Paul Simon

Summary

Affiliation: Office of Health Assessment and Epidemiology
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Public opinion on nutrition-related policies to combat child obesity, Los Angeles County, 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 E mail
    Prev Chronic Dis 11:E96. 2014
  2. 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
  3. ncbi request reprint Physical activity promotion: a local and state health department perspective
    Paul Simon
    Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA 90010, USA
    Prev Med 49:297-8. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Proximity of fast food restaurants to schools: do neighborhood income and type of school matter?
    Paul A Simon
    Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, 3530 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 800, Los Angeles, CA, 90010, USA
    Prev Med 47:284-8. 2008
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life among adults with serious psychological distress and chronic medical conditions
    Margaret Shih
    Office of Health Assessment and Epidemiology, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA
    Qual Life Res 17:521-8. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint HIV risk factors reported by two samples of male bathhouse attendees in Los Angeles, California, 2001-2002
    Trista A Bingham
    Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, HIV Epidemiology Program, Los Angeles, California 90005, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 35:631-6. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Trends in recreational computer use among Latino children in California
    Jeroen van Meijgaard
    Department of Health Services, UCLA School of Public Health, CHS 61 253, Box 951772, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 15:437-41. 2013

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  1. pmc Public opinion on nutrition-related policies to combat child obesity, Los Angeles County, 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 E mail
    Prev Chronic Dis 11:E96. 2014
    ..Support for food and beverage advertising restrictions and soda taxation is promising for future policy efforts to address child obesity. ..
  2. 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...
  3. ncbi request reprint Physical activity promotion: a local and state health department perspective
    Paul Simon
    Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA 90010, USA
    Prev Med 49:297-8. 2009
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Proximity of fast food restaurants to schools: do neighborhood income and type of school matter?
    Paul A Simon
    Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, 3530 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 800, Los Angeles, CA, 90010, USA
    Prev Med 47:284-8. 2008
    ..To investigate the proximity of fast food restaurants to public schools and examine proximity by neighborhood income and school level (elementary, middle, or high school)...
  5. 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. ..
  6. 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)...
  7. 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...
  8. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life among adults with serious psychological distress and chronic medical conditions
    Margaret Shih
    Office of Health Assessment and Epidemiology, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA
    Qual Life Res 17:521-8. 2008
    ..Determine the prevalence of serious psychological distress (SPD) among adults with and without chronic medical conditions and examine the association between SPD and health-related quality of life (HRQOL)...
  9. ncbi request reprint HIV risk factors reported by two samples of male bathhouse attendees in Los Angeles, California, 2001-2002
    Trista A Bingham
    Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, HIV Epidemiology Program, Los Angeles, California 90005, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 35:631-6. 2008
    ..We aimed to describe the use of voluntary HIV counseling and testing services, risk behaviors, and risk factors for unprotected anal sex (UAS) among men who have sex with men (MSM) who attended a bathhouse in Los Angeles during 2001-2002...
  10. doi request reprint Trends in recreational computer use among Latino children in California
    Jeroen van Meijgaard
    Department of Health Services, UCLA School of Public Health, CHS 61 253, Box 951772, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 15:437-41. 2013
    ....
  11. 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...
  12. ncbi request reprint HIV risk behaviors among African American men in Los Angeles County who self-identify as heterosexual
    Amy Rock Wohl
    HIV Epidemiology Program, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, Los Angeles, California 90005, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 31:354-60. 2002
    ..4, 6.3) use were associated with HIV. Innovative HIV prevention strategies are needed that move beyond the traditional gay versus straight model to effectively access hard-to-reach African American men who self-identify as heterosexual...
  13. ncbi request reprint Physical inactivity and overweight among Los Angeles County adults
    Antronette K Yancey
    Department of Health Services, UCLA School of Public Health, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Am J Prev Med 27:146-52. 2004
    ..The present study examines sociodemographic, health status, health behavioral, and health-related self-perception correlates of physical inactivity in a large, multiethnic urban population...
  14. ncbi request reprint Ethnic and sex variations in overweight self-perception: relationship to sedentariness
    Antronette K Yancey
    Department of Health Services, UCLA School of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA 90095 6900, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:980-8. 2006
    ..In this study, we examined ethnic and sex differences in overweight self-perception and their association with sedentariness in this sample...
  15. ncbi request reprint School-based physical fitness testing identifies large disparities in childhood overweight in Los Angeles
    Nolan E Lee
    Epidemiology Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Health Assessment and Epidemiology, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 106:118-21. 2006
    ....
  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. ncbi request reprint Asians and Pacific Islanders and the growing childhood obesity epidemic
    Sanaa Shabbir
    Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA
    Ethn Dis 20:129-35. 2010
    ..To investigate differences in childhood overweight and obesity prevalence among Asian/Pacific Islander (API) subgroups...
  18. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of childhood asthma and associated morbidity in Los Angeles County: impacts of race/ethnicity and income
    Paul A Simon
    Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, Los Angeles, California 90012, USA
    J Asthma 40:535-43. 2003
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint Sexual behavior and condom practices among Los Angeles women
    Dawn M Upchurch
    University of California, Los Angeles, School of Public Health, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Womens Health Issues 13:8-15. 2003
    ..The sociodemographic correlates of the number of recent sexual partners and condom use are investigated in a population-based sample of 1,178 unmarried women living in Los Angeles County...
  20. ncbi request reprint The role of person-to-person transmission in an epidemiologic study of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia
    Amy Rock Wohl
    HIV Epidemiology Program, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, Los Angeles, CA 90005, USA
    AIDS 16:1821-5. 2002
    ..Recent exposure to persons with pneumonia (PCP) among HIV-infected persons with and without PCP was assessed to evaluate the person-to-person transmission hypothesis...