Frederick J Zimmerman

Summary

Affiliation: University of Washington
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Media as a public health issue
    Dimitri A Christakis
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 160:445-6. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Tinker, tailor, soldier, patient: work attributes and depression disparities among young adults
    Frederick J Zimmerman
    Department of Health Services, School of Public Health, University of Washington, USA
    Soc Sci Med 58:1889-901. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Children's television viewing and cognitive outcomes: a longitudinal analysis of national data
    Frederick J Zimmerman
    Child Health Institute, and Department of Health Services, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 159:619-25. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Associations between media viewing and language development in children under age 2 years
    Frederick J Zimmerman
    Child Health Institute, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98115, USA
    J Pediatr 151:364-8. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic status, depression disparities, and financial strain: what lies behind the income-depression relationship?
    Frederick J Zimmerman
    Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle 98115 8160, USA
    Health Econ 14:1197-215. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Early cognitive stimulation, emotional support, and television watching as predictors of subsequent bullying among grade-school children
    Frederick J Zimmerman
    Department of Health Services, Child Health Institute, University of Washington, 6200 NE 74th Street, Suite 210, Seattle, WA 98115 8160, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 159:384-8. 2005
  7. doi request reprint A commentary on "Neo-materialist theory and the temporal relationship between income inequality and longevity change"
    Frederick J Zimmerman
    Department of Health Services, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Soc Sci Med 66:1882-94; discussion 1903-8. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Associations between content types of early media exposure and subsequent attentional problems
    Frederick J Zimmerman
    Child Health Institute, University of Washington, 6200 NE 74th St, Seattle, WA 98115, USA
    Pediatrics 120:986-92. 2007
  9. pmc Income inequality and physical and mental health: testing associations consistent with proposed causal pathways
    Frederick J Zimmerman
    Department of Health Services and Child Health Institute, 6200 NE 74th Street, Suite 210, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98115 8160, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 60:513-21. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Television and DVD/video viewing in children younger than 2 years
    Frederick J Zimmerman
    Child Health Institute, and Department of Health Services, University of Washington, and the Children s Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Seattle 98115, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 161:473-9. 2007

