Thomas A. Arcury, Ph.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

Thomas A. Arcury, Ph.D.

Program Director,

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Academic: 336-716-9438 | Department: 336-716-4479

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Education & Training

  • B.A., Duquesne University, 1975
  • M.A., University of Kentucky, 1978
  • Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 1983
  • Fellowship, Health Sciences, Univ of NC at Chapel Hill, 1996
Thomas A. Arcury, Ph.D.

Thomas A. Arcury, Ph.D.

Program Director, Translational Science Institute
Director, Center for Worker Health
Professor, Family & Community Medicine
Translational Science Institute

Research Interests

Agriculture; Hispanic Americans; Transients and Migrants; North Carolina; Agricultural Workers' Diseases
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Academic: 336-716-9438 | Department: 336-716-4479

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Recent Publications

'He beat you in the blood': knowledge and beliefs about the transmission of traits among Latinos from Mexico and Central America. Sandberg JC, Rodriguez G, Howard TD, Quandt SA, Arcury TA.. J Immigr Minor Health. 2017;19(1):170-178.

The effects of work organization on the health of immigrant manual workers: a longitudinal analysis. Arcury TA, Chen H, Mora DC, Walker FO, Cartwright MS, Quandt SA.. Arch Environ Occup Health. 2016;71(2):66-73.

Prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders among immigrant Latino farmworkers and non-farmworkers in North Carolina. Mora DC, Miles CM, Chen H, Quandt SA, Summers P, Arcury TA.. Arch Environ Occup Health. 2016;71(3):136-143.

Economic hardship and depression among women in Latino farmworker families. Pulgar CA, Trejo G, Suerken C, Ip EH, Arcury TA, Quandt SA.. J Immigr Minor Health. 2016;18(3):497-504.

Aggression among male migrant farmworkers living in camps in Eastern North Carolina. Kraemer Diaz AE, Weir MM, Isom S, Quandt SA, Chen H, Arcury TA.. J Immigr Minor Health. 2016;18(3):542-551.

Sleep quality among Latino farmworkers in North Carolina: examination of the job control-demand-support model. Sandberg JC, Nguyen HT, Quandt SA, Chen H, Summers P, Walker FO, Arcury TA.. J Immigr Minor Health. 2016;18(3):532-541.

Latino mothers in farmworker families' beliefs about preschool children's physical activity and play. Grzywacz JG, Arcury TA, Trejo G, Quandt SA.. J Immigr Minor Health. 2016;18(1):234-242.

Urinary cotinine levels among Latino tobacco farmworkers in North Carolina compared to Latinos not employed in agriculture. Arcury TA, Laurienti PJ, Talton JW, Chen H, Howard TD, Summers P, Quandt SA.. Nicotine Tob Res. 2016;18(6):1517-1525.

Musculoskeletal pain, depression, and stress among Latino manual laborers in North Carolina. Tribble AG, Summers P, Chen H, Quandt SA, Arcury TA.. Arch Environ Occup Health. 2016;71(6):309-316.

Diet quality among preschool-age children of Latino migrant and seasonal farmworkers in the United States. Quandt SA, Trejo G, Suerken CK, Pulgar CA, Ip EH, Arcury TA.. J Immigr Minor Health. 2016;18(3):505-512.

Mobile and traditional modes of communication among male Latino farmworkers: implications for health communication and dissemination. Sandberg JC, Spears Johnson CR, Nguyen HT, Talton JW, Quandt SA, Chen H, Summers P, Arcury TA.. J Immigr Minor Health. 2016;18(3):522-531.

Examining the association between musculoskeletal injuries and carpal tunnel syndrome in manual laborers. Cartwright MS, Yeboah S, Walker FO, Rosenbaum DA, Newman JC, Arcury TA, Mora DC, Quandt SA.. Muscle Nerve. 2016;54(1):31-35.

Latina workers in North Carolina: work organization, domestic responsibilities, health, and family life. Rodriguez G, Trejo G, Schiemann E, Quandt SA, Daniel SS, Sandberg JC, Arcury TA.. J Immigr Minor Health. 2016;18(3):687-696.

Primary care providers' views of patient portals: interview study of perceived benefits and consequences. Miller DP Jr, Latulipe C, Melius KA, Quandt SA, Arcury TA.. J Med Internet Res. 2016;18(1):e8.

