Biography

Dr. Steele is a Professor of Epidemiology and Director of MPH Epidemiology Education at the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health. At the school, Dr. Steele teaches several lower level and advanced level epidemiology courses and provides guidance to doctoral students seeking a PhD in Epidemiology. Prior to coming to FSPH, Dr. Steele served as the State Epidemiologist for the Indiana State Department of Health and the Senior Epidemiologist for the Marion County Public Health Department. In addition Dr. Steele has collaborated with many Federal agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, The National Institutes for Occupational Safety and Health, and the US Army's program on the Disposal of Unitary Chemical Warfare Agents.

Research Interests

Dr. Steele's research interests include elevator and escalator injuries in older adults, gun violence, and toxic exposures to the constituents of exhaust emissions during automobile racing.

Courses Taught

Dr. Steele teaches E322 Principles of Epidemiology for undergraduates. In the MPH program he teaches E517 Introduction to Epidemiology, E601 Advanced Epidemiology, E655 Historical Epidemiology, and E609 Infectious Disease Epidemiology. He has also taught E610 Chronic Disease Epidemiology, E606 Epidemiology Seminar, and E617 Environmental Epidemiology. Dr. Steele teaches DV1 277 Introduction to Epidemiology in the joint program with Wabash College. The course E322 and E517 are taught in both on-line and face-to-face formats.

Current Projects

Dr. Steele is a co-Principle Investigator on the Evaluation of the BeHealthy Indiana University worksite wellness program. The goals of this project are to asses the IU workplace’s culture regarding the prevalence of health risks, evaluate IU’s work place wellness program, and assess impact of intervention prevention programs.

Selected Publications

  1. Steele GK, Stehr-Green P, Welty E. Estimates of the biologic half-life of polychlorinated biphenyls in human serum. NEJM. 1986;314(14):926-7.
  2. Steele GK, Moorman JE. Effects of tobacco use on the health of Indiana citizens. Indiana Med. 1996 Mar-Apr;89(2):145-8.
  3. O'Neil J, Steele GK, Huisingh C, Smith GA. Elevator-related injuries to children in the United States, 1990 through 2004. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2007 Sep;46(7):619-25.
  4. O'Neil J, Steele GK, Huisingh C, Smith GA. Escalator-related injuries among older adults in the United States, 1991-2005. Accid Anal Prev. 2008 Mar;40(2):527-33.
  5. Steele GK, O'Neil J, Huisingh C, Smith GA. Elevator-related injuries to older adults in the United States, 1990 to 2006. J Trauma. 2010 Jan;68(1):188-92.
  6. O'Neil J, Steele GK, Weinstein E, Collins R, Talty J, Bull MJ. Ambulance transport of noncritical children: emergency medical service providers' knowledge, opinions, and practice. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2014 Mar;53(3):250-5.
  7. Sinks, T., Steele, G.K., Smith, A.B., Rinsky, R., and Watkins, K., Risk Factors Associated With Excess Mortality Among Polychlorinated Biphenyl Exposed Workers, American Journal of Epidemiology 36: 389, 1992.
  8. O’Neil, J, Steele, G.K., McNair, C. S., Matizuiak, M., Madlyn, J., Blood lead levels in NASCAR teams, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, February, 2006
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