Michael L Weitzman

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Michael Weitzman

Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Professor, Department of Environmental Medicine


Contact Info

Address
1 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016

Michael.Weitzman@NYUMC.ORG


Education

1976-1977 — Harvard School of Public Health, Clinical Fellowships

Research Summary

Our research is aimed understanding and integrate the diverse factors in our society that enhance or impede the development and wellness of children. We recognize that while quality health care is an essential element of children's wellness, it is only an element. Ensuring wellness for all our children requires that we adopt a much broader framework. In particular, we are most concerned about the new epidemic of alternative tobacco products, parental depression and child health; and obesity comorbidities. We examine the interaction between the child and his or her environments and communities primarily through secondary analysis of large, national datasets such as the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, the National Health Interview Survey, the Community Tracking Survey of the General Population, the State Inpatient Database, the Health Care Cost and Utilization Project, and the National Survey of Child Abuse and Welfare. In addition MUCH of the work on hookahs involves primary data collection in the US and abroad.

Research Keywords

hookah, water pipe use among adolescents, air quality in hookah bars, cardiopulmonary changes associated with active and passive hookah smoke exposure, epidemiology of hookah and e-cigarette use and marijuana use, childhood overweight and obesity and sensorineural hearing loss and inflammatory markers, trends in mild sensorineural hearing loss and effects of mild sensorineural hearing loss on child neurocognitive function, adolescent risk taking behaviors, depression in mothers and fathers and effects on children, parent-child interactions, child and family mental health

Patterns of electronic cigarette use and level of psychological distress
Park, Su Hyun; Lee, Lily; Shearston, Jenni A; Weitzman, Michael. Patterns of electronic cigarette use and level of psychological distress. PLoS one. 2017 Mar 9;12(3):e0173625-e0173625 e0173625 (2477262)

Determinants of ETS exposure in a sample of Slovak pregnant women
Argalášová, ?ubica; Šev?íková, ?udmila; Jurkovi?ová, Jana; Babjaková, Jana; Janeková, Etela; Totka, Adrián; Šimko, Martin; Weitzman, Michael. Determinants of ETS exposure in a sample of Slovak pregnant women. Reviews on environmental health. 2017 Mar;32(1/2):201-205 (2483832)

Secondhand hookah smoke: an occupational hazard for hookah bar employees
Zhou, Sherry; Behrooz, Leili; Weitzman, Michael; Pan, Grace; Vilcassim, Ruzmyn; Mirowsky, Jaime E; Breysee, Patrick; Rule, Ana; Gordon, Terry. Secondhand hookah smoke: an occupational hazard for hookah bar employees. Tobacco control. 2017 Jan;26(1):40-45 (1929612)

The Difference a Decade Makes: Smoking Cessation Counseling and Screening at Pediatric Visits
Cawkwell, Philip B; Lee, Lily; Shearston, Jenni; Sherman, Scott E; Weitzman, Michael. The Difference a Decade Makes: Smoking Cessation Counseling and Screening at Pediatric Visits. Nicotine & tobacco research. 2016 Nov;18(11):2100-2105 (2238892)

Perceptions of e-Cigarettes and Noncigarette Tobacco Products Among US Youth
Amrock, Stephen M; Lee, Lily; Weitzman, Michael. Perceptions of e-Cigarettes and Noncigarette Tobacco Products Among US Youth. Pediatrics (1948). 2016 Nov ;138(5):?-? (2363262)