Bruce Simons-Morton

Summary

Affiliation: National Institutes of Health
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Teen driving risk: the promise of parental influence and public policy
    Kenneth H Beck
    Department of Public and Community Health, University of Maryland, College Park 20742, USA
    Health Educ Behav 29:73-84. 2002
  2. 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
  3. doi request reprint Health behavior in ecological context
    Bruce Simons-Morton
    National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892 7510, USA
    Health Educ Behav 40:6-10. 2013
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. ncbi request reprint Defined by publication: a commentary on health education and health promotion publication trends
    Bruce Simons-Morton
    Prevention Research Branch, DESPR, NICHD, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland 20892 7510, USA
    Health Educ Behav 34:26-30. 2007
  10. pmc Cross-national comparison of adolescent drinking and cannabis use in the United States, Canada, and the Netherlands
    Bruce Simons-Morton
    Prevention Research Branch, Division of Epidemiology, Statistics and Prevention Research, Eunice Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, MD 20892, United States
    Int J Drug Policy 21:64-9. 2010

Detail Information

Publications46

  1. ncbi request reprint Teen driving risk: the promise of parental influence and public policy
    Kenneth H Beck
    Department of Public and Community Health, University of Maryland, College Park 20742, USA
    Health Educ Behav 29:73-84. 2002
    ..An ongoing parent-based intervention to increase parental restriction on teen driving is described, and issues involved in implementing and evaluating family-centered approaches to reduce teen driving risk are raised...
  2. 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...
  3. doi request reprint Health behavior in ecological context
    Bruce Simons-Morton
    National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892 7510, USA
    Health Educ Behav 40:6-10. 2013
    ..Health-protective behavior is undertaken purposefully to foster the health of others. Regardless of the outcome of interest or societal level, similar health promotion processes can be employed to alter health behavior...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. ncbi request reprint Defined by publication: a commentary on health education and health promotion publication trends
    Bruce Simons-Morton
    Prevention Research Branch, DESPR, NICHD, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland 20892 7510, USA
    Health Educ Behav 34:26-30. 2007
  10. pmc Cross-national comparison of adolescent drinking and cannabis use in the United States, Canada, and the Netherlands
    Bruce Simons-Morton
    Prevention Research Branch, Division of Epidemiology, Statistics and Prevention Research, Eunice Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, MD 20892, United States
    Int J Drug Policy 21:64-9. 2010
    ..This research examined the prevalence of drinking and cannabis use among adolescents in the United States, Canada, and the Netherlands, countries with substantially different laws and policies relating to these substances...
  11. 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...
  12. pmc Parent involvement in novice teen driving: a review of the literature
    B Simons-Morton
    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Inj Prev 12:i30-7. 2006
    ..This paper provides a review of the literature on parent involvement in supervised practice and independent driving, and efforts to increase parental management...
  13. 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...
  14. ncbi request reprint Do recommended driving limits affect teen-reported traffic violations and crashes during the first 12 months of independent driving?
    Bruce Simons-Morton
    Prevention Research Branch, DESPR, NICHD, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Traffic Inj Prev 7:238-47. 2006
    ..The purpose of this research was to evaluate the effects of strict parent-imposed driving limits on driving outcomes during the first year of licensure...
  15. ncbi request reprint Possible selves and proximal goals for the academy
    Bruce Simons-Morton
    Prevention Research Branch, Division of Statistics, Epidemiology, and Prevention Research, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 6100 Executive Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Am J Health Behav 30:598-601. 2006
  16. ncbi request reprint Social influences on adolescent substance use
    Bruce Simons-Morton
    Prevention Research Branch, Division of Statistics, Epidemiology, and Prevention Research, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, MD, 20892 7510, USA
    Am J Health Behav 31:672-84. 2007
    ..To assess the overtime relationships between adolescent and peer substance use and parenting practices...
  17. pmc Persistence of effects of a brief intervention on parental restrictions of teen driving privileges
    B G Simons-Morton
    Prevention Research Branch, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    Inj Prev 9:142-6. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which effects of exposure to a brief intervention designed to increase parental restrictions on teen driving privileges persisted over time...
