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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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 […]

Madeleine Pawlowski Receives SSHRC Scholarship

Madeleine Pawlowski Receives SSHRC Scholarship

Congratulations to our master’s student, Madeleine Pawlowski, on being awarded a prestigious Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) Program Master’s Scholarship from the Social Sciences of Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)! The CGS Master’s Scholarships are one-year scholarships which aim to train Canada’s researchers […]

Sarah Mah and Madeleine Steinmetz-Wood Awarded FRSQ Funds

Sarah Mah and Madeleine Steinmetz-Wood Awarded FRSQ Funds

Congratulations to our two PhD students–Sarah Mah and Madeleine Steinmetz-Wood–who were both awarded funding from the Fonds de Recherche Santé Québec (FRSQ). This three-year doctoral funding will support our Group’s research in health and walkability in Canada. You can read more about Sarah’s research on international […]

Update from International Medical Geography Symposium

Update from International Medical Geography Symposium

Group members Nancy Ross and Sarah Mah attended the International Medical Geography Symposium in July 2017 in Angers, France. The theme of the conference centered on “Practicing Health and Medical Geography,” and was attended by 200 researchers. Sarah presented her research on neighbourhood walkability and […]