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Terry Bunn, PhD, is a professor of Epidemiology and Environmental Health at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Bunn is also the Director of the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center. She received her PhD in Philosophy from Cornell University.

Dr. Bunn has been a faculty member since 2005 and director since 2010. Her research interests are in the areas of occupational injury prevention, and drug overdose prevention, particularly substance use disorder treatment and recovery interventions. She has 67 injury prevention peer-reviewed publications and several trade journal publications.

Dr. Bunn has collaborated on numerous multidisciplinary and multistate research studies and served in national and state leadership roles: NIOSH Board of Scientific Counselors; National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities (TWU) Council; Society for the Advancement of Violence and Injury Research’s (SAVIR) Council of Centers; Southeastern Occupational Health Network (SouthON); and CSTE occupational health workgroup.

She is the Principal Investigator of the NIOSH-funded Kentucky Occupational Safety and Health Surveillance program, Co-Principal Investigator of the CDC National Center for Injury Prevention and Control-funded of the Overdose Data to Action Program, and Co-investigator of the Health Resources and Services Administration- funded Rural Center of Excellence in Recovery Housing.

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  • PhD, Immunology
    • Cornell University
  • BS, Animal Science
    • Cornell University

Research Interests

  • Occupational injury prevention
  • Drug overdose prevention
  • Substance use disorder treatment and recovery interventions