• Barbara Lee RN, PhD

  • Senior Research Scientist


    • National Farm Medicine Center
    • 1000 North Oak Ave. ML1 Marshfield, WI 54449

Education


1995:
PhD, University of Wisconsin, School of Nursing, Milwaukee
1985:
MSN, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
1971:
BSN, College of St. Teresa, Winona

Work Experience


2001 to Present:
Adjunct Faculty member, University of Wisconsin, School of Nursing, Madison
2000 to Present:
Director, National Farm Medicine Center, Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation, Marshfield
1999 to Present:
Affiliate Faculty member, Injury Research Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
1997 to Present:
Adjunct Faculty member, University of Wisconsin, School of Nursing, Eau Claire
1999 to 2000:
Department Chair, Rural Health Research Department, Marshfield Medical Research Foundation, Marshfield
1995 to 1997:
Behavioral Scientist, Marshfield Medical Research Foundation, Marshfield
1987 to 1995:
Assistant Director, National Farm Medicine Center, Marshfield Medical Reseach Foundation, Marshfield
1985 to 1987:
Instructor, St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield
1983 to 1985:
Assistant Director of Nursing, Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire
1977 to 1983:
Head Nurse, St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield
1972 to 1977:
Staff Nurse, St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield
1971 to 1972:
Staff Nurse, Riverview Hospital, Wisconsin Rapids

Research Interests


Authored journal publications and numerous reports related to children and farm safety
Chaired two major efforts to plan, then update, the national agenda for childhood agricultural injury prevention, the most recent report released in May 2002
Past president of the National Institute for Farm Safety - a professional organization of engineers, educators, health professionals, and others involved in agricultural safety and health

