Leonard J Paulozzi

Summary

Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc CDC's National Violent Death Reporting System: background and methodology
    L J Paulozzi
    Division of Violence Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Inj Prev 10:47-52. 2004
  2. doi request reprint A national epidemic of unintentional prescription opioid overdose deaths: how physicians can help control it
    Leonard J Paulozzi
    National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 72:589-92. 2011
  3. doi request reprint Prescription drug overdoses: A review
    Leonard J Paulozzi
    Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC El Paso Quarantine Station, 601 Sunland Park Drive, Suite 200, El Paso, TX 79912, USA Electronic address
    J Safety Res 43:283-9. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Opioid analgesics and rates of fatal drug poisoning in the United States
    Leonard J Paulozzi
    Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Am J Prev Med 31:506-11. 2006
  5. pmc Overdoses are injuries too
    Leonard J Paulozzi
    Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE, MS K63, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Inj Prev 13:293-4. 2007
  6. pmc United States pedestrian fatality rates by vehicle type
    L J Paulozzi
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE, Mailstop K 63, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Inj Prev 11:232-6. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint The role of sales of new motorcycles in a recent increase in motorcycle mortality rates
    Leonard J Paulozzi
    Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Hwy NE, Mailstop K 63, Atlanta, GA 30341, United States
    J Safety Res 36:361-4. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Recent trends in mortality from unintentional injury in the United States
    Leonard J Paulozzi
    Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE, MS K 63, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    J Safety Res 37:277-83. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Increasing deaths from opioid analgesics in the United States
    Leonard J Paulozzi
    Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 15:618-27. 2006
  10. pmc Opioid analgesic involvement in drug abuse deaths in American metropolitan areas
    Leonard J Paulozzi
    Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:1755-7. 2006

Detail Information

Publications45

  1. pmc CDC's National Violent Death Reporting System: background and methodology
    L J Paulozzi
    Division of Violence Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Inj Prev 10:47-52. 2004
    ..NVDRS's mission is the collection of detailed, timely information on all violent deaths...
  2. doi request reprint A national epidemic of unintentional prescription opioid overdose deaths: how physicians can help control it
    Leonard J Paulozzi
    National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 72:589-92. 2011
    ..Psychiatrists need to be informed regarding this problem to partner effectively with both pain specialists and primary care providers in their community...
  3. doi request reprint Prescription drug overdoses: A review
    Leonard J Paulozzi
    Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC El Paso Quarantine Station, 601 Sunland Park Drive, Suite 200, El Paso, TX 79912, USA Electronic address
    J Safety Res 43:283-9. 2012
    ..Overdoses involving prescription drugs in the United States have reached epidemic proportions over the past 20years...
  4. ncbi request reprint Opioid analgesics and rates of fatal drug poisoning in the United States
    Leonard J Paulozzi
    Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Am J Prev Med 31:506-11. 2006
    ..To determine whether the variability in rate of sale of prescription opioid analgesics is related to the variability in rates of drug poisoning mortality among states in the United States in 2002...
  5. pmc Overdoses are injuries too
    Leonard J Paulozzi
    Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE, MS K63, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Inj Prev 13:293-4. 2007
  6. pmc United States pedestrian fatality rates by vehicle type
    L J Paulozzi
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE, Mailstop K 63, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Inj Prev 11:232-6. 2005
    ..To describe the relation between motor vehicle type and the risk of fatally injuring a pedestrian...
  7. ncbi request reprint The role of sales of new motorcycles in a recent increase in motorcycle mortality rates
    Leonard J Paulozzi
    Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Hwy NE, Mailstop K 63, Atlanta, GA 30341, United States
    J Safety Res 36:361-4. 2005
    ..0 per 100 million motorcycle miles traveled in 1997 to 38.4 per 100 million motorcycle miles traveled in 2003. At the same time, annual domestic sales of new, on-road motorcycles increased from 247,000 in 1997 to 648,000 in 2003...
  8. ncbi request reprint Recent trends in mortality from unintentional injury in the United States
    Leonard J Paulozzi
    Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE, MS K 63, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    J Safety Res 37:277-83. 2006
    ..Recent observations suggest that the unintentional injury mortality rate may be increasing in the United States for the first time since 1979...
