Entries by Mary Speck

October 30 | 2017

Healthy Cities of Tomorrow: the Case for Large Scale Built Environment-Health Studies. Sarkar C , Webster C. J Urban Health. 2017 Feb;94(1):4-19. DOI: 10.1007/s11524-016-0122-1 EXCERPT FROM INTRODUCTION: New scientific evidence generated over the past decade points to a significant role played by a myriad of attributes of our cities’ built environments (BE) in shaping human […]

October 23 | 2017

A Difference-in-Differences Approach to Assess the Effect of a Heat Action Plan on Heat-Related Mortality, and Differences in Effectiveness According to Sex, Age, and Socioeconomic Status (Montreal, Quebec) Benmarhnia T, Bailey Z, Kaiser D, Auger N, King N, Kaufman J. Environ Health Perspect. 2016.  124:1694–1699; http://dx.doi.org/10.1289/EHP203 Abstract Background: The impact of heat waves on mortality […]

October 13 | 2017

Lead author and CANUE Director Dan Crouse talks about his recent paper on Radio Canada. http://www.rcinet.ca/en/2017/10/13/new-canadian-study-suggests-that-trees-can-play-a-part-in-a-longer-life/

October 16 | 2017

Urban greenness and mortality in Canada’s largest cities: a national cohort study Dan L Crouse, Lauren Pinault, Adele Balram, Perry Hystad, Paul A Peters, Hong Chen, Aaron van Donkelaar, Randall V Martin, Richard Ménard, Alain Robichaud, Paul J Villeneuve The Lancet Planetary Health Volume 1, Issue 7, October 2017, Pages e289-e29  DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2542-5196(17)30118-3 Summary Background […]

October 10 | 2017

BlueHealth: a study programme protocol for mapping and quantifying the potential benefits to public health and well-being from Europe’s blue spaces. Grellier J, White MP, Albin M, Bell S, Elliott LR, Gascón M, Gualdi S, Mancini L, Nieuwenhuijsen MJ, Sarigiannis DA, van den Bosch M, Wolf T, Wuijts S, Fleming LE. BMJ Open. 2017 Jun […]

October 2 | 2017

Association of Long-Term Exposure to Transportation Noise and Traffic-Related Air Pollution with the Incidence of Diabetes: A Prospective Cohort Study. Clark C, Sbihi H, Tamburic L2, Brauer M, Frank LD, Davies HW. Environ Health Perspect. 2017 Aug 31;125(8):087025.  https://doi.org/10.1289/EHP1279 Abstract BACKGROUND: Evidence for an association between transportation noise and cardiovascular disease has increased; however, few […]

September 25 | 2017

Exposure to ambient air pollution and the incidence of dementia: A population-based cohort study. Chen H, Kwong JC, Copes R, Hystad P, van Donkelaar A, Tu K, Brook JR, Goldberg MS, Martin RV, Murray BJ, Wilton AS, Kopp A, Burnett RT. Environ Int. 2017 Sep 13; 108: 271-277. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2017.08.020 Abstract INTRODUCTION: Emerging studies have implicated […]

September 18 | 2017

Estimated Changes in Life Expectancy and Adult Mortality Resulting from Declining PM2.5 Exposures in the Contiguous United States: 1980–2010 Neal Fann, Sun-Young Kim, Casey Olives, and Lianne Sheppard. Estimated Changes in Life Expectancy and Adult Mortality Resulting from Declining PM2.5 Exposures in the Contiguous United States: 1980–2010 Environ Health Perspect. 2017; Vol 125, Issue 9.  […]

September 11 | 2017

Beyond the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI): Developing a Natural Space Index for population-level health research. Rugel EJ, Henderson SB, Carpiano RM, Brauer M. Environ Res. 2017 Aug 29; 159:474-483. doi:  10.1016/j.envres.2017.08.033 Abstract BACKGROUND: Natural spaces can provide psychological benefits to individuals, but population-level epidemiologic studies have produced conflicting results. Refining current exposure-assessment methods is […]