, Riley HEM, Zhi Q, Magda LA, Peyrot M. Emergency Preparedness Safety Climate and Other Factors Associated With Mental Health Outcomes Among World Trade Center Disaster Evacuees. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2017 Jun; 11(3):326-336. PMID: 27809947.
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    8. Gargano LM, Gershon R, Brackbill RM. Quality of Life of Persons Injured on 9/11: Qualitative Analysis from the World Trade Center Health Registry. PLoS Curr. 2016 Oct 27; 8. PMID: 28042514.
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    9. Gershon R, Dernehl LA, Nwankwo E, Zhi Q, Qureshi K. Experiences and Psychosocial Impact of West Africa Ebola Deployment on US Health Care Volunteers. PLoS Curr. 2016 Sep 21; 8. PMID: 27803840.
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    10. Merrill JA, Orr M, Chen DY, Zhi Q, Gershon R. Are We Ready for Mass Fatality Incidents? Preparedness of the US Mass Fatality Infrastructure. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2016 Feb; 10(1):87-97. PMID: 26708604.
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    11. Loo GT, DiMaggio CJ, Gershon R, Canton DB, Morse SS, Galea S. Coping Behavior and Risk of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Among Federal Disaster Responders. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2016 Feb; 10(1):108-17. PMID: 26693801.
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    12. Hessels AJ, Flynn L, Cimiotti JP, Cadmus E, Gershon R. The Impact of the Nursing Practice Environment on Missed Nursing Care. Clin Nurs Stud. 2015 Dec; 3(4):60-65. PMID: 27547768.
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    13. Hessels A, Flynn L, Cimiotti JP, Bakken S, Gershon R. Impact of Heath Information Technology on the Quality of Patient Care. Online J Nurs Inform. 2015; 19. PMID: 27570443.
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    14. Lee SJ, Lee JH, Gershon R. Musculoskeletal Symptoms in Nurses in the Early Implementation Phase of California's Safe Patient Handling Legislation. Res Nurs Health. 2015 Jun; 38(3):183-93. PMID: 25914203.
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    15. McAlexander TP, Gershon R, Neitzel RL. Street-level noise in an urban setting: assessment and contribution to personal exposure. Environ Health. 2015 Feb 28; 14:18. PMID: 25888945; PMCID: PMC4350859.
    16. Gershon R, Orr MG, Zhi Q, Merrill JA, Chen DY, Riley HE, Sherman MF. Mass fatality preparedness among medical examiners/coroners in the United States: a cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health. 2014 Dec 15; 15:1275. PMID: 25511819; PMCID: PMC4320632.
    17. Sapra KJ, Jubinski SM, Tanaka MF, Gershon R. Family and partner interpersonal violence among American Indians/Alaska Natives. Inj Epidemiol. 2014 Dec; 1(1):7. PMID: 27747668.
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    18. Crowley KA, Myers R, Riley HE, Morse SS, Brandt-Rauf P, Gershon R. Using participatory action research to identify strategies to improve pandemic vaccination. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2013 Aug; 7(4):424-30. PMID: 24229528.
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    19. Lewis RC, Gershon R, Neitzel RL. Estimation of permanent noise-induced hearing loss in an urban setting. Environ Sci Technol. 2013 Jun 18; 47(12):6393-9. PMID: 23672684.
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    20. Gershon R, Sherman MF, Magda LA, Riley HE, McAlexander TP, Neitzel R. Mass transit ridership and self-reported hearing health in an urban population. J Urban Health. 2013 Apr; 90(2):262-75. PMID: 22711170; PMCID: PMC3675713.
    21. Crowley KA, Myers R, Magda LA, Morse SS, Brandt-Rauf P, Gershon R. Prevalence and factors associated with 2009 to 2011 influenza vaccinations at a university medical center. Am J Infect Control. 2013 Sep; 41(9):824-30. PMID: 23485370.
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    22. Gershon R, Kraus LE, Raveis VH, Sherman MF, Kailes JI. Emergency preparedness in a sample of persons with disabilities. Am J Disaster Med. 2013; 8(1):35-47. PMID: 23716372.
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    23. Gershon R, Dailey M, Magda LA, Riley HE, Conolly J, Silver A. Safety in the home healthcare sector: development of a new household safety checklist. J Patient Saf. 2012 Jun; 8(2):51-9. PMID: 22543362.
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    24. Neitzel RL, Gershon R, McAlexander TP, Magda LA, Pearson JM. Exposures to transit and other sources of noise among New York City residents. Environ Sci Technol. 2012 Jan 03; 46(1):500-8. PMID: 22088203; PMCID: PMC4336190.