Research Grants

  1. The Economics of Mental Health Disparties
    Frederick Zimmerman; Fiscal Year: 2007

Detail Information

Publications51

  1. ncbi request reprint Media as a public health issue
    Dimitri A Christakis
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 160:445-6. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Tinker, tailor, soldier, patient: work attributes and depression disparities among young adults
    Frederick J Zimmerman
    Department of Health Services, School of Public Health, University of Washington, USA
    Soc Sci Med 58:1889-901. 2004
    ..We conclude that part of the SES-depression relationship may arise from the psychosocial aspects of jobs, which we have found to be significantly and meaningfully associated with depressive symptoms among employed young adults...
  3. ncbi request reprint Children's television viewing and cognitive outcomes: a longitudinal analysis of national data
    Frederick J Zimmerman
    Child Health Institute, and Department of Health Services, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 159:619-25. 2005
    ..To test the independent effects of television viewing in children before age 3 years and at ages 3 to 5 years on several measures of cognitive outcomes at ages 6 and 7 years...
  4. ncbi request reprint Associations between media viewing and language development in children under age 2 years
    Frederick J Zimmerman
    Child Health Institute, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98115, USA
    J Pediatr 151:364-8. 2007
    ..To test the association of media exposure with language development in children under age 2 years...
  5. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic status, depression disparities, and financial strain: what lies behind the income-depression relationship?
    Frederick J Zimmerman
    Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle 98115 8160, USA
    Health Econ 14:1197-215. 2005
    ..Fixed-effects estimates suggest that employment status and financial strain are causally related to depression, but income is not. Instrumental variable estimates suggest that financial strain may not lead to depression...
  6. ncbi request reprint Early cognitive stimulation, emotional support, and television watching as predictors of subsequent bullying among grade-school children
    Frederick J Zimmerman
    Department of Health Services, Child Health Institute, University of Washington, 6200 NE 74th Street, Suite 210, Seattle, WA 98115 8160, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 159:384-8. 2005
    ..Bullying is a major public health issue, the risk factors for which are poorly understood...
  7. doi request reprint A commentary on "Neo-materialist theory and the temporal relationship between income inequality and longevity change"
    Frederick J Zimmerman
    Department of Health Services, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Soc Sci Med 66:1882-94; discussion 1903-8. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Associations between content types of early media exposure and subsequent attentional problems
    Frederick J Zimmerman
    Child Health Institute, University of Washington, 6200 NE 74th St, Seattle, WA 98115, USA
    Pediatrics 120:986-92. 2007
    ..We tested the hypothesis that early television viewing of 3 content types is associated with subsequent attentional problems. The 3 different content types are educational, nonviolent entertainment, and violent entertainment...
  9. pmc Income inequality and physical and mental health: testing associations consistent with proposed causal pathways
    Frederick J Zimmerman
    Department of Health Services and Child Health Institute, 6200 NE 74th Street, Suite 210, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98115 8160, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 60:513-21. 2006
    ..To test associations between individual health outcomes and ecological variables proposed in causal models of relations between income inequality and health...
  10. ncbi request reprint Television and DVD/video viewing in children younger than 2 years
    Frederick J Zimmerman
    Child Health Institute, and Department of Health Services, University of Washington, and the Children s Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Seattle 98115, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 161:473-9. 2007
    ..To determine the television-, DVD-, and video-viewing habits of children younger than 2 years...
  11. ncbi request reprint On the standard gamble
    Frederick J Zimmerman
    Department of Health Services and Child Health Institute, University of Washington, 6200 NE 74th St, Bldg 29, Seattle, WA 98115, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 157:225-7. 2003
  12. doi request reprint Audible television and decreased adult words, infant vocalizations, and conversational turns: a population-based study
    Dimitri A Christakis
    Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development, 1100 Olive Way, Ste 500, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 163:554-8. 2009
    ..To test the hypothesis that audible television is associated with decreased parent and child interactions...
  13. pmc Associations between residential segregation and smoking during pregnancy among urban African-American women
    Janice F Bell
    Child Health Institute, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Urban Health 84:372-88. 2007
    ..A better understanding of both deleterious and protective contextual influences on smoking during pregnancy could help to inform interventions designed to meet Healthy People 2010 target goals...
  14. ncbi request reprint What factors are associated with achieving high continuity of care?
    Dimitri A Christakis
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98115 8160, USA
    Fam Med 36:55-60. 2004
    ..This study explored what patient, family, provider, and system factors are associated with high continuity of both total and well-child care...
  15. ncbi request reprint Birth outcomes among urban African-American women: a multilevel analysis of the role of racial residential segregation
    Janice F Bell
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Soc Sci Med 63:3030-45. 2006
    ..Further research to understand racial/ethnic and economic health disparities could benefit from a focus on the contributory role of neighborhood attributes associated with the dimensions segregation and other social geographies...
  16. ncbi request reprint Continuity of care is associated with well-coordinated care
    Dimitri A Christakis
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle 98115, USA
    Ambul Pediatr 3:82-6. 2003
    ..The importance of continuity of care as a means to promote care coordination remains controversial...
  17. pmc Associations between minimum wage policy and access to health care: evidence from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 1996-2007
    Kelly P McCarrier
    Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    Am J Public Health 101:359-67. 2011
