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Michael Weitzman

Executive Director, Child Health Research

Michael Weitzman, M.D., is the executive director of the Child Health Research, the research arm of the American Academy of Pediatrics, which is located at the University of Rochester in the Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Weitzman has conducted research and written extensively on such diverse issues as childhood lead poisoning, chronic illness, passive and prenatal exposure to cigarette smoke, breast feeding, excessive school absences, the academic benefits of the School Breakfast Program, and the epidemiology of children's mental health problems, health risk behaviors, school failure, and asthma.