Physical activity states of preschool-aged Latino children in farmworker families: predictive factors and relationship with BMI percentile. Ip EH, Saldana S, Trejo G, Marshall SA, Suerken CK, Lang W, Arcury TA, Quandt SA.. J Phys Act Health. 2016;13(7):726-732.

Alcohol consumption and risk for dependence among male Latino migrant farmworkers compared to Latino nonfarmworkers in North Carolina. Arcury TA, Talton JW, Summers P, Chen H, Laurienti PJ, Quandt SA.. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2016;40(2):377-384.

Stability of household and housing characteristics among farmworker families in North Carolina: implications for health. Arcury TA, Trejo G, Suerken CK, Ip EH, Quandt SA.. J Immigr Minor Health. 2016;():.

Effects of lifetime occupational pesticide exposure on postural control among farmworkers and non-farmworkers. Sunwook K, Nussbaum MA, Quandt SA, Laurienti PJ, Arcury TA.. J Occup Environ Med. 2016;58(2):133-139.

Olfactory function in Latino farmworkers: subclinical neurological effects of pesticide exposure in a vulnerable population. Quandt SA, Walker FO, Talton JW, Summers P, Chen H, McLeod DK, Arcury TA.. J Occup Environ Med. 2016;58(3):248-253.

North Carolina Latino farmworkers' use of traditional healers: a pilot study. Arcury TA, Sandberg JC, Mora DC, Talton JW, Quandt SA.. J Agromedicine. 2016;21(3):253-258.

Interpersonal and social correlates of depressive symptoms among Latinas in farmworker families living in North Carolina. Zapata Roblyer MI, Grzywacz JG, Suerken CK, Trejo G, Ip EH, Arcury TA, Quandt SA.. Women Health. 2016;56(2):177-193.

Good job, bad job: occupational perceptions among Latino poultry workers. Mora DC, Arcury TA, Quandt SA.. Am J Ind Med. 2016;59(10):877-886.

Brain anatomy in Latino farmworkers exposed to pesticides and nicotine. Laurienti PJ, Burdette JH, Talton J, Pope CN, Summers P, Walker FO, Quandt SA, Lyday RG, Chen H, Howard TD, Arcury TA.. J Occup Environ Med. 2016;58(5):436-443.

Demographic, health and diabetes self-management correlates of medical skepticism among rural older adults. Bell RA, Arcury TA, Grzywacz JG, Ip EH, Kirk JK, Nguyen H, Saldana S, Quandt SA.. J Sci Med. 2016;2(1):51-56.

What does it mean for something to be 'scientific'? Community understandings of science, educational attainment, and community representation among a sample of 25 CBPR projects. Spears Johnson CR, Kraemer Diaz AE, Arcury TA.. Health Educ Behav. 2016;():.

Manual therapy practices of sobadores in North Carolina. Graham A, Sandberg JC, Quandt SA, Mora DC, Arcury TA.. J Altern Complement Med. 2016;22(10):841-846.

Changes in DNA methylation over the growing season differ between North Carolina farmworkers and non-farmworkers. Howard TD, Hsu FC, Chen H, Quandt SA, Talton JW, Summers P, Arcury TA.. Int Arch Occup Environ Health. 2016;89(7):1103-1110.

Associations of poor housing with mental health among North Carolina Latino migrant farmworkers. Mora DC, Quandt SA, Chen H, Arcury TA.. J Agromedicine. 2016;21(4):327-334.

Residential environment for outdoor play among children in Latino farmworker families. Arcury TA, Suerken CK, Ip EH, Moore JB, Quandt SA.. J Immigr Minor Health. 2016;():.

Mexican sobadores in North Carolina: manual therapy in a new settlement context. Quandt SA, Sandberg JC, Graham A, Mora DC, Stub T, Arcury TA.. J Immigr Minor Health. 2016;():.

Perception of risk and communication among conventional and complementary health care providers involving cancer patients' use of complementary therapies: a literature review. Stub T, Quandt SA, Arcury TA, Sandberg JC, Kristoffersen AE, Musial F, Salamonsen A.. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2016;16():353.

Anticipatory guidance about child diet and physical activity for Latino farmworker mothers. Arcury TA, Skelton JA, Ip EH, Suerken CK, Trejo G, Quandt SA.. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2016;27(3):1064-1079.

