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  • J. Karmann, M. Najjar, C.A. Ottoni, M. Shareck, S. Lord, M. Winters, D. Fuller, Y. Kestens (2023) “They didn't have to build that much”: A qualitative study on the emotional response to urban change in the Montreal context. Emotion, Space and Society, 46, 100937.

  • Firth, C.L., Kestens, Y., Winters, M. et al. Using combined Global Position System and accelerometer data points to examine how built environments and gentrification are associated with physical activity in four Canadian cities. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 19, 78 (2022).

  • Tobin, M., Hajna, S., Orychock, K. et al. Rethinking walkability and developing a conceptual definition of active living environments to guide research and practice. BMC Public Health 22, 450 (2022).

  • Thornton, L.E., Schroers, RD., Lamb, K.E., Mark Daniel, Kylie Ball, Basile Chaix, , Keren Best, Laura Oostenbach & Neil T. Coffee (2022) Operationalising the 20-minute neighbourhood. Act 19, 15.

  • Collonnaz M., Riglea T., Kalubi J., O'Loughlin J., Naud A., Kestens Y., Agrinier N., Minary L., Social network analysis to study health behaviours in adolescents: A systematic review of methods, Social Science & Medicine, Vol. 315, 115519.

  • Doiron, D., Setton, E.M., Brook, J.R. et al. Predicting walking-to-work using street-level imagery and deep learning in seven Canadian cities. Sci Rep 12, 18380 (2022).

  • Pasanen S., JI Halonen, K Suorsa, T Leskinen, Y Kestens, B Thierry, J Pentti, J Vahtera, S Stenholm, Physical activity change across retirement by device measured work-related and commuting activity. European Journal of Public Health, vol. 32, suppl 3, ckac130. 154.

  • Ravensbergen L., Wasfi R., Van Liefferinge M., Ehrlich I., Prince SA, Butler G, Kestens Y & El-Geneidy A (2022): Associations between Light Rail Transit and physical activity: a systematic review, Transport Reviews, DOI: 10.1080/01441647.2022.2099999

  • Firth C, Beairsto J, Ferster C, Longson G, Manaugh K, Kestens Y, and Winters M. 2022. Validity of Food Outlet Databases from Commercial and Community Science Datasets in Vancouver and Montreal. Findings, June.

  • Buzzi, M., Minary, L., Kestens, Y. et al. Creation and validation of the pictorial ecological momentary well-being instrument (EMOWI) for adolescents. Qual Life Res (2022).

  • Sylvain Klein, Ruben Brondeel, Basile Chaix, Olivier Klein, Benoit Thierry, , Philippe Gerber, Camille Perchoux (2022) What triggers selective daily mobility among older adults? A study comparing trip and environmental characteristics between observed path and shortest path.  Health & Place, 102730.

  • Julia Daley, Lancelot Rodrigue, Léa Ravensbergen, James De Weese, Gregory Butler, Yan Kestens, Ahmed El-Geneidy (2022) Foot-based microscale audit of light rail network in Montreal Canada. Journal of Transport and Health, Vol. 24, 101317.

  • Tracie A Barnett, Adrian E Ghenadenik, Andraea Van Hulst, Gisele Contreras, Yan Kestens, Basile Chaix, Marie-Soleil Cloutier, Melanie Henderson (2022) Neighborhood built environment typologies and adiposity in children and adolescents. International Journal of Obesity. 46, pages 588–596.

  • M. Buzzi, L. Minar, Y. Kestens, N. Agrinier, L. Ricci, J. Epstein,
    Création et validation de l'instrument d’évaluation écologique momentanée du bien-être (EMOWI, « Ecological Momentary Well-being Instrument ») chez les adolescents, Revue d'Épidémiologie et de Santé Publique, Volume 70, Issue 1, 2022, Page 39.

