Lina Lander, ScD

Associate Professor, Epidemiology

University of Nebraska Medical Center
College of Public Health

Professional Summary

  • 2013 – present    Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology
  • 2008 – 2013    Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology 
  • 2007 – 2008 Instructor, Department of Epidemiology 
  • 2003 - 2008  Research Assistant, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 
  • 2006 - 2007  Research Associate, Program for Patient Safety and Quality, Children’s Hospital Boston


  • ScD Harvard School of Public Health, 2008 
  • MSc University of Toronto, 2003 
  • Hon BSc University of Toronto, 2001

Research Interests & Projects

  • Identifying sources of occupational injuries and musculoskeletal trauma
  • Case-crossover study design methodology and applications
  • Medical errors and adverse events

Selected Publications

  • Weir E, Lander L. Hand–arm vibration syndrome. CMAJ. 2005 April 12; 172(8): 1001–1002.
  • Lander IL, Connor JA, Shah RK, Kentala E, Healy GB, Roberson DW. Otolaryngologists’ responses to errors in their practice. Laryngoscope, 2006;116(7):1114-20.
  • Lander IL, Rudnick SK, Perry MJ. Assessing Noise Exposures in Farm Youths. J Agromedicine. 2007;12(2):25-32.
  • Lander L, Lou W, House R. Nerve Conduction Studies and Current Perception Thresholds in Workers Assessed for Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome. Occup Med (UK) 2007;57:284-289.
  • Acevedo JL, Lander L, Shah UK, Shah RK. Existence of important variations in the United States in the treatment of pediatric mastoiditis. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2009 Jan;135(1):28-32 
  • Shah RK, Lander L. Retained foreign bodies during surgery in pediatric patients: a national perspective. J Pediatr Surg. 2009 44:738-742 
  •  Lander L, Lu S, Shah RK. Pediatric Retropharyngeal Abscesses: A National Perspective. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2008; 72:1837 - 1843.
  • House R, Wills M, Liss G, Switzer-McIntyre S, Manno M, Lander L.  Upper Extremity Disability Measured by the DASH Questionnaire in Workers with Hand-arm Vibration Syndrome. Occup Med (Lond) 2009 May;119(5):871-9   
  • Shah RK, Lander L, Forbes P, Jenkins K, Healy GB, Roberson DW. Safety on an inpatient pediatric Otolaryngology service: Many small errors, few adverse events. Laryngoscope 2009;119(5):871-9 
  • House R, Krajnak K, Manno M, Lander L.  Current perception threshold and the HAVS Stockholm sensorineural scale. Occup Med (Lond) 2009 
  • Lander L, Sorock G, Stentz TL, Eisen EA, Mittleman M, Hauser R, Perry MJ. Validation of self-reported occupational exposures in meatpacking workers. Am J Ind med 2009;52(9): 707-715

Professional Affiliations

  • American Public Health Association
  • Public Health Association of Nebraska (PHAN)

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Lina Lander, ScD

984395 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4395
Phone: (402)559-9402
Fax: (402) 552-3683