Tony Kuo

Summary

Affiliation: Office of Health Assessment and Epidemiology
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Menu labeling as a potential strategy for combating the obesity epidemic: a health impact assessment
    Tony Kuo
    Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA 90010, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:1680-6. 2009
  2. pmc Using population reach as a proxy metric for intervention impact to prioritize selection of obesity prevention strategies in Los Angeles County, 2010-2012
    Brenda Robles
    Brenda Robles, Tony Kuo, Michael Leighs, and Paul Simon are with the Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA Tony Kuo is also with the Department of Family Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles UCLA Paul Simon is also with the Department of Epidemiology, Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health, UCLA May Choo Wang is with the Department of Community Health Sciences, Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health, UCLA
    Am J Public Health 104:e14-9. 2014
  3. pmc The influence of gender and self-efficacy on healthy eating in a low-income urban population affected by structural changes to the food environment
    Brenda Robles
    Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, 3530 Wilshire Boulevard, 8th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90010, USA
    J Obes 2014:908391. 2014
  4. doi request reprint Knowledge, attitudes and potential response to menu labelling in an urban public health clinic population
    Jennifer Piron
    Surveillance, Epidemiology and Evaluation SEE, Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Public Health Nutr 13:550-5. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Building mutually beneficial partnerships to improve physical activity opportunities through shared-use efforts in under-resourced communities in Los Angeles County
    Lindsey Burbage
    Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, 3530 Wilshire Blvd, 8th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90010, USA Electronic address
    Prev Med 67:S4-9. 2014
  6. doi request reprint Public awareness of and support for infrastructure changes designed to increase walking and biking in Los Angeles County
    Lauren N Gase
    Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, 3530 Wilshire Blvd, 8th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90010, USA Electronic address
    Prev Med 72:70-5. 2015
  7. doi request reprint Knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about seasonal influenza and H1N1 vaccinations in a low-income, public health clinic population
    Matthew D Redelings
    Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Office of Health Assessment and Epidemiology, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Vaccine 30:454-8. 2012
  8. pmc A framework for mobilizing communities to advance local tobacco control policy: the Los Angeles County experience
    Mark D Weber
    Los AngelesCounty Department of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Am J Public Health 102:785-8. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Cryptococcosis-related deaths and associated medical conditions in the United States, 2000-2010
    Noel C Barragan
    Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Mycoses 57:741-6. 2014
  10. pmc Trends, productivity losses, and associated medical conditions among toxoplasmosis deaths in the United States, 2000-2010
    Patricia L Cummings
    Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Los Angeles, California Department of Epidemiology, Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, California
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 91:959-64. 2014

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Publications27

  1. pmc Menu labeling as a potential strategy for combating the obesity epidemic: a health impact assessment
    Tony Kuo
    Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA 90010, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:1680-6. 2009
    ..We conducted a health impact assessment to quantify the potential impact of a state menu-labeling law on population weight gain in Los Angeles County, California...
  2. pmc Using population reach as a proxy metric for intervention impact to prioritize selection of obesity prevention strategies in Los Angeles County, 2010-2012
    Brenda Robles
    Brenda Robles, Tony Kuo, Michael Leighs, and Paul Simon are with the Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA Tony Kuo is also with the Department of Family Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles UCLA Paul Simon is also with the Department of Epidemiology, Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health, UCLA May Choo Wang is with the Department of Community Health Sciences, Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health, UCLA
    Am J Public Health 104:e14-9. 2014
    ..A more comprehensive, validated approach to measure or forecast dose may complement reach estimates to inform decision makers about optimal ways to use limited resources. ..
  3. pmc The influence of gender and self-efficacy on healthy eating in a low-income urban population affected by structural changes to the food environment
    Brenda Robles
    Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, 3530 Wilshire Boulevard, 8th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90010, USA
    J Obes 2014:908391. 2014
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Knowledge, attitudes and potential response to menu labelling in an urban public health clinic population
    Jennifer Piron
    Surveillance, Epidemiology and Evaluation SEE, Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Public Health Nutr 13:550-5. 2010
    ..g. obesity, diabetes and CVD)...
  5. doi request reprint Building mutually beneficial partnerships to improve physical activity opportunities through shared-use efforts in under-resourced communities in Los Angeles County
    Lindsey Burbage
    Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, 3530 Wilshire Blvd, 8th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90010, USA Electronic address
    Prev Med 67:S4-9. 2014
    ..SUAs opened school grounds and/or facilities in seven school districts to increase physical activity opportunities for under-resourced communities with high prevalence of obesity...
