Maria T. Bulzacchelli

Professional Title: 
Assistant Professor
Department: 
Health Policy and Management
Telephone: 
413-545-7428
Campus Address: 
310 Arnold House
Education: 

A.B., Bowdoin College, 1995; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 2006

Area(s) of Specialization: 

Injury prevention and control, occupational safety, prevention practices, evaluation research

Research Description: 

My research interests are mainly in the area of injury prevention and control. My work emphasizes the role of public policy in preventing injuries, with much of my work focusing on evaluating the effectiveness of injury prevention policies and programs. I am especially interested in understanding safety practices, compliance with safety standards, and the role of the built environment in creating safe work environments. My current project focuses on preventing injuries among U.S. Army recruits. I am working with researchers from the United States Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM) and ENVIRON International Corporation to study the costs of injuries occurring during basic combat training and risk factors for the most costly injuries. The findings from this project will assist U.S. Army decision makers in developing strategies for preventing injuries and lowering costs. I am also involved in projects studying injuries and safety practices among workers in the tree care industry.

Key Publications: 

Webster DW, Vernick JS, Bulzacchelli MT. Effects of state-level firearm seller accountability policies on firearm trafficking. Journal of Urban Health. 2009;86:525-537.

Bulzacchelli MT, Gielen AC, Shields WC, McDonald EM, Frattaroli S. Parental safety–related knowledge and practices associated with visiting a mobile safety center in a low-income urban population. Family and Community Health. 2009;32:147-158.

Bulzacchelli MT, Vernick JS, Sorock GS, Webster DW, Lees PSJ. Circumstances of fatal lockout/tagout-related occupational injuries in manufacturing. American Journal of Industrial Medicine. 2008;51:728-734.

Bulzacchelli MT, Vernick JS, Webster DW, Lees PSJ. Effects of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout) standard on rates of machinery-related fatal occupational injury. Injury Prevention. 2007;13:334-338.

Webster DW, Bulzacchelli MT, Zeoli AM, Vernick JS. Effects of undercover police stings of gun dealers on the supply of new guns to criminals. Injury Prevention. 2006;12:225-230.

Maria Bulzacchelli Curriculum Vitae