Bruce G. Simons-Morton, Ed.D., M.P.H.

Updated October 17, 2014

Current Position:

Associate Director for Prevention, NICHD and
Senior Investigator and Chief, Health Behavior Branch
Division of Intramural Population Health Research
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health

Address:

6100 Executive Blvd, 7B05
Rockville, MD 20892-7510
301-496-5674
MortonB@mail.nih.gov

Personal:

Residence: 8315 North Brook LN 1201, Bethesda, MD 20814
Married: Denise Simons-Morton, M.D., Ph.D
Children: Bahia Simons-Lane (32); Don Morton (30)
Interests: squash; bicycling, hiking, reading, cinema, theater, politics

Education:

1981-1983 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Behavioral Medicine
The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene & Public Health
1981 M.P.H., Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene & Public Health
1976 Ed.D., Health Education, University of Northern Colorado
1973 M.A., Health Science and Safety, San Diego State University
1968 B.A., Political Science, University of California/Santa Barbara

Professional Experience:

1992-present Senior Investigator (with tenure), Division of Intramural Population Health Research, NICHD
1988- 1992 Associate Professor, Behavioral Science (with tenure) School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
1983-1988 Associate Professor (with tenure) and Coordinator, Health Education & Promotion, School of Allied Health Sciences, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
1975-1980 Assistant Professor of Health Education, College of Health and Physical Education, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
1973-1975 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Health Education University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO
1972-1973 Director, Drug Abuse Prevention Program Boys Club of Imperial Beach, California
1971-1972 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Health Science and Safety, Department of Health Science, San Diego State University
1971-1972 Instructor, Las Colinas School for Girls San Diego, CA
1968-1971 Commissioned Officer and Pilot, U. S. Navy
1961-1964 Bat Boy, Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball Team

Academic Administration and Service

NIH, NICHD. Associate Director for Prevention, NICHD (since 10/2013); Chief, Prevention Research/Health Behavior Branch, Division of Intramural Population Health Research, NICHD (since 1995); NICHD Representative to NIH ODP Prevention Research Coordinating Committee (Since 10/2013); Roadmap Project Science of Behavior Change (2008-2013); Elected Member, NICHD Equal Opportunity Committee (1996-1998); Member, Advisory Committee, Behavior and Social Sciences Research Branch, NHGRI (2007-10); NIH representative to the DSMB, Family Management of Childhood Diabetes Study (2004-2008); NIH representative to the DSMB, EAGR Trial (2007-present); Member, Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Group; NIH Planning Committee, Issues in Randomized Control Trials Involving Behavioral Interventions; Planning Committee (2004); NIH Consensus Development Conference on Preventing Antisocial and Related Behaviors in Youth (2001); Member, Planning Committee, Surgeon General's Report on Youth Violence (2000)

Search and Tenure Review Committees (recent): Chair, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Branch, Tenure Track Investigator (2011-12); Member, BSSRB, NHGRI, tenure track investigator (2010-11; Chair: Branch Chief, Biostatistics and Biometry Branch, DIPHR; Tenure Track Investigator in Epidemiology, DESPR (2008); Senior Investigator in Behavior and Genetics, BSSRB, NGGRI (2008); Tenure Review Committee for Jim Zhang, Epidemiology Branch (2005)

University: Convener, Health Promotion Module, UT School of Public Health, 1989, 2002; Coordinator, Health Education & Promotion, School of Allied Health Sciences, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX

Teaching (Graduate Courses and Lectures)

Behavioral Science Theory in Injury Prevention, Lecture, JHUSPHH, 2008.
School-Based Research, Lecture for Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health, JHUSPHH, 2007.
Instructor, Behavioral Science (required course for MPH students), JHUSPH, Montgomery County campus, 1994-96.
Health Promotion Intervention Theory and Methods: Individual and Interpersonal Levels; Health Promotion Intervention Theory and Methods: Organizational, Community, Government Levels; Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health; Advanced Health Education Research Seminar; Program Planning; Health Education Topics; Research Methods; Thesis Preparation -- University of Texas School of Public Health, 1987-1992.

Awards

2010 National Institutes of Health Director’s Award for research on young drivers
2008 NIH Diversity Council Recognition Award
2007 Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of Iowa School of Public Health, Oct 15-17
2007 Research Laureate, American Academy of Health Behavior
2005 University of North Caroline at Charlotte, 2005 Public Health Scholar, April 7
2005 Rockefeller Foundation Scholar-In-Resident at Bellagio, Italy, February 16 – March 16
2003 Certificate of Recognition, Excellence and Commitment to Traffic Safety and Accident Prevention, 2003 Geico Public Service Award
2003 Distinguished Fellow, Society for Public Health Education
2003 NICHD Staff Recognition Award
2003 Nationally ranked #1, 55+ age group, US Squash Rackets Association
2003 President, National Capital Squash Rackets Association
2002 Fellow, American Academy of Health Behavior
2002 NICHD Staff Recognition Award
2002 NIH Quality Step Increase
2001 NICHD Staff Recognition Award
1999 National Institutes of Health Award of Merit

Professional Service (recent)

National Planning Committees

2013 TRB, ANB30 Planning Committee Chair, Predictors of Teen Driving Risk
2012 Chair, Operator Education and Regulation Committee, Transportation Research Board, National Academy of Science.
2011 Chair, Planning Committee, Transportation Research Board (National Academies of Science) Young Driver Workshop, “Theory and the young driver”
2010 National Prevention Council (NIH Representative)
2008 Member, Planning Committee, National Academy of Sciences, Transportation Research Board, Subcommittee on Young Drivers, Summer Workshop, “Research Agenda for 2020”. Woods Hole, Mass, July
2008 Member, Planning Committee, National Academy of Science, Transportation Research Board Conference “Impact of Changing Demographics on the Transportation System”, DC, October.
2008 Member, Planning Committee, American Academy of Health Behavior Annual Meeting for 2009.
2007 Member, Planning Committee, National Safety Council, National Invitational Conference on Graduated Driver Licensing, Tucson, Feb, 2007
2006 Member, Planning Committee, National Academy of Science, Institute of Medicine, Board on Children Youth and Families, Board on Children, Youth, and Families, Committee on The Contributions from the Behavioral & Social Sciences in Reducing and Preventing Teen Motor Crashes, Washington DC.
2006 President, American Academy of Health Behavior
2004 Program Chair, Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Health Behavior, March, Charleston, South Carolina
2002 Member, Planning Committee, National Safety Council Symposium On Graduated Driver Licensing Documenting The Science Of GDL, November, Chatham, MA
2002 Coordinator, Young Driver Expert Conference, Arlie Conference Center, Virginia

Expert Panels, Advisory Boards, Committees, & Other Professional Service

2014 National Safety Council, International Expert Meeting on the role of driver education and GDL, Chicago, June, 2014.
2013 National Science Foundation review of research proposal on costly exclusion.
2011 Panelist, Institute of Medicine, The Science of Adolescent Risk-Taking: Translating New Knowledge About Determinants of Adolescent Risk-taking into Adolescent Programs and Interventions, September, Washington DC.
2011 Member, Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee, Food and Drug Administration
2011 Member, Young Driver Subcommittee, National Transportation Board, National Academy of Science
2010 Member, Young Driver Subcommittee, National Transportation Board, National Academy of Science.
2010 Consultant, AAA Foundation, Research Agenda
2010 Consultant, AAA Foundation, Large Scale Driver Education Research
2009 Program Chair, 2009 Program, Young Driver Subcommittee, Academy of Sciences, Transportation Research Board.
2008 Co-chair, Summer Workshop, Academy of Sciences, Transportation Research Board, Developing a Research Agenda on Young Drivers, Woods Hole, July 27-30, 2008
2008 Invited Member, Workshop on Novice Teen Driving Monitoring, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, DOT, May 15, Washington DC.
2008 Invited Member, Panel on Driver Education, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, DOT, May 14, Washington DC.
2008 Invited Member, Teen Driving Subcommittee, National Transportation Board, Academy of Science
2006 President, American Academy of Health Behavior, 2006.
2006 Invited Member, Expert Panel, CDC Center for Injury Prevention and Control, “Reducing high-risk behaviors among teenage drivers.” June 27, Washington DC, 2006.
2006 Invited Member, Committee on Operator Education and Regulation, Transportation Research Board, National Academy of Science
2006 Consultant, National Safety Council, Family Guide to Teen Driver Safety.
2005 Invited Member, Expert Panel, AAA Foundation Strategic Planning Conference, Washington DC
2005 Invited Member, Expert Panel on Young Drivers, State Farm Insurance Company, Boston, September, 14-16.
2004 Consultant, Trauma Link, Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania, Oct. 19.
2004 Consultant, School Health Programs and Policy Study, Macro International and the Centers for Disease Control, September 27.
2004 Advisor, National Research Council, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Science Committee on Adolescent Health and Development
2002 Expert, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development’s (ASCD) Healthy School Report Card, August 13, 2003, Arlington, VA.
2002 Consultant, American Automobile Association, Increasing Parental Involvement in Practice Driving.
2001 Advisor, Cognitive Aspects of Motor Vehicle Crash Risks Among Adolescents. National Research Council Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Institute of Medicine Advisor
2001 Participant, Building a Strong Foundation: Creating a Health Agenda for the Middle Childhood Years, An Analysis and Synthesis of Health Issues and Implications for the Middle Childhood Population. MCHB, HRSA, Annie E. Casey Foundation
2001 Representative, Committee on Assuring the Health of the Public in the 21st Century, National Academy of Sciences
2001 Member, planning committee, Consensus Development Conference on Antisocial and Other Related Behavioral Problems, sponsored by the NIMH, June 11-12, 2001

Editorial Responsibilities (since 2000)

Editorial Board, Health Education & Behavior (2014); Associate Editor, Health Education & Behavior (2003-2007; 2009-present); Senior Associate Editor, American Journal of Health Behavior (2003-2011); Guest Editor, Health Education & Behavior, Special issue, Trial for Activity in Adolescent Girls Study, 2004; Guest Editor, Injury Prevention, Special Issue on Reducing Young Driver Crash Risk, 2002; Editor, supplemental issue of Injury Prevention on Young Drivers; Co-Editor, supplemental Issue of Injury Prevention on Young Drivers, 2002. Editor of Special Issue on Health Communications in the Prevention of ATOD, Health Education and Behavior.

