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profileElissa R. Weitzman, Sc.D.

TitleAssociate Professor of Pediatrics
InstitutionBoston Children's Hospital
DepartmentPediatrics
AddressChildren's Hospital
Informatics Program, Room 451
One Autumn Street
Boston MA 02215
Phone617/384-8933
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R21AA023901     (WEITZMAN, ELISSA R)Jun 1, 2015 - May 31, 2017
NIH/NIAAA
Detecting Youth Drinking and Associations with Alcohol Policies via Social Media
Role: Co-Principal Investigator

R01AA021913     (LEVY, SHARON J)Sep 20, 2012 - Jun 30, 2015
NIH/NIAAA
Validating NIAAA's brief screening guide in youth with chronic medical conditions
Role: Co-Principal Investigator

R01LM011185     (MANDL, KENNETH D)Jun 1, 2012 - May 31, 2015
NIH/NLM
Active Patient Participation in a Disease Registry for Comparative Effectiveness
Role: Co-Principal Investigator

R21AA016638     (WEITZMAN, ELISSA R)Sep 30, 2007 - Aug 31, 2010
NIH/NIAAA
Feasibility of Alcohol and Tobacco Use Surveillance via Personal Health Records
Role: Principal Investigator

R03DA018690     (WEITZMAN, ELISSA R)Aug 1, 2004 - Jul 31, 2007
NIH/NIDA
Environment Alcohol Abuse Prevention--Drug Abuse Effect
Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. Christensen KD, Savage SK, Huntington NL, Weitzman ER, Ziniel SI, Bacon PL, Cacioppo CN, Green RC, Holm IA. Preferences for the Return of Individual Results From Research on Pediatric Biobank Samples. J Empir Res Hum Res Ethics. 2017 Apr; 12(2):97-106. PMID: 28421887.
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  2. Lunstead J, Weitzman ER, Kaye D, Levy S. Screening and brief intervention in high schools: School nurses' practices and attitudes in Massachusetts. Subst Abus. 2016 Dec 27; 1-4. PMID: 28027019.
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  3. Chunara R, Wisk LE, Weitzman ER. Denominator Issues for Personally Generated Data in Population Health Monitoring. Am J Prev Med. 2017 Apr; 52(4):549-553. PMID: 28012811.
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  4. Harris SK, Aalsma MC, Weitzman ER, Garcia-Huidobro D, Wong C, Hadland SE, Santelli J, Park MJ, Ozer EM. Research on Clinical Preventive Services for Adolescents and Young Adults: Where Are We and Where Do We Need to Go? J Adolesc Health. 2017 Mar; 60(3):249-260. PMID: 28011064.
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  5. Levy S, Dedeoglu F, Gaffin JM, Garvey KC, Harstad E, MacGinnitie A, Rufo PA, Huang Q, Ziemnik RE, Wisk LE, Weitzman ER. A Screening Tool for Assessing Alcohol Use Risk among Medically Vulnerable Youth. PLoS One. 2016; 11(5):e0156240. PMID: 27227975; PMCID: PMC4882018.
  6. Conway-Pearson LS, Christensen KD, Savage SK, Huntington NL, Weitzman ER, Ziniel SI, Bacon P, Cacioppo CN, Green RC, Holm IA. Family health history reporting is sensitive to small changes in wording. Genet Med. 2016 Dec; 18(12):1308-1311. PMID: 27148937.
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  7. Himes BE, Weitzman ER. Innovations in health information technologies for chronic pulmonary diseases. Respir Res. 2016 Apr 05; 17:38. PMID: 27048618; PMCID: PMC4822326.
  8. Wisk LE, Weitzman ER. Substance Use Patterns Through Early Adulthood: Results for Youth With and Without Chronic Conditions. Am J Prev Med. 2016 Jul; 51(1):33-45. PMID: 27039116; PMCID: PMC4914415 [Available on 07/01/17].
  9. Hersh AO, Salimian PK, Weitzman ER. Using Patient-Reported Outcome Measures to Capture the Patient's Voice in Research and Care of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 2016 May; 42(2):333-46. PMID: 27133493; PMCID: PMC4853816 [Available on 05/01/17].
  10. Levy S, Weitzman ER. Building a Learning Marijuana Surveillance System. JAMA Pediatr. 2016 Mar; 170(3):193-4. PMID: 26784457.
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  11. Holm IA, Iles BR, Ziniel SI, Bacon PL, Savage SK, Christensen KD, Weitzman ER, Green RC, Huntington NL. Participant Satisfaction With a Preference-Setting Tool for the Return of Individual Research Results in Pediatric Genomic Research. J Empir Res Hum Res Ethics. 2015 Oct; 10(4):414-26. PMID: 26376753.
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  12. Weitzman ER, Ziemnik RE, Huang Q, Levy S. Alcohol and Marijuana Use and Treatment Nonadherence Among Medically Vulnerable Youth. Pediatrics. 2015 Sep; 136(3):450-7. PMID: 26668849; PMCID: PMC4552090.
  13. Weitzman ER, Ziemnik RE, Huang Q, Levy S. Alcohol and Marijuana Use and Treatment Nonadherence Among Medically Vulnerable Youth. Pediatrics. 2015 Aug 31. PMID: 26324875.
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  14. Bacon PL, Harris ED, Ziniel SI, Savage SK, Weitzman ER, Green RC, Huntington NL, Holm IA. The development of a preference-setting model for the return of individual genomic research results. J Empir Res Hum Res Ethics. 2015 Apr; 10(2):107-20. PMID: 25742675.