  • Gabet S, B Thierry, R Wasfi, M De Groh, G Simonelli, C Hudon, L Lessard, E Dubé, B Nasri, Y  Kestens, G Moullec. How is the COVID-19 pandemic impacting our life, mental health, and well-being? Design and preliminary findings of the pan-Canadian longitudinal COHESION Study. medRxiv 2022.05.26.22275645; doi:

  • Pasanen S, Halonen JI, Gonzales-Inca C, Pentti J, Vahtera J, , , Brondeel R, Leskinen T, Stenholm S. (2022) Changes in physical activity by context and residential greenness among recent retirees: Longitudinal GPS and accelerometer study. . 2021 Dec 13;73:102732. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34915444

  • Wasfi R, Poirier Stephens Z, Sones M, Laberee K, Pugh C, Fuller D, Winters M, Kestens Y. (2021) Recruiting Participants for Population Health Intervention Research: Effectiveness and Costs of Recruitment Methods for a Cohort study. J Med Internet Res. 2021 Sep 29. https://doi:10.2196/21142.

  • Stephens, Z. P., Firth, C. L., Cantinotti, M., Fuller, D., Winters, M., & Kestens, Y. (2021). Imagining and Implementing Healthy City Interventions: Combined Results from Parallel Concept Mapping Exercises in Montreal with Community Members and Stakeholders.

  • Tutt-Guérette MA, Yuan M, Szaroz D, McKinnon B, Kestens Y, Guillot C, Leighton P, Zinszer K. (2021) Modelling Spatiotemporal Patterns of Lyme Disease Emergence in Québec. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 Sep 14;18(18):9669.  

  • Dent N, L Hawa, J DeWeese, R Wasfi, Y Kestens, A El-Geneidy (2021) Market-Segmentation Study of Future and Potential Users of the New Réseau Express Métropolitain Light Rail in Montreal, Canada. Transportation Research Record. Vol 2675, Issue 10,

  • Fuller D., S Bell, C L Firth, N Muhajarine, T Nelson, K Stanley, M Sones, J Smith, B Thierry, K  Laberee, Z Poirier Stephens, K Phillips, Y Kestens, M Winters (2021) Wave 1 results of the INTerventions, Research, and Action in Cities Team (INTERACT) cohort study: Examining spatio-temporal measures for urban environments and health. Health & Place.

  • Sones, M., Firth, C. L., Fuller, D., Holden, M., Kestens, Y., & Winters, M. (2021). Situating social connectedness in healthy cities: a conceptual primer for research and policy. Cities & Health, 1-14.

  • Caislin L. Firth, Benoit Thierry, Daniel Fuller, Meghan Winters, Yan Kestens (2021) Gentrification, Urban Interventions, and Equity (GENUINE): a map-based gentrification tool for Canadian Metropolitan Areas. Health Reports, Vol. 32, no. 5, May 2021. DOI:

  • Sanna Pasanen, Jaana I Halonen, Anna Pulakka, Yan Kestens, Benoit Thierry, Ruben Brondeel, Jaana Pentti, Jussi Vahtera, Tuija Leskinen, Sari Stenholm, (2021) Contexts of sedentary time and physical activity among ageing workers and recent retirees: cross-sectional GPS and accelerometer study. BMJ Open. 11 (5) e042600.

  • Julie Vallée, Martine Shareck, Yan Kestens & Katherine L. Frohlich (2021) Everyday Geography and Service Accessibility: The Contours of Disadvantage in Relation to Mental Health, Annals of the American Association of Geographers, DOI: 10.1080/24694452.2021.1940824

  • Ruben Brondeel, Yan Kestens, Javad Rahimipour Anaraki, Kevin Stanley, Benoit Thierry, Daniel Fuller (2021) Converting Raw Accelerometer Data to Activity Counts Using Open-Source Code: Implementing a MATLAB Code in Python and R, and Comparing the Results to ActiLife. Journal for the Measurement of Physical Behaviour.  Vol 4, Issue 3, pp. 205-211.

  • Belikow, A., DeWeese, J., Ravensbergen, L., Kestens, Y., & El-Geneidy, A. (2021). Are We Happy in Densely Populated Environments? Assessing the Impacts of Density on Subjective Well-Being, Quality of Life, and Perceived Health in Montreal, Canada.

  • Drisdelle, C., Kestens, Y., Hamelin, A. M., & Mercille, G. (2021). Disparities in Access to Healthy Diets: How Food Security and Food Shopping Behaviors Relate to Fruit and Vegetable Intake (vol 120, pg 1847, 2020). JOURNAL OF THE ACADEMY OF NUTRITION AND DIETETICS, 121(6), 1188-1188.

