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Niklas Krause

Professor, Director of the Southern California Education and Resource Center (ERC)


DepartmentsType of Faculty
Environmental Health SciencesFull Time
EpidemiologyJoint Appointment
Contact Information

UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
650 Charles E. Young Drive South, 56-071 CHS
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Dr. Krause is the Director of the NIOSH Southern California Education and Research Center and Professor in Environmental Health Sciences at UCLA. Before his appointment at UCLA, Dr. Krause has been associate professor in residence in the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine of the Department of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco. He received his medical degree and a doctoral degree in orthopedic medicine from the University of Hamburg, Germany, and a doctoral degree in epidemiology from the University of California Berkeley.

PhD, Epidemiology, University of California, Berkeley
MD, Medicine, University of Hamburg, Germany
MPH, Public Health, University of California, Berkeley
Selected Publications: 
Harris Carisa, Eisen Ellen, Goldberg Robert, Krause Niklas, Rempel David 1st place, PREMUS best paper competition: workplace and individual factors in wrist tendinosis among blue-collar workers - the San Francisco study.. Scandinavian journal of work, environment & health. 2011; .
Krause Niklas Physical activity and cardiovascular mortality--disentangling the roles of work, fitness, and leisure.. Scandinavian journal of work, environment & health. 2010; 36(5): 349-55.
Krause Niklas, Rugulies Reiner, Maslach Christina Effort-reward imbalance at work and self-rated health of Las Vegas hotel room cleaners.. American journal of industrial medicine. 2010; 53(4): 372-86.
Minkler Meredith, Lee Pam Tau, Tom Alex, Chang Charlotte, Morales Alvaro, Liu Shaw San, Salvatore Alicia, Baker Robin, Chen Feiyi, Bhatia Rajiv, Krause Niklas Using community-based participatory research to design and initiate a study on immigrant worker health and safety in San Francisco's Chinatown restaurants.. American journal of industrial medicine. 2010; 53(4): 361-71.
Krause Niklas, Burgel Barbara, Rempel David Effort-reward imbalance and one-year change in neck-shoulder and upper extremity pain among call center computer operators.. Scandinavian journal of work, environment & health. 2010; 36(1): 42-53.
Conlon Craig F, Krause Niklas, Rempel David M A randomized controlled trial evaluating an alternative mouse or forearm support on change in median and ulnar nerve motor latency at the wrist.. American journal of industrial medicine. 2009; 52(4): 304-10.
Rugulies Reiner, Scherzer Teresa, Krause Niklas Associations between psychological demands, decision latitude, and job strain with smoking in female hotel room cleaners in Las Vegas.. International journal of behavioral medicine. 2009; 15(1): 34-43.
Krause Niklas, Brand Richard J, Kauhanen Jussi, Kaplan George A, Syme S Leonard, Wong Candice C, Salonen Jukka T Work time and 11-year progression of carotid atherosclerosis in middle-aged Finnish men.. Preventing chronic disease. 2009; 6(1): A13.
Rugulies Reiner, Krause Niklas Job strain, iso-strain, and the incidence of low back and neck injuries. A 7.5-year prospective study of San Francisco transit operators.. Social science & medicine (1982). 2005; 61(1): 27-39.
Lee Pam Tau, Krause Niklas The impact of a worker health study on working conditions.. Journal of public health policy. 2002; 23(3): 268-85.