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Elissa Weitzman, ScD, MSc

Elissa Weitzman ScD, MSc
Computational Health Informatics Program (CHIP)
Medicine Research
Hospital Title:
Associate Scientific Researcher
Academic Title:
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
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  1. Levy S, Dedeoglu F, Gaffin JM, Garvey KC, Harstad E, MacGinnitie A, Rufo PA, Huang Q, Ziemnik RE, Wisk LE, Weitzman ER. A Screening Tool for Assessing Alcohol Use Risk among Medically Vulnerable Youth. PLoS One. 2016; 11(5):e0156240.
  2. Himes BE, Weitzman ER. Innovations in health information technologies for chronic pulmonary diseases. Respir Res. 2016; 17:38.
  3. Wisk LE, Weitzman ER. Substance Use Patterns Through Early Adulthood: Results for Youth With and Without Chronic Conditions. Am J Prev Med. 2016 Jul; 51(1):33-45.
  4. Hersh AO, Salimian PK, Weitzman ER. Using Patient-Reported Outcome Measures to Capture the Patient's Voice in Research and Care of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 2016 May; 42(2):333-46.
  5. Levy S, Weitzman ER. Building a Learning Marijuana Surveillance System. JAMA Pediatr. 2016 Mar; 170(3):193-4.
  6. Holm IA, Iles BR, Ziniel SI, Bacon PL, Savage SK, Christensen KD, Weitzman ER, Green RC, Huntington NL. Participant Satisfaction With a Preference-Setting Tool for the Return of Individual Research Results in Pediatric Genomic Research. J Empir Res Hum Res Ethics. 2015 Oct; 10(4):414-26.
  7. Weitzman ER, Ziemnik RE, Huang Q, Levy S. Alcohol and Marijuana Use and Treatment Nonadherence Among Medically Vulnerable Youth. Pediatrics. 2015 Sep; 136(3):450-7.
  8. Bacon PL, Harris ED, Ziniel SI, Savage SK, Weitzman ER, Green RC, Huntington NL, Holm IA. The development of a preference-setting model for the return of individual genomic research results. J Empir Res Hum Res Ethics. 2015 Apr; 10(2):107-20.
  9. Lemly DC, Lawlor K, Scherer EA, Kelemen S, Weitzman ER. College health service capacity to support youth with chronic medical conditions. Pediatrics. 2014 Nov; 134(5):885-91.
  10. Salimian PK, Chunara R, Weitzman ER. Averting the perfect storm: addressing youth substance use risk from social media use. Pediatr Ann. 2014 Oct; 43(10):411.
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  12. Schwenk HT, Lightdale JR, Arnold JH, Goldmann DA, Weitzman ER. Coping with college and inflammatory bowel disease: implications for clinical guidance and support. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2014 Sep; 20(9):1618-27.
  13. Sawicki GS, Kelemen S, Weitzman ER. Ready, set, stop: mismatch between self-care beliefs, transition readiness skills, and transition planning among adolescents, young adults, and parents. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2014 Oct; 53(11):1062-8.
  14. Ziniel SI, Savage SK, Huntington N, Amatruda J, Green RC, Weitzman ER, Taylor P, Holm IA. Parents' preferences for return of results in pediatric genomic research. Public Health Genomics. 2014; 17(2):105-14.
  15. Eggleston EM, Weitzman ER. Innovative uses of electronic health records and social media for public health surveillance. Curr Diab Rep. 2014 Mar; 14(3):468.
  16. Mandl KD, McNabb M, Marks N, Weitzman ER, Kelemen S, Eggleston EM, Quinn M. Participatory surveillance of diabetes device safety: a social media-based complement to traditional FDA reporting. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2014 Jul-Aug; 21(4):687-91.
  17. Lemly DC, Weitzman ER, O'Hare K. Advancing healthcare transitions in the medical home: tools for providers, families and adolescents with special healthcare needs. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2013 Aug; 25(4):439-46.
  18. Weitzman ER, Kelemen S, Quinn M, Eggleston EM, Mandl KD. Participatory surveillance of hypoglycemia and harms in an online social network. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Mar 11; 173(5):345-51.
  19. Weitzman ER, Kelemen S, Kaci L, Mandl KD. Willingness to share personal health record data for care improvement and public health: a survey of experienced personal health record users. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2012; 12:39.
  20. Weitzman ER, Kelemen S, Mandl KD. Surveillance of an Online Social Network to Assess Population-level Diabetes Health Status and Healthcare Quality. Online J Public Health Inform. 2011; 3(3).
  21. Weitzman ER, Adida B, Kelemen S, Mandl KD. Sharing data for public health research by members of an international online diabetes social network. PLoS One. 2011; 6(4):e19256.
  22. Weitzman ER, Cole E, Kaci L, Mandl KD. Social but safe? Quality and safety of diabetes-related online social networks. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2011 May 1; 18(3):292-7.
  23. Weitzman ER, Kaci L, Quinn M, Mandl KD. Helping high-risk youth move through high-risk periods: personally controlled health records for improving social and health care transitions. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2011 Jan; 5(1):47-54.
