P Muennig

Summary

Affiliation: Columbia University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint What China's experiment in community building can tell us about tackling health disparities: Community Building and Mental Health in Mid-Life and Older Life: Evidence from China
    Peter Muennig
    Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, MSPH Box 14, 600 West 168th Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10032, USA Electronic address
    Soc Sci Med 107:217-20. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Welfare programs that target workforce participation may negatively affect mortality
    Peter Muennig
    Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 32:1072-7. 2013
  3. pmc Do the psychosocial risks associated with television viewing increase mortality? Evidence from the 2008 General Social Survey-National Death Index dataset
    Peter Muennig
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 23:355-60. 2013
  4. doi request reprint The relationship between five different measures of structural social capital, medical examination outcomes, and mortality
    Peter Muennig
    Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, 600 West 168th St, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Soc Sci Med 85:18-26. 2013
  5. pmc Is expanding Medicare coverage cost-effective?
    Peter Franks
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 5:23. 2005
  6. pmc Health and economic benefits of reducing the number of students per classroom in US primary schools
    Peter Muennig
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:2020-7. 2007
  7. pmc I think therefore I am: perceived ideal weight as a determinant of health
    Peter Muennig
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, 600 W 168th St, Sixth Floor, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Am J Public Health 98:501-6. 2008
  8. pmc The body politic: the relationship between stigma and obesity-associated disease
    Peter Muennig
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, USA
    BMC Public Health 8:128. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Health selection vs. causation in the income gradient: what can we learn from graphical trends?
    Peter Muennig
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 19:574-9. 2008
  10. pmc Effects of a prekindergarten educational intervention on adult health: 37-year follow-up results of a randomized controlled trial
    Peter Muennig
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:1431-7. 2009

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Publications35

  1. doi request reprint What China's experiment in community building can tell us about tackling health disparities: Community Building and Mental Health in Mid-Life and Older Life: Evidence from China
    Peter Muennig
    Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, MSPH Box 14, 600 West 168th Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10032, USA Electronic address
    Soc Sci Med 107:217-20. 2014
    ..If successful, such experiments might not only transform what we currently know not just about improving health in disadvantaged communities, but also prove transformative for health policy as a discipline. ..
  2. doi request reprint Welfare programs that target workforce participation may negatively affect mortality
    Peter Muennig
    Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 32:1072-7. 2013
    ..If our results are generalizable to national welfare reform efforts, they raise questions about whether the cost savings associated with welfare reform justify the additional loss of life...
  3. pmc Do the psychosocial risks associated with television viewing increase mortality? Evidence from the 2008 General Social Survey-National Death Index dataset
    Peter Muennig
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 23:355-60. 2013
    ..Television viewing is associated with an increased risk of mortality, which could be caused by a sedentary lifestyle, the content of television programming (e.g., cigarette product placement or stress-inducing content), or both...
  4. doi request reprint The relationship between five different measures of structural social capital, medical examination outcomes, and mortality
    Peter Muennig
    Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, 600 West 168th St, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Soc Sci Med 85:18-26. 2013
    ..This suggests that some forms of structural social capital improve survival through small changes in multiple measures of biological risk factors rather than moderate or large changes in any one measure...
  5. pmc Is expanding Medicare coverage cost-effective?
    Peter Franks
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 5:23. 2005
    ..Proposals to expand Medicare coverage tend to be expensive, but the value of services purchased is not known. This study evaluates the efficiency of the average private supplemental insurance plan for Medicare recipients...
  6. pmc Health and economic benefits of reducing the number of students per classroom in US primary schools
    Peter Muennig
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:2020-7. 2007
    ..We estimated the costs associated with reducing class sizes in kindergarten through grade 3 as well as the effects of small class sizes on selected outcomes such as quality-adjusted life-years and future earnings...
  7. pmc I think therefore I am: perceived ideal weight as a determinant of health
    Peter Muennig
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, 600 W 168th St, Sixth Floor, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Am J Public Health 98:501-6. 2008
    ..We examined whether stress related to negative body image perception and the desire to lose weight explained some of the body mass index-health gradient...
