GEORGE WEHBY

Summary

Affiliation: University of Iowa
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Description of the methodology used in an ongoing pediatric care interventional study of children born with cleft lip and palate in South America [NCT00097149]
    George L Wehby
    Department of Health Management and Policy, University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA
    BMC Pediatr 6:9. 2006
  2. pmc Oral cleft prevention program (OCPP)
    George L Wehby
    University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA
    BMC Pediatr 12:184. 2012
  3. pmc Genetic instrumental variable studies of effects of prenatal risk factors
    George L Wehby
    Department of Health Management and Policy, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA
    Biodemography Soc Biol 59:4-36. 2013
  4. pmc Child health insurance and early preventive care in three South American countries
    George L Wehby
    Dept of Health Management and Policy, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Health Policy Plan 28:328-38. 2013
  5. pmc Living on higher ground reduces child neurodevelopment-evidence from South America
    George L Wehby
    Department of Health Management and Policy, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    J Pediatr 162:606-611.e1. 2013
  6. pmc Economic gradients in early child neurodevelopment: a multi-country study
    George L Wehby
    Department of Health Management and Policy, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Soc Sci Med 78:86-95. 2013
  7. pmc The heterogeneity of the cigarette price effect on body mass index
    George L Wehby
    Department of Health Management and Policy, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, 105 River St, N248, Iowa City, IA 52242, United States
    J Health Econ 31:719-29. 2012
  8. pmc Very low birth weight hospital volume and mortality: an instrumental variables approach
    George L Wehby
    Department of Health Management and Policy, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Med Care 50:714-21. 2012
  9. pmc Hospital volume and mortality of very low-birthweight infants in South America
    George L Wehby
    Department of Health Management and Policy, University of Iowa, E205 GH, 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Health Serv Res 47:1502-21. 2012
  10. pmc The effect of systematic pediatric care on neonatal mortality and hospitalizations of infants born with oral clefts
    George L Wehby
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA
    BMC Pediatr 11:121. 2011

