Our research program aims to understand how built and social environments influence human health and how the social gradient in health is produced and re-produced

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Sarah Mah Awarded Jack Tu Student Prize – Honourable Mention at IPDLN Conference

Sarah Mah Awarded Jack Tu Student Prize – Honourable Mention at IPDLN Conference

Geo-SDH group member and PhD Candidate Sarah Mah has recently returned from a productive visit to Banff, where she presented her research at the 2018 International Population Data Linkage Conference. Sarah presented her Canadian evidence on “Neighbourhood built environments as correlates of hospital burden and […]

Annual Group Barbecue a Great End to Summer and Beginning of Semester!

Annual Group Barbecue a Great End to Summer and Beginning of Semester!

Members of the GeoSDH Group are officially back together for the semester and celebrated with a group barbecue this weekend! We were happy to reflect on our productive summer, including important progress on international comparative data linkage research in Australia, submission of our first manuscript […]

Canadian Active Living Environments (Can-ALE) Dataset Now Available for Download

Canadian Active Living Environments (Can-ALE) Dataset Now Available for Download

The GeoSDH Research Group is happy to share the Canadian Active Living Environments (Can-ALE) dataset with members of the Canadian research and policy community. The dataset is the first national-level set of measures characterizing the active living environments (or ‘walkability’) of Canadian communities derived entirely […]

Come Work With Us: New Postdoctoral Opportunity for Research on Urban Sustainable Neighbourhoods

Come Work With Us: New Postdoctoral Opportunity for Research on Urban Sustainable Neighbourhoods

A new post-doctoral position is being offered with the McGill Sustainability Sciences Initiative! “We are seeking a post-doctoral researcher to help develop a research project on urban sustainable neighbourhoods across Canada and to create online surveys to comprehend consumption and mobility patterns of residents of […]

New research on childbirth related hospital burden

New research on childbirth related hospital burden

‘Childbirth-Related Hospital Burden by Socioeconomic Status in a Universal Health Care Setting’ a work coauthored in part by doctoral student Sarah Mah and Dr. Nancy Ross, was published this week in the International Journal of Population Data Science. Among the key findings: Canadian women with […]

GeoSDH Group Returns from Active Living Research Conference

GeoSDH Group Returns from Active Living Research Conference

Several members of the McGill Geo-SDH Research Group recently returned from Banff, AB, where they participated in and presented research at the Active Living Research conference. Prof. Nancy Ross presented on a body of work on “Active Living Environments, Health-Related Behaviour, and Cardiometabolic Health of […]

Joint Meeting With Place, Health and Well-Being Research Group a Success!

Joint Meeting With Place, Health and Well-Being Research Group a Success!

On Wednesday, November 29, 2017, our research group joined the Place, Health and Well-being Research Group for a joint lab meeting. The goal of the meeting was to exchange mutual research interests, increase awareness skill sets held by individuals in our two groups, and discuss […]

Professor Nancy Ross Speaks at Symposium on Science and Public Policy

Professor Nancy Ross Speaks at Symposium on Science and Public Policy

On Tuesday, November 28, 2017, Professor Nancy Ross delivered a speech at the Symposium on Science and Public Policy, hosted by the Trottier Institute for Science and Public Policy. The talk, titled “Neighbourhood Active Living  Environments Get Under the Skin – A Policy Window for the […]

New Paper: Steps, moderate-to-vigorous physical activity, and cardio-metabolic profiles

New Paper: Steps, moderate-to-vigorous physical activity, and cardio-metabolic profiles

Congrats to Samantha Hajna, Dr. Kaberi Dasgupta, and Dr. Nancy A. Ross for publishing their article Steps, moderate-to-vigorous physical activity, and cardiometabolic profiles in Preventative Medicine. In their new paper, Hajna, Dasgupta, and Ross find that more optimal indicators of cardiometabolic health (e.g., lower BMI, lower […]

Researchers on Ice: Updates from Group Curling

Researchers on Ice: Updates from Group Curling

Last Saturday (November 4), the research group got together over the weekend to enjoy some group bonding and early winter festivity the Baie d’Urfé Curling Club. Fortunately, no one the group wiped out, and group members Rania Wasfi and William Gleckner even learned of their […]