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  15. Lemly DC, Lawlor K, Scherer EA, Kelemen S, Weitzman ER. College health service capacity to support youth with chronic medical conditions. Pediatrics. 2014 Nov; 134(5):885-91. PMID: 25349315; PMCID: PMC4210796.
  16. Salimian PK, Chunara R, Weitzman ER. Averting the perfect storm: addressing youth substance use risk from social media use. Pediatr Ann. 2014 Oct; 43(10):411. PMID: 25290130.
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  17. Schwenk HT, Lightdale JR, Arnold JH, Goldmann DA, Weitzman ER. Coping with college and inflammatory bowel disease: implications for clinical guidance and support. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2014 Sep; 20(9):1618-27. PMID: 25105948.
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  18. Sawicki GS, Kelemen S, Weitzman ER. Ready, set, stop: mismatch between self-care beliefs, transition readiness skills, and transition planning among adolescents, young adults, and parents. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2014 Oct; 53(11):1062-8. PMID: 25006112; PMCID: PMC4443439.
  19. Ziniel SI, Savage SK, Huntington N, Amatruda J, Green RC, Weitzman ER, Taylor P, Holm IA. Parents' preferences for return of results in pediatric genomic research. Public Health Genomics. 2014; 17(2):105-14. PMID: 24642506; PMCID: PMC4073487.
  20. Eggleston EM, Weitzman ER. Innovative uses of electronic health records and social media for public health surveillance. Curr Diab Rep. 2014 Mar; 14(3):468. PMID: 24488369.
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  21. Mandl KD, McNabb M, Marks N, Weitzman ER, Kelemen S, Eggleston EM, Quinn M. Participatory surveillance of diabetes device safety: a social media-based complement to traditional FDA reporting. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2014 Jul-Aug; 21(4):687-91. PMID: 24355131; PMCID: PMC4078274.
  22. Lemly DC, Weitzman ER, O'Hare K. Advancing healthcare transitions in the medical home: tools for providers, families and adolescents with special healthcare needs. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2013 Aug; 25(4):439-46. PMID: 23770924.
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  23. Weitzman ER, Kelemen S, Quinn M, Eggleston EM, Mandl KD. Participatory surveillance of hypoglycemia and harms in an online social network. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Mar 11; 173(5):345-51. PMID: 23400234.
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  24. Weitzman ER, Kelemen S, Kaci L, Mandl KD. Willingness to share personal health record data for care improvement and public health: a survey of experienced personal health record users. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2012 May 22; 12:39. PMID: 22616619; PMCID: PMC3403895.
  25. Weitzman ER, Kelemen S, Mandl KD. Surveillance of an Online Social Network to Assess Population-level Diabetes Health Status and Healthcare Quality. Online J Public Health Inform. 2011; 3(3). PMID: 23569613; PMCID: PMC3615790.
  26. Weitzman ER, Adida B, Kelemen S, Mandl KD. Sharing data for public health research by members of an international online diabetes social network. PLoS One. 2011 Apr 27; 6(4):e19256. PMID: 21556358; PMCID: PMC3083415.
  27. Weitzman ER, Cole E, Kaci L, Mandl KD. Social but safe? Quality and safety of diabetes-related online social networks. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2011 May 01; 18(3):292-7. PMID: 21262920; PMCID: PMC3078678.
  28. Weitzman ER, Kaci L, Quinn M, Mandl KD. Helping high-risk youth move through high-risk periods: personally controlled health records for improving social and health care transitions. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2011 Jan 01; 5(1):47-54. PMID: 21303624; PMCID: PMC3045245.
  29. Weitzman ER, Kaci L, Mandl KD. Sharing medical data for health research: the early personal health record experience. J Med Internet Res. 2010 May 25; 12(2):e14. PMID: 20501431; PMCID: PMC2956225.
  30. Nelson TF, Xuan Z, Lee H, Weitzman ER, Wechsler H. Persistence of heavy drinking and ensuing consequences at heavy drinking colleges. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2009 Sep; 70(5):726-34. PMID: 19737497.
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  31. Hingson RW, Zha W, Weitzman ER. Magnitude of and trends in alcohol-related mortality and morbidity among U.S. college students ages 18-24, 1998-2005. J Stud Alcohol Drugs Suppl. 2009 Jul; (16):12-20. PMID: 19538908; PMCID: PMC2701090.
  32. Weitzman ER, Kaci L, Mandl KD. Acceptability of a personally controlled health record in a community-based setting: implications for policy and design. J Med Internet Res. 2009 Apr 29; 11(2):e14. PMID: 19403467; PMCID: PMC2762802.
  33. McCabe SE, Diez A, Boyd CJ, Nelson TF, Weitzman ER. Comparing web and mail responses in a mixed mode survey in college alcohol use research. Addict Behav. 2006 Sep; 31(9):1619-27. PMID: 16460882; PMCID: PMC3156492.
  34. Weitzman ER, Chen YY, Subramanian SV. Youth smoking risk and community patterns of alcohol availability and control: a national multilevel study. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2005 Dec; 59(12):1065-71. PMID: 16286496; PMCID: PMC1732976.
