Bruce G Simons-Morton

Summary

Affiliation: National Institutes of Health
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial, school, and parent factors associated with recent smoking among early-adolescent boys and girls
    B Simons-Morton
    Division of Epidemiology, Statistics, and Prevention Research, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA
    Prev Med 28:138-48. 1999
  2. ncbi request reprint Expectancies and other psychosocial factors associated with alcohol use among early adolescent boys and girls
    B Simons-Morton
    National Institutes of Health, Prevention Research Branch, DESPR, NICHD, Bethesda, MD 20892 7510, USA
    Addict Behav 24:229-38. 1999
  3. ncbi request reprint Prospective analysis of peer and parent influences on smoking initiation among early adolescents
    Bruce G Simons-Morton
    Prevention Research Branch, Division of Epidemiology, Statistics, and Prevention Research, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20852 7510, USA
    Prev Sci 3:275-83. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint Impact analysis and mediation of outcomes: the Going Places program
    Bruce Simons-Morton
    Prevention Research Branch, Division of Epidemiology, Statistics, and Prevention Research, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health NIH, Rockville, Maryland 20852 7510, USA
    Health Educ Behav 32:227-41. 2005
  5. pmc Gender specific trends in alcohol use: cross-cultural comparisons from 1998 to 2006 in 24 countries and regions
    Bruce G Simons-Morton
    Prevention Research Branch, Division of Epidemiology, Statistics, and Prevention Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892 7510, USA
    Int J Public Health 54:199-208. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint The protective effect of parental expectations against early adolescent smoking initiation
    Bruce G Simons-Morton
    Prevention Research Branch, Division of Epidemiology, Statistics and Prevention Research, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20852 7510, USA
    Health Educ Res 19:561-9. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial predictors of increased smoking stage among sixth graders
    Bruce G Simons-Morton
    Division of Epidemiology, Statistics, and Prevention Research, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH, Rockville, MD 20852 7510, USA
    Am J Health Behav 27:592-602. 2003
  8. pmc Persistence of effects of the Checkpoints program on parental restrictions of teen driving privileges
    Bruce G Simons-Morton
    Prevention Research Branch, Department of Epidemiology, Statistics, and Prevention Research, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892 7510, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:447-52. 2005
  9. pmc Peer influence predicts speeding prevalence among teenage drivers
    Bruce G Simons-Morton
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, MD, USA
    J Safety Res 43:397-403. 2012
  10. ncbi request reprint Association of parental involvement and social competence with school adjustment and engagement among sixth graders
    Bruce G Simons-Morton
    Prevention Research Branch, Division of Epidemiology, Statistics, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH, 6100 Executive Blvd, 7B05, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    J Sch Health 73:121-6. 2003

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Publications44

  1. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial, school, and parent factors associated with recent smoking among early-adolescent boys and girls
    B Simons-Morton
    Division of Epidemiology, Statistics, and Prevention Research, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA
    Prev Med 28:138-48. 1999
    ..Experimentation with smoking often begins during adolescence, but an adequate understanding of the factors associated with early initiation remains elusive...
  2. ncbi request reprint Expectancies and other psychosocial factors associated with alcohol use among early adolescent boys and girls
    B Simons-Morton
    National Institutes of Health, Prevention Research Branch, DESPR, NICHD, Bethesda, MD 20892 7510, USA
    Addict Behav 24:229-38. 1999
    ..Alcohol use in our sample of early adolescent boys and girls was better explained by modifiable psychosocial factors such as alcohol expectancies, perceived prevalence, and self-control than by grade...
  3. ncbi request reprint Prospective analysis of peer and parent influences on smoking initiation among early adolescents
    Bruce G Simons-Morton
    Prevention Research Branch, Division of Epidemiology, Statistics, and Prevention Research, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20852 7510, USA
    Prev Sci 3:275-83. 2002
    ..These findings provide evidence that antecedent parenting behaviors may protect early adolescents against smoking even in the context of negative peer affiliation...
