S L Gortmaker

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Improving the request process to increase family consent for organ donation
    S L Gortmaker
    Dept of Health and Social Behavior, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Transpl Coord 8:210-7. 1998
  2. pmc Racial differences in the built environment--body mass index relationship? A geospatial analysis of adolescents in urban neighborhoods
    Dustin T Duncan
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 11:11. 2012
  3. pmc Validation of walk score for estimating neighborhood walkability: an analysis of four US metropolitan areas
    Dustin T Duncan
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 8:4160-79. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Disparities in youth physical activity in the United States: 2003-2006
    Steven L Gortmaker
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 44:888-93. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Effect of an after-school intervention on increases in children's physical activity
    Steven L Gortmaker
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 44:450-7. 2012
  6. pmc Changing the future of obesity: science, policy, and action
    Steven L Gortmaker
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Lancet 378:838-47. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint Effects of a school-based obesity-prevention intervention on menarche (United States)
    Jorge E Chavarro
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 16:1245-52. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Unsafe to play? Neighborhood disorder and lack of safety predict reduced physical activity among urban children and adolescents
    Beth E Molnar
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Am J Health Promot 18:378-86. 2004
  9. doi request reprint Parental perceptions of overweight counseling in primary care: the roles of race/ethnicity and parent overweight
    Elsie M Taveras
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:1794-801. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Parental confidence in making overweight-related behavior changes
    Elsie M Taveras
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Pediatrics 124:151-8. 2009