    ..We examined whether minimum wage policy is associated with access to medical care among low-skilled workers in the United States...
  18. ncbi request reprint Effect of block play on language acquisition and attention in toddlers: a pilot randomized controlled trial
    Dimitri A Christakis
    Department of Pediatrics, and Child Health Institute, University of Washington, 6200 NE 74th St, Ste 210, Seattle, WA 98115 8160, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 161:967-71. 2007
    ..To test the hypotheses that block play improves language acquisition and attention...
  19. ncbi request reprint Association between parental satisfaction and antibiotic prescription for children with cough and cold symptoms
    Dimitri A Christakis
    Children s Hospital and Regional Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 24:774-7. 2005
    ..Providers' interest in satisfying parents may provide an impetus for unnecessary antibiotic use in children...
  20. doi request reprint Associations between state minimum wage policy and health care access: a multi-level analysis of the 2004 Behavioral Risk Factor survey
    Kelly P McCarrier
    Department of Health Services, University of Washington UW, Seattle, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 21:729-48. 2010
    ....
  21. pmc Associations of television content type and obesity in children
    Frederick J Zimmerman
    Department of Health Services, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:334-40. 2010
    ..We tested the associations of content types of children's television viewing with subsequent body mass index (BMI) to assess the plausibility of different causal pathways...
  22. ncbi request reprint Parental emotional support and subsequent internalizing and externalizing problems among children
    Carolyn A McCarty
    Department of Pediatrics, Child Health Institute, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98115 8160, USA
    J Dev Behav Pediatr 26:267-75. 2005
    ..This study discusses the importance of very early parental emotional support in promoting positive child development...
  23. ncbi request reprint Early television exposure and subsequent attentional problems in children
    Dimitri A Christakis
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Pediatrics 113:708-13. 2004
    ..The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that early television exposure (at ages 1 and 3) is associated with attentional problems at age 7...
  24. doi request reprint The value of social-cognitive theory to reducing preschool TV viewing: a pilot randomized trial
    Frederick J Zimmerman
    Fred W and Pamela K Wasserman Chair, Department of Health Services, Fielding School of Public Health, UCLA, Box 951772, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
    Prev Med 54:212-8. 2012
    ..To (a) reduce the total amount of television viewing to which preschool children are exposed; and (b) shift the balance of exposure away from commercial television toward educational content...
  25. ncbi request reprint Improving pediatric prevention via the internet: a randomized, controlled trial
    Dimitri A Christakis
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98115, USA
    Pediatrics 118:1157-66. 2006
    ..Innovations to improve the delivery of pediatric preventive care are needed...
  26. ncbi request reprint Maternal work and birth outcome disparities
    Janice F Bell
    Health Services, University of Washington, Box 357668, Seattle, WA, 98195, USA
    Matern Child Health J 12:415-26. 2008
    ..We tested relations between aspects of maternal work and birth outcomes in a national sample and in subgroups known to experience disparities...
  27. pmc Social and economic determinants of disparities in professional help-seeking for child mental health problems: evidence from a national sample
    Frederick J Zimmerman
    Department of Health Services and Child Health Institute, University of Washington, 6200 NE 74th Street, Suite 210, Seattle, WA 98115 8160, USA
    Health Serv Res 40:1514-33. 2005
    ....
  28. doi request reprint Health-care expenditures of overweight and obese males and females in the medical expenditures panel survey by age cohort
    Janice F Bell
    Department of Health Services, School of Public Health, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 19:228-32. 2011
    ..Expenditures associated with obesity exceed those associated with overweight. Further research is required to elucidate factors underlying the differences by sex...
  29. doi request reprint Teaching by listening: the importance of adult-child conversations to language development
    Frederick J Zimmerman
    Department of Health Services, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Pediatrics 124:342-9. 2009
    ..To test the independent association of adult language input, television viewing, and adult-child conversations on language acquisition among infants and toddlers...
  30. ncbi request reprint Television, video, and computer game usage in children under 11 years of age
    Dimitri A Christakis
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle, 98115 8160, USA
    J Pediatr 145:652-6. 2004
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint Racial disparities in outcomes of persons with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury
    Stephen M Bowman
    Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Med Care 45:686-90. 2007
    ..Although racial differences in hospital outcomes are well known for medical conditions (eg, cardiovascular disease), it is unknown whether differences exist for patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI)...
  32. pmc Improving parental adherence with asthma treatment guidelines: a randomized controlled trial of an interactive website
    Dimitri A Christakis
    Seattle Children s Research Institute, Seattle, WA 98121, USA
    Acad Pediatr 12:302-11. 2012
    ..We sought to test whether an interactive website grounded in social cognitive theory can improve the dispensing of controller medications and adherence with them where indicated...
  33. doi request reprint Shortened nighttime sleep duration in early life and subsequent childhood obesity
    Janice F Bell
    Department of Health Services, School of Public Health, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98198 7230, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 164:840-5. 2010
    ..To test associations between daytime and nighttime sleep duration and subsequent obesity in children and adolescents...
  34. pmc Jail incarceration and birth outcomes
    Janice F Bell
    Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    J Urban Health 81:630-44. 2004
    ..Efforts to ensure that all pregnant women released from jail have access to enhanced prenatal health services may improve perinatal outcomes for this group of particularly vulnerable women and infants...
  35. pmc Employment outcomes of persons with a mental disorder and comorbid chronic pain
    Jennifer Brennan Braden
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, 1959 NE Pacific St, Box 356560, Seattle, WA 98195 6560, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 59:878-85. 2008
