Entries by Mary Speck

July 16 | 2018

Environmental Determinants of Insufficient Sleep and Sleep Disorders: Implications for Population Health.

Johnson DA, Billings ME, Hale L.
Curr Epidemiol Rep. 2018 Jun;5(2):61-69. DOI:10.1007/s40471-018-0139-y .

July 9 | 2018

Long-term exposure to air pollution and the incidence of multiple sclerosis: A population-based cohort study.
Bai L, Burnett RT, Kwong JC, Hystad P, van Donkelaar A, Brook JR, Tu K, Copes R, Goldberg MS, Martin RV, Murray BJ, Kopp A, Chen H.

Environ Res. 2018 Jun 22;166:437-443.  [Epub ahead of print] DOI:10.1016/j.envres.2018.06.003

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]