Publications

(* denotes student/postdoctoral trainee)

Published

*Mah SM, Sanmartin C, Riva M, Dasgupta K, Ross NA (2020). Active living environments, physical activity and premature cardiometabolic mortality in Canada: a nationwide cohort study. BMJ Open, 10(11).

*Steinmetz-Wood M, El-Geneidy A, Ross NA (2020). Moving to policy-amenable options for built environment research: The role of micro-scale neighborhood environment in promoting walking. Health and Place, 66, 102462.

Renwick KA, Sanmartin C, Dasgupta K, Berrang-Ford L, Ross NA (2020). The influence of low social support and living alone on premature mortality among aging Canadians. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 1-12.

Doiron D, Setton EM, Shairsingh K, Brauer M, Hystad P, Ross NA, Brook JR (2020). Healthy built environment: Spatial patterns and relationships of multiple exposures and deprivation in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. Environment International143, 106003.

*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 GA, Ross NA, Strachan IB (2019). The heat penalty of walkable neighbourhoods. International Journal of Biometeorology, 1-5.

*Mah SM, 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, NA, Griffin SJ, 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(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…. Ross NA, Dasgupta K, …. (2016). Neighbourhood walkability and home neighbourhood-based physical activity: An observational study of adults with type 2 diabetes. BMC Public Health, (16)1, 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)2, 181-190.

*Hajna S, Ross NA, Joseph L, Harper S, Dasgupta K (2016). Neighbourhood walkability and daily step counts in adults with type 2 diabetes. PLoS One, 11(3), 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, 5(11).

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. 105(6), e404-e411.

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(6), e55-e59.

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(1), 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 and Ross NA (2009). The determinants of First Nation and Inuit health: A critical population health approach. Health and Place, 15(2), 403-411.

Dunn JR, Schaub P, Ross NA (2007). Unpacking income inequality and population health: The peculiar absence of geography. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 98(1), S10-S17.

Ross NA, Tremblay S, *Khan S, *Crouse D, Tremblay M, 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 & medicine, 59(7), 1485-1494.