    ..This study examined the independent and interactive effects of common mental disorders and chronic pain conditions on employment and work outcomes among individuals under 65 years old...
  36. pmc Web-based collaborative care for type 1 diabetes: a pilot randomized trial
    Kelly P McCarrier
    Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    Diabetes Technol Ther 11:211-7. 2009
    ....
  37. ncbi request reprint Hospital characteristics associated with the management of pediatric splenic injuries
    Stephen M Bowman
    Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    JAMA 294:2611-7. 2005
    ..As asplenic children are at increased risk of overwhelming postsplenectomy infection, nonoperative management may be considered a quality of care indicator...
  38. ncbi request reprint Violent television viewing during preschool is associated with antisocial behavior during school age
    Dimitri A Christakis
    Child Health Institute, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98115 8160, USA
    Pediatrics 120:993-9. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that exposure to violent television viewing when children are 2 to 5 years of age would be associated with antisocial behavior at ages 7 to 10...
  39. ncbi request reprint Attitudes and intentions of future health care providers toward abortion provision
    Solmaz Shotorbani
    Department of Pharmacy, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Perspect Sex Reprod Health 36:58-63. 2004
    ..However, 87% of all counties had no abortion provider in 2000, and little is known about the attitudes and intentions of future health care providers, including advanced clinical practitioners, regarding abortion provision...
  40. ncbi request reprint Continuity of care is associated with high-quality careby parental report
    Dimitri A Christakis
    Department of Pediatrics, Child Health Institute, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98103 8652, USA
    Pediatrics 109:e54. 2002
    ..The benefits of continuity of pediatric care remain controversial...
  41. ncbi request reprint Early television viewing is associated with protesting turning off the television at age 6
    Dimitri A Christakis
    Department of Pediatrics and Child Health Institute, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    MedGenMed 8:63. 2006
    ..The effects of early exposure to television remain poorly defined. Although some have speculated that television may be habit-forming, evidence is lacking especially in young children...
  42. ncbi request reprint Selection bias in prenatal care use by Medicaid recipients
    Janice F Bell
    Department of Health Services and the Child Health Institute, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 4920, USA
    Matern Child Health J 7:239-52. 2003
    ..This study examines whether four types of selection bias in estimates of the effectiveness of prenatal care utilization for improving birthweight occur in a population of economically disadvantaged women...
  43. doi request reprint Using marketing muscle to sell fat: the rise of obesity in the modern economy
    Frederick J Zimmerman
    Department of Health Services, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, 90095 1772, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 32:285-306. 2011
    ..Only by reigning in or countering marketing power can rationality be restored to the dietary choices of Americans...
  44. doi request reprint Using behavioral economics to promote physical activity
    Frederick J Zimmerman
    Department of Health Services, UCLA School of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
    Prev Med 49:289-91. 2009
    ..Behavioral economics accordingly suggests that physical activity promotion should incorporate attempts at a cultural shift to support individual health-promotion efforts...
  45. pmc Occupational injury and absence from work among African American, Hispanic, and non-Hispanic White workers in the national longitudinal survey of youth
    Larkin L Strong
    Department of Health Services, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, 98109, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:1226-32. 2005
    ..We examined how race and ethnicity influence injury and illness risk and number of days of work missed as a result of injury or illness...
  46. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of deaths occurring in children's hospitals: implications for supportive care services
    Chris Feudtner
    Child Health Institute, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98103 8552, USA
    Pediatrics 109:887-93. 2002
    ..End-of-life care is an important yet underdeveloped component of pediatric hospital services...
  47. doi request reprint The role of hospital profit status in pediatric spleen injury management
    Stephen M Bowman
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas 72202 3591, USA
    Med Care 46:331-8. 2008
    ..Evidence suggests that over 90% of pediatric splenic injuries can be successfully managed nonoperatively. Although pediatric hospitals have rapidly adopted nonoperative management, variability exists among other types of hospitals...
  48. ncbi request reprint Perinatal health service use by women released from jail
    Janice F Bell
    Health Services at the University of Washington, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 15:426-42. 2004
    ..Service coordination may increase women's engagement in health services during future pregnancies, with or without subsequent incarceration...
  49. ncbi request reprint Viewing television before age 3 is not the same as viewing television at age 5
    Dimitri A Christakis
    Pediatrics 118:435; author reply 435-6. 2006
  50. ncbi request reprint Perceptions about computers and the internet in a pediatric clinic population
    Aaron E Carroll
    Children s Health Services Research, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Ind, USA
    Ambul Pediatr 5:122-6. 2005
    ..A digital divide with respect to computer and Internet access has been noted in numerous studies and reports. Equally important to ownership is comfort with computers and Internet technology, and concerns about privacy of personal data...
  51. doi request reprint Rural trauma: is trauma designation associated with better hospital outcomes?
    Stephen M Bowman
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR 72202 3591, USA
    J Rural Health 24:263-8. 2008
    ..While trauma designation has been associated with lower risk of death in large urban settings, relatively little attention has been given to this issue in small rural hospitals...

Research Grants1

  1. The Economics of Mental Health Disparties
    Frederick Zimmerman; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Finally, the last 18 months of the grant will be devoted to developing a new research protocol on the role of time preference (i.e., impatience or delay of gratification) in determining patient demand for mental health services. ..