BiographyJonathan P. Winickoff, MD, MPH, is a practicing general pediatrician and researcher. With over 80 peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Winickoff's research focuses on strategies to address tobacco use and exposure in families; current work includes CEASE (Clinical and Community Effort Against Secondhand Smoke Exposure), as well as projects related to thirdhand smoke, regulating smoking in multiunit housing, and raising the purchase age of tobacco to 21. As the past Chair of the AAP Tobacco Consortium, Dr. Winickoff works with pediatric tobacco control researchers across the country to develop the best tobacco practices for child healthcare settings. Dr. Winickoff is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and MassGeneral Hospital for Children. Dr. Winickoff was educated at Yale University, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard School of Public Health and completed his pediatric residency at Boston Children's Hospital and Boston Medical Center and fellowship in health services research at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital.
ResearchDr. Jonathan Winickoff conducts empirical research on family tobacco control, specifically within the child healthcare setting on the CEASE (Clinical and Community Effort Against Secondhand Smoke Exposure) module. Dr. Winickoff and his team conceptualized and developed module to guide pediatricians in systematically changing their office systems to deliver the tobacco dependence treatment for parents of their patients. The module is currently undergoing research in a randomized control trial in pediatric practices in the United States. For more information on the module, visit www.ceasetobacco.org or www.facebook.com/ceasetobacco
Winickoff JP, Nabi-Burza E, Change Y,Finch S, Regan S, Wasserman M, Woo H, Ossip D, Klein J, Dempsey J, Drehmer J,Hipple B, Slora E, Weiley V, Murphy S, Rigotti N. Implementation of a Tobacco Control Intervention in Pediatric Practice. Pediatrics. 2013. PMID:23147972
Hipple B, Nabi-Burza E, Hall N, Regan S, Winickoff JP. Distance-based training in two community health centers to address tobacco smoke exposure of children. BMC Pediatrics 2013. PMID: 23594832
Friebely J, Rigotti NA, Chang Y, Hall N, Weiley V,Dempsey J, Hipple B, Nabi-Burza E, Murphy S, Woo H, Winickoff JP. Parent smoker role conflict and planning to quit smoking: a cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health. 2013 MS ID: 1111367879759843. PMID: 23433098
Winickoff JP, Hipple B, Drehmer J, Nabi E, Hall N, Ossip DJ, Friebely J. A Decade of Lessons Learned from the Development of the Clinical Effort Against Secondhand Smoke Exposure (CEASE) Intervention. Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management. 2012. September;19(9):414-419.
MGH Hotline 12.17.10 MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) pediatrician-researcher Jonathan Winickoff, MD, MPH, FAAP, has been a vocal advocate of the health and protection of children from the harmful effects of tobacco smoke.
Finally some good news for parents who smoke: they may now be able to get help quitting from an unlikely source, their child’s doctor.
Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are sometimes falsely viewed as a "healthier" alternative to traditional tobacco and nicotine products. Jonathan Winickoff, MD, MPH, a primary care physician and tobacco researcher at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC), shares his knowledge on the dangers of e-cigarettes and provides tips on how parents can help teens avoid tobacco and nicotine products.
In an effort to protect children from harmful tobacco smoke exposure, health and medical professionals are pushing for a ban on smoking in public housing in a report appearing in this week’s New England Journal of Medicine.
A new study from MassGeneral Hospital for Children and the University of Rochester Medical Center shows significant evidence of tobacco smoke exposure in the blood of children who live in multi-unit housing.
A new study, to be published in the April 2011 issue of Pediatrics, shows that 60 percent of parents -- smoking and non-smoking -- indicate that they would like their children tested for tobacco smoke exposure during pediatric visits.
Study led by MGHfC investigator Jonathan Winickoff, MD, MPH, finds that children of parents who smoke are often exposed to tobacco in their parent's cars.
According to a new study released online today, a majority of Americans, including most African Americans, stand together in support of banning menthol in cigarettes just as other cigarette flavorings have now been banned by the FDA.
MassGeneral Hospital for Children study suggests that parents may not recognize the dangers of smoking in their cars with a child present.
Finally some good news for parents who smoke: you may now be able to get help quitting from an unlikely source, your child’s doctor. A study in the journal Pediatrics, which has been posted online, shows that it is feasible for pediatric practices to incorporate into their normal routine efforts to inform patients' parents about services available to help them quit smoking.