ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Department of Environmental, Agricultural & Occupational Health
College of Public Health
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Professional Summary

  • 2013-present, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental, Agricultural & Occupational Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
  • 2001-2013, Instructor, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
  • 1999-2001, Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  • 1997-1999, Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Education

  • 2002, PhD, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Purdue University
  • 1999, MS, Environmental Pollution Control, The Pennsylvania State University
  • 1997, BS, Agricultural Systems Management, The Pennsylvania State University

Research interests

My overall research interest is to improve the health of workers in agriculture and related industries through science based research, product development and outreach. My specific interests are in the research and development of sound ergonomic and human factors principles and technologies that will lead to healthier and safer workers in agriculture and related industries through the reduction of hazards associated with these types of injuries.

Selected Publications

  • Yoder A.M., J. A. Sorensen, F. Foster, M. Myers, D. Murphy, G. Cook, J. May and P. Jenkins. Submitted 2012. Selecting target populations for ROPS retrofit programs in Pennsylvania and Vermont.  J. Agric. Safety and Health. Accepted for publication in 2013.
  • Jenkins, P. L., J. A. Sorensen, A. Yoder, M. Myers, D. Murphy, G. Cook, F. Wright, B. Bayes, J. J. May. 2012. Prominent Barriers and Key Motivators to Installing ROPS: An Analysis of Survey Responses from Pennsylvania and Vermont. Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health. 18(2): 103-112.
  • Yoder, A.M., D.J. Murphy. 2012. Using Social Marketing to Address Barriers and Motivators to Agricultural Safety and Health Best Practices. Journal of Agromedicine. 17(2): 240-246.
  • Garvey, P., A.M. Yoder, J.W. Hilton and D.J. Murphy. 2008. National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation Program: Development and Content Evaluation. Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health. 14(3): 333-349.
  • Kingman, D.M., A.M. Yoder, N.S. Hodge, R. Ortega and W.E. Field. 2005. Utilizing Expert Panels in Agricultural Safety and Health Research. Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health. 10(1): 61-74.
  • Yoder, A.M. and D.J. Murphy. 2000. Evaluation of the Farm and Agricultural Injury Classification Code and Follow-up Questionnaire. Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health. 6(1): 71-80.
  • Murphy, D.J. and A.M. Yoder. 1998. Census of Fatal Occupational Injury in the Agricultural, Forestry, and Fishing Industry. Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health. Special Issue No. 1: 55-66.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
  • eXtension.org – Farm and Ranch eXtension in Safety and Health
  • International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health
  • NCERA 197 – USDA Multistate committee on extension and research activities

Contact Aaron Yoder
Aaron Yoder, PhD

984388 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4388
Phone: 402-552-7240
Fax: 402-552-7259
Email: aaron.yoder@unmc.edu

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