  18. ncbi request reprint The effects of the going places program on early adolescent substance use and antisocial behavior
    Bruce Simons-Morton
    Prevention Research Branch DESPR, NICHD, NIH, Rockville, Maryland 20852 7510, USA
    Prev Sci 6:187-97. 2005
    ..The Going Places Program was effective in preventing increases in smoking progression, but its efficacy as a more cross-cutting problem behavior preventive intervention was not confirmed...
  19. ncbi request reprint The observed effects of teenage passengers on the risky driving behavior of teenage drivers
    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, Bethesda, MD 20892 7510, USA
    Accid Anal Prev 37:973-82. 2005
    ..0 s) for the teen male driver/male passenger condition was about double that of general traffic. In conclusion, the presence of male teenage passengers was associated with risky driving behavior among teenage drivers...
  20. pmc Promoting parental management of teen driving
    B 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, 6100 Executive Blvd, 7B05 Bethesda, MD 20892 7510, USA
    Inj Prev 8:ii24-30; discussion ii30-1. 2002
    ..The Checkpoint Program was designed to promote parental management of teen driving through the use of staged persuasive communications...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. ncbi request reprint Latent growth curve analyses of peer and parent influences on smoking progression among early adolescents
    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, Bethesda, MD 20892 7510, USA
    Health Psychol 23:612-21. 2004
    ....
  24. 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...
  25. ncbi request reprint Latent growth curve analyses of parent influences on drinking progression among early adolescents
    Bruce Simons-Morton
    Prevention Research Branch, Division of Epidemiology, Statistics, and Prevention Research, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 6100 Executive Boulevard, 7B13M, Bethesda, Maryland, 20892, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 66:5-13. 2005
    ..The nature of parent influences on early adolescent substance use was examined...
  26. 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...
  27. pmc Parent involvement in novice teen driving: rationale, evidence of effects, and potential for enhancing graduated driver licensing effectiveness
    Bruce Simons-Morton
    Prevention Research Branch, Division of Epidemiology, Statistics, and Prevention Research National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 6100 Executive Blvd, 7B05, Bethesda, MD, 20892 7510, USA
    J Safety Res 38:193-202. 2007
    ..The two complementary approaches of Graduated Driver Licensing policies and parent management have been shown to provide safety effects by limiting the driving conditions of novice teenagers...
  28. 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...
  29. ncbi request reprint Assessing regimen adherence of adolescents with type 1 diabetes
    Ronald J Iannotti
    Division of Epidemiology, Statistics, and Prevention Research, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development National Institutes of Health, 6100 Executive Blvd, 7B05, Bethesda, MD 20892 7510, USA
    Diabetes Care 29:2263-7. 2006
    ..The Diabetes Behavior Rating Scale (DBRS) is a self-administered, fixed-choice survey...
  30. ncbi request reprint Identification of distinct self-management styles of adolescents with type 1 diabetes
    Stefan Schneider
    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development NIH DHHS, 6100 Executive Blvd, Bethesda, MD 20892 7510, USA
    Diabetes Care 30:1107-12. 2007
    ..Using a profile-based approach to the assessment of diabetes management, the purpose of this study was to identify and evaluate an empirically derived classification system of distinct self-management styles...
  31. pmc Prevalence and patterns of polysubstance use in a nationally representative sample of 10th graders in the United States
    Kevin P Conway
    Division of Epidemiology, Services, and Prevention Research, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, MD, USA
    J Adolesc Health 52:716-23. 2013
    ..The current study examines the prevalence and demographic correlates of self-reported substance use and identifies subgroups of polysubstance users among a cohort of United States 10th-grade students...
  32. doi request reprint Physician advice to adolescents about drinking and other health behaviors
    Ralph W Hingson
    Division of Epidemiology and Prevention Research, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 5635 Fishers Lane, Room 2077, Bethesda, MD 20892 9304, USA
    Pediatrics 131:249-57. 2013
    ..We hypothesized that advice would vary by whether students were asked about drinking and their drinking, bingeing, and drunkenness frequency...
  33. ncbi request reprint Prospective association of peer influence, school engagement, drinking expectancies, and parent expectations with drinking initiation among sixth graders
    Bruce Simons-Morton
    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Building 6100, Room 7B05, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892 7510, USA