Detail Information

Publications25

  1. pmc Description of the methodology used in an ongoing pediatric care interventional study of children born with cleft lip and palate in South America [NCT00097149]
    George L Wehby
    Department of Health Management and Policy, University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA
    BMC Pediatr 6:9. 2006
    ..As other mortality and morbidity causes including infections, hygiene, prematurity, and nutrition are eradicated in less developed countries, the burden of birth defects will increase proportionally...
  2. pmc Oral cleft prevention program (OCPP)
    George L Wehby
    University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA
    BMC Pediatr 12:184. 2012
    ....
  3. pmc Genetic instrumental variable studies of effects of prenatal risk factors
    George L Wehby
    Department of Health Management and Policy, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA
    Biodemography Soc Biol 59:4-36. 2013
    ..Finally, we offer suggestions for researchers contemplating the use of these variants as instruments...
  4. pmc Child health insurance and early preventive care in three South American countries
    George L Wehby
    Dept of Health Management and Policy, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Health Policy Plan 28:328-38. 2013
    ..5 percentage points compared with uninsured children. The study provides evidence that health insurance may enhance preventive care for young children...
  5. pmc Living on higher ground reduces child neurodevelopment-evidence from South America
    George L Wehby
    Department of Health Management and Policy, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    J Pediatr 162:606-611.e1. 2013
    ..To study the effects of altitude on infant neurodevelopment in the first 2 years of life...
  6. pmc Economic gradients in early child neurodevelopment: a multi-country study
    George L Wehby
    Department of Health Management and Policy, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Soc Sci Med 78:86-95. 2013
    ..Furthermore, wealth gradients in child neurodevelopment appear to be dynamic rather than fixed and sensitive to population characteristics that modify their intensity...
  7. pmc The heterogeneity of the cigarette price effect on body mass index
    George L Wehby
    Department of Health Management and Policy, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, 105 River St, N248, Iowa City, IA 52242, United States
    J Health Econ 31:719-29. 2012
    ..The effects are also strongest for blacks, college graduates, middle-aged adults, and women. We also assess the implications for disparities, conduct robustness checks, and evaluate potential mechanisms...
  8. pmc Very low birth weight hospital volume and mortality: an instrumental variables approach
    George L Wehby
    Department of Health Management and Policy, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Med Care 50:714-21. 2012
    ....
  9. pmc Hospital volume and mortality of very low-birthweight infants in South America
    George L Wehby
    Department of Health Management and Policy, University of Iowa, E205 GH, 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Health Serv Res 47:1502-21. 2012
    ..To assess the effects of hospital volume of very low-birthweight (VLBW) infants on in-hospital mortality of VLBW and very preterm birth (VPB) infants in South America...
  10. pmc The effect of systematic pediatric care on neonatal mortality and hospitalizations of infants born with oral clefts
    George L Wehby
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA
    BMC Pediatr 11:121. 2011
    ..This study aimed at assessing the effects of systematic pediatric care on neonatal mortality and hospitalizations of infants with cleft lip and/or palate (CL/P) in South America...
  11. pmc The effects of oral clefts on hospital use throughout the lifespan
    George L Wehby
    Department of Health Management and Policy, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, 105 River Street, N248 CPHB, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:58. 2012
    ..However, not much is known about the long term effects of oral clefts on health and healthcare use of affected individuals. In this study, we evaluate the effects of oral clefts on hospital use throughout the lifespan...
  12. pmc Smoking and body weight: evidence using genetic instruments
    George L Wehby
    Dept of Health Management and Policy, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, 200 Hawkins Drive, E205 GH, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Econ Hum Biol 10:113-26. 2012
    ..The study highlights the potential advantages and challenges of employing genetic instrumental variables to identify behavior effects including the importance of qualifying the instruments and the need for large samples...
  13. pmc Oral clefts and behavioral health of young children
    G L Wehby
    Department of Health Management and Policy, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Oral Dis 18:74-84. 2012
    ..This study examined the behavioral health of young children with oral clefts, and effects of satisfaction with facial appearance, cleft team care, number of cleft-related surgeries, and socioeconomic status (SES)...
  14. pmc A genetic instrumental variables analysis of the effects of prenatal smoking on birth weight: evidence from two samples
    George L Wehby
    Department of Health Management and Policy, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Biodemography Soc Biol 57:3-32. 2011
    ..The study provides a novel application that can be extended to study several behavioral impacts on health and social and economic outcomes...
  15. pmc Racial gaps in child health insurance coverage in four South American countries: the role of wealth, human capital, and other household characteristics
    George L Wehby
    Deparment of Health Management and Policy, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA
    Health Serv Res 46:2119-38. 2011
    ..CONCLUSIONS. Increasing the coverage of children in less affluent families is important for reducing racial gaps in health insurance coverage in the study countries...
  16. pmc 'Mendelian randomization' equals instrumental variable analysis with genetic instruments
    George L Wehby
    Department of Health Management and Policy, University of Iowa, E204 GH, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Stat Med 27:2745-9. 2008
    ....
  17. pmc Prenatal care demand and its effects on birth outcomes by birth defect status in Argentina
    George L Wehby
    Department of Health Management and Policy, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, E204, GH, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Econ Hum Biol 7:84-95. 2009
    ..The suggested ineffectiveness for pregnancies complicated with common birth defects deserves further research...
  18. pmc Quantile effects of prenatal care utilization on birth weight in Argentina
    George L Wehby
    Deptartment of Health Management and Policy, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Health Econ 18:1307-21. 2009
    ....
  19. pmc Prenatal care effectiveness and utilization in Brazil
    George L Wehby
    Dept of Health Management and Policy, University of Iowa, E204, GH, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Health Policy Plan 24:175-88. 2009
    ..Further research is needed to understand the effects of prenatal care use for pregnancies that are complicated with birth defects...
  20. pmc Predictors of multivitamin use during pregnancy in Brazil
    George L Wehby
    College of Public Health, Department of Health Management and Policy, University of Iowa, E204, GH, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Int J Public Health 54:78-87. 2009
    ..The study aimed at identifying predictors of multivitamin use during pregnancy in Brazil...
  21. pmc The impact of orofacial clefts on quality of life and healthcare use and costs
    G L Wehby
    Department of Health Management and Policy, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA
    Oral Dis 16:3-10. 2010
    ..A summary of the primary limitations of the studies in this area is presented, along with recommendations and directions for future research...
  22. pmc The impact of altitude on infant health in South America
    George L Wehby
    Department of Health Management and Policy, University of Iowa, E204 GH, 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Econ Hum Biol 8:197-211. 2010
    ..The study highlights the importance of adverse altitude effects on infant health when evaluating the costs and returns of policies that change the number of individuals who reside at higher altitude in both low and high altitude ranges...
  23. ncbi request reprint The effects of prenatal use of folic acid and other dietary supplements on early child development
    George L Wehby
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Iowa, 2182 ML, S Grand Ave, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Matern Child Health J 12:180-7. 2008
    ..Our objective was to evaluate in an exploratory framework the effects of prenatal use of folic acid and other dietary supplements on child development at around 3 years of life...
  24. pmc Health professionals' assessment of health-related quality of life values for oral clefting by age using a visual analogue scale method
    George L Wehby
    College of Public Health, Department of Health Management and Policy, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242 1181, USA
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 43:383-91. 2006
    ..To elicit health-related quality of life (HRQL) values associated with oral clefting by age using a visual analogue scale, and to explore the appropriateness of using health professionals as evaluators...
  25. ncbi request reprint The impact of having a young child with disabilities on maternal labor supply by race and marital status
    George L Wehby
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Iowa, USA
    J Health Hum Serv Adm 30:327-51. 2007
    ..Work intensity of employed black single mothers was also substantially reduced by child disability. Overall, no consistent effects of child disability were observed for black married mothers...

Research Grants6

  1. Effects of oral clefts on birth outcomes and cleft risks due to maternal smoking
    GEORGE WEHBY; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Another aim is to obtain consistent estimates of the effect of maternal smoking or cleft lip and palate risk. The proposed model can be applied to study other newborn disorders. ..
  2. Health outcomes and improved phenotypic characterization of cleft lip and palate
    GEORGE WEHBY; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The study results are highly relevant for identifying health care needs, improving care practices and developing strategies to prevent cleft lip and palate and/or reduce its associated adverse effects. ..
  3. Health outcomes and improved phenotypic characterization of cleft lip and palate
    GEORGE WEHBY; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The study results are highly relevant for identifying health care needs, improving care practices and developing strategies to prevent cleft lip and palate and/or reduce its associated adverse effects. ..
  4. Genetic instrumental variable studies of maternal risk behaviors for oral clefts
    GEORGE LABIB WEHBY; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Accurate estimates of the effects of these risk behaviors are needed for developing effective interventions and policies to prevent cleft lip and/or palate. ..