Journal Reviewing

Accident Analysis and Prevention (since 2002); American Journal of Public Health (since 1987); American Journal of Preventive Medicine (since 2000); Health Education and Behavior (since 1987); Health Education Research (since 1990); Health Psychology (since 1989); Injury Prevention (since 2001); Journal of Adolescent Health (since 2000); Journal of Early Adolescence (since 2007); Journal of Health Education (since 1987); Journal of the American Medical Association (since 1992); Journal of School Health (since 1986); Journal of Safety Research (since 2005); Parenting Science and Practice (since 2002); Preventive Medicine (since 1990); Prevention Science (since 2001); Social Science and Medicine, since 2000; Pediatrics (since 2000)

Grant Reviews (since 2002)

2010 Anthony Marchionne Foundation: Parental and Peer Influences on Attentional Patterns to Smoking-Related Stimuli in Pre-Adolescents
2009 AAA Foundation Annual Grant Reviews
2008 M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust: Instrumentation of a vehicle fleet at Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University, Bozeman, MT.
2008 Health Research Board of Ireland, Project Grants in Health Promotion, 2008
2006 Expert Reviewer, Site Visit of the University of Alabama Injury Center, September 27.
2004 Grant Review Panel Member, Dissemination Grant Review, Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Atlanta, June, 2004.
2003 Grant Review Panel Member, Dissemination Grant Review, Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Atlanta, May 18-19, 2003.
2002 Welcoming Foundation Health Science Grant Reviews

Abstract Reviews (recent)

Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting (2004-2012); TRB Conference on “Impact of Demographics on Transportation Annual Meeting (2010); Driving Assessment (2008, 2010); American Academy of Health Behavior Annual Meeting (2000-present); Society of Prevention Research (2000-present); Public Health Education Section of the American Public Health Association (1984-present); Society for Public Health Education Annual Meeting (1990-present); American School Health Association Research Council (1986-1992)

Current Research Funding (amount, source, collaborator, year of award)

Senior Investigator, Systematic Reviews of Young Driver Topics (Office of Disease Prevention, NIH, $25,000)
Senior Investigator, Uniform Naturalistic Driving Data (NICHD, $1.2 million)
Senior Investigator, Teen Passenger Simulation Study (NICHD $2.3 million)
Senior Investigator. Extension of NEXT Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health Behavior (NICHD, other institutes, HRSA, $12 million, FY2012-2017)
Senior Investigator. The NEXT Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health Behavior (NICHD, (NICHD, $8.5 million, FY 2009)
Senior Investigator. The effects of supervised practice driving on independent driving performance (NICHD, VTTI, $1,185,000, FY 2011-2015).
Senior Investigator. Teen passenger effects on simulation teenage driving. NICHD ($1,593,786, FY 2010-2015)
Senior Investigator. DriveCam Study. NICHD ($465,000, FY 2009)

Conference Platform Presentations and Invited Talks (selected, since 2003)

2014 Simons-Morton, B.G. The Naturalistic Teenage Driving Study: Methods and Selected Findings. Invited presentation to SHRP 2 Data Oversight Committee, National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC, October 6, 2014.
2014 Simons-Morton, B.G. The Naturalistic Teenage Driving Study: Methods and Selected Findings. Presented at the Fourth International Symposium on Naturalistic Driving Research. Blacksburg, VA, August 25, 2014.
2014 Guo, F., Klauer, S., Simons-Morton, B., Dingus, T. Variability in Crash/Near Crash Risk Among Young Drivers. Presented at the Fourth International Symposium on Naturalistic Driving Research. Blacksburg, VA, August 25, 2014.
2014 Ouimet, M.C., Simons-Morton, B.G., et al. The Effects of Cortisol on Novice Driver Crash/Near Crash Risk. Presented at the Fourth International Symposium on Naturalistic Driving Research. Blacksburg, VA, August 25, 2014.
2014 Klauer, S., Simons-Morton, B.G., et al. Predictors of Crash Risk for Novice Drivers. Presented at the Fourth International Symposium on Naturalistic Driving Research. Blacksburg, VA, August 25, 2014.
2014 Ehsani, J., Simons-Morton, B.G., et al. the Prevalence and Risk of Secondary Task Engagement with Novice Drivers. Presented at the Fourth International Symposium on Naturalistic Driving Research. Blacksburg, VA, August 25, 2014.
2014 Simons-Morton, B.G. Predictors of Teenage Driving Risk. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington DC, January14, 2014.
2014 Simons-Morton, B.G. Supervised Practice Driving: A Naturalistic Driving Study. Presented at the Pre-conference Human Factors Workshop on Teenage Driving at the Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington DC, January 12, 2014.
2014 Iannotti, R., Li, K., Simons-Morton, B.G. Is the association of physical activity and sedentary behavior with CVD risk factors dependent on weight status? The NEXT Generation Health Study. Presented at the ISBNPA Annual Meeting, San Diego, May 21-24.
2013 Simons-Morton, B.G. Are risk perceptions associated with adolescent risky driving?” American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Boston, Nov 5, 2013.
2013 Simons-Morton, B.G., Li, K., Brooks-Russell, A., Ehsani, J., Pradhan, A., Ouimet, M.C., Klauer, C. Validity of the C-RDS Self-Reported Risky Driving Measure. Presented at the 7th International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design. New York, June 18-20.
2013 Ehsani, J.P., Brooks-Russell, A., Li, K., Perlus, J.G., Pradhan, A.K., Simons-Morton, B.G. Prevalence of Novice Teenage Driver Cell Phone Use. Presented at the 7th International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design. New York, June 18-20.
2013 Pradhan, A., Li, K., Ehsani, J.P., Ouimet, M.C., Klauer, S.G., Simons-Morton, B.G. Measuring young drivers' behavior during complex driving situations, Presented at the 7th International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design. New York, June 18-20.
2013 Shope, J., Zakracek, J., Simons-Morton, B.G. Translating An Effective Teen Driving Program for Parents to Primary Care. American Academy of Pediatrics, Orlando, FL, October 26-29, 2013.
2013 Simons-Morton, B.G. What is the evidence that distraction is an important cause of motor vehicle safety. Presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Violence and Injury Research, Baltimore, MD, June 6, 2013.
2012 Simons-Morton, B.G. & Klauer, S.G. “Secondary Task Engagement and Distraction Among Novice Young Drivers.” American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, October 28-31.
2011 Simons-Morton, B.G. Driving Performance and Risk of Novice Teenagers compared with Parents. Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington DC, January 13.
2011 Simons-Morton, B.G. Predictors of Speeding During the First Eighteen Months of Licensure. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Oct 29-Nov 2, 2011.
2011 Simons-Morton, B.G. Teenage Risky Driving: Careless or Clueless? Invited presentation at the meeting, Applying the Principles of The Science of Adolescent Risk-Taking to the Design and Implementation of Interventions. Board on Children, Youth, and Families, Institute of Medicine/National Research Council, National Academies of Science, September 15, Washington DC.
2011 Simons-Morton, B.G. and R. Foss. “Conceptualization of the Young Driver Problem – How useful is theory for understanding teenage driving?” Presented by Invitation at the Summer Workshop of the Young Driver Subcommittee of the Transportation Research Board, National Academies of Science, Woods Hole, August 23-24.
2011 Simons-Morton, B.G. and R. Shults. “Age and Maturity: Teenage driving from a developmental perspective?” Presented by Invitation at the Summer Workshop of the Young Driver Subcommittee of the Transportation Research Board, National Academies of Science, Woods Hole, August 23-24.
2010 Simons-Morton, B.G. Does risky driving predict crashes/near crashes. Presented at the Naturalistic Driving Conference, Blacksburg, VA, September, 2010.
2010 Simons-Morton, B.G. Risky driving among novice teenagers. Presented at the summer workshop on driving exposure among novice young drivers, TRB Young Driver Subcommittee, Woods Hole, July, 2010.
2010 Simons-Morton, B.G. The Young Driver Problem and Parent Involvement (preconference workshop presentation). Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington DC, January 9.
2010 Simons-Morton, B.G. Driving Performance and Risk of Novice Teenagers compared with Parents. Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington DC, January 13.
2009 Simons-Morton, B.G. Hard braking events among novice teenage drivers by passenger characteristics. Driving Assessment, Big Sky, Montana, June 17.
2009 Simons-Morton, B.G. The Novice Teenage Driver Problem. Pediatric Academic Society, Baltimore, MD, May 3, 2009.
2009 Ouimet, M.C., Simons-Morton, B.G., Fisher, D.L., & Demeyer, T. (2009, July). Peer influences on teenagers’ simulated driving performance. Presented at the Passenger Workshop of the Transportation Research Board, National Research Council of the National Academies, Washington, DC, USA.
2009 Simons-Morton, B.G. The Naturalistic Teenage Driving Study: Kinematic Data by Passenger. Mid-year Meeting of the Young Driver Subcommittee, Transportation Research Board. Washington DC, July 13-14, 2009.
2009 Simons-Morton, B.G. “Parent Involvement.” International Symposium on Teen Driver Safety, Michigan Center for Advancing Safe Transportation Through the Lifespan (M-CASTL), Ann Arbor, MI., August 20, 2009.
2009 Simons-Morton, B.G.. Naturalistic Driving Assessment of Novice Teenagers. Presented at the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington DC, January, 2009.
2009 Simons-Morton, B.G. The Novice Teenage Driver Problem. SAVIR-sponsored Webinar Series, February 11, 2009.
2008 Simons-Morton, B.G. The naturalist study of young drivers. Presented by invitation to the Dutch transportation research institute (SWOV), Leiden, Netherlands, November 11, 2008.
2008 Simons-Morton, B.G. Recent findings on peer group influences on adolescent substance use. Presented at the Duke University Trans-disciplinary Prevention Research Center Conference, “Reducing Substance Use Initiation Among Adolescents: An Interdisciplinary Conversation. Durham, NH, October 13-14.
2008 Simons-Morton BG, Wang J. Issues in the analysis of novice teen driving performance. Presented at the Naturalistic Driving Methods and Analyses. Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, Blacksburg, VA, August 25-27, 2008.
2008 Simons-Morton BG. Novice Young Driver: Problem and Solutions. Keynote address, presented at the Michigan Center for Advancing Safe Transportation throughout the Lifespan, Ann Arbor, May 6
2008 Simons-Morton BG. The Novice Young Driver Problem and GDL. American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators conference on Graduated Driver Licensing.
2008 Simons-Morton BG, Ouimet MC. The Effect of the Checkpoints Program Administered at Permit and Licensure on Parent Limits on Teen Independent Driving Presented at the International Conference on Traffic and Transportation Psychology, Washington DC, September 1-4.
2007 Simons-Morton BG. The Novice Young Driver Problem: Research on Causes and Solutions. Keynote address, University of Iowa School of Public Health, Distinguished Visiting Professor Seminar Series, Iowa City, Iowa, October 16, 2007.
2007 Simons-Morton BG. Myths and Misconceptions About the Young Driver Problem. Keynote Address, Center for Transportation Studies Annual Seminar. Minneapolis, MN, Feb 8, 2008.
2007 Simons-Morton BG. Parent Involvement in Novice Teen Driving. Invited presentation, Novice Teen Driving: GDL and Beyond – Research Foundations for Policy and Practice Symposium. Tucson, AR, Feb 5-7, 2007.
2007 Simons-Morton BG. The effects of the Checkpoints Program on driving exposure and performance. Presented at the Society of Prevention Research 15th Annual Meeting, Washington DC, May 31, 2007.
2007 Simons-Morton BG. Parental involvement in novice teen driving: Contemporary limits on vast potential. Invited presentation at the TRB Human Factors Workshop 143, Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington DC, Jan. 21-25.
2006 Simons-Morton BG. Parents and Teen Driving. Presentation for the National Academy of Science, Institute of Medicine, Board on Children, Youth, and Families, Committee on The Contributions from the Behavioral & Social Sciences in Reducing and Preventing Teen Motor Crashes. Washington DC, May 15-16.
2006 Simons-Morton BG. “Preventing Motor Vehicle Crashes Among Novice Teen Drivers: The Role of Parents.” Invited presentation at the Virginia Department of Transportation Annual Meeting, Roanoke, VA, Oct. 10, 2006.
2006 Simons-Morton BG. “Behavioral Science and the Novice Teen Driver Problem.” Invited keynote presentation, 40th Anniversary Symposium of the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center, Chapel Hill, NC, October 6, 2006.
2006 Simons-Morton BG. The Role of Social Influences in Health Behavior Theory and Methodological Issues in Their Analyses: An Overview. Invited presented at the VI Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Health Behavior, Carmel, CA, March 5-8.
2006 Simons-Morton BG. “Translation Research on the Prevention of Motor Vehicle Crashes Among Novice Young Drivers”. Invited presented at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health Seminar Series in Injury Research and Policy, November 18 (invited)
2005 Simons-Morton BG. Attitudes and practices regarding parental management of teen drivers – implications for the acceptability and use of electronic monitoring devices.” Presented as part of the workshop entitled “Should teenagers be electronically monitored? Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington DC, Jan 9-13 (invited).
2005

Simons-Morton BG. Public Health: Principles, Practice, Research. Keynote Address, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Public Health Week, April 7.

