Entries by Eleanor Setton

Walkability Experts Workshop | November 16-17 | 2017

(Photo credit: Project for Public Spaces) Dr. Dan Fuller (Neighbourhood Factors Team Co-leader) at Memorial University | St. John’s Newfoundland is hosting this Expert Workshop to: discuss the future of walkability measure, work on conceptual definitions of walkability, identify new and emerging methods for measuring walkability, and chart the way forward for CANUE as we […]

CANUE Health Data Holders Survey

Understanding technical, procedural and functional needs of major health data holders. In May and June of 2017, representatives of 22 health data platforms were interviewed to gain a better understanding of how best to format and transfer CANUE data for integration and analysis. CANUE Health Data Holder Survey

September 5 | 2017

Associations of Pregnancy Outcomes and PM2.5 in a National Canadian Study Stieb DM, Chen L, Beckerman BS, Jerrett M, Crouse DL, Omariba DW, Peters PA, van Donkelaar A, Martin RV, Burnett RT, Gilbert NL, Tjepkema M, Liu S, Dugandzic  RM. Environ Health Perspect. 2016 Feb;124(2):243-9. doi:  10.1289/ehp.1408995 ABSTRACT Background Numerous studies have examined associations between air pollution and […]

New Opportunities for Weather and Health Research | September 21 | 2017 | VIDEOS NOW AVAILABLE

VIDEOS NOW AVAILABLE Environment Canada is currently working on the 2.5 km High Resolution Deterministic Prediction system (HRDPS), expected to become operational next year. This webinar-style meeting will highlight some of the health databases that CANUE researchers typically use, and provide an overview of these new weather/climate datasets. The overall objective of the meeting is to […]

August 28 | 2017

Outdoor Light at Night and Breast Cancer Incidence in the Nurses’ Health Study II Peter James, Kimberly A. Bertrand,  Jaime E. Hart, Eva S. Schernhammer, Rulla M. Tamimi, and Francine Laden Environmental Health Perspectives, August 2017, Volume 125 Issue 8, https://doi.org/10.1289/EHP935 BACKGROUND: Animal and epidemiologic studies suggest that exposure to light at night (LAN) may disrupt circadian patterns and […]

August 21 | 2017

Residential greenness and birth outcomes: evaluating the influence of spatially correlated built-environment factors. Hystad P1, Davies HW, Frank L, Van Loon J, Gehring U, Tamburic L, Brauer M.  Environ Health Perspect. 2014 Oct;122(10):1095-102. doi: 10.1289/ehp.1308049   Epub 2014 Jul 11. Abstract BACKGROUND: Half the world’s population lives in urban areas. It is therefore important to identify characteristics of the built environment that are beneficial to […]