FY 2019 Extramural Research Program Highlights

In FY 2019, extramural researchers wrote 498 articles published in 201 peer-reviewed journals, most frequently in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Selected outputs, outcomes, and accomplishments of NIOSH-funded extramural research during FY 2019 are described in this section. The outputs or products include publications, reports, conference proceedings, presentations/posters, databases, tools, methods, guidelines, recommendations, education and training materials, inventions, and patents.

From October 1, 2018, through September 30, 2019, NIOSH-funded extramural research led to 498 peer-reviewed publications in 201 journals. Researchers published their NIOSH-funded studies in an array of journals related to occupational safety and health. Most often, they published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (n=41), followed by the American Journal of Industrial Medicine (n=34), the Journal of Agromedicine (n=28), and the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (n=21).

OEP collected publications by extramural researchers from principal investigator reports to NIOSH, the NIH Reporter database, the NIOSHTIC-2 database, and the PubMed database. NIOSHTIC-2 is a searchable database of NIOSH publications, which includes grantee final reports and publications.

Out of 498 extramural articles, 366 (73%) were mentioned or cited 4,878 times in social media, media, research articles, policy documents, and other sources.

In addition, altmetrics are data that are complementary to traditional, citation-based metrics and are an emerging measure of research outcomes. These data give insight into the extent that the general public is influenced by, exposed to, promotes, and engages with research online, in the media and beyond. Examples of altmetric data include the number of times a journal article is discussed in online research forums, blogs, and social media sites like Twitter, as well as in mainstream media coverage. Altmetrics also include data on the numbers of times an article has been viewed and cited in other research articles and policy documents. Three hundred and sixty-six (73%) of the 498 extramural articles were mentioned or cited in the above ways 4,878 times, and 39 (8%) of the articles ranked in the top 5% of more than 15.5 million research publications scored by altmetric.com. Data from altmetric were obtained September 21, 2020.

Program highlights or successes of extramural research and training are featured via the boxes below.

In addition to publications, you can click on the boxes below for detailed descriptions of other significant outputs or products and successes of NIOSH-funded extramural research funded during FY2019 by grant mechanism.

You can also find this information in the NIOSH Extramural Research and Training Program: Annual Report of Fiscal Year 2019.