  8. pmc The body politic: the relationship between stigma and obesity-associated disease
    Peter Muennig
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, USA
    BMC Public Health 8:128. 2008
    ..In this paper, I forward a complementary explanation; this pathophysiology arises not from adiposity alone, but also from the psychological stress induced by the social stigma associated with being obese...
  9. doi request reprint Health selection vs. causation in the income gradient: what can we learn from graphical trends?
    Peter Muennig
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 19:574-9. 2008
    ..However, there is some evidence to suggest that reverse causality plays an important role for younger men...
  10. pmc Effects of a prekindergarten educational intervention on adult health: 37-year follow-up results of a randomized controlled trial
    Peter Muennig
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:1431-7. 2009
    ..We used 37 years of follow-up data from a randomized controlled trial to explore the linkage between an early educational intervention and adult health...
  11. doi request reprint The social costs of childhood lead exposure in the post-lead regulation era
    Peter Muennig
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, 600 W 168th Street, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 163:844-9. 2009
    ..To estimate the benefits that might be realized if all children in the United States had a blood lead level of less than 1 microg/dL...
  12. pmc The relative health burden of selected social and behavioral risk factors in the United States: implications for policy
    Peter Muennig
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, 600 W 168th St, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:1758-64. 2010
    ..We sought to quantify the potential health impact of selected medical and nonmedical policy changes within the United States...
  13. pmc The effect of an early education program on adult health: the Carolina Abecedarian Project randomized controlled trial
    Peter Muennig
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Am J Public Health 101:512-6. 2011
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  14. doi request reprint The effect of small class sizes on mortality through age 29 years: evidence from a multicenter randomized controlled trial
    Peter Muennig
    Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York 10032, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 173:1468-74. 2011
    ..20, 95% CI: 1.06, 4.57). The authors speculate that small classes might produce behavior changes that increase mortality through young adulthood that are stronger than the protective effects of enhanced cognition...
  15. pmc The general social survey-national death index: an innovative new dataset for the social sciences
    Peter Muennig
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, 600 W, 168th Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10032, USA
    BMC Res Notes 4:385. 2011
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  16. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic status as an independent predictor of physiological biomarkers of cardiovascular disease: evidence from NHANES
    Peter Muennig
    Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Prev Med 45:35-40. 2007
    ..Using a nationally representative study, we examined whether these factors vary independently of all other known risk factors, such as diet, exercise, and genetic predisposition...
  17. pmc Gender and the burden of disease attributable to obesity
    Peter Muennig
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:1662-8. 2006
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  18. pmc Hospitalization for heart disease, stroke, and diabetes mellitus among Indian-born persons: a small area analysis
    Peter Muennig
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY 10003, USA
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 4:19. 2004
    ..We set out to describe the risk of hospitalization from heart disease, stroke, and diabetes among persons born in India, all foreign-born persons, and U.S.-born persons residing in New York City...
  19. ncbi request reprint The income-associated burden of disease in the United States
    Peter Muennig
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, 600 W 168th St, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Soc Sci Med 61:2018-26. 2005
    ..2 million fewer HALYs per year-a difference of 8.5 HALYs per individual between age 18 and death. The income-associated burden of disease appears to be a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the US...
  20. pmc The cost-effectiveness of ivermectin vs. albendazole in the presumptive treatment of strongyloidiasis in immigrants to the United States
    P Muennig
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, NY 10032, USA
    Epidemiol Infect 132:1055-63. 2004
    ..Any presumptive treatment strategy is cost-effective when compared with most common medical interventions...
  21. doi request reprint Blood and urine levels of long half-life toxicants by nativity among immigrants to the United States
    Peter Muennig
    Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, 600 West 168th Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY, 10032, USA
    Sci Total Environ 412:109-13. 2011
    ..001) or polyflourinated compounds (p<0.001). While levels of toxicants varied greatly by region of birth, US-born participants had consistently higher levels of dioxin-like compounds and polyflourinated compounds...
