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Thomas D. Koepsell, MD, MPH

Professor Emeritus, Epidemiology (primary department)
Professor Emeritus, Health Services

Book Author:
Weiss NS, Koepsell TD. Epidemiologic Methods: Studying the Occurrence of Illness (2nd ed.). New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.

Contact Information
Box 357236
Dept. of Epidemiology


Research Interests
Before retiring at the end of 2011, Dr. Koepsell's research interests included the epidemiology of non-infectious diseases, especially those of the nervous, musculoskeletal, and cardiovascular systems; injury epidemiology; epidemiology of health conditions common in U.S. veterans; applications of epidemiologic study designs in health services and clinical research; and epidemiologic methods.

MPH, Epidemiology, University of Washington 1979
MD, Harvard Medical School 1972

Selected Publications
Ossiander EM, Koepsell TD, McKnight B.  Crash fatality and vehicle incompatibility in collisions between cars and light trucks or vans.  Inj Prev 2014; 20:373-9.

Koepsell TD, Monsell SE.  Reversion from mild cognitive impairment to normal or near-normal cognition: risk factors and prognosis.  Neurology 2012; 79:1591-8.

Koepsell TD, Rivara FP, Vavilala MS, Wang J, Temkin N, Jaffe KM, Durbin DR. Incidence and descriptive epidemiologic features of traumatic brain injury in King County, Washington. Pediatrics 2011; 128:946–54.

Rivara FP, Koepsell TD, Wang J, Temkin N, Dorsch A, Vavilala MS, Durbin D, Jaffe KM. Disability 3, 12, and 24 months after traumatic brain injury among children and adolescents. Pediatrics 2011; 128:e1129–38.

Koepsell TD, Zatzick DF, Rivara FP. Estimating the population impact of preventive interventions from randomized trials. Am J Prev Med 2011; 40:191–8.

Koepsell T, Longstreth WT Jr, Ton T. Medical exposures in youth and the frequency of narcolepsy with cataplexy: a population-based case-control study in genetically predisposed persons. J Sleep Res 2010; 19:80–6.

Guthrie KA, Dugowson CE, Voigt LF, Koepsell TD, Nelson JL. Does pregnancy provide vaccine-Like protection against rheumatoid arthritis? Arthritis Rheum 2010; 62:1842–8.

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