  9. ncbi request reprint Increasing deaths from opioid analgesics in the United States
    Leonard J Paulozzi
    Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 15:618-27. 2006
    ..This study documented a dramatic increase in poisoning mortality rates and compared it to sales of opioid analgesics nationwide...
  10. pmc Opioid analgesic involvement in drug abuse deaths in American metropolitan areas
    Leonard J Paulozzi
    Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:1755-7. 2006
    ..8% (from 72 to 596 reports). By 2002, opioid analgesics were noted more frequently than were heroin or cocaine. Dramatic increases in the availability of such opioids have made their abuse a major, growing problem...
  11. pmc US data show sharply rising drug-induced death rates
    Leonard J Paulozzi
    Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Inj Prev 13:130-2. 2007
    ..Among African-Americans, drug-induced deaths surpassed alcohol-induced deaths for the first time in 1999...
  12. ncbi request reprint Is it safe to walk in the Sunbelt? Geographic variation among pedestrian fatalities in the United States, 1999-2003
    Leonard J Paulozzi
    Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Hwy NE, Mailstop K 63, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    J Safety Res 37:453-9. 2006
    ..Previous work using data from the 1980s showed higher rates of pedestrian mortality in the southern United States...
  13. doi request reprint John and Jane Doe: the epidemiology of unidentified decedents
    Leonard J Paulozzi
    Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    J Forensic Sci 53:922-7. 2008
    ..In addition, variations in rates of unidentified decedents may reflect changes in risk factors such as homelessness and substance abuse...
  14. doi request reprint Recent changes in drug poisoning mortality in the United States by urban-rural status and by drug type
    Leonard J Paulozzi
    Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 17:997-1005. 2008
    ..Although drug poisoning is traditionally seen as an urban problem, evidence suggested that at least one component of the recent increase, deaths involving opioid analgesics, was increasing more rapidly in rural areas...
  15. ncbi request reprint The relation between small size for gestational age and the sex ratio of children with birth defects
    L J Paulozzi
    National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Teratology 63:52-6. 2001
    ..The data source was case records collected by the Metropolitan Atlanta Congenital Defects Program, a population-based, active surveillance system, during 1968 through 1998...
  16. ncbi request reprint Laterality patterns in infants with external birth defects
    L J Paulozzi
    National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3724, USA
    Teratology 60:265-71. 1999
    ..Right- and left-sided defects should perhaps be considered separately in etiologic studies of birth defects. Teratology 60:265-271, 1999. Published 1999 Wiley-Liss, Inc...
  17. doi request reprint Does inadequate diet during childhood explain the higher high fracture rates in the Southern United States?
    L J Paulozzi
    Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE, MS F62, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Osteoporos Int 21:417-23. 2010
    ..Regional hip fracture rates in the United States in 1986-1993 correlate with death rates from rickets in the 1940s. Historical patterns of bone nutrition early in life might explain contemporary geographic patterns in bone fragility...
  18. doi request reprint A comparison of drug overdose deaths involving methadone and other opioid analgesics in West Virginia
    Leonard J Paulozzi
    National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE, Mailstop F 62, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Addiction 104:1541-8. 2009
    ..To describe all people dying from unintentional overdoses of methadone or other opioid analgesics (OOA) in West Virginia in 2006...
  19. doi request reprint Prescription drug monitoring programs and death rates from drug overdose
    Leonard J Paulozzi
    Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Pain Med 12:747-54. 2011
    ..This study quantifies the relation of PDMPs to rates of death from drug overdose and quantities of opioid drugs distributed at the state level...
  20. ncbi request reprint Is Helicobacter pylori a cause of infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis?
    L J Paulozzi
    National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3724, USA
    Med Hypotheses 55:119-25. 2000
    ..Finally, children with IHPS appear to be more likely to develop chronic conditions, such as peptic ulcers, now known to be caused by HP...
