• Rick Burke M.P.H.

  • Research Specialist

    • MCRI - MCRI-National Farm Medicine
    • 1000 North Oak Ave. ML8 Marshfield, WI 54449


2017 to 2019:
MPH, Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Syracuse University and Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
2013 to 2017:
BS, Neuroscience, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

Work Experience

2019 to Present:
Research Specialist, National Farm Medicine Center, Marshfield, WI
2018 to 2018:
Program Evaluation Intern, Syracuse University Office of Health Promotion, Syracuse, NY
2015 to 2017:
Research Assistant, University at Buffalo, Mercado Laboratory, Buffalo, NY
2015 to 2015:
Research Assistant, University at Buffalo Popescu Laboratory, Buffalo, NY


Rick is a research specialist focusing on the quantitative analysis of agricultural injuries, health, and safety. He works closely with Dr. Bryan Weichelt on the maintenance and application of injury surveillance mechanisms, as well as investigating new and innovative ways to increase health outreach and patient engagement in hard to reach rural populations. Rick aims to apply his past experience in neurodegenerative disorders, mHealth, and analytics to future research projects and applications.

Research Interests

Health and injury surveillance
Big data health and behavior analytics
Epidemiology of neurodegenerative disorders, particularly dementia
Agricultural and environmental health