    25. Gershon R, Magda LA, Riley HE, Merrill JA. Mass fatality preparedness in the death care sector. J Occup Environ Med. 2011 Oct; 53(10):1179-86. PMID: 21915068.
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    26. Gershon R, Magda LA, Riley HEM, Sherman MR. .The World Trade Center evacuation study: factors associated with initiation and length of time for evacuation. Fire and Materials. 2011; doi:10.1002/fam.1080..
    27. Sherman MF, Peyrot M, Magda LA, Gershon R. Modeling pre-evacuation delay by evacuees in World Trade Center Towers 1 and 2 on September 11th, 2001: A revisit using regression analysis. Fire Safety Journal. 2011; 46(7):414-424.
    28. Brandt-Rauf S, Brandt-Rauf E, Gershon R, Li Y, Brandt-Rauf P.Genes, Jobs, and Justice: Occupational medicine Physicians and the Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues of Genetic Testing in the Workplace. Ethics & Medicine. 2011; 27(1):51-61.
    29. Brandt-Rauf SI, Brandt-Rauf E, Gershon R, Brandt-Rauf PW. The differing perspectives of workers and occupational medicine physicians on the ethical, legal and social issues of genetic testing in the workplace. New Solut. 2011; 21(1):89-102. PMID: 21411427.
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    30. Gershon R, Magda LA, Qureshi KA, Riley HE, Scanlon E, Carney MT, Richards RJ, Sherman MF. Factors associated with the ability and willingness of essential workers to report to duty during a pandemic. J Occup Environ Med. 2010 Oct; 52(10):995-1003. PMID: 20881624.
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    31. Gill KB, Gershon R. Disaster mental health training programmes in New York City following September 11, 2001. Disasters. 2010 Jul; 34(3):608-18. PMID: 20187907.
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    32. Gershon R, Magda LA, Canton AN, Riley HE, Wiggins F, Young W, Sherman MF. Pandemic-related ability and willingness in home healthcare workers. Am J Disaster Med. 2010 Jan-Feb; 5(1):15-26. PMID: 20349699.
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    33. Magda LA, Canton AN, Gershon R. Web-based weapons of mass destruction training for transit police. Journal of Public Transportation. 2010; 13(3):63-77.
    34. Gershon R, Vandelinde N, Magda LA, Pearson JM, Werner A, Prezant D. Evaluation of a pandemic preparedness training intervention of emergency medical services personnel. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2009 Nov-Dec; 24(6):508-11. PMID: 20301068.
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    35. Gershon R, Pearson JM, Westra LJ. Evaluation tool for the assessment of personal protective respiratory equipment. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2009 Jul; 30(7):716-8. PMID: 19508125.
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    36. Stone PW, Gershon R. Nurse work environments and occupational safety in intensive care units. J Nurs Adm. 2009 Jul-Aug; 39(7-8 Suppl):S27-34. PMID: 19641436.
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    37. Neitzel R, Gershon R, Zeltser M, Canton A, Akram M. Noise levels associated with New York City's mass transit systems. Am J Public Health. 2009 Aug; 99(8):1393-9. PMID: 19542046; PMCID: PMC2707461.
    38. Canton AN, Sherman MF, Magda LA, Westra LJ, Pearson JM, Raveis VH, Gershon R. Violence, job satisfaction, and employment intentions among home healthcare registered nurses. Home Healthc Nurse. 2009 Jun; 27(6):364-73. PMID: 19509522.
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    39. Baron S, McPhaul K, Phillips S, Gershon R, Lipscomb J. Protecting home health care workers: a challenge to pandemic influenza preparedness planning. Am J Public Health. 2009 Oct; 99 Suppl 2:S301-7. PMID: 19461108; PMCID: PMC4504355.
    40. Gershon R, Canton AN, Magda LA, DiMaggio C, Gonzalez D, Dul MW. Web-based training on weapons of mass destruction response for emergency medical services personnel. Am J Disaster Med. 2009 May-Jun; 4(3):153-61. PMID: 19739458.
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    41. Gershon R, Pearson JM, Sherman MF, Samar SM, Canton AN, Stone PW. The prevalence and risk factors for percutaneous injuries in registered nurses in the home health care sector. Am J Infect Control. 2009 Sep; 37(7):525-33. PMID: 19216006.
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    42. Gershon R, Barocas B, Canton AN, Li X, Vlahov D.Mental, physical, and behavioral outcomes associated with perceived work stress in police officers. Criminal Justice and Behavior. 2009; 36(3):275-289.
    43. Sherman MF, Gershon R, Samar SM, Pearson JM, Canton AN, Damsky MR. Safety factors predictive of job satisfaction and job retention among home healthcare aides. J Occup Environ Med. 2008 Dec; 50(12):1430-41. PMID: 19092499.
