Entries by Eleanor Setton

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 […]

August 14 | 2017

Within- and between-city contrasts in nitrogen dioxide and mortality in 10 Canadian cities; a subset of the Canadian Census Health and Environment Cohort (CanCHEC). Crouse DL1, Peters PA2, Villeneuve PJ3, Proux MO4, Shin HH1, Goldberg MS5, Johnson M6, Wheeler AJ6, Allen RW7, Atari DO8, Jerrett M9, Brauer M10, Brook JR11, Cakmak S1, Burnett RT1.  J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2015 Sep-Oct;25(5):482-9. Epub 2015 Jan 21. doi: 10.1038/jes.2014.89   Abstract: The independent […]

August 7 | 2017

Spatial Transferability of a Microresidential Mobility Model in the Integrated Land Use, Transportation, and Environment Modeling System Fatmi, M.R. and Habib, M.A. (2015) Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board No. 2496, pp. 29-36 https://doi.org/10.3141/2494-04 Abstract This paper presents the spatial transferability analysis of a microbehavioral model from the residential mobility component of […]

July 31 | 2017

Statistical modeling of the spatial variability of environmental noise levels in Montreal, Canada, using noise measurements and land use characteristics. Martina S Ragettli, Sophie Goudreau, Céline Plante, Michel Fournier, Marianne Hatzopoulou, Stéphane Perron and Audrey Smargiassi Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2016 Nov;26(6):597-605. doi: 10.1038/jes.2015.82. Epub 2016 Jan 6 10.1038/jes.2015.82 ABSTRACT: The availability of noise maps to assess exposure to noise is often limited, […]

July 24 | 2017

Regional Climate Projections of Extreme Heat Events in Nine Pilot Canadian Communities for Public Health Planning Casati, B., Yagouti, A., Chaumont, D. (2013), JAMC, vol. 52, 2669:2698 https://doi.org/10.1175/JAMC-D-12-0341.1 ABSTRACT: Public health planning needs the support of evidence-based information on current and future climate, which could be used by health professionals and decision makers to better […]

July 17 | 2017

Large-scale physical activity data reveal worldwide activity inequality Tim Althoff, Rok Sosič, Jennifer L. Hicks, Abby C. King, Scott L. Delp & Jure Leskovec., 2017.  Nature, Published online 10 July 2017. https://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature23018.htmldoi:10.1038/nature23018 Using data captured from smartphones, researchers have amassed a dataset consisting of 68 million days of physical activity for 717,527 people to study activity across the globe. As described in […]

July 10 | 2017

Exploring pathways linking greenspace to health: Theoretical and methodological guidance Markevych, I., Schoierer, J., Hartig, T., Chudnovsky, A., Hystad, P., Dzhambov, A.M., de Vries, S., Triguero-Mas, M., Brauer, M., Nieuwenhuijsen, M.J. and Lupp, G., 2017. Environmental Research, 158, pp.301-317. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2017.06.028 During an Expert Workshop held in September 2016, the evidence linking greenspace and health was […]