Mark Purschwitz, Ph.D.

Mark Purschwitz, Ph.D.


Extension Professor
Agricultural Safety and Health

University of Kentucky, BAE
109 C.E. Barnhart Building
Lexington, KY 40546
Phone: (859) 257-3764
Fax: (859) 257-5671




Ph.D., Agricultural Mechanization, Purdue University, 1989.
M.S., Agricultural Engineering, Purdue University, 1981.
B.S., Agricultural Engineering, Purdue University, 1977.

Research Focus
Safety is my area of interest; I am involved with extension and applied research programs in agricultural safety and health, particularly in the prevention of traumatic injuries involving farm tractors and machinery. I am conducting research on the prevention of occupational disease and injury among agricultural workers and their families and have studied how to develop, implement, and evaluate education and outreach programs to promote the safety and health of agricultural workers and their families.

CAFE Publications

Curriculum Vitae