Santosh K. Verma, ScD, MD, MPH

Senior Research Scientist
Center for Injury Epidemiology
Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety

Dr. Santosh K. Verma is a research scientist with the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety's Center for Injury Epidemiology. Since joining the staff in 2001, his research has focused on investigating the causes and consequences of injuries resulting from slips, trips, and same-level falls, as well as studies on return-to-work outcomes following various medical treatments. His work involves conducting field studies and analyzing data from large databases.

In addition to his current position, Dr. Verma is an instructor with the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts. A member of the American Public Health Association, he also serves on the National Occupational Research Agenda Wholesale and Retail Trade Sector Council, sponsored by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. He has published in a variety of journals including, Injury Prevention, Ergonomics, Spine, and the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene. In 2006, Dr. Verma and his colleagues received the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Partnering Award for Worker Health and Safety from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2008, he received the NORA Innovative Research Award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dr. Verma obtained his doctorate in Occupational Health with a concentration in occupational injury epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. He earned his masters degree with a concentration in biostatistics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Prior to coming to the United States, Dr. Verma received an MBBS degree from Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal, India, and practiced medicine in India for two years.