Allard Dembe

Professor of Public Health, Division of Health Services Management and Policy

Allard Dembe

College of Public Health
Phone: 614-292-2129
Topics: health care

Allard E. Dembe, ScD, is a Professor of Public Health in the Division of Health Services Management and Policy at the Ohio State University College of Public Health. He has served at Chair of the Division and Director of Ohio State University's Center for Health Outcomes, Policy and Evaluation Studies (Center for HOPES). He also was Director of Evaluation for the OSU Center for Clinical and Translational Research at Ohio State. Dr. Dembe was formerly a professor and senior research scientist at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and also held faculty appointments at Harvard University, McGill University, the University of Massachusetts Lowell, and Northeastern University. He served as Deputy Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Workers' Compensation Health Initiative, and co-directed the doctoral and postdoctoral degree programs in Occupational Health Services Research at the Harvard University School of Public Health. Professor Dembe's professional and scholarly interests include workers' compensation, occupational health policy, health services research, employment and health, and the epidemiology of chronic disease. He is the author of numerous articles and monographs including "Occupation and Disease: How Social Factors Affect the Conception of Work-Related Disorders," published by Yale University Press.


Sc.D. (Occupational Health), University of Massachusetts Lowell, 1994

M.A. (Philosophy of Science), Cornell University, 1977

B.A. (summa cum laude), Vanderbilt University, 1974


Steinman, K., K. Kelleher, Dembe, A.E.,. A. Shoben, H.A. Sweeney, D. Crane-Ross, “How Long Do Children Wait for Psychiatric Care?” Community Mental Health Journal, 2015. Accepted andIn Press. January 2015. [Student Dissertation Article]

Yao, Xiaoxi, A.E. Dembe. T.M. Wickizer, B. Lu. “Does Time Pressure Create Barriers for People to Receive Preventive Care Health Services?” Preventive Medicine , Accepted andIn Press. January 2015. [Student Dissertation Article]

Sieck, C.J., A.E. Dembe. “A 3-Year Assessment of the Effects of a Self-Administered Health Risk Assessment on Health Care Utilization, Costs, and Health Risks.” Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine , Volume 56, No. 12, pp. 1284-1290. December 2014.

Dembe, A.E. X. Yao, T. M. Wickizer, A.B. Shoben, X.S. Dong. ”Using O*NET to Estimate the Association between Work Exposures and Chronic Diseases.” American Journal of Industrial Medicine, Volume 57(9), pp. 1022-1031. September 2014.

Dembe, A.E. X. Yao, T. M. Wickizer, A. Shoben, X.S. Dong. ”A Novel Method for Estimating the Effects of Job Conditions on Asthma and Chronic Lung Disease” Journal of Asthma, October 2014, Vol. 51, No. 8 , Pages 799-807.

Zeeshan, M.F., A.E. Dembe, E. Sieber, B. Lu. “Incidence of adverse events in an integrated US healthcare system: a retrospective observational study of 82,784 surgical hospitalizations” Patient Safety in Surgery, Volume 8, Vol. 23, 2014. [Student Dissertation Article]

Dembe, A.E., M.S. Lynch, P.C. Gugiu, R.D. Jackson. “The Translational Research Impact Scale: Development, Construct Validity, and Reliability Testing.” Evaluation and the Health Professions, Volume 37(1), pp. 50-70, March 2014.

Dembe, A.E., J. Biehl, A.D. Smith, and T. Garcia de Gutierrez. “Employers' Role In Helping Latino Workers Obtain Access to Health Care Services: Results of a Community-Based Pilot Demonstration Project.” Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, Volume 15, pp. 661–665, 2013.

Dembe, A.E., T. Wickizer, C. Sieck, J. Partridge, R. Balchick. "Opioid Use and Dosage in the Workers' Compensation Setting: A Comparative Review and New Data from Ohio." American Journal of Industrial Medicine, Vol. 55, No. 6, pp. 313-324, 2012. [EPub online:November 8, 2011; Print version published April 2012]

Steinman, K.J., K. Kelleher, A.E. Dembe, T.M. Wickizer, T. Hemming. "The Use of a 'Mystery Shopper' Methodology to Evaluate Children's Access to Psychiatric Services." Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 2012. [Published February 25 2012; Epub ahead of print]

Dembe, A.E.,. J. Biehl, A.D. Smith, and T. Garcia de Gutierrez. "The Employed Latino Health Initiative: A Community-Based Collaboration to Improve Employed Immigrant Health in Columbus," Ohio Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 2012. [Published May 19, 2012; Epub ahead of print]

Yeager, K.R., P. Binkley, R. Saveanu, D. Golden-Kreutz, A.E. Dembe, L. Mehta, and S. Virk. "Screening and Identification of Depression Among Patients with Coronary Heart Disease and Congestive Heart Failure." Heart Failure Clinics, Vol. 7, No. 1, 69-74, 2011 (January).