Visual acuity and self-reported visual function among migrant farmworkers. Quandt SA, Schulz MR, Chen H, Arcury TA.. Optom Vis Sci. 2016;93(10):1189-1195.

Participation levels in 25 community-based participatory research projects. Spears Johnson CR, Kraemer Diaz AE, Arcury TA.. Health Educ Res. 2016;31(5):577-586.

Organophosphate pesticide urinary metabolites among Latino immigrants: North Carolina farmworkers and non-farmworkers compared. Arcury TA, Laurienti PJ, Chen H, Howard TD, Barr DB, Mora DC, Summers P, Quandt SA.. J Occup Environ Med. 2016;58(11):1079-1086.

'you earn money by suffering pain:' beliefs about carpal tunnel syndrome among Latino poultry processing workers. Arcury TA, Mora DC, Quandt SA.. J Immigr Minor Health. 2015;17(3):791-801.

Unreliable item or inconsistent person? A study of variation in health beliefs and belief-anchors to biomedical models. Ip EH, Saldana S, Chen SH, Kirk JK, Bell RA, Nguyen H, Grzywacz JG, Arcury TA, Quandt SA.. J Health Psychol. 2015;20(8):1049-1059.

Older adults' use of care strategies in response to general and upper respiratory symptoms. Sandberg JC, Grzywacz JG, Suerken CK, Altizer KP, Quandt SA, Nguyen HT, Bell RA, Lang W, Arcury TA.. J Appl Gerontol. 2015;34(3):NP41-61.

Use of complementary therapies for health promotion among older adults. Arcury TA, Nguyen HT, Sandberg JC, Neiberg RH, Altizer KP, Bell RA, Grzywacz JG, Lang W, Quandt SA.. J Appl Gerontol. 2015;34(5):552-572.

Airway obstruction among Latino poultry processing workers in North Carolina. Mirabelli MC, Chatterjee AB, Mora DC, Arcury TA, Blocker JN, Chen H, Grzywacz JG, Marin AJ, Schulz MR, Quandt SA.. Arch Environ Occup Health. 2015;70(1):63-66.

Housing and neighborhood characteristics and Latino farmworker family well-being. Arcury TA, Trejo G, Suerken CK, Grzywacz JG, Ip EH, Quandt SA.. J Immigr Minor Health. 2015;17(5):1458-1467.

Work safety climate, personal protection use, and injuries among Latino residential roofers. Arcury TA, Summers P, Rushing J, Grzywacz JG, Mora DC, Quandt SA, Lang W, Mills TH III.. Am J Ind Med. 2015;58(1):69-76.

Diabetes symptoms and self-management behaviors in rural older adults. Kirk JK, Arcury TA, Ip E, Bell RA, Saldana S, Nguyen HT, Quandt SA.. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2015;107(1):54-60.

Work safety culture of youth farmworkers in North Carolina: a pilot study. Arcury TA, Kearney GD, Rodriguez G, Arcury JT, Quandt SA.. Am J Public Health. 2015;105(2):344-350.

Perceptions that influence the maintenance of scientific integrity in community-based participatory research. Kraemer Diaz AE, Spears Johnson CR, Arcury TA.. Health Educ Behav. 2015;42(3):393-401.

Perceptions of housing conditions among migrant farmworkers and their families: implications for health, safety and social policy. Keim-Malpass J, Spears Johnson CR, Quandt SA, Arcury TA.. Rural Remote Health. 2015;15(1):3076.

Job characteristics and work safety climate among North Carolina farmworkers with H-2A visas. Arcury TA, Summers P, Talton JW, Nguyen HT, Chen H, Quandt SA.. J Agromedicine. 2015;20(1):64-76.

Work and health among Latina mothers in farmworker families. Arcury TA, Trejo G, Suerken CK, Grzywacz JG, Ip EH, Quandt SA.. J Occup Environ Med. 2015;57(3):292-299.

Learning ability as a function of practice: does it apply to farmworkers?. Nguyen HT, Quandt SA, Summers P, Morgan TM, Chen H, Walker FO, Howard TD, Galvan L, Arcury TA.. J Occup Environ Med. 2015;57(6):676-681.

Assessing assay variability of pesticide metabolites in the presence of heavy left-censoring. Chen H, Quandt SA, Barr DB, Arcury TA.. J Agric Biol Environ Stat. 2015;20(1):65-82.

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