2005 Simons-Morton BG. Parental Management of Novice Young Drivers: Is It Possible? Does it Matter? Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine, Boston, September 12-15.
2005 Simons-Morton BG. Teen Driving. Invited presentation at the American Academy of Pediatrics, Washington DC, October 9-12.
2005 Simons-Morton BG. Effects of the Checkpoints Program on Parent-Imposed Driving Limits and Crash Outcomes Among Novice Teen Drivers at 6-Months Post-Licensure. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association, Philadelphia, Dec 11-14.
2005 Simons-Morton BG. Observed Effects of Teen Passengers on the Risky Driving Behavior of Teen Drivers. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association, Philadelphia, Dec 11-14.
2004 Simons-Morton BG. The relative effectiveness of brief, personally-delivered versus sustained, passively-delivered persuasive interventions on parental restrictions of young drivers. Presented at the American Academy of Health Behavior Annual Meeting, Sedona, AR, February 28-March 3.
2004 Simons-Morton, B.G, Haynie , D, Abroms, L, Chen, R. Latent growth curve analyses of peer and parent influences on smoking progression among adolescents. Society of Behavioral Medicine annual meeting, Baltimore, MD, March 25-27.
2004 Simons-Morton BG, Hartos, J. “Promoting Parental Management of Young Drivers.” Presented at the International Conference on Traffic & Transport Psychology, Nottingham, UK, September 5-9.
2003 Simons-Morton BG, Lerner, N. “The Observed Effects of Teen Passengers on Risky Driving Behavior Among Young Drivers”. Presented at the International Conference on Traffic & Transport Psychology, Nottingham, UK, September 5-9.
2003 Simons-Morton BG. Promoting Parental Management of Young Drivers. The Johns Hopkins University Injury Center Seminar Series. September 22.
2003 Simons-Morton BG, Nansel T, Iannotti R. Randomized clinical trial with early adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes: Testing clinic-based behavioral interventions to improve adherence and glycemic control. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Behavior Research In Diabetes Exchange, Scottsdale, AR, Feb. 14-17, 2003.
2003 Simons-Morton BG. Young Drivers Expert Conference. Presented at the annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board, January, Washington DC. (Invited)

Webinars

2012 Writing a Manuscript for Publication, presented March 13, 2012, for the Society of Public Health Education.

Mentoring

Mentoring is a shared responsibility in the Prevention Research Branch. We are fortunate to have post-doctoral fellows, pre-doctoral fellows, post-baccalaureate fellows, and summer interns. In a few cases post-docs and in all cases pre-docs work on only one project and there for with the investigators on that project. Post-bacs and interns are available to work on all projects and therefore work with many investigators, who serve as their mentors on that project.

I currently supervise 3 postdoctoral fellows and since 2000 I have supervised 10 postdoctoral fellows; 2 pre-doctoral fellows, and numerous post-baccalaureate fellows and interns. I also served as a member of the Mentor Committee for a tenure track investigator (Dr. Laura Koehly) in the Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Branch of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI).

Research Fellows

Kaigang Li (2011- present NEXT; Driving Studies
Jing Wang (2008-2010) NEXT; HBSC; Driving Studies
Marie Claude Ouimet (2007-2009) Driving Studies

Postdocs

Fearghal O'Brien Driving Studies
Johnathon Ehsani Driving Studies
Ashley Brooks Russell NEXT; Teen Passenger Study
Anuj Pradhan (2009-present) Young driver studies
Marie-Claude Ouimet (2004-2007) Young driver studies
Tilda Farhat (2007-present) HBSC
Jing Wang (2007-2008) Young driver studies; HBSC; other
Maria Botello-Harbaum (2005-2008) HBSC, diabetes
Erik Olsen (2004-2008) Young driver studies
Lorien Abroms (2003-2004) Problem behavior
Laura Hanson (2002-2003) Problem behavior
Jessica Hartos (2000-2004) Young driver studies

Predocs

Jessica Rath (2004-2007) Problem behavior
Kantahyanee Murray (2003-2007) Problem behavior

Postbacs (since 2004)

Jessamyn Perlman

 

Benjamin Ghee

 

Sabrina Mathenia

 

Faith Sumersett-Ringgold

 

Britney Barbieri

 
Brandon Nichtor (2010-present) Young Driver Studies
Laura Caccavale (2009-2011) Young Driver Studies
Elizabeth Robinson (2007-present) Family Management of Childhood Diabetes
Vijaya Thomas (2007-present Multiple projects
Elizabeth Noelcke (2006-2008) Multiple projects
Kimberly Chambers (2006-2007) Multiple projects
Amanda McEnery (2006-2007) Multiple projects
Shermayne Moore (2005-2006) Problem behavior
Madiha Tahseen (2005-2006) Multiple projects
Lauren Gase Ramirez (2004-2005) Multiple projects
Lisa Ramirez (2004-2005) Multiple projects

