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Leslie I Boden, PhD

TitleProfessor
InstitutionBoston University School of Public Health
DepartmentEnvironmental Health
Address715 Albany St Talbot Building
Boston MA 02118
Phone(617) 638-4635
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-9779-207X
Other Positions
InstitutionBoston Medical Center

 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
Les Boden is an economist, and much of his research has focused on finding ways to highlight the economic and human consequences of injuries and illnesses and to identify ways of minimizing those consequences. Over the past several years, Dr. Boden has published studies measuring the income lost by injured workers and the adequacy of workers compensation benefits. With BUSPH colleague Lee Strunin, he has also published several studies of the post-injury experiences of injured workers and their families. Recently, Dr. Boden has been working on studies that estimate underreporting of workplace injuries. He has also written on occupational safety and health regulation, medical screening, gender inequality, and the legal and public health use of scientific information. From 1988 to 1997, Dr. Boden served on the Mine Health Research Advisory Committee of the Department of Health and Human Services, which he chaired for six years. In 2001-2002, he was a member of the Worker Advocacy Advisory Group, which advised the Department of Energy on occupational disease compensation. He has also co-chaired a group advising the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health on its research agenda on the social and economic consequences of workplace illness and injury.

 Self-Described Keywords
  • Labor Economics
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Workers' Compensation
 Publications
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  1. Sabbath EL, Boden LI, Williams JA, Hashimoto D, Hopcia K, Sorensen G. Obscured by administrative data? Racial disparities in occupational injury. Scand J Work Environ Health. 2016 Dec 12. PMID: 27942733.
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  2. Dennerlein JT, O'Day ET, Mulloy DF, Somerville J, Stoddard AM, Kenwood C, Teeple E, Boden LI, Sorensen G, Hashimoto D. Lifting and exertion injuries decrease after implementation of an integrated hospital-wide safe patient handling and mobilisation programme. Occup Environ Med. 2016 Oct 25. PMID: 27919058.
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  3. Buessing M, Boden LI. The Impact of Contract Operations on Safety in Underground Coal Mines. J Occup Environ Med. 2016 Sep; 58(9):952-6. PMID: 27608150.
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  4. Boden LI, O'Leary PK, Applebaum KM, Tripodis Y. The impact of non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses on mortality. Am J Ind Med. 2016 Dec; 59(12):1061-1069. PMID: 27427538.
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  5. Boden LI, Petrofsky YV, Hopcia K, Wagner GR, Hashimoto D. Understanding the hospital sharps injury reporting pathway. Am J Ind Med. 2015 Mar; 58(3):282-9. PMID: 25308763.
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  6. Tak S, Grattan K, Boden L, Ozonoff A, Davis L. Impact of differential injury reporting on the estimation of the total number of work-related amputations. Am J Ind Med. 2014 Oct; 57(10):1144-8. PMID: 25223514.
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  7. Seabury SA, Scherer E, O'Leary P, Ozonoff A, Boden L. Using linked federal and state data to study the adequacy of workers' compensation benefits. Am J Ind Med. 2014 Oct; 57(10):1165-73. PMID: 25223516.
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  8. Tveito TH, Sembajwe G, Boden LI, Dennerlein JT, Wagner GR, Kenwood C, Stoddard AM, Reme SE, Hopcia K, Hashimoto D, Shaw WS, Sorensen G. Impact of organizational policies and practices on workplace injuries in a hospital setting. J Occup Environ Med. 2014 Aug; 56(8):802-8. PMID: 25099405.
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  9. Davis LK, Grattan KM, Tak S, Bullock LF, Ozonoff A, Boden LI. Use of multiple data sources for surveillance of work-related amputations in Massachusetts, comparison with official estimates and implications for national surveillance. Am J Ind Med. 2014 Oct; 57(10):1120-32. PMID: 24782244.
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  10. Reme SE, Shaw WS, Boden LI, Tveito TH, O'Day ET, Dennerlein JT, Sorensen G. Worker assessments of organizational practices and psychosocial work environment are associated with musculoskeletal injuries in hospital patient care workers. Am J Ind Med. 2014 Jul; 57(7):810-8. PMID: 24737462.
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  11. Sorensen G, McLellan D, Dennerlein JT, Pronk NP, Allen JD, Boden LI, Okechukwu CA, Hashimoto D, Stoddard A, Wagner GR. Integration of health protection and health promotion: rationale, indicators, and metrics. J Occup Environ Med. 2013 Dec; 55(12 Suppl):S12-8. PMID: 24284762.
