National Occupational Injury Research Symposium (NOIRS)

Joan Mazur, PhD
Professor, College of Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
University of Kentucky, Southeast Center for Agricultural Health and Injury Prevention

Joan Mazur

Dr. Mazur has worked at the Southeast Center for Agricultural Health and Injury Prevention for the past 19 years and has worked as a Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator on six NIOSH-funded projects.

Currently, Dr. Mazur is a professor in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Kentucky in the College of Education. She also serves as Principal Investigator on two National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) grants: The Economics of Prevention 2 Program and the Health of Agricultural Populations Certificate Program. Additionally, she has served as the Outreach Director at the Southeast Center for Agriculture Health and Injury Prevention for the past four years.

Her research has focused on preventing injuries and fatalities among adolescent and adult farmers through strategic partnerships with educators who are trained as safety advocates to intervene with future farmers. Most recently, she has worked to integrate NIOSH cost-effective roll-over protection plans in high school agricultural mechanics classes in high-poverty Appalachian areas.

Dr. Mazur received her doctorate from Cornell University in Curriculum and Instruction. She lives with her husband on their farm in Willisburg, Kentucky.

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