Sieck, C., and A.E. Dembe. "Results of a Pilot Study of Pre-release STD Testing and Inmates' Risk Behaviors in an Ohio Prison." Journal of Urban Health, Vol. 88, No. 4, 690-699, 2011

Dembe, A.E., and J. Partridge. "The Benefits of Employer-Sponsored Elder Care Programs: Case Studies and Policy Recommendations." Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health. Vol. 26, No. 3, pp. 252-270. 2011

Dembe, A.E., J. Partridge, E. Dugan, and D. Piktialis. "Employees' Satisfaction with Employer-Sponsored Elder-Care Programs." International Journal of Workplace Health Management, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 216-227, 2011.

Seiber, E., H.A. Sweeney, J. Partridge, and A.E. Dembe. "Mental Health Community Based Funding: Ohio's Experience in Revising its Funding Allocation Methodology." Community Mental Health Journal, [Published online June 27, 2011]. [Print edition in press, 2012].

Dembe, A.E. "Factors Affecting the Development of Working Time Regulation in the United States, Britain, and Europe" International Labour Review, Vol 150, No. 3-4, pp.419-429, 2011.

Dembe, A.E., J. Partridge, and L. Geist. "What are the Most Common Statistical Software Applications Used by Health Services Researchers?" BMC Health Services Research, Vol. 11, No. 252, pp. 1-6, 2011.

Dembe, A.E., B. Lu, and C. Sieck. "Predictors of Health Plan Satisfaction among Employees in an Academic Setting." American Journal of Medical Quality, Vol. 25, No. 4, 274-284, 2010.

Dembe, A.E., G. Timko, P. Song , and K. Beckwith. "Estimating Provider and Service Costs at a Community-Based Medical Home Model in Central Ohio." The Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, Vol. 21, No. 2,:704-714, 2010.

Dembe, A.E. "How Historical Factors Have Affected the Application of Workers' Compensation Data to Public Health." Journal of Public Health Policy, Vol. 31, No. 2, 227-243, 2010.

Pritchett, C., N. Levinsky, Y. Ha, A.E. Dembe, and S. Steinberg. "Management of Acute Appendicitis: The Impact of CT Scanning on the Bottom Line." Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Vol. 210, No. 5, 699-705, 2010.

Dembe, A.E., E. Dugan, P. Mutschler, and D. Piktialis. "Employer Perceptions of Elder Care Assistance Programs." Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health, Vol. 23, No. 4, 359-379, 2008.

Dembe, A.E. "Ethical Issues Relating to the Health Effects of Long Working Hours" Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 84, No. 2, 195-204, 2009.

Dembe, A.E., R. Delbos, B. Erickson. "Injury Risks for Healthcare Personnel Working Night Shifts and Long-Hours." Quality and Safety in Health Care, Vol. 18:336-340, 2009

Dembe, A.E. "Can Moderate Doses of Vitamin E Protect Against Lung Cancer." [peer-reviewed commentary] American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Vol. 178, No. 6, 653, 2008.

Dembe, A.E., B. Erickson, and R. Delbos. "The Effect of Occupation and Industry on Injury Risks from Demanding Work Schedules." Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Vol. 50, No. 10, 1185-1194, 2008.

Dembe, A.E., B. Erickson, R. Delbos, and S. Banks. "Associations Between Work Schedules and the Vocational Consequences of Workplace Injuries." Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, Vol. 17, No. 4,:641–651, 2007.

 Won, J.U., and A.E. Dembe. "Services Provided by Family Physicians for Patients with Occupational Injuries and Illnesses." Annals of Family Medicine, Vol. 4, No. 2, 138-147; 2006.

Dembe, A.E., B. Erickson, R. Delbos, and S. Banks. "Nonstandard Shift Work and the Risk of Job-Related Injuries: A National Study from the United States." Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health, Vol. 32, No. 3, 232-240; 2006.

Dembe, A.E. "Long Working Hours: The Scientific Basis for Concern" Perspectives on Work, Vol. 8, No. 2, 20-22, 2005.

Dembe, A.E., J. Savageau, B. Amick, and S. Banks. "Racial and Ethnic Differences in Office-Based Medical Care for Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses." Journal of the National Medical Association, Vol. 97, No. 4, 498-507, 2005.

Hunt, P., J.U. Won, A.E. Dembe, and L. Davis. "Racial and Ethnic Differences in Inpatient Hospitalizations for Work-Related Injuries in Massachusetts, 1996-2000." Monthly Labor Review, Vol. 128, No. 10, 56-62, 2005.

Dembe, A.E., B. Erickson, R. Delbos, and S. Banks. "The Impact of Overtime and Long Work Hours on Occupational Injuries and Illnesses: New Evidence from the United States." Occupational and Environmental Medicine (U.K.), Vol. 62, No. 9, 588-597, 2005.