  4. ncbi request reprint Impact analysis and mediation of outcomes: the Going Places program
    Bruce Simons-Morton
    Prevention Research Branch, Division of Epidemiology, Statistics, and Prevention Research, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health NIH, Rockville, Maryland 20852 7510, USA
    Health Educ Behav 32:227-41. 2005
    ..Friends who smoke mediated the program effect on adolescents' smoking progression. The protective effect of the Going Places Program on smoking progression was due in part to the prevention of increases in friends who smoke...
  5. pmc Gender specific trends in alcohol use: cross-cultural comparisons from 1998 to 2006 in 24 countries and regions
    Bruce G Simons-Morton
    Prevention Research Branch, Division of Epidemiology, Statistics, and Prevention Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892 7510, USA
    Int J Public Health 54:199-208. 2009
    ..To examine trends in the prevalence of monthly alcohol use and lifetime drunkenness among 15 year olds in 20 European countries, the Russian Federation, Israel, the United States of America, and Canada...
  6. ncbi request reprint The protective effect of parental expectations against early adolescent smoking initiation
    Bruce G Simons-Morton
    Prevention Research Branch, Division of Epidemiology, Statistics and Prevention Research, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20852 7510, USA
    Health Educ Res 19:561-9. 2004
    ..These findings provide evidence that parental expectations may protect early adolescents against smoking even in the context of increases in favorable attitudes and friends who smoking...
  7. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial predictors of increased smoking stage among sixth graders
    Bruce G Simons-Morton
    Division of Epidemiology, Statistics, and Prevention Research, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH, Rockville, MD 20852 7510, USA
    Am J Health Behav 27:592-602. 2003
    ..To identify predictors of increases in smoking stage among sixth graders...
  8. pmc Persistence of effects of the Checkpoints program on parental restrictions of teen driving privileges
    Bruce G Simons-Morton
    Prevention Research Branch, Department of Epidemiology, Statistics, and Prevention Research, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892 7510, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:447-52. 2005
    ..We describe intervention effects on parent limits on novice teenage driving...
  9. pmc Peer influence predicts speeding prevalence among teenage drivers
    Bruce G Simons-Morton
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, MD, USA
    J Safety Res 43:397-403. 2012
    ..Preventing speed-related crashes could reduce costs and improve efficiency in the transportation industry...
  10. ncbi request reprint Association of parental involvement and social competence with school adjustment and engagement among sixth graders
    Bruce G Simons-Morton
    Prevention Research Branch, Division of Epidemiology, Statistics, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH, 6100 Executive Blvd, 7B05, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    J Sch Health 73:121-6. 2003
    ..Findings confirm the decline in school adjustment and engagement during middle school and provide evidence that parental involvement and social competence may be protective against declines in these variables...
  11. pmc Impaired-driving prevalence among US high school students: associations with substance use and risky driving behaviors
    Kaigang Li
    Kaigang Li and Bruce G Simons Morton are with the Health Behavior Branch, Division of Intramural Population Health Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, MD Ralph Hingson is with the Epidemiology and Prevention Research Division, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Bethesda
    Am J Public Health 103:e71-7. 2013
    ..We examined the prevalence of impaired driving among US high school students and associations with substance use and risky driving behavior...
  12. pmc Trajectories of kinematic risky driving among novice teenagers
    Bruce G Simons-Morton
    Division of Epidemiology, Statistics, and Prevention Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, MD 20892 7510, United States
    Accid Anal Prev 51:27-32. 2013
    ..The purpose of this research is to examine the patterns over time of kinematic measures of risky driving among novice teenage drivers...
  13. pmc The effect of passengers and risk-taking friends on risky driving and crashes/near crashes among novice teenagers
    Bruce G Simons-Morton
    Division of Epidemiology, Statistics, and Prevention Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, Maryland 20892 7510, USA
    J Adolesc Health 49:587-93. 2011
    ..This study examined factors associated with crash/near crash and risky driving rates among novice teenagers, including driving at night versus day, passenger presence and characteristics, and driver psychosocial factors...