  22. ncbi request reprint Measure-dependent variation in burden of disease estimates: implications for policy
    Marthe R Gold
    City University of New York Medical School, New York, New York 10031, USA
    Med Care 40:260-6. 2002
    ..Health adjusted life years (HALYs) are used for estimating burden of disease and as outcomes in cost-effectiveness analyses of medical care and public health interventions...
  23. ncbi request reprint Health status and hospital utilization of recent immigrants to New York City
    Peter Muennig
    Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, City University of New York, 138th Street and Convent Avenue, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Prev Med 35:225-31. 2002
    ..This paper examines hospital utilization, estimated hospital costs, and mortality rates for U.S.-born, foreign-born, and Puerto Rican-born persons residing in New York City...
  24. ncbi request reprint The cost-effectiveness of public postsecondary education subsidies
    P Muennig
    Robert J Milano Graduate School, New School University, Health Care Policy Research Center, 66 5th Avenue, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10011, USA
    Prev Med 32:156-62. 2001
    ..This paper examines the costs and health effects of a government subsidy for public postsecondary education institutions...
  25. ncbi request reprint Ascertaining variation in hospitalization risk among immigrants using small area analysis
    Peter Muennig
    Columbia University, Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public Health, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Prev Med 43:145-9. 2006
    ..Data on hospitalization of immigrants to the United States are sparse, but small area analysis may improve the utility of existing data...
  26. doi request reprint Epilepsy surgery for pharmacoresistant temporal lobe epilepsy: a decision analysis
    Hyunmi Choi
    Department of Neurology, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    JAMA 300:2497-505. 2008
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  27. ncbi request reprint The cost effectiveness of health insurance
    Peter Muennig
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York, USA
    Am J Prev Med 28:59-64. 2005
    ..Although studies have examined both the adverse consequences of lacking health insurance and the costs of insuring the uninsured, there are no estimates of the value of providing health insurance to those currently uninsured...
  28. ncbi request reprint Global drug-resistance patterns and the management of latent tuberculosis infection in immigrants to the United States
    Kamran Khan
    Department of Public Health, New York Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, USA
    N Engl J Med 347:1850-9. 2002
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  29. pmc Redistribution and health
    Peter Muennig
    Am J Public Health 95:1306; 1306-7. 2005
  30. ncbi request reprint The burden of disease associated with being African-American in the United States and the contribution of socio-economic status
    Peter Franks
    Family and Community Medicine, Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care Department, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Soc Sci Med 62:2469-78. 2006
    ..Better understanding of the disparate effects of SES may inform interventions to address health disparities adversely affecting African-Americans...
  31. ncbi request reprint The costs and outcomes of multifaceted interventions designed to improve the care of congestive heart failure in the inpatient setting: a review of the literature
    Warren Balinsky
    New School University, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 60:275-93. 2003
    ..Future studies should attempt to tease interventions apart to ascertain which are the most effective. Formal cost-effectiveness analyses are also needed...
  32. pmc Managing febrile respiratory illnesses during a hypothetical SARS outbreak
    Kamran Khan
    Inner City Health Research Unit, St Michael s Hospital, 30 Bond St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5B 1W8
    Emerg Infect Dis 11:191-200. 2005
    ..1% of circulating FRIs. Increasing influenza vaccination rates among the general population before the onset of respiratory season would save both money and lives...
  33. ncbi request reprint Benefits and costs of interventions to improve breast cancer outcomes in African American women
    Jeanne S Mandelblatt
    Department of Oncology, Georgetown University Medical Center, and Cancer Control Program, Lombardi Cancer Center, Washington, DC 20007, USA
    J Clin Oncol 22:2554-66. 2004
    ..Our objective was to evaluate whether costs of increasing rates of screening or application of intensive treatment will be off-set by survival benefits for African American women...
  34. ncbi request reprint Comparison of small-area analysis techniques for estimating county-level outcomes
    Haomiao Jia
    Department of Community Medicine, Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, Georgia 31207, USA
    Am J Prev Med 26:453-60. 2004
    ..This can be accomplished using small-area estimation techniques. However, it is unknown which small- area technique produces the most valid and precise results...
  35. doi request reprint Health consequences of declining incomes
    Peter Muennig
    JAMA 299:633; author reply 633-4. 2008