Select Publications


  • Lee BC, Bendixsen C, Liebman AK, Gallagher SS. Using the socio-ecological model to frame agricultural safety and health interventions. J Agromedicine. 2017 Aug 1;
    PubMed ID: 28762886
  • Lee BC, Salzwedel MA, Chyou PH, Liebman AK. Employers' perspective on childcare services for hired farm workers. J Agromedicine. 2017 Jul 31;
    PubMed ID: 28759340
  • Liebman AK, Simmons J, Salzwedel M, Tovar-Aguilar A, Lee B. Caring for children while working in agriculture - The perspective of farmworker parents. J Agromedicine. 2017 Jul 25;
    PubMed ID: 28742987
  • Murphy DJ, Lee BC. Leadership and funding: changes ahead for agricultural safety and health. J Agromedicine. 2017 Nov 16;
    PubMed ID: 29144856
  • Weichelt B, Bendixsen CG, Salzwedel M, Lee B. Community-Based Agriculture: Safety Guidelines for Youth Working in Gardens. Marshfield, WI, Marshfield Clinic, 2015
  • Wright S, Marlenga BL, Lee BC. Childhood agricultural injuries: an update for clinicians. Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care. 2013 Nov;43(2):20-44.
    PubMed ID: 23395394
  • Lee BC, Marlenga B. Childhood Agricultural Injuries. In: SeSafey Liller K, Injury Prevention for Children and Adolescents: Research, Practice, and Advocacy. 2nd. Washington, DC:, American Public Health Association (APHA);, 2012
  • Marlenga BL, Lee BC, Pickett W. Guidelines for children's work in agriculture: implications for the future. J Agromedicine. 2012 Apr;17(2):140-8.
    PubMed ID: 22490027
  • Zaloshnja E, Miller TR, Lee BC. Incidence and cost of nonfatal farm youth injury, United States, 2001-2006. J Agromedicine. 2011 Jan;16(1):6-18.
    PubMed ID: 21213160
  • Lee BC, Hair DM. Practical Safety and Health Risk Management in Production Agriculture: Report on the 2011 ASHCA Workshop. J Agromedicine. 2011 Jul;16(3):233-7.
    PubMed ID: 22239257
  • Lee BC. Illustrative case study B: Applying agricultural work guidelines from one country in another. In: Fassa AG, Parker DL, Scanlon TJ, Child Labour: A Public Health Perspective Oxford New York., Oxford University Press:, 2010
  • Lee BC, Wolfe A, Meyers JM. Agricultural safety training: California style. J Agromedicine. 2010 Jul;15(3):300-6.
    PubMed ID: 20665314
  • Westaby JD, Probst TM, Lee BC. Leadership decision-making: a behavioral reasoning theory analysis. The Leadership Quarterly. 2010 Jun;21(3):481-95.
  • Murphy DJ, Lee BC. Critical Issues Facing Agricultural Safety and Health J Agric Saf Health. 2009 Jul;15(3):203-5.
    PubMed ID: 19728544
  • Lee BC. National Councils Invigorate Agricultural Safety and Health Journal of Agromedicine. 2008;13(1):3-4.
  • Lee BC, Hair DM. National councils invigorate Agricultural Safety and Health. J Agromedicine. 2008;13(1):3-4.
    PubMed ID: 19042686
  • Lee BC, Hair DM. National Councils Invigorate Agricultural Safety and Health Journal of Agromedicine. 2008 Jun;13(1):3-4.
  • Lee BC, Westaby JD, Chyou P, Purschwitz MA. Agricultural employers' hiring and safety practices for adolescent workers. J Agric Saf Health. 2007 Jan;13(1):25-32.
    PubMed ID: 17370911
  • Lee BC. NIOSH fills void with surveillance of injuries to youth living on U.S. farms. J Agromedicine. 2006;10(4):3-4.
    PubMed ID: 16702117
  • Lee BC, Murphy D. Catching up with our neighbors. J Agric Saf Health. 2006 Dec;12(4):253-254.
  • Lee BC, Marlenga BL. Childhood agricultural injuries. In: DeSafey Liller K, Injury Prevention for Children and Adolescents: Research, Practice, and Advocacy Washington, DC, American Public Health Association, 2005
  • Salzwedel M, Lee BC. Promoting Agritourism Safety and Health via the Internet. J Agromedicine. 2004 Jul;19(2):237-8.
    PubMed ID: 24911751
  • Lee BC, Westaby JD, Berg RL. Impact of a national rural youth health and safety initiative: results from a randomized controlled trial. Am J Public Health. 2004 Sep;94(10):1743-1749.
    PubMed ID: 15451744
  • Lee S, Brasel K, Lee BC. Emergency care practitioners' barriers to mental health assessment, treatment, and referral of post-injury patients. Wisc Med J. 2004 Nov;103(6):78-82.
    PubMed ID: 15622825
  • Lee BC. Book Review: Looking Beneath the Surface of Agricultural Safety and Health: Dennis J Murphy. (Pp 104.) Published by American Society of Agricultural Engineers, 2003 (ASAE Pub 801M0303). ISBN 1-802769-28-X. Inj Prev. 2003 Sep;9 :286.
  • Westaby JD, Lee BC. Antecedents of injury among youth in agricultural settings: a longitudinal examination of safety consciousness, dangerous risk taking, and safety knowledge. J Safety Res. 2003 Mar;34(3):227-240.