Research Grants

  1. Harvard Prevention Research Center on Nutrition
    Steven Gortmaker; Fiscal Year: 2007

Detail Information

Publications52

  1. ncbi request reprint Improving the request process to increase family consent for organ donation
    S L Gortmaker
    Dept of Health and Social Behavior, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Transpl Coord 8:210-7. 1998
    ..Hospitals and organ procurement organizations should incorporate these elements into their standard of practice when requesting organ donation...
  2. pmc Racial differences in the built environment--body mass index relationship? A geospatial analysis of adolescents in urban neighborhoods
    Dustin T Duncan
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 11:11. 2012
    ..A secondary objective was to evaluate the sensitivity of findings to the spatial scale of analysis (i.e. 400- and 800-meter street network buffers)...
  3. pmc Validation of walk score for estimating neighborhood walkability: an analysis of four US metropolitan areas
    Dustin T Duncan
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 8:4160-79. 2011
    ..As such, our study confirms and extends the generalizability of previous findings demonstrating that Walk Score is a valid measure of estimating neighborhood walkability in multiple geographic locations and at multiple spatial scales...
  4. doi request reprint Disparities in youth physical activity in the United States: 2003-2006
    Steven L Gortmaker
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 44:888-93. 2012
    ..This study aimed to examine changes in physical activity among children and adolescents, by race/ethnicity, in the United States from 2003-2004 to 2005-2006...
  5. doi request reprint Effect of an after-school intervention on increases in children's physical activity
    Steven L Gortmaker
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 44:450-7. 2012
    ..Evaluate the effect of an after-school intervention on physical activity program changes and individual behaviors among children...
  6. pmc Changing the future of obesity: science, policy, and action
    Steven L Gortmaker
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Lancet 378:838-47. 2011
    ..We call for a sustained worldwide effort to monitor, prevent, and control obesity...
  7. ncbi request reprint Effects of a school-based obesity-prevention intervention on menarche (United States)
    Jorge E Chavarro
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 16:1245-52. 2005
    ..Early menarche is a risk factor for breast cancer. Since body composition influences age at menarche we decided to estimate the effects of a school-based intervention for the prevention of obesity on the initiation of menses in young girls...
  8. ncbi request reprint Unsafe to play? Neighborhood disorder and lack of safety predict reduced physical activity among urban children and adolescents
    Beth E Molnar
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Am J Health Promot 18:378-86. 2004
    ..Associations between activity levels of urban youth and limited access to safe recreation areas in their neighborhoods of residence were investigated...
  9. doi request reprint Parental perceptions of overweight counseling in primary care: the roles of race/ethnicity and parent overweight
    Elsie M Taveras
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:1794-801. 2008
    ..To examine parental perceptions of primary care efforts aimed at childhood obesity prevention...
  10. doi request reprint Parental confidence in making overweight-related behavior changes
    Elsie M Taveras
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Pediatrics 124:151-8. 2009
    ..Confidence is an important construct for behavioral change; higher levels of confidence, or self-efficacy, increase the likelihood that a person will change a health behavior even when faced with obstacles...
  11. ncbi request reprint Reproducibility and validity of a food frequency questionnaire among fourth to seventh grade inner-city school children: implications of age and day-to-day variation in dietary intake
    A E Field
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, USA
    Public Health Nutr 2:293-300. 1999
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  12. pmc Dieting and smoking initiation in early adolescent girls and boys: a prospective study
    S B Austin
    Division of Adolescent Medicine, Children s Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave, JB 335, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Public Health 91:446-50. 2001
    ..This analysis tested the relation between dieting frequency and risk of smoking initiation in a longitudinal sample of adolescents...
  13. ncbi request reprint Monitoring health care for children with chronic conditions in a managed care environment
    J M Perrin
    Pediatric Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston 02114, USA
    Matern Child Health J 1:15-23. 1997
    ..This article examines the special issues facing children with chronic conditions and develops strategies for monitoring their care in managed care settings...
  14. doi request reprint A longitudinal study of maternal depression and child maltreatment in a national sample of families investigated by child protective services
    Kerith J Conron
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 163:922-30. 2009
    ..To assess whether a change in depression predicts a mother's change in maltreatment...
  15. ncbi request reprint US state- and county-level social capital in relation to obesity and physical inactivity: a multilevel, multivariable analysis
    Daniel Kim
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA
    Soc Sci Med 63:1045-59. 2006
    ..Overall, this study provides some evidence for the promotion of social capital as a potential strategy for addressing the burgeoning obesity epidemic...
  16. pmc Play Across Boston: a community initiative to reduce disparities in access to after-school physical activity programs for inner-city youths
    Cynthia Hannon
    Harvard Prevention Research Center, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave, 7th Floor, Boston, MA, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 3:A100. 2006
    ..In 1999, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded Play Across Boston to address disparities in access to physical activity facilities and programs for Boston, Mass, inner-city youths...
  17. ncbi request reprint Estimating the energy gap among US children: a counterfactual approach
    Y Claire Wang
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, 718 Huntington Ave, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Pediatrics 118:e1721-33. 2006
    ..Our goal was to quantify the magnitude of energy imbalance responsible for the increase in body weight among US children during the periods 1988-1994 and 1999-2002...