  24. Weitzman ER, Kaci L, Mandl KD. Sharing medical data for health research: the early personal health record experience. J Med Internet Res. 2010; 12(2):e14.
  25. Nelson TF, Xuan Z, Lee H, Weitzman ER, Wechsler H. Persistence of heavy drinking and ensuing consequences at heavy drinking colleges. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2009 Sep; 70(5):726-34.
  26. Hingson RW, Zha W, Weitzman ER. Magnitude of and trends in alcohol-related mortality and morbidity among U.S. college students ages 18-24, 1998-2005. J Stud Alcohol Drugs Suppl. 2009 Jul; (16):12-20.
  27. Weitzman ER, Kaci L, Mandl KD. Acceptability of a personally controlled health record in a community-based setting: implications for policy and design. J Med Internet Res. 2009; 11(2):e14.
  28. McCabe SE, Diez A, Boyd CJ, Nelson TF, Weitzman ER. Comparing web and mail responses in a mixed mode survey in college alcohol use research. Addict Behav. 2006 Sep; 31(9):1619-27.
  29. Nelson TF, Weitzman ER, Wechsler H. The effect of a campus-community environmental alcohol prevention initiative on student drinking and driving: results from the "a matter of degree" program evaluation. Traffic Inj Prev. 2005 Dec; 6(4):323-30.
  30. Weitzman ER, Chen YY, Subramanian SV. Youth smoking risk and community patterns of alcohol availability and control: a national multilevel study. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2005 Dec; 59(12):1065-71.
  31. Weitzman ER, Chen YY. The co-occurrence of smoking and drinking among young adults in college: national survey results from the United States. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2005 Dec 12; 80(3):377-86.
  32. Weitzman ER, Chen YY. Risk modifying effect of social capital on measures of heavy alcohol consumption, alcohol abuse, harms, and secondhand effects: national survey findings. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2005 Apr; 59(4):303-9.
  33. Chen YY, Weitzman ER. Depressive symptoms, DSM-IV alcohol abuse and their comorbidity among children of problem drinkers in a national survey: effects of parent and child gender and parent recovery status. J Stud Alcohol. 2005 Jan; 66(1):66-73.
  34. Weitzman ER, Nelson TF, Lee H, Wechsler H. Reducing drinking and related harms in college: evaluation of the "A Matter of Degree" program. Am J Prev Med. 2004 Oct; 27(3):187-96.
  35. Weitzman ER. Poor mental health, depression, and associations with alcohol consumption, harm, and abuse in a national sample of young adults in college. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2004 Apr; 192(4):269-77.
  36. Weitzman ER, Nelson TF. College student binge drinking and the "prevention paradox": implications for prevention and harm reduction. J Drug Educ. 2004; 34(3):247-65.
  37. Weitzman ER, Folkman A, Folkman MP, Wechsler H. The relationship of alcohol outlet density to heavy and frequent drinking and drinking-related problems among college students at eight universities. Health Place. 2003 Mar; 9(1):1-6.
  38. Weitzman ER, Nelson TF, Wechsler H. Taking up binge drinking in college: the influences of person, social group, and environment. J Adolesc Health. 2003 Jan; 32(1):26-35.
  39. Knight JR, Wechsler H, Kuo M, Seibring M, Weitzman ER, Schuckit MA. Alcohol abuse and dependence among U.S. college students. J Stud Alcohol. 2002 May; 63(3):263-70.
  40. Weitzman ER, Zapka J, Estabrook B, Goins KV. Risk and reluctance: understanding impediments to colorectal cancer screening. Prev Med. 2001 Jun; 32(6):502-13.
  41. Weitzman ER, Kawachi I. Giving means receiving: the protective effect of social capital on binge drinking on college campuses. Am J Public Health. 2000 Dec; 90(12):1936-9.
  42. Finnegan JR, Meischke H, Zapka JG, Leviton L, Meshack A, Benjamin-Garner R, Estabrook B, Hall NJ, Schaeffer S, Smith C, Weitzman ER, Raczynski J, Stone E. Patient delay in seeking care for heart attack symptoms: findings from focus groups conducted in five U.S. regions. Prev Med. 2000 Sep; 31(3):205-13.
  43. Wechsler H, Kelley K, Weitzman ER, SanGiovanni JP, Seibring M. What colleges are doing about student binge drinking. A survey of college administrators. J Am Coll Health. 2000 Mar; 48(5):219-26.
  44. Weitzman ER, Wechsler H. Alcohol use, abuse, and related problems among children of problem drinkers: findings from a national survey of college alcohol use. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2000 Mar; 188(3):148-54.
  45. Girolametto L, Pearce PS, Weitzman E. Effects of lexical intervention on the phonology of late talkers. J Speech Lang Hear Res. 1997 Apr; 40(2):338-48.
  46. Wechsler H, Weitzman ER. Community solutions to community problems--preventing adolescent alcohol use. Am J Public Health. 1996 Jul; 86(7):923-5.
  47. Gross M, DeJong W, Lamb D, Enos T, Mason T, Weitzman E. "Drugs and AIDS--reaching for help": a videotape on AIDS and drug abuse prevention for criminal justice populations. J Drug Educ. 1994; 24(1):1-20.
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