Refereed Journal Articles

  1. Hershey, J.A., Morton, B.G., Braithwaite, J.D., Reichgott, M.J. Patient compliance with anti-hypertension medication. American Journal of Public Health. 1980; 70(10): 1081-1089.
  2. Braithwaite, J.D., Morton, B.G. Patient education for high blood pressure control. Nursing Clinics of North America. 1981; 16(2): 321-329.
  3. Reichgott, M., Simons-Morton, B.G. Strategies to improve compliance with anti-hypertensive therapy. Primary Care. 1983; 10(1): 21-28.
  4. Simons-Morton, B.G., Coates, T.J., Saylor, K.E., Sereghy, E., Barofsky, I. Great Sensations: A program to encourage heart healthy snacking by high school students. Journal of School Health. 1984; 54: 9.
  5. Coates, T.J., Barofsky, I., Saylor, K.E., Simons-Morton, B.G., Sereghy, E., Jacobs, H., Kidd, L. Modifying the snack food consumption patterns of inner city high school students: The Great Sensations Study. Preventive Medicine. 1985; 14: 234-247.
  6. Simons-Morton, B.G., O'Hara, N.M., Simons-Morton, D.G. Promoting healthful diet and exercise behaviors in communities, schools, and families. Family and Community Health. 1986; (3): 1-13.
  7. Parcel, G.S., Simons-Morton, B.G., O'Hara, N.M., Kolbe, L.J., Baranowski, T., Bee, D.E. School health promotion and cardiovascular health: An integration of institutional change and social learning theory intervention. Journal of School Health. 1987; 57(4): 150-156.
  8. Simons-Morton, B.G., Brink, S.G., Bates, D. The effectiveness and cost effectiveness of persuasive communications and incentives in increasing safety belt use: The safety belt connection project. Health Education Quarterly. 1987; 14(2): 167-179.
  9. Simons-Morton, D.G. and Simons-Morton, B.G. Health promotion and disease prevention: Roles for the primary care physician. PostGraduate Medicine. 1987; 81(8): 235-242.
  10. Simons-Morton, B.G., O'Hara, N.M., Simons-Morton, D.G., Parcel, G.S. Children and fitness: A public health perspective. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. 1987; 58(4): 295-304.
  11. Pate, R.R., Corbin, C., Simons-Morton, B.G., Ross, J.G. Physical education and the school health program. Journal of School Health. 1987; 57(10): 445-450.
  12. Simons-Morton, D.G., Simons-Morton, B.G. Exercise and Fitness: The primary care physician's role in improving the public's health. PostGraduate Medicine 1988; 83(1):142-143.
  13. Simons-Morton, B.G., Pate, R.R., Simons-Morton, D.G. Prescribing physical activity to prevent disease. PostGraduate Medicine. 1988; 57(10): 65-176.
  14. Simons-Morton, B.G., Parcel, G.S., O'Hara, N.M. Implementing organizational changes to promote healthful diet and physical activity at school. Health Education Quarterly. 1988;15(1): 115-130.
  15. Simons-Morton, B.G., Brink, S.G., Lee, R., Bunker, J. Unsafe in any season: Injury control in beachfront communities. Family and Community Health. 1988 11(1): 17-27.
  16. Simons-Morton, B.G., Parcel, G.S., O'Hara, N.M., Blair, S., Pate, R.R. Childhood health-related physical fitness: Status and recommendations. Annual Reviews of Public Health. 1988; 9: 403-425.
  17. Simons-Morton, D.G., Simons-Morton, B.G., Parcel, G.S., Bunker, J.F. Influencing personal and environmental conditions for community health: A multilevel intervention model. Family and Community Health. 1988; 11(2): 25-35.
  18. Parcel, G.S., Simons-Morton, B.G., Kolbe, L.J. School health promotion: Integrating organizational change and student learning strategies. Health Education Quarterly. 1988; 15(4): 435-450.
  19. Brink, S.G., Simons-Morton, B.G. Evaluation of a hospital-based car safety seat education and loan program for low-income mothers: The Car Seat Connection. Health Education Quarterly. 1989; 16(1): 45-56.
  20. O'Hara, N.M., Baranowski, T., Simons-Morton, B.G., Wilson, B., Parcel, G.S. Validity of the observation of children's physical activity. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. 1989; 60(1): 42-47.
  21. Parcel, G.S., Simons-Morton, B.G., O'Hara, N.M., Baranowski, T., Wilson, B. School promotion of healthful diet and physical activity: Impact on learning outcomes and self-reported behavior. Health Education Quarterly. 1989; 16(2): 181-199.
  22. Simons-Morton, B.G., Brink, S.G., Simons-Morton, D.G., Parcel, G.S., McIntyre, R.M., Chapman, M., Longoria, J. An ecological approach to preventing injuries due to drinking and driving. Health Education Quarterly. 1989; 16(3): 397-411.
  23. Baranowski, T., Simons-Morton, B.G., Hooks, P., Henske, J., Tiernan, K., Burkhalter, H., Harper, H., Palmer, J. A center-based program for exercise change among Black-Americans. Health Education Quarterly. 1990; 17(2): 179-196.
  24. Simons-Morton, B.G., Parcel, G.S., O'Hara, N., Baranowski, T., Matteson, B. Children's frequency of consumption of foods high in fat and sodium. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 1990; 6(4): 218-227.
  25. Simons-Morton, B.G., O'Hara, N.M., Parcel, G.S., Baranowski, T. Children's participation in moderate to vigorous physical activity. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. 1990; 61(4): 307-314.
  26. Baranowski, T., Henske, J., Simons-Morton, B.G., Palmer, J., Tiernan, K., Hooks, P. Dietary Change for CVD Prevention Among Black American Families. Health Education Research. 1990; 5: 433-443.
  27. Baranowski, T., Simons-Morton, B.G. Physical activity and dietary assessment in school age children: Measurement issues. Journal of School Health. 1991; 61(5): 195-197.
  28. Simons-Morton, B.G., Baranowski, T. Observation in the assessment of children's dietary practices. Journal of School Health. 1991; 61(5): 204-207.
  29. Simons-Morton, B.G., Parcel, G.P., Baranowski, T., O'Hara, N., Forthofer, R. Promoting a healthful diet and physical activity among children: Results of a school-based intervention study. American Journal of Public Health. 1991; 81(8): 986-991.
  30. Simons-Morton, B.G., Forthofer, R., Huang, I.W., Baranowski,T., Reed, D.B., Fleishman, R. Reliability of direct observation of bag lunches. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 1992; 92(2): 219-221.
  31. Muecke, L., Simons-Morton, B.G., Huang, I.W., Parcel, G.S. Is childhood obesity associated with high-fat foods and low physical activity? Journal of School Health. 1992; 62(1): 19-23.
  32. Sallis, J.F., Simons-Morton, B.G., Stone, E.J., Corbin, C.B., Epstein, L.H., Faucette, N., Iannotti, R.J., Killen, J.D., Klesges, R.C., Petray, C., Rowland, T.W., Taylor, W. Determinants of Physical Activity and Interventions in Youth. Medicine, Science, Sports & Exercise. 1992; 24,6: S248-S257.
  33. Simons-Morton, B.G., Taylor, W., Snider, S.A., Huang, I.W. The physical activity of fifth-grade students during physical education Classes.  American Journal of Public Health.1993; 83(2): 262-264.
  34. Cardenas, M.P., Simons-Morton, B.G. The effect of anticipatory guidance on mother's self-efficacy and behavioral intentions to prevent burns caused by hot tap water. Patient Education and Counseling. 1993; 21: 117-123.
  35. Richardson, M.A., Simons-Morton, B.G., Annegers, J.F. The effect of perceived barriers on compliance with antihypertensive medication. Health Education Quarterly. 1993; 20(4): 489-503.
  36. Simons-Morton, B.G., Taylor, W.C., Huang, I. Validity of the Physical Activity Interview with preadolescent children. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. 1994; 65(1): 84-88.
  37. Turley, K.R., Wilmore, J.H., Simons-Morton, B.G., Williston, B.G., Reeds, J., Dahlstrom, G. The Reliability and Validity of the 9-minute Run in Third Grade Children. Pediatric Exercise Science. 1994; 6: 178-187.
  38. Simons-Morton, B.G., Taylor, W.C., Huang, I.W., Fulton, J.E. Observed Levels of Elementary and Middle School Children's Physical Activity During Physical Education Classes. Preventive Medicine. 1994; 23: 437-441.
  39. Armstrong, N., Simons-Morton, B.G. Physical Activity and Blood Lipids in Adolescents. Pediatric Exercise Science. 1994; 6: 381-405.
  40. Augustyn, M.C., Simons-Morton, B.G. Adolescent Drinking and Driving: Etiology and Intervention. Journal of Drug Education. 1995; 25(1): 41-59.
  41. Israel, B.A., Cummings, K.M., Dignan, M., Heaney, C.A., Perales, D., Simons-Morton, B.G., Zimmerman, M. Evaluation of health education program: Current assessment and future directions. Health Education Quarterly. 1995; 22(3): 364-389.
  42. McLeroy, K.R., Clark, N., Simons-Morton, BG., Forster, J., Connell, C., Altman, D., Zimmerman, M. Creating Capacity: Establishing a health education research agenda for special populations. Health Education Quarterly. 1995; 22(3): 390-405.
  43. Simons-Morton, B.G. et al. Physical activity in a multi-ethnic population of third graders in four states. American Journal of Public Health. 1997; 87: 45-50.
  44. Simons-Morton, B.G., Snider, S. Evaluation of a Local Designated Driver and Responsible Server Program to Prevent Drinking and Driving. Journal of Drug Education. 1997; 27(4): 321-333.
  45. Brenner, R., Simons-Morton, B.G., Bhaskar, B., Mehta, N., Melnick, V.L., Revenis, M., Berendes, H., Clemens, J. Prevalence and predictors of the prone sleep position among inner-city infants. Journal of the American Medical Association. 1998; 280: 341-346.
  46. Simons-Morton, B.G., Crump, A.D., Saylor, K., Haynie, D. Student-School Bonding and Adolescent Problem Behavior. Health Education Research. 1999; 14(1): 99-107.
  47. Crump, A.D., Haynie, D., Simons-Morton, B.G. Pregnancy among Urban African-American Teens: Ambivalence about Pregnancy. American Journal of Health Behavior. 1999; 23(1): 32-42.
  48. Simons-Morton, B.G., Crump, A.D., Haynie, D., Eitel, P., Saylor, K., Yu, K. Psychosocial, school, and parent factors associated with smoking among early adolescent boys and girls. Preventive Medicine. 1999; 28: 138-148.
  49. Simons-Morton, B.G., Haynie, D., Crump, A.D., Eitel, P., Saylor, K., Yu, K. Expectancies and other psychosocial factors associated with alcohol use among early adolescent boys and girls. Addictive Behaviors. 1999; 24(2): 229-238.
  50. Simons-Morton, B.G., Small, M., Eitel, P. The effect of school policies and programs on effective PE time and the proportion of lifetime to total physical activities. Journal of Health Education. 1999; 30(5): S21-27.
  51. Haynie, D., Beck, K., Crump, A.D., Simons-Morton, B.G. Parent Strategies Regarding Teen Behavior: Parent and Teen Perceptions. American Journal of Health Behavior. 1999; 23(6): 403-414.
  52. Beck, K.H., Shattuck, T., Haynie, D., Crump, A.D., Simons-Morton, B.G. Associations between parent awareness, monitoring, enforcement, and adolescent involvement with alcohol. Health Education Research. 1999; 14(6): 765-776.
  53. Hartos, J.L., Eitel, P., Haynie, D.L., Simons-Morton, B.G. Can I Take the Car? Relations Among Parenting Practices and Adolescent Problem Driving Practices. Journal of Adolescent Research. 2000; 15(3): 352-367.
  54. Simons-Morton, B.G., Haynie, D., Crump, A.D., Eitel, P., Saylor, K. Peer and parent influences on smoking and drinking among early adolescents.Health Education and Behavior. 2001; 28(1): 29-49.