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    44. Gershon R, Pearson JM, Nandi V, Vlahov D, Bucciarelli-Prann A, Tracy M, Tardiff K, Galea S. Epidemiology of subway-related fatalities in New York City, 1990-2003. J Safety Res. 2008; 39(6):583-8. PMID: 19064043.
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    45. Gershon R, Rubin MS, Qureshi KA, Canton AN, Matzner FJ. Participatory action research methodology in disaster research: results from the World Trade Center evacuation study. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2008 Oct; 2(3):142-9. PMID: 18845929.
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    46. Qureshi K, Gershon R, Conde F. Factors that influence Medical Reserve Corps recruitment. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2008 May-Jun; 23(3):s27-34. PMID: 18702285.
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    47. Gershon R, Pogorzelska M, Qureshi KA, Sherman M. Home health care registered nurses and the risk of percutaneous injuries: a pilot study. Am J Infect Control. 2008 Apr; 36(3):165-72. PMID: 18371511.
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    48. Gershon R, Canton AN, Raveis VH, Silver A, Chen CC, Qureshi KA, Sherman MF, Stone PW. Household-related hazardous conditions with implications for patient safety in the home healthcare sector. Journal Patient Safety. 2008;4(4):227-234.Household-related hazardous conditions with implications for patient safety in the home healthcare sector. Journal Patient Safety. 2008; 4(4):227-234.
    49. Qureshi KA, Gershon R, Smailes E, Raveis VH, Murphy B, Matzner F, Fleischman AR. Roadmap for the protection of disaster research participants: findings from the World Trade Center Evacuation Study. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2007 Nov-Dec; 22(6):486-93. PMID: 18709936.
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    50. Gershon R, Stone PW, Zeltser M, Faucett J, MacDavitt K, Chou SS. Organizational climate and nurse health outcomes in the United States: a systematic review. Ind Health. 2007 Oct; 45(5):622-36. PMID: 18057805.
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    51. Gershon R, Qureshi KA, Pogorzelska M, Rosen J, Gebbie KM, Brandt-Rauf PW, Sherman MF. Non-hospital based registered nurses and the risk of bloodborne pathogen exposure. Ind Health. 2007 Oct; 45(5):695-704. PMID: 18057813.
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    52. Gershon R, Qureshi KA, Rubin MS, Raveis VH. Factors associated with high-rise evacuation: qualitative results from the World Trade Center Evacuation Study. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2007 May-Jun; 22(3):165-73. PMID: 17894208.
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    53. Stone PW, Du Y, Gershon R. Organizational climate and occupational health outcomes in hospital nurses. J Occup Environ Med. 2007 Jan; 49(1):50-8. PMID: 17215713.
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    54. Gershon R, Qureshi KA, Stone PW, Pogorzelska M, Ashman C, Silver A, Damsky M, Burdette C, Gebbie KM, Raveis VH.Home Health Care Manag Pract. Home health care challenges and avian influenza. 2007; 20:58-69.
    55. Gershon R, Sherman M, Mitchell C, Vlahov D, Erwin MJ, Lears MK, Felknor S, Lubelczyk RA, Alter MJ. Prevalence and risk factors for bloodborne exposure and infection in correctional healthcare workers. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2007 Jan; 28(1):24-30. PMID: 17230384.
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    56. Stone PW, Gershon R. Nurse work environments and occupational safety in intensive care units. Policy Polit Nurs Pract. 2006 Nov; 7(4):240-7. PMID: 17242389.
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    57. Gershon R, Neitzel R, Barrera MA, Akram M. Pilot survey of subway and bus stop noise levels. J Urban Health. 2006 Sep; 83(5):802-12. PMID: 16802179; PMCID: PMC2438596.
    58. Gershon R, Mitchell C, Sherman MF, Vlahov D, Lears MK, Felknor S, Lubelczyk RA. Hepatitis B vaccination in correctional health care workers. Am J Infect Control. 2005 Nov; 33(9):510-8. PMID: 16260326.
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    59. Mitchell CS, Gershon R, Lears MK, Vlahov D, Felknor S, Lubelczyk RA, Sherman MF, Comstock GW. Risk of tuberculosis in correctional healthcare workers. J Occup Environ Med. 2005 Jun; 47(6):580-6. PMID: 15951718.
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    60. Erwin M, Gershon R, Tiburzi M, Lin S.Reports of intimate partner violence made against police officers. J Fam Violence. 2005; 20(2):13-19.
    61. Gershon R, Gemson DH, Qureshi K, McCollum MC. Terrorism preparedness training for occupational health professionals. J Occup Environ Med. 2004 Dec; 46(12):1204-9. PMID: 15591971.