    PubMed ID: 12963069
  • Carpenter WS, Lee BC, Gunderson PD, Stueland DT. Assessment of personal protective equipment use among Midwestern farmers. Am J Ind Med. 2002 Sep;42(3):236-247.
    PubMed ID: 12210692
  • Lee BC. Protecting children from agricultural injuries. WMJ. 2002;101(5):14-15.
    PubMed ID: 12239974
  • Lee BC, Gallagher S, Marlenga BL, Hard D. Childhood agricultural injury prevention: progress report and updated national action plan from the 2001 summit. Proceedings from the Childhood Agricultural Injury Prevention Symposium. 2002 Apr; :36.
  • Baker AE, Esser NM, Lee BC. A qualitative assessment of children's farm safety day camp programs. J Agric Saf Health. 2001 May;7(2):89-99.
    PubMed ID: 11465388
  • Vela Acosta MS, Lee BC. Migrant and seasonal hired adolescent farmworkers: A plan to improve working conditions. Journal of Agromedicine. 2001 Nov; :26.
  • Lee BC. Are we making progress in childhood agricultural injury prevention. JASH. 1999;5(1):7-9.
  • Lee BC, Slesinger D. Agriculture. Protecting Youth at Work: health, safety, and development of working children and adolescents in the. 1998;
  • Lee BC. Author response to "Factors influencing the exposure of children to major hazards on family farms." J Rural Health. 1998;14(1):7-8.
  • Springfeldt B, Thorson J, Lee BC. Sweden's thirty-year experience with tractor rollovers. JASH. 1998;4(3):173-180.
  • Mazza JJ, Lee BC, Gunderson PD, Stueland DT. Rural health care providers' educational needs related to agricultural exposures. J Agr Safety Health. 1997;3 :207-215.
  • Lee BC, Jenkins LS, Westaby JD. Factors influencing exposure of children to major hazards on family farms. J Rural Health. 1997;13(3):206-215.
    PubMed ID: 10174611
  • Lee BC. The national committee for childhood agricultural injury prevention: a plan for the United States of America. Proceedings of the US Nordic Conference on Rural Childhood Injury Prevention, the Royal Swedish Acad. 1997;136(7):15-21.
  • Stueland DT, Lee BC, Nordstrom DL, Layde PM, Wittman LM, Gunderson PD. Case-control study of agricultural injuries to women in central Wisconsin. Women's Health. 1997;25(4):91-103.
    PubMed ID: 9302731
  • Stueland DT, Lee BC, Nordstrom DL, Layde PM, Wittman LM. A population based case-control study of agricultural injuries in children. Inj Prev. 1996 Sep;2(3):192-196.
    PubMed ID: 9346089
  • Lee BC. Child agricultural injury prevention: issues and options for Wisconsin's children. WI Kids Journal. 1996;15(3):5-10.
  • Marlenga BL, Lee BC. Barriers to skin cancer screening follow-up in farmers. J Agromedicine. 1996;3(1):5-16.
  • Young NB, Stueland DT, Lee BC, Gunderson PD, Follen MA. Equestrian injuries: surveillance at a rural medical center. APHA 123rd Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, October 29 - November 2, 1995. Abstract.. 1995;
  • Lee BC, Layde PM, Stueland DT. The injury experience of women on family farms. Agricultural Health and Safety Workplace, Environment, Sustainability. 1995; :269-274.
  • Lee BC, Marlenga BL, Miech DJ. Farmers caps and hats project. Agricultural Health and Safety Workplace, Environment, Sustainability. 1995; :535-540.
  • Mazza JJ, Lee BC, Gunderson PD, Stueland DT. Educational needs assessment of rural health care practitioners. Ann Agr Environ Med. 1994;1 :285.
  • Purschwitz MA, Stueland DT, Lee BC. Feasibility study of inspection of farm machinery safety features. J Agromedicine. 1994;1(2):29-38.
  • Lee BC. Agricultural health and safety: opportunities for nursing research. J Agromedicine. 1994;1(1):75-80.
  • Lee BC. Skin cancer prevention: influencing behaviors among outdoor waterpark employees. Am J Health. 1993;7(4):244.
  • Lee BC, Marlenga BL, Miech DJ. Farmers and skin cancer screening: implications for rural health care providers. Marshfield Clinic Bulletin. 1992;27 :6.
  • Lee BC, Gunderson PD. Childhood agricultural injury prevention: issues and interventions from multiple perspectives. Proceedings from the Childhood Agricultural Injury Prevention Symposium. 1992;
  • Stueland DT, Lee BC, Layde PM. Surveillance of agricultural injuries in central Wisconsin: epidemiologic characteristics. J Rural Health. 1991;7(1):63-72.
  • Stueland DT, Layde PM, Lee BC. Agricultural injuries in children in central Wisconsin. J Trauma. 1991 Nov;31(11):1503-1509.
    PubMed ID: 1942171
  • Purschwitz MA, Lee BC, Schmelzer JR. Agricultural injury prevention: the need for greater cooperation and involvement. J Rural Health. 1990;6(3):221-230.