Publications

(* denotes student/postdoctoral trainee)

Published

*Stevenson A, *Brazeau A-S, Dasgupta K, Ross NA (2019). Neighbourhood retail food outlet access, diet and body mass index in Canada: a systematic review. Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada, 39(10), 261.

Grisé E, *Wasfi R, Ross NA, El-Geneidy A (2019). Evaluating methods for measuring daily walking to public transport: Balancing accuracy and data availability. Journal of Transport and Health, 15: 100638.

Colley RC, Christidis T, Michaud I, Tjepkema M, Ross NA (2019). An examination of the associations between walkable neighbourhoods and obesity and self-rated health in Canadians. Health Reports, 30(9): 14-24.

Colley RC, Christidis T, Michaud I, Tjepkema M, Ross NA (2019). The association between walkable neighbourhoods and physical activity across the lifespan. Health Reports, 30(9): 3-13.

*Steinmetz-Wood M, *Velauthapillai K, *O’Brien G, Ross NA (2019). Assessing the micro-scale environment using Google Street View: the Virtual Systematic Tool for Evaluating Pedestrian Streetscapes (Virtual-STEPS)BMC Public Health, 19(1): 1246.

*Steinmetz-Wood M, Pluye P, Ross NA (2019). The planning and reporting of mixed methods studies on the built environment and health. Preventive Medicine 126: 105752.

*Herrmann T, *Gleckner W, Wasfi RA, Theirry B, Kestens Y, & Ross NA (2019). A pan-Canadian measure of active living environments using open data. Health Reports, 30(5): 16-25.

*O’Brien, G. A., Ross, NA, & Strachan, IB (2019). The heat penalty of walkable neighbourhoods. International Journal of Biometeorology, 1-5.

*Mah, S. M., Sanmartin, C., Harper, S., & Ross NA (2018). Childbirth-Related Hospital Burden by Socioeconomic Status in a Universal Health Care SettingInternational Journal of Population Data Science3(1).

*Hajna, S, Ross, NA, & Dasgupta, K (2017). Steps, moderate-to-vigorous physical activity, and cardiometabolic profiles. Preventive Medicine, 107, 69-74.

*Hajna, S., Ross, N. A., Griffin, S. J., & Dasgupta, K. (2017). Lexical neutrality in environmental health research: Reflections on the term walkability. BMC Public Health, 17(1), 940.

*Wasfi R, Dasgupta K, Eluru N, Ross, NA (2016) Exposure to walkable neighbourhoods in urban areas increases utilitarian walking: Longitudinal study of Canadians. Journal of Transport and Health 3, Issue 4: 440-447.

*Wasfi R, Dasgupta K, Orpana H, Ross NA (2016) Neighborhood walkability and body mass index trajectories: Longitudinal study of Canadians. American Journal of Public Health 106: 934-40.

*Hajna S, Kestens Y…. Dasgupta K, Ross NA …. (2016) Neighbourhood walkability and home neighbourhood-based physical activity: An observational study of adults with type 2 diabetes. BMC Public Health 16, Issue 1, Article number 957.

Langois M, *Wasfi R, Ross NA, El-Geneidy AM (2016) Can transit oriented developments help achieve the recommended weekly levels of physical activity? Journal of Transport and Health 3:181-190.

*Hajna S, Ross NA, Joseph L, Harper S, Dasgupta K (2016) Neighbourhoood walkability and daily step counts in adults with type 2 diabetes. PLoS One 11, Issue 3, Article number e0151544

*Hajna S, Ross NA, Brazeau A-S, Bélisle P, Joseph L, Dasgupta K (2015) Associations between neighbourhood walkability and daily steps in adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Public Health 15: 768.

*Hajna S, Ross NA, Joseph L, Harper S, Dasgupta K (2015) Neighbourhood walkability, daily steps and utilitarian walking in Canadian adults. BMJ Open.

Omariba W, Ross NA, *Sanmartin C, Tu JT (2014) Neighbourhood immigrant concentration and hospitalization: a multilevel analysis of cardiovascular-related admissions in Ontario using linked data. Canadian Journal of Public Health.