  21. doi request reprint Patterns of abuse among unintentional pharmaceutical overdose fatalities
    Aron J Hall
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    JAMA 300:2613-20. 2008
    ..The effect of this pharmacoepidemic has been most pronounced in rural states, including West Virginia, which experienced the nation's largest increase in drug overdose mortality rates during 1999-2004...
  22. ncbi request reprint Pedestrian fatalities, Atlanta Metropolitan Statistical Area and United States, 2000-2004
    Laurie F Beck
    Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    J Safety Res 38:613-6. 2007
    ..Pedestrian safety interventions should be targeted to high-risk populations and localized pedestrian settings...
  23. pmc Fentanyl-associated fatalities among illicit drug users in Wayne County, Michigan (July 2005-May 2006)
    D Adam Algren
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Environmental Health, Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects, Health Studies Branch, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Med Toxicol 9:106-15. 2013
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  24. doi request reprint A history of being prescribed controlled substances and risk of drug overdose death
    Leonard J Paulozzi
    Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Pain Med 13:87-95. 2012
    ..Persons who overdose on such drugs frequently consume large doses and visit multiple providers. The risk of fatal overdose for different patterns of use of opioid analgesics and sedative/hypnotics has not been fully quantified...
  25. doi request reprint A population-based survey of chronic pain and its treatment with prescription drugs
    Robin L Toblin
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control NCIPC, 4770 Buford Hwy, NE, MS F 63, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Pain 152:1249-55. 2011
    ..Chronic pain affects 26.0% of adults in the state of Kansas, U.S.A. Overall, 45.7% of people who take prescription drugs for chronic pain reported taking opioid analgesics...
  26. ncbi request reprint Economic development's effect on road transport-related mortality among different types of road users: a cross-sectional international study
    Leonard J Paulozzi
    National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Hwy, NE, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Accid Anal Prev 39:606-17. 2007
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  27. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of selected characteristics of pregnancy drug registries
    M A Honein
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Epidemiology Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Teratology 60:356-64. 1999
    ..If registries improve their ascertainment of defects and exposed pregnancies, they will increase their chance of detecting signs of possible teratogenicity. Teratology 60:356-364, 1999. Published 1999 Wiley-Liss, Inc...
  28. ncbi request reprint Infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis after pertussis prophylaxis with erythromcyin: a case review and cohort study
    M A Honein
    Division of Birth Defects, Child Development, and Disability and Health, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Lancet 354:2101-5. 1999
    ..We investigated a cluster of seven cases of infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (IHPS) that occurred the following month among the neonates who had received erythromycin...
  29. ncbi request reprint Family history, maternal smoking, and clubfoot: an indication of a gene-environment interaction
    M A Honein
    Division of Birth Defects, Child Development, and Disability and Health, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 152:658-65. 2000
    ..This study confirms the importance of familial factors and smoking in the etiology of clubfoot and identifies a potentially important interaction...
  30. ncbi request reprint Impact of folic acid fortification of the US food supply on the occurrence of neural tube defects
    M A Honein
    National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Mailstop F 45, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Hwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    JAMA 285:2981-6. 2001
    ..The US Food and Drug Administration authorized addition of folic acid to enriched grain products in March 1996, with compliance mandatory by January 1998...
  31. ncbi request reprint Continued occurrence of Accutane-exposed pregnancies
    M A Honein
    National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3724, USA
    Teratology 64:142-7. 2001
    ..The manufacturer began a Pregnancy Prevention Program (PPP) in 1988; however, exposed pregnancies continue to occur. In 1996, the manufacturer began a direct-to-consumer advertising campaign, raising concerns of more exposed pregnancies...
  32. ncbi request reprint The return of thalidomide: are birth defects surveillance systems ready?
    Q Yang
    Division of Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Am J Med Genet 73:251-8. 1997
    ..Our findings highlight the importance of enlarging the monitored population and correct case classification in birth defects surveillance...
  33. doi request reprint Self-reported falls and fall-related injuries among persons aged>or=65 years--United States, 2006
    J A Stevens
    National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30340, USA
    J Safety Res 39:345-9. 2008
    ..In 2005, 15,802 persons aged>or=65 years died from fall injuries. How many older adults seek outpatient treatment for minor or moderate fall injuries is unknown...