  • Fuller, D., Stanley, K., Voss, C., Winters, M., Firth, C., & Kestens, Y. (2021). Combining Global Positioning System and Accelerometer Data: tools, methods, and headaches: Symposium B11. The Health & Fitness Journal of Canada, 14(3).

  • Dent, N., Hawa, L., DeWeese, J., Wasfi, R., Kestens, Y, El‐Geneidy, A. (2021). Who will use the train? A market segmentation study of potential light rail users in Montreal QC, Canada. Transportation Research Record 1‐12. forthcoming

  • Wasfi R, Kestens Y, Chapter 12 - Built environment and health, Editor(s): Corinne Mulley, John D. Nelson, Urban Form and Accessibility, Elsevier, 2021, Pages 187-205, ISBN 9780128198223,

  • Firth, C. L., Stephens, Z. P., Cantinotti, M., Fuller, D., Kestens, Y., & Winters, M. (2021). Successes and failures of built environment interventions: Using concept mapping to assess stakeholder perspectives in four Canadian cities. Social Science & Medicine, 268, 113383.

  • Cui, B., Boisjoly, G., Wasfi, R., Orpana, H., Manaugh, K., Buliung, R., ... & El-Geneidy, A. (2020). Spatial access by public transport and likelihood of healthcare consultations at hospitals. Transportation Research Record, 2674(12), 188-198.

  • Hosford, K., Laberee, K., Fuller, D., Kestens, Y., & Winters, M. (2020). Are they really interested but concerned? A mixed methods exploration of the Geller bicyclist typology. Transportation research part F: traffic psychology and behaviour, 75, 26-36.

  • Naud A., Chaix B., Sueur C., Kestens Y. (2020) Combining social network and activity space data for health research: Tools and methods. Social Science and Medicine. V. 66, 102454.

  • Firth CL, Poirier Stephens Z, Fuller D, Cantinotti M, Kestens Y, Winters M. (2020) Successes and failures of built environment interventions: using concept mapping to assess stakeholder perspectives in four Canadian cities. Science and Medicine, August 2020.

  • Firth CL, Fuller D, Wasfi R, Kestens Y, Winters M. (2020) Causally speaking: Challenges in measuring gentrification for population health research in the United States and Canada. Health & Place, Volume 63, May 2020. DOI:

  • Papineau E, Robitaille E, Samba CP, Lemétayer F., Kestens Y., Raynault MF (2020) Spatial distribution of gambling exposure and vulnerability: an ecological tool to support health inequality reduction. Public Health 184, 46-55.

  • Drisdelle C., Kestens Y., Hamelin A-M., Mercille G. (2020) Disparities in Access to Healthy Diets: How Food Security and Food Shopping Behaviors Relate to Fruit and Vegetable Intake. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

  • Peng Jia, Chao Yu, Justin V Remais, Alfred Stein, Yu Liu, Ross C Brownson, Jeroen Lakerveld, Tong Wu, Lijian Yang, Melody Smith, Sherif Amer, Jamie Pearce, Yan Kestens, Mei-Po Kwan, Shengjie Lai, Fei Xu, Xi Chen, Andrew Rundle, Qian Xiao, Hong Xue, Miyang Luo, Li Zhao, Guo Cheng, Shujuan Yang, Xiaolu Zhou, Yan Li, Jenna Panter, Simon Kingham, Andy Jones, Blair T Johnson, Xun Shi, Lin Zhang, Limin Wang, Jianguo Wu, Suzanne Mavoa, Tuuli Toivonen, Kevin M Mwenda, Youfa Wang, WM Monique Verschuren, Roel Vermeulen, Peter James (2019) Spatial Lifecourse Epidemiology Reporting Standards (ISLE-ReSt) statement. Health and Place. V. 61, 102243.

  • Vallée, J., Shareck, M., Le Roux, G., Kestens, Y., & Frohlich, K. L. (2020). Is accessibility in the eye of the beholder? Social inequalities in spatial accessibility to health-related resources in Montréal, Canada. Social science & medicine, 245, 112702.