    Addict Behav 29:299-309. 2004
    ..This finding provides new information about the moderating effect of parental expectations on drinking expectancies among early adolescents...
  34. ncbi request reprint Over time relationships between early adolescent and peer substance use
    Bruce Simons-Morton
    National Institute of Child Health, and Human Development, 6100 Building Room 7B13 MSC 7510, Bethesda, MD 20892 7510, USA
    Addict Behav 31:1211-23. 2006
    ..The association from adolescent to peer use was significant only from 7th to 8th grade. The findings provide evidence of reciprocal influences, but socialization was a more consistent influence than selection...
  35. ncbi request reprint Self-efficacy, outcome expectations, and diabetes self-management in adolescents with type 1 diabetes
    Ronald J Iannotti
    Prevention Research Branch, Division of Statistics, Epidemiology and Prevention Research, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    J Dev Behav Pediatr 27:98-105. 2006
    ..These brief measures can be used to identify youths at risk of poor diabetes self-management. Interventions targeting self-efficacy may lead to improved diabetes self-management...
  36. ncbi request reprint Parenting practices and adolescent risky driving: a three-month prospective study
    Jessica Hartos
    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, Maryland 20892 7510, USA
    Health Educ Behav 29:194-206. 2002
    ..The results suggest that high levels of risky driving are related to parenting...
  37. 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...
  38. pmc Psychosocial correlates of adolescent marijuana use: variations by status of marijuana use
    Tilda Farhat
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Addict Behav 36:404-7. 2011
    ..This study examined the associations between psychosocial factors and status of marijuana use: former experimentation, current occasional, and current frequent use...
  39. pmc Development and validation of the collaborative parent involvement scale for youths with type 1 diabetes
    Tonja R Nansel
    Division of Epidemiology, Statistics and Prevention Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20892 7510, USA
    J Pediatr Psychol 34:30-40. 2009
    ..To develop and test a youth-report measure of collaborative parent involvement in type 1 diabetes management...
  40. pmc Breastfeeding practices in a cohort of inner-city women: the role of contraindications
    Lucinda England
    Division of Epidemiology, Statistics, and Prevention Research, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, MD 20895, USA
    BMC Public Health 3:28. 2003
    ....
  41. pmc Baby, Be Safe: the effect of tailored communications for pediatric injury prevention provided in a primary care setting
    Tonja R Nansel
    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Division of Epidemiology, Statistics, and Prevention Research, 6100 Executive Blvd, Room 7B05, MSC 7510, Bethesda, MD 20892 7510, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 46:175-90. 2002
    ..However, this difference was not observed among those receiving generic information. Findings support the use of office-based tailored injury prevention education as a component of routine well-child care...
  42. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial predictors of smoking trajectories during middle and high school
    Lorien Abroms
    Department of Prevention and Community Health, School of Public Health and Health Services, George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC 20037, USA
    Addiction 100:852-61. 2005
    ..This study aimed to (1) identify smoking trajectories empirically and (2) identify risk factors for trajectory group membership...
  43. pmc Getting young adults to quit smoking: a formative evaluation of the X-Pack Program
    Lorien C Abroms
    George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, Washington, DC 20037, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 10:27-33. 2008
    ..Differences in quit rates favored the X-Pack group at the two follow-ups, but the differences were not significant. These findings offer some support for the X-Pack Program when administered to college smokers...
  44. ncbi request reprint A psychoeducational program to prevent aggressive behavior among Japanese early adolescents
    Mikayo Ando
    Health Science Laboratory, Tokyo Gakugei University, Koganei Shi, Japan
    Health Educ Behav 34:765-76. 2007
    ..Additional modification of the program may be needed to achieve decreases in aggressive behavior...
  45. ncbi request reprint AAHB initiative to establish doctoral research competencies: a first step
    Dennis L Thombs
    Am J Health Behav 28:483-6. 2004
  46. ncbi request reprint A vision for doctoral research training in health behavior: a position paper from the American Academy of Health Behavior
    Julie Baldwin
    Department of Community and Family Health, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA
    Am J Health Behav 29:542-56. 2005
    ..To establish and disseminate the position of the American Academy of Health Behavior (The Academy) on doctoral research training...