  18. ncbi request reprint Disparities in overweight and obesity among US college students
    Toben F Nelson
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Health Behav 31:363-73. 2007
    ..To examine social disparities and behavioral correlates of overweight and obesity over time among college students...
  19. pmc Characteristics of school campuses and physical activity among youth
    Angie L Cradock
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Am J Prev Med 33:106-113. 2007
    ..However, few studies have examined associations between school building and campus characteristics and objective measures of physical activity among middle school students...
  20. doi request reprint Neighborhood social cohesion and youth participation in physical activity in Chicago
    Angie L Cradock
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, United States
    Soc Sci Med 68:427-35. 2009
    ..The present findings suggest that neighborhood social cohesion influences participation in physical activity...
  21. pmc Informal training in staff networks to support dissemination of health promotion programs
    Shoba Ramanadhan
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Health Promot 25:12-8. 2010
    ..To study informal skill transfer via staff networks as a complement to formal training among afterschool childcare providers implementing a health promotion program...
  22. doi request reprint Dynamics of obesity and chronic health conditions among children and youth
    Jeanne Van Cleave
    Center for Child and Adolescent Health Policy, MassGeneral Hospital for Children, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    JAMA 303:623-30. 2010
    ..Rates of obesity and other childhood chronic conditions have increased over recent decades. Patterns of how conditions change over time have not been widely examined...
  23. pmc Youth destinations associated with objective measures of physical activity in adolescents
    Angie L Cradock
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Adolesc Health 45:S91-8. 2009
    ..This study examines evidence for associations between objective measures of local environment and physical activity levels of adolescents...
  24. ncbi request reprint When children eat what they watch: impact of television viewing on dietary intake in youth
    Jean L Wiecha
    Departments of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 160:436-42. 2006
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Youth recall and TriTrac accelerometer estimates of physical activity levels
    Angie L Cradock
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 36:525-32. 2004
    ..To examine significance of missing data and describe physical activity patterns using recall and accelerometer measures among youth in a nonlaboratory setting...
  26. ncbi request reprint Diffusion of an integrated health education program in an urban school system: planet health
    Jean L Wiecha
    Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, 7th Floor, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Pediatr Psychol 29:467-74. 2004
    ..Assessed the feasibility, acceptability, and sustainability of Planet Health, an interdisciplinary, integrated health education curriculum implemented in six public middle schools...
  27. ncbi request reprint Impact of television viewing patterns on fruit and vegetable consumption among adolescents
    Renée Boynton-Jarrett
    Health and Social Behavior, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Pediatrics 112:1321-6. 2003
    ..Television viewing is hypothesized as a contributing factor because of its documented role in encouraging consumption of highly advertised foods that may lead to the replacement of fruits and vegetables...
  28. ncbi request reprint Generalist and subspecialist care for children with chronic conditions
    James M Perrin
    Center for Child and Adolescent Health Policy, MassGeneral Hospital for Children, Boston 02114, USA
    Ambul Pediatr 2:462-9. 2002
    ..To determine, among Medicaid-enrolled children with chronic conditions, associations of indicators of morbidity and expenditures with different patterns of generalist, subspecialist, and pediatric subspecialist use...
  29. ncbi request reprint The prevalence of pain in pediatric human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome as reported by participants in the Pediatric Late Outcomes Study (PACTG 219)
    Denise M Gaughan
    Center for Biostatistics in AIDS Research, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Pediatrics 109:1144-52. 2002
    ..The prevalence of pain in adults with AIDS ranges from 40% to 60%, depending on stage of illness. There is limited research concerning pain in HIV-infected children and youth...
  30. ncbi request reprint The impact of a school-based obesity prevention trial on disordered weight-control behaviors in early adolescent girls
    S Bryn Austin
    Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, Children s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 159:225-30. 2005
    ..To assess the impact of an obesity prevention intervention on use of self-induced vomiting/laxatives (purging) and diet pills to control weight in girls in early adolescence...
  31. ncbi request reprint Playground safety and access in Boston neighborhoods
    Angie L Cradock
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Am J Prev Med 28:357-63. 2005
    ..Youth physical activity is partly influenced by access to playgrounds and recreational opportunities. Playgrounds in disadvantaged areas may be less safe...
  32. pmc Clustering of fast-food restaurants around schools: a novel application of spatial statistics to the study of food environments
    S Bryn Austin
    Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, Children s Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:1575-81. 2005
    ..We examined the concentration of fast food restaurants in areas proximal to schools to characterize school neighborhood food environments...
  33. ncbi request reprint Programming obesity in childhood
    David S Ludwig
    Department of Medicine, Children s Hospital and Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Lancet 364:226-7. 2004
  34. ncbi request reprint Youths' perceptions of overweight-related prevention counseling at a primary care visit
    Elsie M Taveras
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 133 Brookline Avenue, Sixth Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:831-6. 2007
    ..We examined youths' report of receiving specific overweight-related preventive counseling and perceived readiness to adopt nutrition and physical activity behaviors recommended by their clinicians...
  35. doi request reprint Total energy intake, adolescent discretionary behaviors and the energy gap
    K R Sonneville
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Obes (Lond) 32:S19-27. 2008