  55. Haynie, D.L., Nansel, T., Eitel, P., Crump, AD., Saylor, K., Yu, K., Simons-Morton, B. Bullies, victims, and bully-victims: Distinct groups of youth at risk. Journal of Early Adolescence. 2001; 21(1): 95-107.
  56. Nansel, T.R., Overpeck, M., Pilla, R., Ruan, W.J., Simons-Morton, B.G., Scheidt, P. Bullying behaviors among U.S. youth: prevalence and association with psychosocial adjustment. Journal of the American Medical Association. 2001; 285(16): 2094-2100.
  57. Hartos, J. L., Eitel, P., & Simons-Morton, B.G. Do parent-imposed delayed licensure and restricted driving reduce risky driving behaviors among newly-licensed teens? Prevention Science. 2001; 2(2): 111-120. PMID 11523751
  58. Hartos, J. L., Simons-Morton, B.G. Acceptability of the CHECKPOINTS Parent-Teen Driving Agreement: Pilot Test. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2001; 21 (2): 1-1. PMID 11457634.
  59. Brenner, R., Simons-Morton, B.G., Clemens, J. Prevalence and Predictors of Immunization Among Inner-city Infants: A Birth Cohort Study. Pediatrics. 2001; 108(3): 661-670.
  60. Beck, K.H., Hartos, J., Simons-Morton, B.G. Teen Driving Risk: The Promise of Parental Influence and Public Policy. Health Education and Behavior. 2002; 29(1): 73-84.
  61. Hartos, J.L., Eitel, P., Simons-Morton, B.G. Parenting Practices and Adolescent Risky Driving Behaviors: A Three-Month Prospective Study. Health Education and Behavior. 2002; 29(2): 194-206.
  62. Nansel, T.R., Weaver, N., Donlin, M., Jacobsen, H., Kreuter, M.W., Simons-Morton, B. Baby, Be Safe: The effect of tailored communications for pediatric injury prevention provided in a primary care setting. Patient Education and Counseling. 2002; 46(3): 175-190.
  63. Simons-Morton, B.G., Hartos, J., Leaf, W.A. Promoting Parental Management of Teen Driving though Persuasion: Impact of the Checkpoints Program on Immediate Outcomes. Injury Prevention. 2002; 8 (Suppl II): 24-38. PMID 12221027.
  64. Simons-Morton, B.G. Prospective Analysis of Peer and Parent Influences on Smoking Initiation among Early Adolescents. Prevention Science. 2002; 3(4): 275-283.
  65. Taylor, W.C., Chan, W., Cummings, S.S., Simons-Morton, B.G. et al. Healthy Growth: Project Description and Baseline Findings. Ethnicity and Disease. 2002; 12(4): 567-577.
  66. Simons-Morton, B.G., Hartos, J. How Well Do Parents Manage Young Driver Crash Risks? Journal of Safety Research. 2003; 34: 91-97. PMID 12535911.
  67. Brenner, R.A., Simons-Morton, B.G., Bhaskar, B., Revenis, M., Das, A., & Clemens, J.D. Infant-parent bed sharing in an inner city population. Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. 2003; 157: 33-39.
  68. Simons-Morton, B.G., Crump, A.D. The association of parental involvement and social competence with school adjustment and engagement among sixth graders. Journal of School Health. 2003; 73(3): 121-126.
  69. Simons-Morton, B.G., Hartos, J., Beck, K. The Persistence of Effects of a Brief Intervention on Parental Restrictions of Teen Driving Privileges. Injury Prevention. 2003; 9:142-146. PMID 12810741.
  70. Nansel, T.R., Haynie, D.L., Simons-Morton, B.G. The association of bullying and victimization with middle school adjustment. Journal of Applied School Psychology. 2003; 19(2): 45-61.
  71. Simons-Morton, B.G., Hartos, J.L. Improving the effectiveness of counter measures to motor vehicle crashes among young drivers. Journal of Health Education. 2003; 34(5): S57-S61.
  72. Simons-Morton, B.G., Haynie, D.L.  Proportional Odds Analysis of Psychosocial Predictors of Increased Smoking during Sixth Grade. American Journal of Health Behavior. 2003; 27(6): 592-602.
  73. England, L., Brenner, R., Bhaskar, B., Simons-Morton, B.G., Das, A., Revinis, M., Mehta, N., Collins, M., Clemens, J. Breastfeeding practices in a cohort of inner-city women: the role of contraindications. BioMedical Central Public Health. 2003; 3: 28.
  74. Simons-Morton, B.G. Prospective association of peer influence, school engagement, alcohol expectancies, and parent expectations with drinking initiation among sixth graders. Addictive Behaviors. 2004; 29(2): 299-309.
  75. Simons-Morton, B.G., Hartos, J., Haynie, D.L. Prospective Analyses of Peer and Parent Influences on Minor Aggression among Early Adolescents. Health Education and Behavior. 2004; 31(1): 22-33. PMID 14768655.
  76. Simons-Morton, B.G., Hartos, J.L., Beck, K. Increased Parent Limits on Teen Driving: Positive Effects from a Brief Intervention Administered at the Motor Vehicle Administration. Prevention Science. 2004; 5(2): 101-111. PMID 15134315.
  77. Simons-Morton, B.G. The protective effect of parental expectations against early adolescent smoking initiation. Health Education Research. 2004; 19(5): 561-569. PMID 15150137
  78. Hartos, J., Beck, K., Simons-Morton, B.G. Parents intended limits on adolescents’ approaching unsupervised driving. Journal of Adolescent Research. 2004; 19(5): 591-606.
  79. Simons-Morton, B.G., Haynie, D., Saylor, K., Crump, A.D., Chen, R. The effects of the Going Places Program on early adolescent substance use and anti-social behavior. Prevention Science. 2004; 5(2): 101-111. PMID.
  80. Hartos, J.L., Shattuck, T., Simons-Morton, B.G., Beck, K.H. An In-depth look at parent-imposed driving rules. Journal of Safety Research. 2004; 35(5): 547-555. PMID 15530928.
  81. Simons-Morton, B.G., Chen, R., Abroms, R., Haynie, D.L. Latent growth curve analyses of peer and parent influences on smoking stage progression among early adolescents. Health Psychology. 2004; 23(6): 612–621.
  82. Simons-Morton, B.G., et al. Latent growth curve analyses of parent influences on drinking progression among early adolescents. Journal of Studies on Alcohol. 2005; 66(1): 5-13.
  83. Simons-Morton, B.G., Hartos, J., Leaf, W.A., Preusser, D. The Persistence of Effects of the Checkpoints Program on Parental Restrictions of Teen Driving Privileges. American Journal of Public Health. 2005; 95(3): 447-452. PMID 15727975.
  84. Simons-Morton, B.G., Haynie, D., Saylor, K., Davis, A.D., Chen, R. Impact analysis and mediation of outcomes: The Going Places Program. Health Education and Behavior. 2005; 32(2): 227-341.
  85. Hartos, J.L., Simons-Morton, B.G., Beck, K.H., Leaf, W.A. Parent-Imposed Limits on High-Risk Adolescent Driving: Are They Stricter with Graduated Driver Licensing? Accident Analysis and Prevention. 2005; 37(3): 557-562. PMID 15784210.
  86. Ando, M., Asakura, T., Simons-Morton, B.G. Psychosocial Influences on Physical, Verbal, and Indirect Bullying among Japanese Early Adolescents. Journal of Early Adolescence. 2005; 25(3): 268-297.
  87. Abroms, L., Simons-Morton, B.G., Haynie, D., Chen, R. Determinants of adolescent smoking trajectories. Addiction. 2005; 100: 852-861.
  88. Simons-Morton, B.G., Lerner, N., Singer, J. The observed effects of teenage passengers on the risky driving behavior of teenage drivers. Accident Analysis and Prevention. 2005; 37(6): 973-982.
  89. Simons-Morton, B.G., Chen, R. (2005). Latent Growth Curve Analyses of Parent Influences on Drinking Progression among Early Adolescents. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 66(1), 5-13.
  90. Beck, K.H., Hartos, J.L, Simons-Morton, B.G.  Parent-teen disagreement of parent-imposed restrictions on teen driving after 1-month of licensure: Is discordance related to risky teen driving?  Prevention Science. 2005; 6(3): 177-185. PMID 16416508.
  91. Simons-Morton, B.G., Hartos, J., Leaf, W., Preusser, D. Increasing Parent Limits on Novice Young Drivers: Cognitive Mediation of the Effect of Persuasive Messages. Journal of Adolescent Research. 2006; 21(1): 83-105.
  92. Williams, A., Simons-Morton, B.G., Hartos, J.L., Leaf, W.A., Preusser, D. Vehicles Driven by teenagers in their first year of licensure. Traffic Injury Prevention. 2006; 7: 23-30. PMID 1648029.
  93. Simons-Morton, B.G., Winston, F.K. Motor Vehicle Transportation: Translational Research in Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention and Control. Evaluation and the Health Professions. 2006; 29(1): 33-64. PMID 16510879.
  94. Simons-Morton, B.G., Hartos, J.L., Leaf, W.A., Preusser, D.F. The effects of the Checkpoints program on parent-imposed driving limits and crash outcomes among Connecticut novice ten drivers at 6-months post-licensure. Journal of Safety Research. 2006; 37: 9-15. PMID 16469334.
  95. Iannotti, R., Schneider, S., Nansel, T., Haynie, D., Plotnick, L., Clark, L., Sobel, D., Simons-Morton, B.G. Self-efficacy, outcome expectations, and diabetes self-management in adolescents with type 1diabetes.  J. of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. 2006; 27, 2: 98-105.
  96. Simons-Morton, B.G, Hartos, J., Leaf, W., Preusser, D. Do recommended driving limits affect teen-reported tickets and crashes during the first year of teen independent driving? Traffic Injury Prevention, 2006; 7: 1-10. PMID 16990238.
  97. Simons-Morton, B.G., Ouimet, M.C. Parent involvement and novice teen driving: a Review of the literature? Injury Prevention. 2006; 12 (Suppl 1): i30-i37.
  98. Simons-Morton, B.G., Hartos, J., Leaf, W., Preusser, D. The Effects of the Checkpoints Program on Novice Teen Driving Limits and Outcomes. Accident Analysis and Prevention. 2006; 38: 907-912. PMID 16620739.
  99. Williams, A., Leaf, W.A., Simons-Morton, B.G., Hartos, J.L. Parents’ Views of Teen Driving Risks, the Role of Parents, and How They Plan to Manage the Risks. Journal of Safety Research. 2006; 37: 221-226. PMID 16822526.
  100. Simons-Morton, B.G. & Chen, R. Over Time Relationships between Early Adolescent and Peer Substance Use. Addictive Behavior. 2006; 31: 1211-1223.
  101. Beck, K.H., Hartos, J.L., Simons-Morton, B.G. Relation of parent-teen agreement on restrictions to teen risky driving over 9-months. American Journal of Health Behavior. 2006; 30(5): 533-43. PMID 16893316.
  102. Iannotti, R.J., Nansel, T.R., Schneider, S., Haynie, D.L., Simons-Morton, B.G., Sobel, D.O., Zeitzoff, L., Plotnick, L.P, & Clark, L. Assessing Regimen Adherence of Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes.  Diabetes Care. 2006; 29(10): 2263-2267. 
  103. Lee, S.E., Olsen, E.C.B., Simons-Morton, B.G. Eyeglance behavior of novice teen and experienced adult drivers. Transportation Research Board Journal. 2006; No 1980: 57-64.
  104. Simons-Morton, B.G. Parent involvement in novice teen driving: Rationale, evidence of effects, and potential for enhancing graduated driver licensing effectiveness. Journal of Safety Research. 2007; 38: 193-202.
  105. Ando, M., Asakura, T., Ando, S. Simons-Morton, B.G. Psychosocial factors associated with smoking and drinking among Japanese early adolescent boys and girls: Cross-sectional Study. BioPsychoSocial Medicine Journal. 2007; 1(1): 13. PMID 17610717.
  106. Schneider, S., Iannotti, R.J., Nansel, T.R., Haynie, D.L., Simons-Morton, B.G., Sobel, D.O., Zeitzoff, L., Clark, L.,  & Plotnick, L.P.  Identification of Distinct Self-Management Styles of Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes.  Diabetes Care. 2007; 30(5): 1107-1112.
