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

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
Center for Diabetes Research
Center for Integrative Medicine
Center for Worker Health
Comprehensive Cancer Center
Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity
Sticht Center on Aging
Epidemiology & Prevention

Research Interests

aging, alternative medicine, anthropology/ethnography, cognition/learning, cross(mult/tnslat/inter)discip, education outreach, environmental sciences, epidemiology, ethics, fitness/physical, growth & development, health services, research/outc, information sciences, instrument development, minority health issues, neurosciences/behavior, nutrition, obesity, occupational health, prevention, primary care, temporary, cancer/oncogenesis

Contact Information

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

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Recent Publications

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kearney GD, Rodriguez G, Quandt SA, Arcury JT, Arcury TA. Work safety climate, safety behaviors, and occupational injuries of youth farmworkers in North Carolina. Am J Public Health. 2015;105(7):1336-1343.

Latulipe C, Gatto A, Nguyen HT, Miller DP, Quandt SA, Bertoni AG, Smith A, Arcury TA. Design considerations for patient portal adoption by low-income, older adults. In: Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI); 2015 Crossings Apr 18-23; Seoul Korea. 2015;():3859-3868.

Pulgar CA, Trejo G, Suerken C, Ip EH, Arcury TA, Quandt SA. Economic hardship and depression among women in Latino farmworker families. J Immigr Minor Health. 2015;():.

Kraemer Diaz AE, Weir MM, Isom S, Quandt SA, Chen H, Arcury TA. Aggression among male migrant farmworkers living in camps in Eastern North Carolina. J Immigr Minor Health. 2015;():.

Sandberg JC, Nguyen HT, Quandt SA, Chen H, Summers P, Walker FO, Arcury TA. Sleep quality among Latino farmworkers in North Carolina: examination of the job control-demand-support model. J Immigr Minor Health. 2015;():.

Quandt SA, Sandberg JC, Grzywacz JG, Altizer KP, Arcury TA. Home remedy use among African American and white older adults. J Natl Med Assoc. 2015;107(2):121-129.

Clauson SL, Sylvia JM, Arcury TA, Summers P, Spencer KM. Detection of pesticides and metabolites using surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS): acephate. Appl Spectrosc. 2015;69(7):785-793.

Quandt SA, Pope CN, Chen H, Summers P, Arcury TA. Longitudinal assessment of blood cholinesterase activities over 2 consecutive years among Latino nonfarmworkers and pesticide-exposed farmworkers in North Carolina. J Occup Environ Med. 2015;57(8):851-857.

Arcury TA, Gabbard S, Bell B, Casanova V, Flocks JD, Swanberg JE, Wiggins MF. Collecting comparative data on farmworker housing and health: recommendations for collecting housing and health data across places and time. New Solut. 2015;25(3):287-312.

Effoe VS, Suerken CK, Quandt SA, Bell RA, Arcury TA. The association of complementary therapy use with prescription medication adherence among older community-dwelling adults. J Appl Gerontol. 2015;():.

Marsh B, Milofsky C, Kissam E, Arcury TA. Understanding the role of social factors in farmworker housing and health. New Solut. 2015;25(3):313-333.

Stub T, Musial F, Quandt SA, Arcury TA, Salamonsen A, Kristoffersen A, Berntsen G. Mapping the risk perception and communication gap between different professions of healthcare providers in cancer care: a cross-sectional protocol. BMJ Open. 2015;5(9):e008236.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ip EH, Saldana S, Arcury TA, Grzywacz JG, Trejo G, Quandt SA. Profiles of food security for US farmworker households and factors related to dynamic of change. Am J Public Health. 2015;105(10):e42-e47.

Arcury TA, Jacobs IJ, Ruiz V. Farmworker housing quality and health [editorial]. New Solut. 2015;25(3):256-262.

Tribble AG, Summers P, Chen H, Quandt SA, Arcury TA. Musculoskeletal pain, depression, and stress among Latino manual laborers in North Carolina. Arch Environ Occup Health. 2015;():.

Arcury TA, Summers P. Farmworker housing: a photo essay [editorial]. New Solut. 2015;25(3):353-361.

Nguyen HT, Kritchevsky SB, Foxworth JL, Quandt SA, Summers P, Walker FO, Arcury TA. A pilot study of gait function in farmworkers in Eastern North Carolina. J Agromedicine. 2015;20(4):427-433.

Summers P, Quandt SA, Talton JW, Galvan L, Arcury TA. Hidden farmworker labor camps in North Carolina: an indicator of structural vulnerability. Am J Public Health. 2015;105(12):2570-2575.

Arcury TA, Summers P, Talton JW, Chen H, Sandberg JC, Spears Johnson CR, Quandt SA. Heat illness among North Carolina Latino farmworkers. J Occup Environ Med. 2015;57(12):1299-1304.

Sandberg JC, Rodriguez G, Howard TD, Quandt SA, Arcury TA. 'He beat you in the blood': knowledge and beliefs about the transmission of traits among Latinos from Mexico and Central America. J Immigr Minor Health. 2015;():.

Cartwright MS, Yeboah S, Walker FO, Rosenbaum DA, Newman JC, Arcury TA, Mora DC, Quandt SA. Examining the association between musculoskeletal injuries and carpal tunnel syndrome in manual laborers. Muscle Nerve. 2015;():.

Arditti JA, Kennington M, Grzywacz JG, Jaramillo A, Isom S, Quandt SA, Arcury TA. Fathers in the fields: father involvement among Latino migrant farmworkers. J Comp Fam Stud. 2014;45(4):537-555.

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