    ....
  36. ncbi request reprint Relation between consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks and childhood obesity: a prospective, observational analysis
    D S Ludwig
    Department of Medicine, Children s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Lancet 357:505-8. 2001
    ..The rising prevalence of obesity in children has been linked in part to the consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks. Our aim was to examine this relation...
  37. ncbi request reprint Who cares for medicaid-enrolled children with chronic conditions?
    K Kuhlthau
    Center for Child and Adolescent Health Policy, MassGeneral Hospital for Children, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Pediatrics 108:906-12. 2001
    ..To estimate generalist, pediatric subspecialist, and any subspecialist use by Medicaid-enrolled children with chronic conditions and to determine the correlates of use...
  38. ncbi request reprint The increase of childhood chronic conditions in the United States
    James M Perrin
    Center for Child and Adolescent Health Policy, MassGeneral Hospital for Children, Boston, Mass 02114, USA
    JAMA 297:2755-9. 2007
  39. pmc Extra-team connections for knowledge transfer between staff teams
    Shoba Ramanadhan
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Health Educ Res 24:967-76. 2009
    ..Further research on extra-team connections and knowledge transfer in low-resource, high turnover environments is needed...
  40. pmc Impact of an organizational intervention designed to improve snack and beverage quality in YMCA after-school programs
    Rebecca S Mozaffarian
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:925-32. 2010
    ..We evaluated the quality of snacks and beverages served at YMCA after-school programs before and after the programs' participation in a YMCA Learning Collaborative...
  41. ncbi request reprint Quality of life for children and adolescents: impact of HIV infection and antiretroviral treatment
    Grace M Lee
    Center for Child Health Care Studies, Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Pilgrim Health Care, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Pediatrics 117:273-83. 2006
    ..HIV/AIDS mortality rates in the United States are declining; pediatric HIV has become a chronic disease, with quality of life (QoL) outcomes assuming greater importance...
  42. ncbi request reprint Negative life events: risk to health-related quality of life in children and youth with HIV infection
    Lois C Howland
    Center for Biobehavioral Clinical Research, School of Nursing, Verginia Commonwealth University, Rechmond, VA, USA
    J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care 18:3-11. 2007
    ..Nursing efforts to support these younger patients and their families sustaining major family disruption caused by NLEs may improve overall health outcomes in this vulnerable population...
  43. ncbi request reprint Television viewing and initiation of smoking among youth
    Pradeep P Gidwani
    Center for Child Health Outcomes, Children s Hospital and Health Center, San Diego, California 92123, USA
    Pediatrics 110:505-8. 2002
    ..The prevalence of smoking among US adolescents has increased since 1991. Despite bans on television tobacco advertising, smoking on television remains widespread...
  44. pmc School-based programs: lessons learned from CATCH, Planet Health, and Not-On-Tobacco
    Adele Franks
    Prevention Research Centers Office, MS K45 DACH NCCDPHP CDC, 3005 Buford Highway, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 4:A33. 2007
    ..The authors provide advice based on lessons learned from these programs to those who wish to work with young people in schools...
  45. ncbi request reprint Protease inhibitor combination therapy, severity of illness, and quality of life among children with perinatally acquired HIV-1 infection
    Deborah S Storm
    François Xavier Bagnoud Center, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey 07101 1709, USA
    Pediatrics 115:e173-82. 2005
    ..To gain insights into how PI therapy might influence QOL, associations between severity of illness and QOL were also investigated...
  46. ncbi request reprint Effects of fast-food consumption on energy intake and diet quality among children in a national household survey
    Shanthy A Bowman
    US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville, Maryland, USA
    Pediatrics 113:112-8. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that fast-food consumption adversely affects dietary factors linked to obesity risk...
  47. ncbi request reprint Hard facts about soft drinks
    David S Ludwig
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 158:290; author reply 290. 2004
  48. ncbi request reprint Vigorous physical activity among college students in the United States
    Toben F Nelson
    University of Minnesota Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, 1300 S Second St, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    J Phys Act Health 4:495-508. 2007
    ..Vigorous physical activity (VPA) declines from adolescence into adulthood, and social disparities in VPA exist. Physical activity is understudied in the college setting...
  49. doi request reprint Innovations to reduce television and computertime and obesity in childhood
    Steven L Gortmaker
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 162:283-4. 2008
  50. ncbi request reprint Policy tools for the childhood obesity epidemic
    William H Dietz
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Law Med Ethics 30:83-7. 2002
    ..Although the childhood obesity epidemic is still evolving, this article provides several examples of potentially effective strategic approaches to address it...
  51. ncbi request reprint Sexual behavior patterns and HIV risks in bisexual men compared to exclusively heterosexual and homosexual men
    Jose Antonio Izazola-Licea
    Dirección del Programa Regional de Salud Reproductiva para América Latina, Population Council, Mexico
    Salud Publica Mex 45:S662-71. 2003
    ..To compare patterns of sexual behavior among bisexual, heterosexual and homosexual men...
  52. doi request reprint Increasing caloric contribution from sugar-sweetened beverages and 100% fruit juices among US children and adolescents, 1988-2004
    Y Claire Wang
    Columbia Mailman School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management, 600 West 168th St, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Pediatrics 121:e1604-14. 2008
    ..We sought to document increases in caloric contributions from sugar-sweetened beverages and 100% fruit juice among US youth during 1988-2004...

Research Grants3

  1. Harvard Prevention Research Center on Nutrition
    Steven Gortmaker; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract not provided ..