  6. doi request reprint Public awareness of and support for infrastructure changes designed to increase walking and biking in Los Angeles County
    Lauren N Gase
    Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, 3530 Wilshire Blvd, 8th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90010, USA Electronic address
    Prev Med 72:70-5. 2015
    ..This study sought to assess public awareness of and support for investments in walking and biking infrastructure in Los Angeles County...
  7. doi request reprint Knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about seasonal influenza and H1N1 vaccinations in a low-income, public health clinic population
    Matthew D Redelings
    Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Office of Health Assessment and Epidemiology, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Vaccine 30:454-8. 2012
    ..The Public Health Center Vaccine Survey (PHCVS) examines the knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about seasonal influenza and H1N1 vaccinations in a largely low-income, urban, public health clinic population in Los Angeles County, USA...
  8. pmc A framework for mobilizing communities to advance local tobacco control policy: the Los Angeles County experience
    Mark D Weber
    Los AngelesCounty Department of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Am J Public Health 102:785-8. 2012
    ..By comparison, only 15 policies were enacted from 1998 to 2003. Expanding policy adoption capacity through program restructuring may be achievable in other local jurisdictions...
  9. doi request reprint Cryptococcosis-related deaths and associated medical conditions in the United States, 2000-2010
    Noel C Barragan
    Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Mycoses 57:741-6. 2014
    ..However, the disease continues to cause appreciable mortality in the US. With the majority of decedents having no HIV co-diagnosis, there is still much to be learned about the epidemiology of this mycosis...
  10. pmc Trends, productivity losses, and associated medical conditions among toxoplasmosis deaths in the United States, 2000-2010
    Patricia L Cummings
    Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Los Angeles, California Department of Epidemiology, Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, California
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 91:959-64. 2014
    ..Although toxoplasmosis mortality has declined in the last decade, the infection remains costly and is an important cause of preventable death among non-HIV subgroups...
  11. pmc Estimating the costs and benefits of providing free public transit passes to students in Los Angeles County: lessons learned in applying a health lens to decision-making
    Lauren N Gase
    Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, 3530 Wilshire Blvd, 8th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90010, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 11:11384-97. 2014
    ..As public health advances cross-sector work in the community, further development of these priorities will help advance meaningful collaboration among all partners...
  12. doi request reprint What menu changes do restaurants make after joining a voluntary restaurant recognition program?
    Lauren N Gase
    Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA 90010, USA Electronic address
    Appetite 89:131-5. 2015
    ....
  13. pmc Self-reported use of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits to purchase soda in a public health center population: Los Angeles County, California, 2012
    Noel Barragan
    Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Los Angeles, CA
    Public Health Rep 130:207-12. 2015
    ..These findings have meaningful policy and planning implications, as they contribute to ongoing dialogue about strategies for optimizing nutrition among SNAP recipients. ..
  14. pmc Student receptivity to new school meal offerings: assessing fruit and vegetable waste among middle school students in the Los Angeles Unified School District
    Lauren N Gase
    Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA, USA Electronic address
    Prev Med 67:S28-33. 2014
    ..We sought to characterize student receptivity to new menu offerings in the Los Angeles Unified School District by measuring the levels of fruit and vegetable waste after implementation of changes to the school lunch menu in fall 2011...
  15. doi request reprint Nutrient content of school meals before and after implementation of nutrition recommendations in five school districts across two U.S. counties
    Patricia L Cummings
    Department of Epidemiology, Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health, University of California Los Angeles, 71 254 CHS, Los Angeles, CA 90024 1772, USA Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, 3530 Wilshire Blvd, 8th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90010, USA Electronic address
    Prev Med 67:S21-7. 2014
    ..S. counties. School menu changes were compared against national school meal recommendations...
  16. pmc Restaurant owners' perspectives on a voluntary program to recognize restaurants for offering reduced-size portions, Los Angeles County, 2012
    Lauren Gase
    Health and Policy Assessment, Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, 3530 Wilshire Blvd, 8th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90010 E mail
    Prev Chronic Dis 11:E44. 2014
    ..Reducing the portion size of food and beverages served at restaurants has emerged as a strategy for addressing the obesity epidemic; however, barriers and facilitators to achieving this goal are not well characterized...
