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Xuguang (Grant) Tao, MD

Associate Professor and Research Director, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, JHSOM

Associate Professor

Departmental Affiliation(s):

Epidemiology (Joint)

Center & Institute Affiliation(s):

Contact Information

2024 E. Monument St, Ste 1-300
Baltimore , Maryland   21205


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Environmental and occupational epidemiology Research using cancer registry data; GIS applications in environmental epidemiologic research; Workers' compensation and Injuries; Nosocomial infections; Clinical trials; Systimatic literature review

Honors and Awards

AMTRA Award (for advising, mentoring and teaching), Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2003.

Fellowship of the International Agency on Research on Cancer, 1993-1994

"National Excellent Teacher", China Education Committee and Personnel Ministry, 1993

"Eastern Prize", School of Graduate Studies, Shanghai Medical University 1993

"Excellent Paper Prize of 1992", China Preventive Medicine Association, 1992

"Excellent Paper Prize of 1991", China Environmental Science Association, 1991 "Excellent Ph.D. Degree Awardees", Shanghai Medical University, 1991

environmental epidemiology, occupational epidemiology, air pollution, water pollution, cancer, cancer registry, GIS, workers' compensation, clinical trials, nosocomial infection, systimatic literature review

    Reaserch Areas


    Xuguang Tao; Robert A. Lavin; Larry Yuspeh; Edward J. Bernacki

    Implications of lumbar epidural steroid injections after lumbar surgery

    Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2014.



  • Tao XG, Lavin RA, Yuspeh L, Bernacki EJ. Impact of the combined use of opioids and surgical procedures on workers' compensation cost among a cohort of injured workers in the state of Louisiana. J Occup Environ Med. Dec 2012;54(12):1513-1519.




  • Tao XG, Giampino J, Dooley DA, Humphrey FE, Baron DM, Bernacki EJ.  Evaluation of an Influenza Vaccination Campaign among Healthcare Workers  Using a Randomized Survey. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.  31(2):151-7, 2010




    Tao X and Bernacki E: A Randomized Clinical Trial of Continuous Low-Level Heat Therapy for Acute Muscular Low Back Pain in the Workplace. JOEM J Occup Environ Med. 47(12):1298-306, 2005


    Tao X, Zhu H, Matanoski GM: Mutagenic Drinking Water and Risk of Male Esophageal Cancer: A Population Based Case-control Study. American Journal of Epidemiology  150 (5): 443-452, 1999.