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.
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
Journal of developmental & behavioral pediatrics. 2017 Sep; 38(7):554-555
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
American journal of preventive medicine. 2017 Aug 22; ?-?
Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. 2017 Aug 1; 1078390317711252-1078390317711252
Journal of developmental & behavioral pediatrics. 2017 Jul 24; ?-?
PLoS one. 2017 Mar 9; 12(3):e0173625-e0173625e0173625
Reviews on environmental health. 2017 Mar; 32(1/2):201-205
Tobacco control. 2017 Jan; 26(1):40-45