Entries by Mary Speck

Assessing Interest | Special Issue HPCDP on Climate Change and Health | LOI June 29 2018

[Announcement sent on behalf of Margaret de Groh, Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief, HPCDP Journal] Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada, Research Policy and Practice Assessing Interest in a Special Issue on Climate Change and Health The Public Health Agency of Canada’s Journal Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada is exploring the possibility of […]

June 11 | 2018

Do green neighbourhoods promote urban health justice? Isabelle Anguelovski, Helen Cole, James Connolly, Margarita Triguero-Mas The Lancet, Public Health. Vol 3, No. 6, e270 June 2018 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S2468-2667(18)30096-3 For the past 30 years, a search for social and health justice has shaped many cities in North America and Europe. Residents of these cities have mobilised to […]

June 4 | 2018

Healthy cities: key to a healthy future in China William Summerskill, Helena Hui Wang, Richard Horton The Lancet, Vol 391, No. 10135, p2086–2087, 26 May 2018 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(18)30608-1 Summary By 2030, up to one in eight people will live in a city in China. As urbanisation accelerates around the world, and particularly in Asia, the pivotal […]

May28 | 2018

Land use regression models to assess air pollution exposure in Mexico City using finer spatial and temporal input parameters. Son Y, Osornio-Vargas ÁR, O’Neill MS, Hystad P, Texcalac-Sangrador JL, Ohman-Strickland P, Meng Q, Schwander S. Sci Total Environ. 2018 May 17;639:40-48. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.05.144 Abstract The Mexico City Metropolitan Area (MCMA) is one of the largest and most […]

May 21 | 2018

Kernel Density Estimation as a Measure of Environmental Exposure Related to Insulin Resistance in Breast Cancer Survivors Marta M. Jankowska, Loki Natarajan, Suneeta Godbole, Kristin Meseck, Dorothy D. Sears, Ruth E. Patterson and Jacqueline Kerr Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev; 26(7); 1078–84. Published July 2017 DOI: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-16-0927 Abstract Background: Environmental factors may influence breast cancer; however, most studies have […]

May 14 | 2018

Environmental noise pollution and risk of preeclampsia. Auger N, Duplaix M, Bilodeau-Bertrand M, Lo E, Smargiassi A. Environ Pollut. 2018 Apr 25;239:599-606. Doi. 10.1016/j.envpol.2018.04.060 Abstract BACKGROUND: Environmental noise exposure is associated with a greater risk of hypertension, but the link with preeclampsia, a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy, is unclear. OBJECTIVES: We sought to determine the relationship between […]

April 30 | 2018

Using electronic health record data for environmental and place based population health research: a systematic review. Schinasi LH, Auchincloss AH, Forrest CB, Diez Roux AV. Ann Epidemiol. 2018 Mar 21. pii: S1047-2797(18)30059-0. [Epub ahead of print] DOI:10.1016/j.annepidem.2018.03.008  Abstract  PURPOSE: We conducted a systematic review of literature published on January 2000-May 2017 that spatially linked electronic health record (EHR) data with environmental […]

April 23 | 2018

Associations between Neighborhood Walkability and Incident and Ongoing Asthma in Children. Elinor Simons , Sharon D Dell ; Rahim Moineddin , and Teresa To Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2018 Apr 17. DOI:10.1513/AnnalsATS.201708-693OC Abstract RATIONALE: Childhood asthma has shown variable associations with children’s physical activity. Neighborhood walkability captures community features that promote walking and is protective against […]

April 9 | 2018

Socio-economic inequalities in exposure to industrial air pollution emissions in Quebec public schools Emmanuelle Batisse, Sophie Goudreau, Jill Baumgartner, Audrey Smargiassi Can J Public Health. 2018 Jan 22;108(5-6):e503-e509. http://dx.doi.org/10.17269/cjph.108.6166 Abstract OBJECTIVES: We aimed to assess the relationships between deprivation at Quebec public schools, their proximity to polluting industries, and their exposure to industrial air emission sources […]

April 2 | 2018

Childhood exposure to green space – A novel risk-decreasing mechanism for schizophrenia? Engemann K, Pedersen CB, Arge L, Tsirogiannis C, Mortensen PB, Svenning JC. Schizophr Res. 2018 Mar 21. pii: S0920-9964(18)30178-6. doi:10.1016/j.schres.2018.03.026. [Epub ahead of print]  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.schres.2018.03.026 Abstract  Schizophrenia risk has been linked to urbanization, but the underlying mechanism remains unknown. Green space is hypothesized to positively […]