  107. Johnson, S.B., Bradshaw, C.P., Wright, J.L., Haynie, D.L., Simons-Morton, B.G., Cheng. T.L. (2007). Characterizing the teachable moment: Is an emergency department visit a teachable moment for intervention among assault-injured youth and their parents? Pediatric Emergency Care. 23(8): 553-559. PMID 17726415.
  108. Simons-Morton, B.G. Social influences on adolescent substance use. American Journal of Health Behavior. 2007; 6: 672-684.
  109. Kokkevi, A., Nic Gabhainn, S., Spyropoulou, M., Simons-Morton, B.G., Risk Behaviour Group of the HBSC. Early initiation of cannabis use: a cross-national European perspective. J. of Adolescent Health. 2007; 39: 712-719.
  110. Copeland-Linder, N.C., Jones, V., Haynie, D.L., Simons-Morton, B.G., Wright, J.L., Cheng, T.L. Factors associated with retaliatory attitudes among assault-injured adolescents. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 2007; 32(7): 760-770. PMID 17403911
  111. Ando, M., Asakura, T., Ando, S., Simons-Morton, B.G. A psycho-educational program to prevent aggressive behavior among Japanese early adolescents. HealthEducation & Behavior. 2007; 34(5): 765-776
  112. Nansel, T.R., Iannotti, R.J., Plotnick, L.P., Clar, L.M., Zeitzoff, L., Simons-Morton, B.G., Cox, C. Short-term outcomes of a “diabetes personal trainer” intervention in adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2007; 30(10): 2471-7. PMID 17620445
  113. Leaf WA, Simons-Morton BG, Hartos JL, Northrup VS. Driving miles estimates by teen drivers: how accurate are they? Injury Prevention 14:59-61, 2008. PMID 18245317
  114. Abroms, L.C., Windsor, R., Simons-Morton, B. Getting young adults to quit smoking: A formative evaluation of the X-Pack Program. Nicotine & TobaccoResearch, 10:27-33, 2008.
  115. Olsen, E.C.B., Lee, S.E., Simons-Morton, B.G. Eye movement patterns for novice teen drivers: does 6 months of driving experience make a difference? Transportation Board Research Record. 2008; No. 2008, 8-14. NIMHS 136820 PubMed 19763225.
  116. Lee, S., Klauer, S.G., Olsen, E.C., Simons-Morton, B.G., Dingus, T.A., Ramsey, D.J., Ouimet, M.C. Detection of road hazards by novice teen and experienced adult drivers. Transportation Research Record. 2008; 2078: 26-32. NIMHS136833.
  117. Simons-Morton, B.G., Chen, R., Hand, L., Haynie, D. (2008). Parenting Behavior and Adolescent Conduct Problems: Reciprocal and Mediational Effects. Journal of School Violence. 7(1): 3-25. NIMHS 136833.
  118. Ouimet, M.C., Simons-Morton, B.G., Williams, A., Preusser, D., Hartos, J. Perceived risk and other predictors and correlates of teenagers’ safety belt use during the first year of licensure. Traffic Injury Prevention, 2008; 9(1): 1-10. PMID 18338289.
  119. Akhmadeeva,L., Andreeva, V.A., Sussman, S., Khusnutdinova, Z., Simons-Morton, B.G.  Need and possibilities for seat belt use promotion in Bashkortostan, Russia.  Evaluation and the Health Professions. 2008; 31(3): 282-289. PMID 18559882.
  120. Botello-Harbaum, M., Nansel, T.R., Iannotti, R.J., Simons-Morton, B.G.  Responsive parenting is associated with improved type 1 diabetes-related quality of life. Child: Care, Health and Development. 2008; 34(5): 675-681.
  121. Simons-Morton, B.G., Catalano, R., Ouimet, M.C. Parenting and the Young Driver Problem. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2008; 35(3S): S294-S303. PMID 18702985.
  122. Cheng, T., Haynie, D., Brenner, R., Wright, J., Chung, S., Simons-Morton, B.G. Effectiveness of a Mentor-Implemented Violence Prevention Intervention for Assault-Injured Youth Presenting to the Emergency Department: Results of a Randomized Trial. Pediatrics. 2008; 122(5): 938-46.
  123. Gaspar de Matos, M., Gaspar, T., Simons-Morton, B.G., Reis, M., Ramiro, L. Communication and Information about “Safer Sex”: Intervention Issues Within Communities of African Migrants Living in Poorer Neighbourhoods in Portugal. Journal of Poverty. 2008; 12(3): 333-350.
  124. Botello-Harbaum, M., Haynie, D.L., Iannotti, R.J., Wang, J., Gase, L, Simons-Morton, B.G. Tobacco control policy and adolescent cigarette smoking status in the United States. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. 2009; Jul; 11(7):875-85. PMID: 19443786.
  125. Lee, S. E., Klauer, S. G., Olsen, E. C. B., Simons-Morton, B. G., Dingus, T. A., Ramsey, D. J., and Ouimet, M.C. Detection of Road Hazards by Novice Teen and Experienced Adult Drivers.  Transportation Research Board Record. 2008; 2078, 26-32. NIMHS 136820. PubMed 19763225.
  126. Nansel, T.R., Rovner, A., Haynie, D.L., Iannotti, R.J., Simons-Morton, B.G., Wysocki, T., Anderson, B., Weissberg-Benchell, J., Laffel, L. (2009). Development and validation of the Collaborative Parent Involvement scale. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 34(1):30-40.
  127. Chen, R. & Simons-Morton, B.G. Concurrent Changes in Conduct Problems and Depressive Symptoms in Early Adolescents: A Developmental Person-Centered Approach. Development and Psychopathology. 2009; 21(1): 285-307.
  128. Kuntsche, E., Simons-Morton, B.G., Fotiou, A., ter Bogt, T., & Kokkevi, A. Decrease in adolescent cannabis use from 2002 to 2006 and links to evenings spent out with friends in 31 European and North America countries and regions. Archivesof Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. 2009; 163(2): 119-125.
  129. Jones, V.C., Bradshaw, C., Haynie, D.L., Simons-Morton, B.G., Gielen, A., Cheng, T.L. A Glimpse into Urban Middle Schools on Probation for Persistently Dangerous Status: Identifying Malleable Predictors of Fighting. Journal of School Violence, 2009; 8, 284-300. NIHMSID: 65287.
  130. Pickett, W., Simons-Morton, B.G., Iannotti, R., Dostaler, S. Social environments and physical aggression among 21,107 students in the United States and Canada. Journal of School Health. 2009; 79(4): 160-168.
  131. Rath, J.M., Gielen, A.C., Haynie, D.L., Solomon, B.S., Cheng, T.L., & Simons-Morton, B.G. Factors associated with perceived parental academic monitoring in a population of low-income, African-American early adolescents. Middle LevelEducation Research Annual. 2009; 31(8): 1-11.
  132. Zakrajsek, J.S., Shope, J.T., Ouimet, M.C., Wang, J., Simons-Morton, B.G. Efficacy of a brief group parent-teen intervention in driver education to reduce teenage driver injury risk: a pilot study. Family & Community Health. 2009; 32(2): 175-88. PMID 19305216 NIHMS137449.
  133. Nansel, T.R., Anderson, B.J., Laffel, L.M., Simons-Morton, B.G., Weissberg-Benchell, J., Wysocki, T., Iannotti, R.J., Holmbeck, G.N., Hood, K.K., Lochrie, A.S. A multisite trial of a clinic-integrated intervention for promoting family management of pediatric type 1 diabetes: feasibility and design. Pediatric Diabetes. 2009; 10(2):105-15. PMID 18721167.
  134. Nansel, T.R., Iannotti, R.J., Simons-Morton, B.G. Long-Term Maintenance of Treatment Outcomes: "Diabetes Personal Trainer" Intervention for Youth with Type 1 Diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2009; 32: 807-809. NIHMS 19208916.
  135. Wang, J., Simons-Morton, B.G., Farhat, T., Luk, J.W. Socio-demographic variability in adolescent substance use: mediation by parents and peers. 2009; Prev Sci. 10(4): 387-96. Prev Sci. PMID: 19582581.
  136. Abroms, L.C., Gill, J., Windsor, R.A., Simons-Morton, B.G. A Process Evaluation of Email Counseling for Smoking Cessation in College Students: Feasibility, Acceptability, and Cost. J of Smoking Cessation. 2009; Issue 4.1.
  137. Schneider, S., Iannotti, R.J, Nansel, T.R, Haynie, D.L, Sobel, D.O, Simons-Morton, B.G. Assessment of an illness-specific dimension of self-esteem in youths with type 1 diabetes. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 2009; 34(3): 283-293.
  138. Simons-Morton, B.G, Chen, R. Peer and Parent Influences on School Engagement among Early Adolescents. Youth and Society. 2009; 41(1): 3-25. NIHMS54923.
  139. Simons-Morton, B.G., Farhat, T., Ter Bogt, T.F., Hublet, A., Kuntsche, E., Nic Gabhainn, S., Godeau, E., Kokkevi, A., the HBSC Risk Behaviour Focus Group. 92009). Gender specific trends in alcohol use: cross-cultural comparisons from 1998 to 2006 in 24 countries and regions. Int J Public Health; 54: S199-S208. PMID: 19618110 PubMed # 19618110
  140. Kuntsche, E., Simons-Morton, B.G., Ter Bogt, T., Queija, I.S., Tinoco, V.M., de Matos,M.G., Santinello, M., Lenzi, M. (2009) the HBSC Peer Culture Focus Group. Electronic media communication with friends from 2002 to 2006 and links to face-to-face contacts in adolescence: an HBSC study in 31 European and North American countries and regions. Int J Public Health; 54 (2): S166-176.
  141. Craig, W., Harel-Fisch, Y., Fogel-Grinvald, H., Dostaler, S., Hetland, J., Simons-Morton, B.G., Molcho, M., de Mato, M.G., Overpeck, M., Due, P., Pickett, W.; the HBSC Violence & Injuries Prevention Focus Group; the HBSC Bullying Writing Group (2009). A cross-national profile of bullying and victimization among adolescents in 40 countries. Int J Public Health, 54: S122-132. NIHMS97756.
  142. Simons-Morton, B.G., Pickett, W., Bogt, T.F.M. ter, Boyce, W., Vollebergh, W.A.M. (2010). Cross-national comparison of adolescent drinking and cannabis use in the United States, Canada, and the Netherlands. International Journal of Drug Policy, 21, 64-69. NIHMS97756 PMID: 19303761
  143. Farhat, T., Luk, J., Iannotti, R., Simons-Morton, B.G. (2010). Association of Overweight and Obesity with Health-Risk Behaviors among US Youth. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2010; 38 (3): 258-267. PMID: 20171527.
  144. Murray, K.W., Haynie, D.L., Howard, D.E., Cheng, T.L., Simons-Morton, B.G.   Perceptions of Parenting Practices as Predictors of Aggression in a Low-income, Urban, Predominately African American Middle School Sample. Journal of School Violence 2010; 9: 2-8.
  145. Ouimet, M.C., Simons-Morton, B.G., Zador, P.L., Lerner, N.D., Freedman, M., Duncan, G.D., Wang, J. Using the U.S. National Household Travel Survey to estimate the impact of passenger characteristics on young drivers' relative risk of fatal crash involvement. Accid Anal Prev. 2010; 42(2): 689-94. PMID: 20159095.
  146. Luk, W.J., Wang, J., & Simons-Morton, B.G. "Bullying victimization and substance use among U.S. adolescents: Mediation by depression". Prevention Science. 2010; PMID: 20422288
  147. Simons-Morton, B.G., Farhat, T. Recent Findings on Peer Group Influences on Adolescent Smoking. J Prim Prev. 2010; 31:191-208. PMID: 20614184.
  148. Farhat, T., Simons-Morton, B.G., Luk, J.W. Psychosocial correlates of adolescent marijuana use: Variations by status of marijuana use. Addictive Behavior. 2011; 36: 404-407. PMID: 21186082
  149. Kuntsche, E., Kuntsche, S., Knibbe, R., Simons-Morton, B.G., Farhat, T., Hublet, A., Bendtsen, P., Godeau, E., Demetrovics, Z. Cultural and gender convergence in adolescent drunkenness: Evidence from 23 European and North American countries. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. 2011; 165(2): 152-158.
  150. Lee, S. E., Simons-Morton, B. G., Klauer, S. G., Ouimet, M. C., and Dingus, T. A. Naturalistic Assessment of Novice Teenage Crash Experience. (2011). Accident Analysis and Prevention. 2011;43(4): 1472-1479. PMID: 21545880. Epub 2011 Mar 26.