  17. doi request reprint Burden of Alzheimer's disease-related mortality in the United States, 1999-2008
    Kristin Moschetti
    Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Los Angeles, California 90010, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 60:1509-14. 2012
    ..To update and examine Alzheimer's disease-related mortality trends according to age, sex, race and ethnicity, geography, and other case characteristics for a 10-year period...
  18. pmc A case study of a hepatitis B screening and blood pressure assesment program in Los Angeles County, 2012-2013
    Noel C Barragan
    Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, 3530 Wilshire Blvd, 8th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90010 Email
    Prev Chronic Dis 12:E19. 2015
    ..This experience draws attention to the need for invested desire to change at both the organizational and patient levels to sustain interdisciplinary provision of clinical preventive services. ..
  19. pmc Legionnaires' disease and associated comorbid conditions as causes of death in the U.S., 2000-2010
    Ranjana N Wickramasekaran
    Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Los Angeles, CA
    Public Health Rep 130:222-9. 2015
    ..To date, only a paucity of literature has described the mortality burden of LD. This study updates LD mortality using U.S. multiple-cause-of-death data from 2000-2010...
  20. pmc Assessing the connection between health and education: identifying potential leverage points for public health to improve school attendance
    Lauren N Gase
    Lauren N Gase is with the Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, University of California, Los Angeles Tony Kuo is with the Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, and the Department of Family Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles Karen Coller, Lourdes R Guerrero, and Mitchell D Wong are with the Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles
    Am J Public Health 104:e47-54. 2014
    ..We examined multiple variables influencing school truancy to identify potential leverage points to improve school attendance...
  21. doi request reprint Overweight and obesity among low-income women in rural West Virginia and urban Los Angeles County
    Brenda Robles
    Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, 3530 Wilshire Blvd, 8th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90010, USA Electronic address
    Prev Med 67:S34-9. 2014
    ..Collectively, these subpopulation health data served as an important guide for further planning of obesity prevention efforts in both communities. These efforts became a part of the subsequent Community Transformation Grants portfolio...
  22. doi request reprint The "sugar pack" health marketing campaign in Los Angeles County, 2011-2012
    Noel C Barragan
    1Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Health Promot Pract 15:208-16. 2014
    ....
  23. pmc Utility of anthropometric measures in a multiethnic population: their association with prevalent diabetes, hypertension and other chronic disease comorbidities
    Heather P Tarleton
    Department of Health and Human Sciences, Loyola Marymount University, 211 North Hall, One LMU Drive, MS 8160, Los Angeles, CA, 90045 2659, USA
    J Community Health 39:471-9. 2014
    ..Collectively, the findings suggest that BMI is not universally informative and waist circumference and its derivatives may represent a viable, more racially/ethnically appropriate alternative for use with selected minority groups...
  24. doi request reprint Evaluating changes to sodium content in school meals at a large, urban school district in Los Angeles County, California
    Patricia L Cummings
    Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Los Angeles, California Mss Cummings, Burbage, Wood, and Butler and Dr Kuo and Department of Epidemiology, Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health Ms Cummings, and Department of Family Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine Dr Kuo, University of California, Los Angeles
    J Public Health Manag Pract 20:S43-9. 2014
    ..Children consume more than one-third of their daily food intake in schools, suggesting that these environments are ideal places for intervening on poor dietary behaviors...
  25. pmc Declines in sugar-sweetened beverage consumption among children in Los Angeles County, 2007 and 2011
    Paul A Simon
    Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, 3530 Wilshire Blvd, 8th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90010, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 10:E131. 2013
    ..Despite measurable progress in reducing SSB consumption among children in Los Angeles County, consumption remains high, highlighting the need for additional policy and programmatic interventions...
  26. doi request reprint Melanoma-related mortality and productivity losses in the USA, 1990-2008
    Benjamin N Bristow
    Preventive Medicine Residency Program, California Department of Public Health, Sacramento, California, USA
    Melanoma Res 23:331-5. 2013
    ....
  27. doi request reprint Salmonellosis-related mortality in the United States, 1990-2006
    Patricia L Cummings
    Office of Senior Health, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Los Angeles, California 90036, USA
    Foodborne Pathog Dis 7:1393-9. 2010
    ..97) and 3.69 (95% CI, 1.88-7.25), respectively. Despite declining trends, salmonellosis continues to be an important cause of preventable death especially among selected subgroups, underscoring the need for expanded prevention efforts...