Dembe, A.E.. Understanding Workers' Compensation Medical Care in California: A System in Change. Oakland, CA: The California HealthCare Foundation, 2005. ISBN 1-930624-88-5. [Peer-Reviewed]

Dembe, A.E., J. Erickson, and R. Gross. "Predictors of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses: National Survey Findings" Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, Vol. 1, No. 8,:542-550, 2004.

Dembe, A.E., M. Mastroberti, S. Fox, C. Bigelow, and S. Banks. "Inpatient Hospital Care for Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses." American Journal of Industrial Medicine, Vol. 44, No. 4, 331-342, 2003.

Dembe, A.E., S. Fox, and J. Himmelstein, eds. Improving Workers' Compensation Medical Care: A National Challenge. Beverly Massachusetts: OEP Press, Inc., 2003. ISBN 1-8835-95-41-X. [Editor Reviewed]

Dembe, A.E., S. Fox, and J. Himmelstein. "The RWJF Workers' Compensation Health Initiative: Findings and Strategies." Health Affairs, Vol. 21, No. 1, 251-255, 2002.

Dembe, A.E., J. Savageau, B. Amick, and S. Banks. "Office-Based Medical Care for Work-Related Conditions: Findings from the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, 1997-1998." Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Vol. 44, No. 12, 1106-1117, 2002.

Pransky, G., K. Benjamin, and A.E. Dembe. "Performance and Quality Measurement in Occupational Health Services: Current Status and Agenda for Further Research." American Journal of Industrial Medicine, Vol. 40, No. 3, 295-306, 2001.

Dembe, A.E. "Access to Medical Care for Occupational Disorders: Difficulties and Disparities." Journal of Health and Social Policy, Vol. 12, No. 4, 19-33, 2001.

Deitchman, S, A.E. Dembe, and J. Himmelstein. "The Advent of Occupational Health Services Research." American Journal of Industrial Medicine, Vol. 40, No. 3, 291-294, 2001.

Dembe, A.E. "The Social Consequences of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses." American Journal of Industrial Medicine, Vol. 40, (no. 4):403-417, 2001.

Fox, S., A.E. Dembe, A. Lawthers, and J. Himmelstein. "The Accessibility, Costs, and Quality of Workers' Compensation Medical Care." Workers' Compensation Policy Review, Vol. 1, No. 6, 3-15, 2001.

Dembe, A.E., and L. Boden. "Moral Hazard: A Question of Morality?" New Solutions, Vol. 10, No. 3, 257-279, 2000.

Pransky, G., T. Snyder, A.E. Dembe, and J. Himmelstein. "Under-reporting of Work-related Disorders in the Workplace: A Case Study and Review of the Literature." Ergonomics, Vol. 42, (no. 1):171-182, 1999.

Himmelstein, J., J. Buchanan, A.E. Dembe, and B. Stevens. "Health Services Research in Workers' Compensation Medical Care: Policy Issues and Research Opportunities." Health Services Research, Vol. 34, No. 1, 427-437, 1999.

Dembe, A.E., and J. Himmelstein. "Contract Provisions to Ensure Quality in Workers' Compensation Managed Care Arrangements." Journal of Insurance Regulation, Spring: 289-326, 1999.

Dembe, A.E. "Social Inequalities in Occupational Health and Health Care for Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses." International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, Vol. 22, No. 5-6, 567-579, 1999.

Dembe, A.E. "The Medical Detection of Simulated Occupational Injuries: A Historical and Social Analysis." International Journal of Health Services, Vol. 28, No. 2, 227-239, 1998.

Dembe, A.E. "Preserving Workers' Compensation Benefits in a Managed Health Care Environment."Journal of Public Health Policy, Vol. 19, No. 2, 200-218, 1998.

Dembe, A.E. "The History of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome." New Solutions Vol. 7, No. 3, 15-22, 1997. Dembe, A.E., J. Himmelstein, B. Stevens, and M. Beachler. "Improving Workers' Compensation Health Care." Health Affairs, Vol. 16, No. 4, 253-257, 1997.

Dembe, A.E. "The Future of Safety and Health in Engineering Education." Journal of Engineering Education, Vol. 85, No. 2, 163-167, 1996.

Dembe, A.E. Occupation and Disease: How Social Factors Affect the Conception of Work-Related Disorders. Yale University Press, New Haven, Connecticut, 1996. ISBN 0-300-06436-5. [Peer-Reviewed]

Dembe, A.E. "Alternative Approaches for Incorporating Safety Into State Workers' Compensation Reform. "Journal of Insurance Regulation, Vol. 13, No. 4, 445-461. 1995.

Dembe, A.E. "State Regulation of Insurance Loss Control Service." Safe Workplace, Vol. 2, No. 1, 17-24, 1994.

Dembe, A.E. "Issues Affecting the Compensability of AIDS Under Workers' Compensation Insurance." AIDS & Public Policy Journal, Vol. 7, No. 2, 99-107, 1992.

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