  14. ncbi request reprint Increased parent limits on teen driving: positive effects from a brief intervention administered at the Motor Vehicle Administration
    Bruce G Simons-Morton
    Prevention Research Branch, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, Maryland 20892 7510, USA
    Prev Sci 5:101-11. 2004
    ..These results indicate that brief exposure to intervention at an MVA office may help increase parental limits on teen driving...
  15. ncbi request reprint Prospective analysis of peer and parent influences on minor aggression among early adolescents
    Bruce G Simons-Morton
    Prevention Research Branch, Division of Epidemiology, Statistics, and Prevention Research, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Rockville, MD 20892 7510, USA
    Health Educ Behav 31:22-33. 2004
    ..The findings indicated that selection and previous behavior predicted peer affiliation and parenting and school engagement protected against early adolescent aggression...
  16. ncbi request reprint How well do parents manage young driver crash risks?
    Bruce G Simons-Morton
    Prevention Research Branch, Division of Epidemiology, Statistics, and Prevention Research, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 6100 Executive Boulevard, 7B05, Bethesda, MD 20892 7510, USA
    J Safety Res 34:91-7. 2003
    ..Recent research has demonstrated that simple motivational strategies can persuade parents to adopt driving agreements and impose greater restrictions on early teen driving...
  17. pmc Overweight, obesity, youth, and health-risk behaviors
    Tilda Farhat
    Prevention Research Branch, Division of Epidemiology, Statistics and Prevention Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 6100 Executive Boulevard, Bethesda MD 20892 7510, USA
    Am J Prev Med 38:258-67. 2010
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  18. ncbi request reprint The effects of the checkpoints program on parent-imposed driving limits and crash outcomes among Connecticut novice teen drivers at 6-months post-licensure
    Bruce G Simons-Morton
    Prevention Research Branch, DESPR, NICHD, 6100 Executive Blvd 7B13M, Bethesda, MD 20892 7510, USA
    J Safety Res 37:9-15. 2006
    ..This report describes the effect of the Checkpoints Program on parent limits on novice teen driving through six months post-licensure...
  19. pmc Recent findings on peer group influences on adolescent smoking
    Bruce G Simons-Morton
    Prevention Research Branch, Division of Epidemiology, Statistics, and Prevention Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 6100 Executive Blvd Room 7B13C, Bethesda, MD, 20892 7510, USA
    J Prim Prev 31:191-208. 2010
    ..We conclude with implications for research and prevention programs...
  20. pmc Socio-demographic variability in adolescent substance use: mediation by parents and peers
    Jing Wang
    Prevention Research Branch, Division of Epidemiology, Statistics, and Prevention Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 6100 Building Room 7B13 MSC 7510, Bethesda, MD 20892 7510, USA
    Prev Sci 10:387-96. 2009
    ..Parental knowledge and peer substance were important mediators which largely accounted for variability in the prevalence of adolescent substance use by grade, race/ethnicity, and family structure...
  21. ncbi request reprint Higher crash and near-crash rates in teenaged drivers with lower cortisol response: an 18-month longitudinal, naturalistic study
    Marie Claude Ouimet
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Sherbrooke, Longueuil, Quebec, Canada2Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland
    JAMA Pediatr 168:517-22. 2014
    ..As in other problem-behavior fields, identification of an objective marker of teenaged-driving risk promises the development of more personalized intervention approaches. ..
  22. pmc Do elevated gravitational-force events while driving predict crashes and near crashes?
    Bruce G Simons-Morton
    Division of Epidemiology, Statistics, and Prevention Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 6100 Executive Boulevard, Room 7B13M, Bethesda, MD 20892 7510, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 175:1075-9. 2012
    ..76. The authors conclude that elevated gravitational-force event rates can be used to assess risk and to show high predictive accuracy of a near-future crash...
  23. ncbi request reprint Association between riding with an impaired driver and driving while impaired
    Kaigang Li
    Health Behavior Branch, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, Maryland
    Pediatrics 133:620-6. 2014
    ..To examine the association between driving while alcohol/drug impaired (DWI) and the timing and amount of exposure to others' alcohol/drug-impaired driving (riding while impaired [RWI]) and driving licensure timing among teenage drivers...
