Recent Scholarly Publications

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Potential Population Health Outcomes and Expenditures of HIV Vaccination Strategies in the United States

July 2009

Estimating the potential health benefits and expenditures of a partially effective HIV vaccine is an important consideration in the debate about whether HIV vaccine research should continue.

Does Health Insurance Make You Fat?

July 2009

The prevalence of obesity has been rising dramatically in the U.S., leading to poor health and rising health care expenditures.

Parent Involvement Is Associated With Early Success in Obesity Treatment

June 2009

Objective: The study examined the influence of parent involvement and family factors on body mass index (BMI) change in a pediatric obesity treatment program.

Incidence of the Healthcare Costs of Obesity, The

May 2009

Who pays the healthcare costs associated with obesity? Among workers, this is largely a question of the incidence of the costs of employer-sponsored coverage.

Adult Obesity and Office-based Quality of Care in the United States

February 2009

Nationally representative data on the quality of care for obese patients in US-ambulatory care settings are limited.

The immigration and health paradox: Obesity in multiethnic young children

December 2008

The rising U.S. obesity prevalence has disproportionately affected minority children.

ABC's and 123's: Parental literacy, numeracy, and childhood obesity

December 2008

Chronic Disease and Trends in Severe Disability in Working-age Populations

January 2008

The main aim of this paper is to describe and estimate a new decomposition of disability trends among working age populations into two parts -- the part of the trend explained by changes in the...

Chronic Disease and Severe Disability Among Working-Age Populations

January 2008

BACKGROUND: Recent work has shown that rates of severe disability, measured by the inability to perform basic activities of daily living, have been rising in working age populations.

Using Pedometers to Increase Physical Activity and Improve Health: A Systematic Review

November 2007

Context: Without detailed evidence of their effectiveness, pedometers have recently become popular as a tool for motivating physical activity.

Modeling human papillomavirus and cervical cancer in the United States for analyses of screening and vaccination

October 2007

BACKGROUND: To provide quantitative insight into current U.S.

Lung Cancer Incidence in Never Smokers

February 2007

Purpose: Lung cancer is a leading cause of cancer death worldwide.

The Effect of Population Health on Foreign Direct Investment Inflows to Low- and Middle-Income Countries

December 2006

Breakfast of champions? the school breakfast program and the nutrition of children and families

December 2006

We use the National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey (NHANES) III to examine the effect of the availability of the school breakfast program (SBP).

Welfare-enhancing technological change and the growth of obesity

December 2005

There has been concern about the dramatic growth in obesity seen in developed countries.

Preventing Childhood Obesity: A Solution-Oriented Research Paradigm

December 2005

Past research has identified social and environmental causes and correlates of behaviors thought to be associated with obesity and weight gain among children and adolescents.

Health insurance and the obesity externality

August 2005

If rational individuals pay the full costs of their decisions about food intake and exercise, economists, policy makers, and public health officials should treat the obesity epidemic as a matter of...

Male involvement in cardiovascular preventive healthcare in two rural Costa Rican communities

June 2005

BACKGROUND: Gender differences in health system usage can lead to differences in the incidence of morbidity and mortality.

Incidence of the Healthcare Costs of Obesity

May 2005

The incidence of obesity has increased dramatically in the U.S.

Children's Food Consumption During Television Viewing

December 2004

Background: Television viewing is associated with childhood obesity.

Assessing Weight-Related Biochemical Cardiovascular Risk Factors in African-American Girls

December 2004

Objective: Hyperinsulinemia/insulin resistance is a risk factor for future type 2 diabetes.

African-American Grils' Dietary Intake While Watching Television

December 2004

Objective: Television viewing has been associated with childhood obesity, although the mechanisms that link television viewing to higher BMI have not been established.

Anthropology of Bioethics

December 2004

The third edition has 120 new articles, among them Artificial nutrition and hydration, Bioterrorism, Cloning, Cybernetics, Dementia, Managed care, and Nanotechnology.

Diet and Physical Activity Counseling During Ambulatory Care Visits in the United States

October 2004

BACKGROUND: Research is limited regarding national patterns of behavioral counseling during ambulatory care.