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  12. Boden LI. Capture-recapture estimates of the undercount of workplace injuries and illnesses: sensitivity analysis. Am J Ind Med. 2014 Oct; 57(10):1090-9. PMID: 24023006.
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  13. Kim SS, Okechukwu CA, Dennerlein JT, Boden LI, Hopcia K, Hashimoto DM, Sorensen G. Association between perceived inadequate staffing and musculoskeletal pain among hospital patient care workers. Int Arch Occup Environ Health. 2014 Apr; 87(3):323-30. PMID: 23475312.
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  14. Kim SS, Okechukwu CA, Buxton OM, Dennerlein JT, Boden LI, Hashimoto DM, Sorensen G. Association between work-family conflict and musculoskeletal pain among hospital patient care workers. Am J Ind Med. 2013 Apr; 56(4):488-95. PMID: 23019044.
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  15. Boden LI. Reexamining workers' compensation: a human rights perspective. Am J Ind Med. 2012 Jun; 55(6):483-6. PMID: 22570018.
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  16. O'Leary P, Boden LI, Seabury SA, Ozonoff A, Scherer E. Workplace injuries and the take-up of Social Security disability benefits. Soc Secur Bull. 2012; 72(3):1-17. PMID: 23113426.
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  17. Boden LI, Sembajwe G, Tveito TH, Hashimoto D, Hopcia K, Kenwood C, Stoddard AM, Sorensen G. Occupational injuries among nurses and aides in a hospital setting. Am J Ind Med. 2012 Feb; 55(2):117-26. PMID: 22025077.
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  18. Boden LI, Ozonoff A. Law, behavior, and research design: a final note. Am J Ind Med. 2010 Aug; 53(8):856. PMID: 20623658.
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  19. Welch LS, Haile E, Boden LI, Hunting KL. Impact of musculoskeletal and medical conditions on disability retirement-a longitudinal study among construction roofers. Am J Ind Med. 2010 Jun; 53(6):552-60. PMID: 20112256.
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  20. Boden LI, Ozonoff A. Researcher judgment and study design: challenges of using administrative data. Am J Ind Med. 2010 Jan; 53(1):37-41. PMID: 19960485.
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  21. Minnery JG, Jacangelo JG, Boden LI, Vorhees DJ, Heiger-Bernays W. Sensitivity analysis of the pressure-based direct integrity test for membranes used in drinking water treatment. Environ Sci Technol. 2009 Dec 15; 43(24):9419-24. PMID: 20000538.
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  22. Welch L, Haile E, Boden LI, Hunting KL. Musculoskeletal disorders among construction roofers--physical function and disability. Scand J Work Environ Health. 2009 Jan; 35(1):56-63. PMID: 19229441.
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  23. Welch LS, Boden LI. Attorney involvement, claim duration, and workers' compensation costs. J Occup Environ Med. 2009 Jan; 51(1):1-2; author reply 2-3. PMID: 19136866.
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  24. Boden LI, Ozonoff A. Capture-recapture estimates of nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses. Ann Epidemiol. 2008 Jun; 18(6):500-6. PMID: 18083542.
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  25. Boden LI, Ozonoff D. Litigation-generated science: why should we care? Environ Health Perspect. 2008 Jan; 116(1):117-22. PMID: 18197310.
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  26. Welch LS, Haile E, Boden LI, Hunting KL. Age, work limitations and physical functioning among construction roofers. Work. 2008; 31(4):377-85. PMID: 19127008.
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  27. Charafeddine R, Boden LI. Does income inequality modify the association between air pollution and health? Environ Res. 2008 Jan; 106(1):81-8. PMID: 17953942.
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  28. Boden LI. Occupational injury and illness meet the labor market: lessons from labor economics about lost earnings. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2006 Sep; 1076:858-70. PMID: 17119262.
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  29. Boden LI. Running on empty: families, time, and workplace injuries. Am J Public Health. 2005 Nov; 95(11):1894-7. PMID: 16195511.
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  30. Strunin L, Boden LI. Family consequences of chronic back pain. Soc Sci Med. 2004 Apr; 58(7):1385-93. PMID: 14759683.
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  31. Strunin L, Boden LI. The workers' compensation system: worker friend or foe? Am J Ind Med. 2004 Apr; 45(4):338-45. PMID: 15029565.
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  32. Boden LI,Galizz M. Income losses of women and men injured at work. J Human Resources. 2003; 3(38):722-757.
  33. Galizzi MBoden LI. The return to work of injured workers: New evidence from matched unemployment insurance and workers’ compensation data. Labour Economics. 2003; 3(10):311-337.