  151. Klauer, S.G., Simons-Morton, B.G., Lee, S.E., Ouimet, M.C., Howard, E.H., Dingus, T.A. (2011). Novice drivers' exposure to known risk factors during the first 18 months of licensure: The effect of vehicle ownership. Traffic Injury Prevention, 12(2):159-68.
  152. Simons-Morton, B.G., Ouimet, M.C., Zhang, Z., Lee, S.L., Klauer, S.E., Wang, J., Chen, R., Albert, P.E., Dingus, T.E. Crash and Risky Driving Involvement Among Novice Adolescent Drivers and Their Parents. American Journal of Public Health. 2011; 101 (12): 2362-2367. PMID: 22021319; Doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2011.300248
  153. Simons-Morton, B.G., Ouimet, M.C., Zhang, Z., Lee, S.L., Klauer, S.E., Wang, J., Chen, R., Albert, P.E. Dingus, T.E. (2011). The Effect of Passengers and Risk-Taking Friends On Risky Driving And Crashes/Near Crashes Among Novice Teenagers. Journal of Adolescent Health.49(6):587-593 Epub 2011 Jun 11. PMID: 22098768; doi 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2011.02.009.
  154. Farhat, T., Iannotti, R., and Simons-Morton, B.G. (2011). Obesity, Smoking and Health-Related Quality of Life among Adolescent Girls. Childhood Obesity. 7(2):404-109.
  155. Luk, J.W., Farhat, T., Iannotti, R.J., Simons-Morton, B.G. (2011). Parent-child communication and substance use among adolescents: Do father and mother communication play a different role for sons and daughters? Addictive Behaviors, 35(5), 426-431.
  156. Bogt, T.F., Gabhainn, S.N., Simons-Morton, B.G., Ferreira, M., Hublet, A., Godeau, E, Kuntsche, E., Richter M. (2012). Dance is the new metal: adolescent music preferences and substance use across Europe. Substance Use & Misuse. 47(2):130-42. PMID: 22217067
  157. Farhat, T., Simons-Morton, B.G., Kokkevi, A., van der Sluijset, W., Fotiou, A., Kuntsche, E. (2012). Early Adolescent and Peer Drinking Homogeneity: Similarities and Differences among European and North American countries. Journal of Early Adolescence. 32(1), 81-103.
  158. Simons-Morton, B.G., Zhang, Z., Jackson, J.C., Albert, P.S. (2012). Do Elevated Gravitational-Force Events While Driving Predict Crashes and Near Crashes? Am J Epidemiol, 175(10), 1075-1079. PMID: 22271924; doi:1093/aje/kwr440
  159. Zhang, Z., Albert, P.S., Simons-Morton, B.G., (2012). Marginal Analysis of longitudinal count data in long sequences: methods and application to a driving study. Annals of Applied Statistics. 6 (1), 27–54. DOI: 10.1214/11-AOAS507
  160. Simões C, Matos MG, Moreno C, Rivera F, Batista-Foguet JM, Simons-Morton B. (2012). Substance use in Portuguese and Spanish adolescents: highlights from differences, similarities and moderating effects. Spanish Journal of Psychology,15(3):1024-37 PMID: 23156911
  161. Jackson, J., Albert, P.S., Zhang, Z., and Simons-Morton, B. (2012). Ordinal latent variable models and their application in the study of newly licensed teenage drivers. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society-Series C, Applied Statistics. 62, Part 3, 435-450.
  162. Simons-Morton, B.G., Ouimet, M.C., Wang, J., Chen, R., Klauer, S.G., Lee, S.E., Dingus, T. (2012). Peer influence predicts speeding prevalence among teenage drivers J Safety Res. 2012 Dec;43(5-6):397-403 PMID: 23206513
  163. Simons-Morton, B.G., Cheon, K., Guo, F., & Albert, P. (2012). Trajectories of Kinematic Risky Driving Among Novice Teenagers. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 51C:27-32. PMID: 23182780.
  164. Kuntsche, E., Rossow, I., Simons-Morton, B., ter Bogt, T., Kokkevi, A., & Godeau, E. (2012). Not Early Drinking but Early Drunkenness is a Risk Factor for Problem Behaviors among Adolescents from 38 European and North American Countries. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, in press. 2012 Dec 14. doi: 10.1111. PMID: 23240610
  165. Luk, J.W., Wang, J., Simons-Morton, B.G. (2012). A Latent Class Analysis of Bullying Victimization among U.S. Adolescents: Associations with Demographic Characteristics and Psychosomatic Symptoms. Journal of Adolescence, 35 (5), 1351-1360.
  166. Hingson, R., Zha, W., Iannotti, R.J., Simons-Morton, B.G. (2013). Physician Advice to Adolescents About Drinking and other Health Behaviors. Pediatrics, Feb;131(2):249-57. doi: 10.1542/peds.2012-1496. Epub 2013 Jan 28; PMID 23359580.
  167. Zakrajsek, J.S., Shope, J.T., Greenspan, A.I., Wang, J., Bingham, C.R., Simons-Morton, B.G. (2013). Effectiveness of a brief parent-directed teen driver safety intervention (Checkpoints) delivered by driver education instructors. Journal of Adolescent Health, 53, 27-33.
  168. Simons-Morton, B.G., Bingham, R., Ouimet, M.C., Pradhan, A., Chen, R., Barretto, A., Shope, J.  (2013). The Effect on Teenage Risky Driving of Feedback From a Safety Monitoring System: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Adolescent Health, 53, 21-26. NIMS 430605
  169. Conway, K. Vullo, G.C., Nichter, B., Wang, J. Compton, W., Iannotti, R.J., Simons-Morton, B. (2013). Prevalence and Patterns of Polysubstance Use in a Nationally Representative Sample of 10th Graders in the United States. Journal of Adolescent Health, 52; 716-723.
  170. Ouimet, M.C., Pradhan, A., Simons-Morton, B.G., Divekar, G., Mehranian, H., & Fisher, D.L. (2013). The effect of male teenage passengers on male teenage drivers: Findings from a driving simulator study. Effects of passenger presence and characteristics on male teenage simulated driving performance. Accident Analysis and Prevention, Accid. Anal. Prev. 58, 132-139. PMID: 23727554
  171. Murray, K., Howard, D., Haynie, D, Cheng, T. Simons-Morton, B.G. (2013). Adolescent Reports of Aggression as Predictors of Perceived Parenting Behaviors and Expectations. Family Relations, 62:637-648.
  172. Kim, S.D., Chen, Z., Zhang, Z. Simons-Morton, B.G., Albert, P. (2013). Bayesian Hierarchical Poisson Regression Models: An Application to a Driving Study with Kinematic Events. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 108 (502), 494-503.
  173. Li, K. -G., Simons-Morton, B. G., & Hingson, R. (2013). Impaired driving prevalence among US high school students: associations with substance use and risky driving behaviors. American Journal of Public Health. 103 (11), e71-77. PMID:24028236
  174. Klauer, S., Guo, F., Simons-Morton, B.G., Dingus, T. (2013). The effect of Distraction on CNC Among Novice Teen and Adult Drivers. New England Journal of Medicine, 370, 54-59. PMID: 24738680
  175. Ter Bogt, T.F.M., de Looze, M., Molcho, M., Godeau, E., Hublet, A., Kokkevi, A., Kuntsche, E., Nic Gabhainn, S., Franelic, I.P, Simons-Morton, B., Sznitman, S., Vieno, A., Vollebergh, W., Pickett, W. (2013). Do societal wealth, family affluence and gender account for trends in adolescent cannabis use? A 30 country cross-national study. Addiction
  176. Guo, F., Simons-Morton, B.G., Klauer, S.G., Ouimet, M.C., Dingus, T., Lee, S.E. (2013). Variability in crash and near crash risk among novice teenage drivers: A naturalistic study.
  177. Journal of Pediatrics, 163, 1670-1676. PMID: 23992677
  178. Li, K.-G., Simons-Morton, B.G., Brooks-Russell, A., Ehsani, J., Hingson, R. (2014). Drinking and parenting practices as predictors of impaired driving behaviors among US adolescents. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. 75(1), 5-15. PMID: 24411792
  179. Li, K., Iannotti, R .J. Haynie, D. L., Perlus, J. G., Simons-Morton, B. G. (2014). The Effect of motivation, planning, and social support on physical activity among U.S. adolescents. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 11(1), 42. DOI: 10.1186/1479-5868-11-42; PMID: 24639277.
  180. Li, K., Simons-Morton, B.G., Vaca, F.E., Hingson, R. (2014). Association between riding with an impaired driver and driving while impaired. Pediatrics, 144(4), 620-626. PMID: 24639277
  181. Simons-Morton, B.G., Guo, F., Klauer, S.G., Ehsani, J.P., Pradhan, A.K. (2014). Keep your eyes on the road: Young driver crash risk increases according to duration of distraction. Journal of Adolescent Health. 54, S61-S67. PMID: 24759443
  182. Brooks-Russell, A., Simons-Morton, B., Haynie, D., Farhat, T., Wang, J. (2014). Longitudinal relationship between drinking with peers, descriptive norms, and adolescent alcohol use. Prevention Science, April, 15, 497-505. PMID 23564529; DOI 10.1007
  183. Falk, E.B., Cascio, C.N., Carp, J., Tinney, F. O’Donnell, M.B., Bingham, R., Shope, J., Pradhan, A.K., Simons-Morton, B.G. (2014). Neural responses to exclusion predict susceptibility to social influence. Journal of Adolescent Health. 54(5S), S22-S31. PMID: 24759437
  184. Pradhan, A.K., Li, K., Bingham, C.R., Simons-Morton, B.G., Ouimet, M.C., Shope, J.T. (2014). Peer passenger influences on male adolescent drivers’ visual scanning behavior during simulated driving. Journal of Adolescent Health. 54, S5, S50-S60. PMID: 24759440
  185. Simons-Morton, B. G., Bingham, C. R., Ouimet, M. C., Pradhan, A., Falk, E., Li, K. –G., Green, P., Almani, F., & Shope, J. (2014). Experimental effects of injunctive norms on simulated risky driving among teenage males. Health Psychology, 33(7), 616-627.
  186. Ouimet, M.C., Brown, T.G., Guo, F, Klauer, S.G., Simons-Morton, B.G., Fang, Y., Lee, S.E., Gianoulakis, C., Dingus, T.A. (2014). Higher crash and near-crash rates in teenage drivers with lower cortisol reactivity: an 18-month longitudinal, naturalistic study. JAMA Pediatrics. 168(6), 517-522. Doi:10.1001..
  187. Lambert, A. E., Simons-Morton, B. G., Cain, S. A., Weisz, S., Cox, D. J. (2014s). Considerations of a dual-systems model of cognitive development and risky driving. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 24(3), 541-550; DOI:10.1111/jora.12126.
  188. Ehsani, J.P., Simons-Morton, B., Xie, Y., Klauer, S.G., Albert, P.S. (2014). The association between kinematic risky driving among parents and their teenage children: Moderation by shared personality characteristics. Accid Anal Prev. PMID: 24561886.
  189. Finigan, N., Haynie, D., Chen, T., Gielen, A., Simons-Morton, BG. (2014). Using the Theory of Planned Behavior to Predict Aggression and Weapons Carrying Behavior in Urban African American Early Adolescent Youth. Health Education & Behavior. Published online September 16, 2014. DOI: 0:1177/1090198711458479; PMID: 25228369
  190. Cascio, C.N., Carp, J., O'Donnell, M.B., Tinney, F.J. Jr, Bingham, C.R., Shope, J.T., Ouimet, M.C., Pradhan, A.K., Simons-Morton, B.G., Falk, E.B. (2014). Buffering Social Influence: Neural Correlates of Response Inhibition Predict Driving Safety in the Presence of a Peer. J Cogn Neurosci. Aug 6:1-13. [Epub ahead of print]
  191. Bendtsen, P., Damsgaard, M.T., Huckle, T., Casswell, S., Kuntsche, E., Arnold, P., de Looze, M., Hofmann, F., Hublet, A., Simons-Morton, B., Ter Bogt, T.F., Holstein, B.E. (2014). Adolescent alcohol use: a reflection of national drinking patterns and policy? Addiction, July 8, Epub ahead of print.
  192. Russell, A., Farhat, T., Haynie, D., Simons-Morton, B.G. Trends in adolescent substance use among 6-10th grade students from 1998 to 2010: findings from a national probability study. Journal of Early Adolescence, in press.

