About Kimberly Rauscher
Dr. Rauscher's research and teaching interests are in occupational safety and health (OSH). Her research is focused on OSH policy and injury prevention, with an emphasis on adolescent workers.
- ScD, University of Massachusetts Lowell
- MA, University of Massachusetts Lowell
- BA, University of Massachusetts Amherst
- Rauscher KJ, Myers DJ, and Miller, M. (2016). Work-Related Deaths among Youth: Understanding the Contribution of US Child Labor Violations. American Journal of Industrial Medicine. Vol. 59 (11) (Nov): 959-968.
- Rauscher KJ, Runyan CW, Schulman M, and Bowling JM. (2008). U.S. Child Labor Violations in the Retail and Service Industries: Findings of a National Survey of Working Adolescents. American Journal of Public Health. Vol. 98 (9) (Sept): 1693-1699.
- Rauscher KJ, Casteel C, Bush D, and Myers DJ. (2015). Factors Affecting High School Teacher Adoption, Sustainability and Fidelity to the “Youth@Work: Talking Safety” Curriculum. American Journal of Industrial Medicine. Vol. 58 (12) (July): 1288-1299.
- Rauscher KJ and Myers DJ. (2014). Occupational Health Literacy and Work-related Injury among US Adolescents. International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion. Vol. 21 (1) (Jan): 81-89.
- Rauscher KJ, Runyan CW, and Radish D. (2012). Using Death Certificate and Medical Examiner Data for Adolescent Occupational Fatality Surveillance and Research: A Case Study. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene. Vol. 9 (10) (Jan): 609-15.
- Rauscher KJ. (2008). Workplace Violence against Adolescents in the US. American Journal of Industrial Medicine. Vol. 51 (7) (July): 539-544.
- Rauscher KJ and Myers DJ. (2008). Socioeconomic Disparities in the Prevalence of Work-related Injuries among Adolescents in the United States. Journal of Adolescent Health. Vol. 42 (1) (Jan): 50-57.
Courses taught at WVU: OEHS 623/732 - Understanding and Preventing Occupational Injury
About Kimberly Rauscher
Dr. Rauscher’s research and teaching interests are in occupational safety and health (OSH). She teaches the graduate course “Understanding and Preventing Occupational Injury” to MPH and PhD students in the School of Public Health. Her research focuses on OSH policy and injury prevention, with an emphasis on adolescent workers. One theme in her research has been the relationship between work injury in teens and violations of the US child labor laws and the lack of enforcement of these and other labor laws. Her first paper on this topic was published in the American Journal of Public Health. Dr. Rauscher has also led studies on the health and safety risks in the adolescent workplace, socioeconomic disparities in adolescent occupational injury, occupational health literacy and injury among adolescents, and adolescent work quality and its impacts on adolescent well-being. Today, Dr. Rauscher is leading the first national study of workplace violence among young workers ages 14-24 in the US. This study is funded by an R01 grant from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. This study will provide important data on the experiences youth have with workplace violence, including sexual harassment/assault, and bullying, and how their lives are negatively impacted by these experiences.