  24. pmc The effect on teenage risky driving of feedback from a safety monitoring system: a randomized controlled trial
    Bruce G Simons-Morton
    Division of Epidemiology, Statistics, and Prevention Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20892 7510, USA
    J Adolesc Health 53:21-6. 2013
    ..The effect of two forms of feedback about risky driving events to teenagers only or to teenagers and their parents was tested in a randomized controlled trial...
  25. pmc Crash and risky driving involvement among novice adolescent drivers and their parents
    Bruce G Simons-Morton
    Division of Epidemiology, Statistics, and Prevention Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, MD 20892 7510, USA
    Am J Public Health 101:2362-7. 2011
    ..We compared rates of risky driving among novice adolescent and adult drivers over the first 18 months of adolescents' licensure...
  26. ncbi request reprint Parent-imposed limits on high-risk adolescent driving: are they stricter with graduated driver licensing?
    Jessica L Hartos
    Interdisciplinary Health Studies, Minor Barnard 221, Department of Health Behavior and Administration, College of Health and Human Services, UNC Charlotte, 9201 University Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28223 0001, USA
    Accid Anal Prev 37:557-62. 2005
    ..Parents in GDL states appear better able to establish and enforce adolescent driving restrictions when the licensing state stipulates, favors, and supports regulated adolescent driving...
  27. ncbi request reprint Infant-parent bed sharing in an inner-city population
    Ruth A Brenner
    Division of Epidemiology, Statistics, and Prevention Research, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, 6100 Executive Blvd, Room 7B03, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 157:33-9. 2003
    ..Few studies have examined normative practices in low-income populations...
  28. pmc Diabetes personal trainer outcomes: short-term and 1-year outcomes of a diabetes personal trainer intervention among youth with type 1 diabetes
    Tonja R Nansel
    Division of Epidemiology, Statistics and Prevention Research, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    Diabetes Care 30:2471-7. 2007
    ..To assess the social-cognitive, behavioral, and physiological outcomes of a self-management intervention for youth with type 1 diabetes...
  29. pmc Parenting and the young driver problem
    Bruce G Simons-Morton
    Prevention Research Branch, Division of Epidemiology, Statistics, and Prevention Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development NIH, 6100 Executive Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Am J Prev Med 35:S294-303. 2008
    ..This article describes the contexts of and opportunities for parental involvement in teenage driving and the effectiveness of interventions to increase and improve parental management of young drivers...
  30. ncbi request reprint Motivation and planning as mediators of the relation between social support and physical activity among U.S. adolescents: a nationally representative study
    Kaigang Li
    Health Behavior Branch, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 6100 Executive Blvd, Bethesda, MD 20892 7510, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 11:42. 2014
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint Keep your eyes on the road: young driver crash risk increases according to duration of distraction
    Bruce G Simons-Morton
    Division of Intramural Population Health Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, Maryland Electronic address
    J Adolesc Health 54:S61-7. 2014
    ..Secondary task engagement that distracts the driver is a contributing factor to motor vehicle crashes among adults. However, the association between eye glance duration and crash risk with novice teenage drivers has not been determined...
  32. pmc Using the U.S. National Household Travel Survey to estimate the impact of passenger characteristics on young drivers' relative risk of fatal crash involvement
    Marie Claude Ouimet
    Prevention Research Branch, Division of Epidemiology, Statistics and Prevention Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Accid Anal Prev 42:689-94. 2010
    ..Additionally, as all imputation techniques are imperfect, a more accurate estimation of U.S. fatal crash risk per distance driven would require national surveys to collect data on non-household passenger characteristics...
  33. ncbi request reprint Drinking and parenting practices as predictors of impaired driving behaviors among U.S. adolescents
    Kaigang Li
    Health Behavior Branch, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, Maryland
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 75:5-15. 2014
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint The effect on teen driving outcomes of the Checkpoints Program in a state-wide trial
    Bruce G Simons-Morton
    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Division of Epidemiology, Statistics, and Prevention Research, 6100 Executive Blvd, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Accid Anal Prev 38:907-12. 2006
    ..However, no treatment group effect was found for crashes. This is the first study to report significant effects on teen driving behavior and performance of education designed to increase parental-imposed teen driving limits...
