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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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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

Dearing, Bianca A; Katz, Ralph V; Weitzman, Michael

Community dentistry & oral epidemiology. 2022 Apr; 50(2):130-138

Al-Marzooq, Farah; Al Kawas, Sausan; Rahman, Betul; Shearston, Jenni A; Saad, Hiba; Benzina, Dalenda; Weitzman, Michael

Scientific reports. 2022 02 21; 12(1):2861

Mezhal, Fatima; Oulhaj, Abderrahim; Abdulle, Abdishakur; AlJunaibi, Abdulla; Alnaeemi, Abdulla; Ahmad, Amar; Leinberger-Jabari, Andrea; Al Dhaheri, Ayesha S; Tuzcu, E Murat; AlZaabi, Eiman; Al-Maskari, Fatma; Alanouti, Fatme; Alameri, Fayza; Alsafar, Habiba; Alblooshi, Hamad; Alkaabi, Juma; Wareth, Laila Abdel; Aljaber, Mai; Kazim, Marina; Weitzman, Micheal; Al-Houqani, Mohammad; Ali, Mohammad Hag; Oumeziane, Naima; El-Shahawy, Omar; Al-Rifai, Rami H; Scherman, Scott; Shah, Syed M; Loney, Tom; Almahmeed, Wael; Idaghdour, Youssef; Ahmed, Luai A; Ali, Raghib

Diabetology & metabolic syndrome. 2021 Nov 27; 13(1):140

Farrell, Kayla Rae; Karey, Emma; Xu, Shu; Gibbon, Grace; Gordon, Terry; Weitzman, Michael

International journal of environmental research & public health. 2021 10 02; 18(19):

Shearston, Jenni A; Eazor, James; Lee, Lily; Vilcassim, M J Ruzmyn; Reed, Taylor A; Ort, Deborah; Weitzman, Michael; Gordon, Terry

Tobacco control. 2021 May 21;

Al Kawas, Sausan; Al-Marzooq, Farah; Rahman, Betul; Shearston, Jenni A; Saad, Hiba; Benzina, Dalenda; Weitzman, Michael

Scientific reports. 2021 May 03; 11(1):9762

Al Kawas, Sausan; Al-Marzooq, Farah; Rahman, Betul; Shearston, Jenni A; Saad, Hiba; Benzina, Dalenda; Weitzman, Michael

Scientific reports. 2021 Jan 13; 11(1):1113

Weitzman, Michael; Lee, Lily

Journal of studies on alcohol & drugs. Supplement. 2020 Mar; Sup 19:97-105