  34. pmc Violent attacks on Middle Easterners in the United States during the month following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks
    M H Swahn
    Division of Violence Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Inj Prev 9:187-9. 2003
    ..To document and describe hate related violent attacks on Middle Easterners or those perceived to be Middle Easterners during the month following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, DC...
  35. ncbi request reprint Survival of infants with spina bifida: a population study, 1979-94
    L Y Wong
    National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 15:374-8. 2001
    ..Demographic and clinical factors are associated with length of survival. This information is useful for both clinicians and families who need to plan for the long-term care of these children...
  36. ncbi request reprint Sex differences in the prevalence of human birth defects: a population-based study
    J M Lary
    Birth Defects and Pediatric Genetics Branch, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3724, USA
    Teratology 64:237-51. 2001
    ..To determine the full extent of sex differences in birth defects in a population, we examined population-based data from the Metropolitan Atlanta Congenital Defects Program (MACDP)...
  37. pmc Maternal smoking and birth defects: validity of birth certificate data for effect estimation
    M A Honein
    National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mailstop F-45, 4770 Buford Highway NE, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Public Health Rep 116:327-35. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: These findings suggest that birth certificate data may be useful for exploratory or corroborative studies estimating the association between birth defects and some risk factors recorded on birth certificates...
  38. doi request reprint Maternal drug use and its effect on neonates: a population-based study in Washington State
    Andreea A Creanga
    Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, the Epidemic Intelligence Service, Office of Workforce and Career Development, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 119:924-33. 2012
    ..To estimate the effect of maternal illicit and prescription drug use on neonates in Washington State between 2000 and 2008...
  39. ncbi request reprint Reproductive health of the rapidly growing Hispanic population: data from the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System, 2002
    Jill A McDonald
    Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, MS K 22, 4770 Buford Hwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Matern Child Health J 12:342-56. 2008
    ..This study's goal is to compare reproductive health characteristics between Hispanic and non-Hispanic White (NHW) mothers and to determine whether those characteristics differ by Hispanic birth increases...
  40. doi request reprint Unintentional strangulation deaths from the "choking game" among youths aged 6-19 years - United States, 1995-2007
    Robin L Toblin
    Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Safety Res 39:445-8. 2008
    ..Impact of industry: By learning about the risk factors for and warning signs of the choking game, parents, educators, and health-care providers may be able to identify youth at risk for playing the game and prevent future deaths...
  41. ncbi request reprint Risk for birth defects among premature infants: a population-based study
    S A Rasmussen
    National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Pediatr 138:668-73. 2001
    ..The morbidity and mortality associated with a particular defect may be significantly altered by the presence of prematurity. Further study of this association may provide insight into the etiology of these relatively common problems...
  42. ncbi request reprint Increased risk for developmental disabilities in children who have major birth defects: a population-based study
    P Decoufle
    National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Pediatrics 108:728-34. 2001
    ..We sought to quantify the strength of associations between each of four specific developmental disabilities (DDs) and specific types of major birth defects...
  43. ncbi request reprint Fatal injuries among children by race and ethnicity--United States, 1999-2002
    Stephanie J Bernard
    Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    MMWR Surveill Summ 56:1-16. 2007
    ..The effects of age on the difference in rates between white and minority children and the mechanisms of injury that contribute most to that difference have not been previously reported...
  44. doi request reprint Prescription drug laws, drug overdoses, and drug sales in New York and Pennsylvania
    Leonard J Paulozzi
    Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Public Health Policy 31:422-32. 2010
    ..The drug overdose death rate in Pennsylvania was 1.6 times that of New York in 2006. Differences between New York and Pennsylvania might be due to the regulatory environment in New York State...
  45. ncbi request reprint Surveillance for homicide among intimate partners--United States, 1981-1998
    L J Paulozzi
    Division of Violence Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, USA
    MMWR CDC Surveill Summ 50:1-15. 2001
    ..Understanding the reasons forthe recent decreases in IPHs might help identify methods for primary and secondary prevention and further reduce IPH rates...