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    62. Nandi A, Galea S, Tracy M, Ahern J, Resnick H, Gershon R, Vlahov D. Job loss, unemployment, work stress, job satisfaction, and the persistence of posttraumatic stress disorder one year after the September 11 attacks. J Occup Environ Med. 2004 Oct; 46(10):1057-64. PMID: 15602180.
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    63. Preliminary results from the World Trade Center Evacuation Study - New York City, 2003. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2004 Sep 10; 53(35):815-7. PMID: 15356456.
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    64. Qureshi KA, Gershon R, Merrill JA, Calero-Breckheimer A, Murrman M, Gebbie KM, Moskin LC, May L, Morse SS, Sherman M. Effectiveness of an emergency preparedness training program for public health nurses in New York City. Fam Community Health. 2004 Jul-Sep; 27(3):242-9. PMID: 15596971.
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    65. Gershon R, Qureshi KA, Sepkowitz KA, Gurtman AC, Galea S, Sherman MF. Clinicians' knowledge, attitudes, and concerns regarding bioterrorism after a brief educational program. J Occup Environ Med. 2004 Jan; 46(1):77-83. PMID: 14724481.
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    66. Gershon R, Stone PW, Bakken S, Larson E. Measurement of organizational culture and climate in healthcare. J Nurs Adm. 2004 Jan; 34(1):33-40. PMID: 14737033.
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    67. DeJoy DM, Gershon R, Schaffer BS.Safety climate: Assessing management and organizational influences on safety. Prof Saf. 2004; 49(7):50-57.
    68. Qureshi KA, Merrill JA, Gershon R, Calero-Breckheimer A. Emergency preparedness training for public health nurses: a pilot study. J Urban Health. 2002 Sep; 79(3):413-6. PMID: 12200511; PMCID: PMC3456779.
    69. Sinclair RC, Maxfield A, Marks EL, Thompson DR, Gershon R. Prevalence of safer needle devices and factors associated with their adoption: results of a national hospital survey. Public Health Rep. 2002 Jul-Aug; 117(4):340-9. PMID: 12477915; PMCID: PMC1497457.
    70. Gershon R, Lin S, Li X. Work stress in aging police officers. J Occup Environ Med. 2002 Feb; 44(2):160-7. PMID: 11851217.
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    71. Gershon R, Rosen J, Gurney C.Bloodborne pathogen exposure risk for non-hospital based healthcare workers. Clin Occup Environ Med. 2002; 2:497-518.
    72. Gershon R, Green-McKenzie J, Swetz A.Infectious disease risk in correctional facility-based health care workers. Clin Occup Environ Med. 2002; 2:519-536.
    73. Goldenhar LM, Gershon R, Mueller C, Karkashian C, Swanson NA.Psychosocial work stress in female funeral service practitioners. Equal Opportunity International. 2001; 20(1):17-38.
    74. McGovern PM, Vesley D, Kochevar L, Gershon R, Rhame FS, Anderson E.Factors affecting universal precautions compliance. J Bus Psychol. 2000; 15(1):149-16.
    75. McGovern PM, Kochevar LK, Vesley D, Gershon R. Laboratory professionals' compliance with universal precautions. Laboratory Safety. 1997; 28(11):725-730.
    76. De Joy DM, Murphy LR, Gershon R. The influence of employee, job/task, and organizational factors on adherence to universal precautions among nurses. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics. 1995; 16(1):43-55.
    77. Gershon R, Vlahov D. HIV infection risk to health-care workers. Am Ind Hyg Assoc J. 1990 Dec; 51(12):A802-6. PMID: 2270826.
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    78. Gershon R, Vlahov D, Nelson KE.Am Ind Hyg Assoc J. HIV infection risk to non-healthcare workers. 1990; 51(12):A807-A809.
    79. Gershon R. Sharps handling. J Healthc Mater Manage. 1985 Sep-Oct; 3(5):111-4. PMID: 10274839.
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    80. Gershon R. Legionella. Current Issues in Occupational Safety and Health. 1985; 3(5):111-114.
    81. Federico JV, Gershon R. AIDS--safety practices for clinical and research laboratories. Infect Control. 1984 Apr; 5(4):185-7. PMID: 6562091.
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    82. Green DR, Gold J, St Martin S, Gershon R, Gershon R. Microenvironmental immunoregulation: possible role of contrasuppressor cells in maintaining immune responses in gut-associated lymphoid tissues. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1982 Feb; 79(3):889-92. PMID: 6461009; PMCID: PMC345858.
    83. Gershon R, Qureshi KA, Stone PW, Pogorzelska M, Ashman C, Silver A, Damsky M, Burdette C, Gebbie KM, Raveis VH.Home health care challenges and avian influenza.
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