Michael L. Weitzman

Michael L. Weitzman, MD

Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Professor, Department of Environmental Medicine

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

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.



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Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Professor, Department of Environmental Medicine

MD from S.U.N.Y. Health Science Center at Syracuse

Fellowship, Harvard School of Public Health Health Services Research, Harvard School of Public Health Health Services Research

Residency, State University of New York Upstate Medical Center, Pediatrics

Weitzman, Michael; Lee, Lily

Journal of developmental & behavioral pediatrics. 2017 Sep; 38(7):554-555

Stanley, Zachary D; Asfour, Leena W; Weitzman, Michael; Sherman, Scott E

Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de sante de la Mediterranee orientale = al-Majallah al-sihhiyah li-sharq al-mutawassit. 2017 Aug 27; 23(7):480-485

Park, Su Hyun; Duncan, Dustin T; Shahawy, Omar El; Lee, Lily; Shearston, Jenni A; Tamura, Kosuke; Sherman, Scott E; Weitzman, Michael

American journal of preventive medicine. 2017 Aug 22; ?-?

VanDevanter, Nancy; Katigbak, Carina; Naegle, Madeline; Zhou, Sherry; Sherman, Scott; Weitzman, Michael

Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. 2017 Aug 1; 1078390317711252-1078390317711252

Tseng, Katie K; Park, Su Hyun; Shearston, Jenni A; Lee, Lily; Weitzman, Michael

Journal of developmental & behavioral pediatrics. 2017 Jul 24; ?-?

Park, Su Hyun; Lee, Lily; Shearston, Jenni A; Weitzman, Michael

PLoS one. 2017 Mar 9; 12(3):e0173625-e0173625e0173625

Argalášová, ?ubica; Šev?íková, ?udmila; Jurkovi?ová, Jana; Babjaková, Jana; Janeková, Etela; Totka, Adrián; Šimko, Martin; Weitzman, Michael

Reviews on environmental health. 2017 Mar; 32(1/2):201-205

Zhou, Sherry; Behrooz, Leili; Weitzman, Michael; Pan, Grace; Vilcassim, Ruzmyn; Mirowsky, Jaime E; Breysee, Patrick; Rule, Ana; Gordon, Terry

Tobacco control. 2017 Jan; 26(1):40-45