Kaplan MS, Huguet N, Feeny D, McFarland BH, Caetano R, Bernier J, Giesbrecht N, Oliver L, Ramage-Moran P, Ross NA (2014) The association between alcohol use and long-term care placement among older Canadians: A 14-year population-based study. Addictive Behaviors 39: 219-224.

*Hajna S, Dasgupta K, Joseph L, Ross NA (2014) A call for caution and transparency in the calculation of land use mix: Measurement bias in the estimation of associations between land use mix and physical activity. Health and Place 29: 79-83.

*Wasfi R, Ross NA, El-Geneidy A (2013) Achieving recommended daily physical activity levels through commuting by public transit: unpacking individual and contextual influences. Health and Place 23: 18-25.

*Hajna S, Dasgupta K, *Halparin M, Ross NA (2013) Neighbourhood walkability: field validation of geographic information system measures. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 44: 51-55.

Ross NA, Oliver LN, Villeneuve PJ (2013) The contribution of neighbourhood material and socialdeprivation to survival: A 22-Year Follow-Up of More than 500,000 Canadians. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 10: 1378-1391.

*deBono N, Ross NA, Berrang-Ford L (2012) Does the food stamp program cause obesity? A realist review and call for place-based research. Health and Place 18: 747-756.

Kaplan MS, Huguet N, McFarland BH, Caetano R, Bernier J, Giesbrecht N, Oliver L, Ross NA (2012) Alcohol use patterns and trajectories of health-related quality of life in middle-aged and older adults: A 14-year population-based study. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs 73: 581-
590.

Auger N, Hamel D, Martinez J, Ross NA (2012) Mitigating effect of immigration on the relation between income inequality and mortality: A prospective study of 2 million Canadians. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 66: online article e.5.

Ross NA, Garner RE, Bernier J, Feeny DH, Kaplan MS, McFarland B, Orpana HM, Oderkirk J. (2012) Trajectories of health-related quality of life by socio-economic status in a nationally representative Canadian cohort. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 66: 593-598.

Ross NA, Gilmour H, Dasgupta K (2010) 14-year diabetes incidence: the role of socio-economic status. Health Reports 21: 19-28.

Dasgupta K, *Khan S, Ross NA (2010) Type 2 diabetes in Canada: concentration of risk among most disadvantaged men but inverse social gradient across groups in women. Diabetic Medicine 27: 522-31.

Orpana HM, Berthelot JM, Kaplan MS, Feeny DH, McFarland B, Ross NA (2010) BMI and mortality: results from a national longitudinal study of Canadian adults. Obesity 18: 214-218.

McGrail KM, van Doorslaer E, Ross NA, *Sanmartin C (2009) Income-related health inequalities in Canada and the United States: a decomposition analysis. American Journal of Public Health 99: 1856-63.

Ross NA, Wolfson M, Kaplan G, Dunn JR, Lynch JL. (2006) Income inequality as a determinant of health. In: Heymann J, Hertzman C, Barer M and Evans RG (eds) Healthier Societies, Oxford University Press.

*Richmond CAM, Ross NA (2009) The determinants of First Nation and Inuit health: A critical population health approach. Health and Place 15: 403-411.

Dunn JR, Schaub P and Ross NA (2007) Unpacking income inequality and population health: The peculiar absence of geography. Canadian Journal of Public Health 98 Suppl 1: S10-7

Ross NA, Tremblay S, *Khan S, *Crouse D, Tremblay M and Berthelot J-M (2007) Body mass index in urban Canada: Neighbourhood and metropolitan area effects. American Journal of Public Health 97: 500-508.

*Coen SE and Ross NA (2006) Exploring the material basis for health: characteristics of parks in Montreal neighbourhoods with contrasting health outcomes. Health and Place 12: 361-371.

Ross NA, Tremblay S, *Graham K (2004) Neighbourhood influences on health in Montreal, Canada. Social Science and Medicine 59: 1485-1494.