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  34. Boden LI, Ruser J. Choice of medical care provider, workers’ compensation “Reforms,” and workplace injuries. Review of Economics and Statistics. 2003; 4(85):923-929.
  35. Michaels D, Bingham E, Boden L, Clapp R, Goldman LR, Hoppin P, Krimsky S, Monforton C, Ozonoff D, Robbins A. Advice without dissent. Science. 2002 Oct 25; 298(5594):703. PMID: 12399550.
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  36. Boden LI, Biddle EA, Spieler EA. Social and economic impacts of workplace illness and injury: current and future directions for research. Am J Ind Med. 2001 Oct; 40(4):398-402. PMID: 11598990.
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  37. Reville RT, Boden LI, Biddle J, Mardesich C. . New Mexico workers’ compensation permanent partial disability and return-to-work: An evaluation. RAND. Santa Monica. 2001.
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  38. Strunin L, Boden LI. Paths of reentry: employment experiences of injured workers. Am J Ind Med. 2000 Oct; 38(4):373-84. PMID: 10982977.
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  39. Boden LI, Galizzi M. Economic consequences of workplace injuries and illnesses: lost earnings and benefit adequacy. Am J Ind Med. 1999 Nov; 36(5):487-503. PMID: 10506731.
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  40. Boden LI. Policy evaluation: better living through research. Am J Ind Med. 1996 Apr; 29(4):346-52. PMID: 8728137.
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  41. Boden LI, Cabral H. Company characteristics and workplace medical testing. Am J Public Health. 1995 Aug; 85(8 Pt 1):1070-5. PMID: 7625498.
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  42. Boden LI. Workers' compensation in the United States: high costs, low benefits. Annu Rev Public Health. 1995; 16:189-218. PMID: 7639870.
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  43. Boden LI. Dispute resolution in workers' compensation. Review of Economics and Statistics. 1992; 74:493-502.
  44. Boden LI. Unlocking OSHA's potential. An inspection strategy for the 1990s. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 1989; 572:228-34; discussion 237-9. PMID: 2627085.
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  45. Boden LI, Miyares JR, Ozonoff D. Science and persuasion: environmental disease in U.S. courts. Soc Sci Med. 1988; 27(10):1019-29. PMID: 3059501.
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  46. Boden LI. OSHA inspection policy: a fresh start. J Public Health Policy. 1988; 9(3):321-6. PMID: 3183040.
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  47. Ozonoff D,Boden LI. Truth and consequences: Health agency responses to environmental health problems. Science, Technology & Human Values. 1987; 3&4(12):70-77.
  48. Boden LI. Impact of workplace characteristics on costs and benefits of medical screening. J Occup Med. 1986 Aug; 28(8):751-6. PMID: 3091788.
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  49. Boden LI. Government regulation of occupational safety: underground coal mine accidents 1973-75. Am J Public Health. 1985 May; 75(5):497-501. PMID: 3985237.
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  50. Boden LI, Hall JA, Levenstein C, Punnett L. The impact of health and safety committees. A study based on survey, interview, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration data. J Occup Med. 1984 Nov; 26(11):829-34. PMID: 6502286.
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  51. Levenstein C, Boden LI, Wegman DH. COSH: a grass-roots public health movement. Am J Public Health. 1984 Sep; 74(9):964-5. PMID: 6465408.
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  52. Boden LI, Gold M. The accuracy of self-reported regulatory data: the case of coal mine dust. Am J Ind Med. 1984; 6(6):427-40. PMID: 6517072.
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  53. Boden LI, Levenstein C. Regulating safety. OSHA's "new look". Am J Forensic Med Pathol. 1982 Dec; 3(4):339-42. PMID: 7165024.
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  54. Curran WJ, Boden LI. Occupational health values in the Supreme Court: cost-benefit analysis. Am J Public Health. 1981 Nov; 71(11):1264-5. PMID: 6794378.
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  55. Boden LI. Cost-benefit analysis: caveat emptor. Am J Public Health. 1979 Dec; 69(12):1210-1. PMID: 116552.
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  56. Wegman DH, Peters JM, Fine LJ, Boden LI, Burgess WA. Teaching occupational health to physicians. J Med Educ. 1978 Sep; 53(9):746-51. PMID: 691028.
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  57. Wegman DH, Boden L, Levenstein C. Health hazard surveillance by industrial workers. Am J Public Health. 1975 Jan; 65(1):26-30. PMID: 1109255.
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