Entries by Mary Speck

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 […]

March 26| 2018

The Association between Lifelong Greenspace Exposure and 3-Dimensional Brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Barcelona Schoolchildren Payam Dadvand, Jesus Pujol, Dídac Macià, Gerard Martínez-Vilavella, Laura Blanco-Hinojo, Marion Mortamais, Mar Alvarez-Pedrerol, Raquel Fenoll, Mikel Esnaola, Albert Dalmau-Bueno, Mónica López-Vicente, Xavier Basagaña, Michael Jerrett, Mark J. Nieuwenhuijsen, and Jordi Sunyer Environ Health Perspect; February 2018, Volume 126, Issue 2 https://doi.org/10.1289/EHP1876 ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Proponents of the biophilia hypothesis believe that contact with […]

March 19 | 2018

Associations Between the Built Environment and Objective Measures of Sleep: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Johnson DA, Hirsch JA, Moore KA, Redline S, Diez Roux AV. Am J Epidemiol. 2018 Mar 14. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwx302. [Epub ahead of print] https://doi.org/10.1093/aje/kwx302 Abstract Although dense neighborhood built environments support increased physical activity and lower obesity, these features may also […]

March 12 | 2018

Gene-by-environment interactions in urban populations modulate risk phenotypes Marie-Julie Favé, Fabien C. Lamaze, David Soave, Alan Hodgkinson, Héloïse Gauvin, Vanessa Bruat, Jean-Christophe Grenier, Elias Gbeha, Kimberly Skead, Audrey Smargiassi, Markey Johnson, Youssef Idaghdour & Philip Awadalla Nature Communications volume 9, Article number: 827 (2018)  https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-03202-2   ABSTRACT Uncovering the interaction between genomes and the environment is […]

Urban Green and Built Infrastructure as a Tool to Mitigate Local Air Pollution | April 10 | 2018 | VIDEO AVAILABLE

VIDEO NOW AVAILABLE For his presentation, Dr. Baldauf will summarize the U.S. EPA’s research program on the use of built and green infrastructure to mitigate local air pollution impacts from transportation facilities.  His presentation will describe the current scientific understanding of how urban infrastructure affects local air quality, including a review of projects conducted in […]

March 5 | 2018

Assessing the Exposome with External Measures: Commentary on the State of the Science and Research Recommendations Michelle C. Turner, Mark Nieuwenhuijsen, Kim Anderson, David Balshaw, Yuxia Cui, Genevieve Dunton, Jane A. Hoppin, Petros Koutrakis, and Michael Jerrett Annual Review of Public Health Vol. 38:215-239 (Volume publication date March 2017) https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-publhealth-082516-012802 Abstract The exposome comprises all […]

CANUE – OEH Seminar | March 9 | 2018

The Canadian Urban Environmental Health Research Consortium: A protocol for building a national environmental exposure data platform for integrated analyses of urban form and health Occupational and Environmental Health Seminar Title: The Canadian Urban Environmental Health Research Consortium: A protocol for building a national environmental exposure data platform for integrated analyses of urban form and health […]

February 27 | 2018

Six research priorities for cities and climate change Xuemei Bai, Richard J. Dawson, Diana Ürge-Vorsatz, Gian C. Delgado, Aliyu Salisu Barau, Shobhakar Dhakal, David Dodman, Lykke Leonardsen, Valerie Masson-Delmotte, Debra Roberts, Seth Schultz. Nature 555, 23-25 (2018) doi: 10.1038/d41586-018-02409-z www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-02409-z Xuemei Bai and colleagues call for long-term, cross-disciplinary studies to reduce carbon emissions and urban risks […]

February 19 | 2018

Impacts of Bicycle Infrastructure in Mid-Sized Cities (IBIMS): protocol for a natural experiment study in three Canadian cities Meghan Winters, Michael Branion-Calles, Suzanne Therrien, Daniel Fuller, Lise Gauvin, David G T Whitehurst, and Trisalyn Nelson BMJ Open. 2018; 8(1): e019130. Published online 2018 Jan 21. doi:  10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019130  PMCID: PMC5781157 Abstract Introduction Bicycling is promoted as […]