Editorials, Commentaries, Proceedings, Reviews

  1. McLeroy, K.R., Steckler, A.B., Simons-Morton, B.G., Goodman, R.M., Gottlieb, N., Burdine, J.N. Social science theory in health education: Time for a new model? Health Education Research. 8(3): 305-313, 1993 (editorial).
  2. Simons-Morton, B.G., Killen, J., Augustyn, M.C., Sleet, D.A. New Directions in school-based alcohol use and drinking and driving prevention. In Proceedings of the Southern California Automobile Club Symposium on Drinking and Driving. Southern California Automobile Club, 1993.
  3. Simons-Morton, B.G., Crump, A.D. Editorial: Empowerment: The Process and the Outcome. A Commentary on “Empowerment Education: A Case Study of the Resource Sisters/Companeras Program”. Health Education Quarterly. 1996; 23(3): 290-292.
  4. Simons-Morton, B.G., Donahue, L., Crump, A.D. Editorial: Health Communications in the Prevention of ATOD. Health Education and Behavior. 1997; 24(5): 544-554.
  5. Moy, J.G., Brenner, R.A., Willinger, M., Simons-Morton, B.G., Hoffman, H.J., Clemens, J.D., Lesko, S.M., (...), Hunt, C.E. Putting babies 'back to sleep. Journal of the American Medical Association. 1999; 281 (11): 983-984.  
  6. Nansel, Tonja; Simons-Morton, Bruce; Scheidt, Peter; Overpeck, Mary D. Letter: "Systemic vs individualistic approaches to bullying": Reply. Journal of the American Medical Association. 2001; 286(7): 787-788.
  7. Simons-Morton, B.G. Editorial: Reducing young driver crash risk. Injury Prevention 8 (Suppl II): ii1-i2, 2002.
  8. Simons-Morton, B.G. Book Review: Denman, Moon, Parsons, Stears. The Health Promoting School: Policy, Research, and Practice. NY: Routeledge Falor, 2002. Health Promotion Practice, 2003.
  9. Thombs, D.L., Baldwin, J., Beck, K.H., Colwell, B., Olds, R.S., Simons-Morton, B.G., Murdock, P.O., Sciacca, J.P., Werch, C. Position Paper: Excellence in Health Behavior Research Training: The AAHB Initiative to Establish Doctoral-Level Research Competencies. American Journal of Health Behavior. 2004; 28(6): 483-486.
  10. AAHB Work Group on Doctoral Research Training. Position Paper: A Vision for Doctoral Research Training in Health Behavior: A Position Paper from the American Academy of Health Behavior. American Journal of Health Behavior. 2005; 29(6): 542-556.
  11. Olsen, E.C.B., Simons-Morton, B.G., Lee, S.E., & Neale, V.L. Intersection Behavior of Novice Teen Drivers and Experienced Adult DriversExternal Web Site Policy. Proceedings ofthe Human Factors & Ergonomics Society 49th Annual Meeting. Orlando, Florida,September 26-30, 2005.
  12. Olsen, E.C.B., Simons-Morton, B.G., Lee. S.E. Novice teen and experienced drivers on the Smart Road Intersection: Does six months of experience matter? Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 50th Annual Meeting, October, 2006.
  13. Simons-Morton, B.G. Commentary: Possible Selves and Proximal Goals for the American Academy of Health Behavior: 2006 Presidential Inaugural Address. American Journal of Health Behavior. 2006; 30(6): 598-601.
  14. Simons-Morton, B.G. Defined By Publication: A Commentary on Health Education and Health Promotion Publication Trends. Health Education & Behavior. 2007; 34(1): 26-30.
  15. Simons-Morton, B.G. Growing and Becoming: American Academy of Health Behavior 2007 Presidential Welcome Address. American Journal of Health Behavior. 2007; 6:667-669.
  16. Miller-Rath, J., Haynie, D., Cheng, T., Simons-Morton, B.G. Steppin’Up: positive youth development program: program note. Health Education & Behavior. 2007; 34(6): 841-845.
  17. Simons-Morton, B.G., Ouimet, M.C., Wang, J., Klauer, S.G., Lee, S.E., Dingus, T.A. Hard braking events among novice teenage drivers by passenger characteristics. (2010). Proc. Fifth International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driving Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design. The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, pp. 236-242. NIHMS136623. Big Sky, Montana.
  18. Simons-Morton, B. G., Abraido-Lanza, A.F., Bernhardt, J.M, Schoenthaler, A., Schnitzer, A., Allegrante, J.P. (2012). Demystifying peer review. Health Educ Behav. 39(1):3-7. PMID: 22301900
  19. Simons-Morton, B.G., Kuntsche, E. (2012). Adolescent Estimation of Peer Substance Use: Why it Matters (Commentary). Addiction, 107, 885-891.
  20. Simons-Morton, B. (2013). Health Behavior in Ecological Context. Health Educ Behav. 40(1), 6-10. PMID: 23136303; DOI: 10.1177/10901980198112464494
  21. Pradhan, A.K., Simons-Morton, B.G., Lee, S.E., Klauer, S.G. (2011). Hazard perception and distraction in novice drivers: Effects of 12 months driving experience. Proceedings of the Sixth International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driving Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design, Lake Tahoe, CA. The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, pp.
  22. Simons-Morton, B. G., Li, K. –G., Russell, A., Ehsani, J., Pradhan, A., Ouimet, M. C., & Klauer, S. (2013). Validity of the C-RDS self-reported risky driving measure. Proceedings of the 7th International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design. The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, pp. 22-28.
  23. Pradhan, A., Li, K. –G., Simons-Morton, B. G., Ouimet, M. C., & Klauer, S. (2013). Measuring Young drivers’ behaviors during complex driving situations. The 7th International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design. The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, pp. 460-466.
  24. Ehsani, J., Russell, A., Li, K. –G., Perlus, J., Pradhan, A., Simons-Morton, B. G. (2013). Novice Teen Driver Cell Phone Use Prevalence. The 7th International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, pp. 9-15.
  25. Russell, A. Simons-Morton, B.G., Ehsani, J.P. Editorial Journal of Adolescent Health.

Books and Chapters

  1. Greene, W.A., Simons-Morton, B.G. Introduction to Health Education. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, Inc.,1984.
  2. Simons-Morton, B.G., Simons-Morton, D.G. "Controlling Injuries Due to Drinking and Driving: The Context and Functions of Education." Chapter in, The Surgeon General's Workshop on Drunk Driving: Background Papers. Washington D.C: Health and Human Services (PHS), 1989.
  3. Simons-Morton, B.G. “Health-related physical education”. Chapter in Wallace, H.M., Parcel, G.P., Igoe, J., Patrick, K. (eds.), Principles and Practices for SchoolHealth, Oakland, CA: Third Party Publishing Company, pp. 443-452, 1992.
  4. Simons-Morton, B.G., Brink, S.G., Parcel, G.S., et al. Preventing Acute Alcohol-related Health Problems among Adolescents and Young Adults: A CDC Handbook for Community Intervention. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control, 1991.
  5. Simons-Morton, B.G. Implementing health-related physical education in elementary schools. Chapter in Pate RR (ed.), Fitness through Physical Education. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics Pubs, 1994.
  6. Simons-Morton, B.G., Greene, W.A., Gottlieb, N. Introduction to Health Education and Health Promotion, 2nd Ed.  Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland Press, 1995.
  7. Simons-Morton, B.G. and Hartos, J. Application of Authoritative Parenting to Adolescent Health Behavior. Chapter in DiClemente, R., Crosby, R., Kegler, M. (eds). Emerging Theories and Models in Health Promotion Research and Practice: Strategies for Improving Practice. San Francisco, Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2002, pp. 100-125.
  8. Simons-Morton, B.G., Haynie, D. Growing Up Drug Free: A Developmental Challenge. Chapter in M. H. Bornstein, L. Davidson, C.L.M. Keyes, K.A. Moore & the Center for Child Well-being. Well-being: Positive Development Across the Life Course. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum, pp. 109-122, 2003.
  9. Nansel, T.R., Haynie, D.L., & Simons-Morton, B.G. “The Association of Bullying and Victimization with Middle School Adjustment”. Chapter in Elias, M.J., & Zins, J.E. (Eds.) Bullying, peer harassment, and victimization in the schools: the next generation of prevention. 2003, pp. 45-61. New York: The Haworth Press, Inc.
  10. Simons-Morton, B.G., Mickalide, A., Olsen, E. Preventing motor vehicle crash injuries among children and adolescents. Chapter in Liller K, (Ed.). Injury Prevention for Children and Adolescents: Integration of Research, Practice, and Advocacy. Washington DC: American Public Health Association, 2005.
  11. Sleet, D., Trifiletti, L.B., Gielen, A.C., Simons-Morton, B.G. Individual level models: Applications of Behavioral Theory. Chapter in Gielen, A.C., Sleet, D., DiClemente, R.J. (Eds.). Handbook of Injury Prevention: Behavior Change Theories, Methods, and Applications. 2006, pp. 19-40. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  12. Simons-Morton, B.G, Nansel, T. The application of social cognitive theory to injury prevention. Chapter in Gielen, A.C., Sleet, D., DiClemente, R.J. (Eds.). Handbook of Injury Prevention: Behavior Change Theories, Methods, and Applications. 2006. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, pp. 41-64.
  13. Hartos, J. L, Simons-Morton, B. G. Parents and their newly-licensed teen drivers: Promoting parent management of novice teen driving. Chapter in Devore, Dorothy M (Ed). New Developments in Parent-child Relations. (pp. 281-298). xii, 316 pp. Hauppauge, NY, US: Nova Science Publishers, 2006.
  14. Simons-Morton, B.G., Haynie, D., Noelke, E. Social Influences: The Effects of Socialization, Selection, and Social Normative Processes on Health Behavior. In (DiClemente R., Ed.). Emerging Theories in Health Behavior and Health Promotion. pp. 65-96, Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, 2009.
  15. Ouimet, M.C., Duffy, C.W., Simons-Morton, B.G., Brown, T.G., and Fisher, D.L. Understanding and Changing the Young Driver Problem: a Review of the Randomized Controlled Trials Conducted with Driving Simulation. Chapter 24 in Fisher, D. L., Rizzo, M., Caird, J. K., & Lee, J. D. (Eds). Handbook of Driving Simulation for Engineering, Medicine, and Psychology. 2011. Boca Raton, FL:  CRC Press.
  16. Simons-Morton, B.G. Adolescent Driving Behavior: A Developmental Challenge. In Brown, B., Prinstein J. (Eds). Encyclopedia of Adolescence, Vol 1. Elsevier Press. 2011, pp. 38-47.
  17. Simons-Morton B.G., McLeroy, K., &Wendel, M. (2011). Behavior Theory and HealthPromotion: Multi-level Applications. Boston: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.
  18. Simons-Morton, B.G., & Caccavale, L.J. (2012). Chapter 4: Motor Vehicle and Pedestrian Injuries among Children and Adolescents: Risk and Prevention. In (Liller, K.D., Editor). Injury Prevention for Children and Adolescents: Research, Practice, andAdvocacy, Second Edition. American Public Health Association Publishers, pp. 119-148.

Manuscripts Under Review

Simons-Morton, B.G., Li, K., Ouimet, M.C., Klauer, S. Are Perceived Risk and Skills Prospectively Associated with Teenage Risky Driving?

Ouimet, M.C., Brooks-Russell, A., Ehsani, J.P., Pradhan, A.K., Li, K., Simons-Morton, B.G. The effect of teenage passengers on teenage driving outcomes: a systematic review.