  • Rebouillat, P., Bonin, S., Kestens, Y., Chaput, S., Drouin, L., & Mercille, G. (2020). Fruit and Vegetable Purchases in Farmer’s Market Stands: Analysing Survey and Sales Data. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(1), 88.

  • Cuignet, T., Perchoux, C., Caruso, G., Klein, O., Klein, S., Chaix, B., Kestens Y., & Gerber, P. (2020). Mobility among older adults: Deconstructing the effects of motility and movement on wellbeing. Urban Studies, 57(2), 383-401.

  • Shareck, M., Datta, G. D., Vallée, J., Kestens, Y., & Frohlich, K. L. (2020). Is smoking cessation in young adults associated with tobacco retailer availability in their activity space?. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 22(4), 512-521.

  • Perchoux C, Brondeel R, Wasfi R, Klein O, Caruso G, Vallée J, Klein S, Thierry B, Dijst M, Chaix B, Kestens Y, Gerber P (2019) Walking, trip purpose, and exposure to multiple environments: a case study of older adults in Luxembourg. Journal of Transport & Health, vol. 13, pp. 170-184 

  • Brondeel R, Wasfi R, Perchoux C, Chaix B, Gerber P,  Gauvin L, Richard L, Gaudreau P, Thierry B, Chevrier M, Hoj S, Kestens Y (2019) Is older adults’ physical activity during transport compensated during other activities? Comparing 4 study cohorts using GPS and accelerometer data. Journal of Transport & Health, vol. 12, pp. 229-236

  • Hermann T, Gleckner W, Wasfi RA, Thierry B, Kestens Y, Ross NA (2019) A pan-Canadian measure of active living environments using open data. Health Rep. 2019 May 15;30(5):16-25. doi: 10.25318/82-003-x201900500002-eng

  • Chaix, B., Benmarhnia, T., Kestens, Y., Brondeel, R., Perchoux, C., Gerber, P., & Duncan, D. T. (2019). Combining sensor tracking with a GPS-based mobility survey to better measure physical activity in trips: public transport generates walking. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 16(1), 84.

  • Perchoux, C., Chaix, B., & Kestens, Y. (2019). Activity spaces in place and health research: Novel exposure measures, data collection tools, and designs. Health & place, 58, 10213

  • Shrestha, S., Kestens, Y., Thomas, F., El Aarbaoui, T., & Chaix, B. (2019). Spatial access to sport facilities from the multiple places visited and sport practice: Assessing and correcting biases related to selective daily mobility. Social Science & Medicine, 236, 112406.

  • McLaren L, Braitstein P, Buckeridge D, Contandriopoulos D, Creatore MI, Faulkner G, Hammond D, Hoffman SJ, Kestens Y, Leatherdale S, McGavock J, Norman WV, Nykiforuk C, Ridde V, Smylie J (2019) Why public health matters today and tomorrow: the role of applied public health research. Can J Public Health. 2019 Mar 18. doi: 10.17269/s41997-019-00196-2

  • Kestens Y, Winters M, Fuller D, Bell S, Berscheid J, Brondeel R, Cantinotti M, Datta G, Gauvin L, Gough M, Laberee K, Lewis P, Lord S, Luan H, McKay H, Morency C, Muhajarine N, Nelson T, Ottoni C, Stephens ZP, Pugh C, Rancour Gt, Shareck M, Sims-Gould J, Sones M, Stanley K, Thierry B, Thigpen C and Wasfi RA (2019) INTERACT: A comprehensive approach to assess urban form interventions through natural experiments. BMC Public Health 19:51

  • Després, M., Lord, S., Negron-Poblete, P., Gauthier, P., & Kestens, Y. (2019). Urban Morphology and Lifestyles: What You Were, What You Are and What You See. Sustainable Urban Environments: Research, Design and Planning for the Next 50 Years.

  • Patte, M., Kestens, Y., Chaix, B., Gerber, P., Klein, O., Sanders, L., & Vallée, J. (2019). Environnement résidentiel, activité physique et Vieillissement en Santé au Grand-Duché du Luxembourg. Revue d'Épidémiologie et de Santé Publique, 67, S51-S52.

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