  35. ncbi request reprint Translational research in child and adolescent transportation safety
    Bruce G Simons-Morton
    Division of Epidemiology, Statistics, and Prevention Research, National Institute of Child Health and Development
    Eval Health Prof 29:33-64. 2006
    ..The examples suggest the utility of systematic programs of research designed to improve the translation into practice of MVC and injury prevention technology and policy...
  36. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with retaliatory attitudes among African American adolescents who have been assaulted
    Nikeea Copeland-Linder
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    J Pediatr Psychol 32:760-70. 2007
    ..b) To examine assault/event characteristics, personal, parental, and environmental factors associated with the retaliatory attitudes of adolescents who have been assaulted...
  37. ncbi request reprint Parent-teen disagreement of parent-imposed restrictions on teen driving after one month of licensure: is discordance related to risky teen driving?
    Kenneth H Beck
    Department of Public and Community Health, University of Maryland, 2366 Health and Human Perf Building, College Park, Maryland 20742 2611, USA
    Prev Sci 6:177-85. 2005
    ..The findings suggest that increasing parent-teen concordance on parent-imposed driving restrictions may help reduce risky teen driving...
  38. ncbi request reprint Parent-teen disagreement of parent-imposed restrictions on teen driving after one month of licensure: is discordance related to risky teen driving?
    Kenneth H Beck
    Department of Public and Community Health, University of Maryland, 2366 Health and Human Perf Building, College Park, Maryland 20742 2611, USA
    Prev Sci 6:259-67. 2005
    ..The findings suggest that increasing parent-teen concordance on parent-imposed driving restrictions may help reduce risky teen driving...
  39. ncbi request reprint Vehicles driven by teenagers in their first year of licensure
    Allan F Williams
    Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Arlington, Virginia 22201, USA
    Traffic Inj Prev 7:23-30. 2006
    ..to determine access to vehicles, vehicle ownership and its correlates, and types of vehicles driven by teenagers during their first year of licensure...
  40. ncbi request reprint Relation of parent-teen agreement on restrictions to teen risky driving over 9 months
    Kenneth H Beck
    Department of Public and Community Health, University of Maryland, College Park, 20742, USA
    Am J Health Behav 30:533-43. 2006
    ..To determine the relations among parent-teen discordance for restrictions on driving conditions, driving rules, and consequences for rule violations at licensure and subsequent risky teen driving...
  41. ncbi request reprint Characterizing the teachable moment: is an emergency department visit a teachable moment for intervention among assault-injured youth and their parents?
    Sara B Johnson
    University of California, San Francisco, CA 94118 0844, USA
    Pediatr Emerg Care 23:553-9. 2007
    ..We sought to operationalize the TM construct and to determine whether an emergency department (ED) visit was a TM for intervention among assault-injured adolescents and their parents...
  42. ncbi request reprint Healthy Growth: project description and baseline findings
    Wendell C Taylor
    Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, School of Public Health, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Ethn Dis 12:567-77. 2002
    ..The purpose of the primary study questions was to determine which sets of variables best predict blood pressure, physical activity, and body fat...
  43. ncbi request reprint Parents' views of teen driving risks, the role of parents, and how they plan to manage the risks
    Allan F Williams
    Preusser Research Group, Inc Trumbull, CT 06611, USA
    J Safety Res 37:221-6. 2006
    ..There is limited information about how parents view teen driving risks and intend to handle these risks during the licensing process, and how they will respond to graduated licensing provisions...
  44. ncbi request reprint An in-depth look at parent-imposed driving rules: their strengths and weaknesses
    Jessica L Hartos
    UNC Charlotte, 9201 University City Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28223 0001, USA
    J Safety Res 35:547-55. 2004
    ..With a growing interest in increasing parental involvement in teen driving, it is important to find out what parents are already doing...