Brian S. Schwartz, MD, MS
Co-Lead, Pennsylvania Project
Professor, Departments of Environmental Health Sciences, Epidemiology, and Medicine, Geisinger Center for Health Research
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Dr. Brian Schwartz is an environmental epidemiologist interested in how community and healthcare delivery factors influence childhood body mass index trajectories and risk of obesity. Dr. Schwartz is the co-leader of the Pennsylvania Project at the GOPC. This project is an exercise in big data epidemiology, using electronic health record data from 2001 to 2012 from 163,000 geocoded children aged 3 to 18 years in 1,300 communities in 40 counties in central and northeastern Pennsylvania. We are linking the child data to longitudinal information on community land use, food, physical activity, and social environments. In Phase 2, we are collecting additional data from children, parents, and communities, including measurement of DNA methylation in five candidate genes.
- Glass TA, Rasmussen MR, Schwartz BS. Neighborhoods and obesity in older adults: the Baltimore Memory Study. Am J Prev Med 2006; 31: 455-63.
- Feng J, Glass TA, Curriero FC, Stewart WF, Schwartz BS. The built environment and obesity: a systematic review of the epidemiologic evidence. Health & Place 2010; 16: 175-90.
- Schwartz BS, Stewart WF, Godby S, Pollak J, DeWalle J, Larson SL, Mercer DG, Glass TA. Body mass index and the built and social environments in children and adolescents using electronic health records. Am J Prev Med 2011; 41: e17-28.
- Schwartz BS, Bailey-Davis L, Bandeen-Roche K, Pollak J, Hirsch AG, Nau C, Liu AY, Glass TA. Attention deficit disorder, stimulant use, and childhood body mass index trajectory. Pediatrics 2014; 133: 668-676.
- Nau C, Schwartz BS, Bandeen-Roche K, Liu AY, Pollak J, Hirsch AG, Bailey-Davis L, Glass TA. Community socioeconomic deprivation and obesity trajectories in children using electronic health records. Obesity 2014; in press.
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