Affiliation: University of California
- The effects of food advertising and cognitive load on food choicesFrederick J Zimmerman
Department of Health Policy and Management, Fielding School of Public Health, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
BMC Public Health 14:342. 2014..Advertising has been implicated in the declining quality of the American diet, but much of the research has been conducted with children rather than adults. This study tested the effects of televised food advertising on adult food choice...
- Habit, custom, and power: a multi-level theory of population healthFrederick J Zimmerman
Department of Health Policy and Management, Fielding School of Public Health, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
Soc Sci Med 80:47-56. 2013..Replacing the dominant rational-choice paradigm with a multi-level theoretical paradigm involving habit, custom, and power will enable public health to engage in rigorous new areas of research...
- The value of social-cognitive theory to reducing preschool TV viewing: a pilot randomized trialFrederick 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...
- Using marketing muscle to sell fat: the rise of obesity in the modern economyFrederick 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...
- Associations of television content type and obesity in childrenFrederick 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...
- Using behavioral economics to promote physical activityFrederick 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...
- Teaching by listening: the importance of adult-child conversations to language developmentFrederick 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...
- Shortened nighttime sleep duration in early life and subsequent childhood obesityJanice 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...
- Early cognitive stimulation, emotional support, and television watching as predictors of subsequent bullying among grade-school childrenFrederick 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...
- Associations between state minimum wage policy and health care access: a multi-level analysis of the 2004 Behavioral Risk Factor surveyKelly P McCarrier
Department of Health Services, University of Washington UW, Seattle, USA
J Health Care Poor Underserved 21:729-48. 2010....
- Occupational injury and absence from work among African American, Hispanic, and non-Hispanic White workers in the national longitudinal survey of youthLarkin 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...
- 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...
- Tinker, tailor, soldier, patient: work attributes and depression disparities among young adultsFrederick 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...
- Disparities in Depression Incidence and TreatmentFrederick Zimmerman; Fiscal Year: 2001..The results of this research will be of major interest to health services researchers, to mental health providers and to policy-makers. ..