  35. Nelson TF, Weitzman ER, Wechsler H. The effect of a campus-community environmental alcohol prevention initiative on student drinking and driving: results from the "a matter of degree" program evaluation. Traffic Inj Prev. 2005 Dec; 6(4):323-30. PMID: 16266941.
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  36. Weitzman ER, Chen YY. The co-occurrence of smoking and drinking among young adults in college: national survey results from the United States. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2005 Dec 12; 80(3):377-86. PMID: 16009507.
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  37. Weitzman ER, Chen YY. Risk modifying effect of social capital on measures of heavy alcohol consumption, alcohol abuse, harms, and secondhand effects: national survey findings. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2005 Apr; 59(4):303-9. PMID: 15767384; PMCID: PMC1733052.
  38. Chen YY, Weitzman ER. Depressive symptoms, DSM-IV alcohol abuse and their comorbidity among children of problem drinkers in a national survey: effects of parent and child gender and parent recovery status. J Stud Alcohol. 2005 Jan; 66(1):66-73. PMID: 15830905.
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  39. Weitzman ER, Nelson TF, Lee H, Wechsler H. Reducing drinking and related harms in college: evaluation of the "A Matter of Degree" program. Am J Prev Med. 2004 Oct; 27(3):187-96. PMID: 15450630.
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  40. Weitzman ER. Poor mental health, depression, and associations with alcohol consumption, harm, and abuse in a national sample of young adults in college. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2004 Apr; 192(4):269-77. PMID: 15060400.
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  41. Weitzman ER, Nelson TF. College student binge drinking and the "prevention paradox": implications for prevention and harm reduction. J Drug Educ. 2004; 34(3):247-65. PMID: 15648886.
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  42. Weitzman ER, Folkman A, Folkman MP, Wechsler H. The relationship of alcohol outlet density to heavy and frequent drinking and drinking-related problems among college students at eight universities. Health Place. 2003 Mar; 9(1):1-6. PMID: 12609468.
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  43. Weitzman ER, Nelson TF, Wechsler H. Taking up binge drinking in college: the influences of person, social group, and environment. J Adolesc Health. 2003 Jan; 32(1):26-35. PMID: 12507798.
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  44. Knight JR, Wechsler H, Kuo M, Seibring M, Weitzman ER, Schuckit MA. Alcohol abuse and dependence among U.S. college students. J Stud Alcohol. 2002 May; 63(3):263-70. PMID: 12086126.
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  45. Weitzman ER, Zapka J, Estabrook B, Goins KV. Risk and reluctance: understanding impediments to colorectal cancer screening. Prev Med. 2001 Jun; 32(6):502-13. PMID: 11394954.
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  46. Weitzman ER, Kawachi I. Giving means receiving: the protective effect of social capital on binge drinking on college campuses. Am J Public Health. 2000 Dec; 90(12):1936-9. PMID: 11111272; PMCID: PMC1446447.
  47. Finnegan JR, Meischke H, Zapka JG, Leviton L, Meshack A, Benjamin-Garner R, Estabrook B, Hall NJ, Schaeffer S, Smith C, Weitzman ER, Raczynski J, Stone E. Patient delay in seeking care for heart attack symptoms: findings from focus groups conducted in five U.S. regions. Prev Med. 2000 Sep; 31(3):205-13. PMID: 10964634.
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  48. Weitzman ER, Wechsler H. Alcohol use, abuse, and related problems among children of problem drinkers: findings from a national survey of college alcohol use. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2000 Mar; 188(3):148-54. PMID: 10749279.
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  49. Wechsler H, Kelley K, Weitzman ER, SanGiovanni JP, Seibring M. What colleges are doing about student binge drinking. A survey of college administrators. J Am Coll Health. 2000 Mar; 48(5):219-26. PMID: 10778022.
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  50. Girolametto L, Pearce PS, Weitzman E. Effects of lexical intervention on the phonology of late talkers. J Speech Lang Hear Res. 1997 Apr; 40(2):338-48. PMID: 9130202.
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  51. Wechsler H, Weitzman ER. Community solutions to community problems--preventing adolescent alcohol use. Am J Public Health. 1996 Jul; 86(7):923-5. PMID: 8669512; PMCID: PMC1380429.
  52. Gross M, DeJong W, Lamb D, Enos T, Mason T, Weitzman E. "Drugs and AIDS--reaching for help": a videotape on AIDS and drug abuse prevention for criminal justice populations. J Drug Educ. 1994; 24(1):1-20. PMID: 8046547.
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