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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.

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. V 75, 26-36.

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.


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.


Shareck M, Datta G, Vallée J, Kestens Y, Frohlich KL (2018) Is smoking cessation in young adults associated with tobacco retailer availability in their activity space?  Nicotine & Tobacco Research, nty242,

Sones M, Fuller D, Kestens Y, Winters M. (2018) If we build it, who will come? The case for attention to equity in healthy community design. Br J Sports Med. 2018 Aug 28. pii: bjsports-2018-099667. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2018-099667

Chaput S., Mercille G, Drouin L, Kestens Y (2018) Promoting access to fresh fruits and vegetables through a local market intervention at a subway station. Public Health Nutrition

Candido R, Steinmetz-Wood M, Morency P, Kestens Y (2018) Reassessing Urban Health Interventions: Back to the Future with Google Street View Time Machine. Am J Prev Med 55 (5), 662-669.

Ramos Y., Requia WJ, St-Onge B, Blanchet JP, Kestens Y, Smargiassi A (2018) Spatial modeling of daily concentrations of ground-level ozone in Montreal, Canada: A comparison of geostatistical approaches. Environmental research 166, 487-496.

Schmidt T, Kerr J, Kestens Y, Schipperijn J. (2018) Challenges in using wearable GPS devices in low-income older adults: Can map-based interviews help with assessments of mobility? Transl Behav Med. 2018 Mar 15 doi: 10.1093/tbm/iby009

Kestens Y., Thierry B., Shareck M., Steinmetz-Wood M., Chaix B. (2018) Integrating activity spaces in health research: Comparing the VERITAS activity space questionnaire with 7-day GPS tracking and prompted recall. Spatial and Spatio-Temporal Epidemiology 25: 1-9.


Wasfi, R., Steinmetz-Wood, M., Kestens, Y. (2017). Place matters: A longitudinal analysis measuring the association between neighbourhood walkability and walking by age group and population center size in Canada. PLoS ONE 12(12): e0189472.

Brondeel, R., Kestens, Y., Chaix, B. (2017). An evaluation of transport mode shift policies on transport-related physical activity through simulations based on random forests. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity Volume: 14.

Chaix B., Duncan D., Vallée J., Vernez-Moudon A., Benmarhnia T., Kestens Y. (2017) The "residential" effect fallacy in neighborhood and health studies: formal definition, empirical identification, and correction. Epidemiology. 2017 Jul 31.

Steinmetz-Wood M., Wasfi R., Parker G., Bornstein L., Caron J., Kestens Y. (2017). Is gentrification all bad? Positive association between gentrification and individual's perceived neighborhood collective efficacy in Montreal, Canada. Int J Health Geogr. 2017 Jul 14;16(1):24.

Clary, C., Matthews, S. A., & Kestens, Y. (2017). Between exposure, access and use: Reconsidering foodscape influences on dietary behaviours. Health & Place, 44, 1-7.

Demoury, C., Thierry, B., Richard, H., Sigler, B., Kestens, Y., & Parent, M. E. (2017). Residential greenness and risk of prostate cancer: A case-control study in Montreal, Canada. Environment International, 98, 129-136.

Kestens, Y., Wasfi, R., Naud, A., & Chaix, B. (2017). “Contextualizing Context”: Reconciling Environmental Exposures, Social Networks, and Location Preferences in Health Research. Current environmental health reports, 4(1), 51-60.

Lebel, A., Daepp, M. I., Block, J. P., Walker, R., Lalonde, B., Kestens, Y., & Subramanian, S. V. (2017). Quantifying the foodscape: A systematic review and meta-analysis of the validity of commercially available business data. PLoS One, 12(3), e0174417.

Bhosale, J., Duncan, S., Stewart, T., Chaix, B., Kestens, Y., & Schofield, G. (2017). Measuring children's independent mobility: comparing interactive mapping with destination access and licence to roam. Children's Geographies, 1-12.

Steinmetz-Wood, M., Kestens, Y., Lebel, A., Subramanian, S., & Srinivasan, S. (2017). Examining the effect of land-use mix on active transportation: the role of the size and spatial scale of census units (No. 17-01590).

Fitzpatrick, C., Datta, G. D., Henderson, M., Gray-Donald, K., Kestens, Y., & Barnett, T. A. (2017). School food environments associated with adiposity in Canadian children. International Journal of Obesity.


Carrier, M., Apparicio, P., Kestens, Y., Séguin, A. M., Pham, H., Crouse, D., & Siemiatycki, J. (2016). Application of a Global Environmental Equity Index in Montreal: Diagnostic and Further Implications. Annals of the American Association of Geographers, 106(6), 1268-1285.

Cantinotti M., Naud A. & Kestens Y. (2016). Combiner l’analyse de réseau et l’analyse par cartographie conceptuelle : Implications théoriques et pratiques. Dans l’approche des réseaux et ses applications dans la recherche sociale appliquée, White D., Genest G.B. Presse de l’Université du Québec.

Demoury, C., B. Thierry, H. Richard, B. Sigler, Y. Kestens and M.-E. Parent (2016). "Residential greenness and risk of prostate cancer: A case-control study in Montreal, Canada." Environment International.

Chaix, B., Y. Kestens, D. T. Duncan, R. Brondeel, J. Meline, T. El Aarbaoui, B. Pannier and J. Merlo (2016). "A GPS-Based Methodology to Analyze Environment-Health Associations at the Trip Level: Case-Crossover Analyses of Built Environments and Walking." Am J Epidemiol 184(8): 570-578.

Wasfi, R. A., K. Dasgupta, H. Orpana and N. A. Ross (2016). "Neighborhood Walkability and Body Mass Index Trajectories: Longitudinal Study of Canadians." Am J Public Health 106(5): 934-940.

Duncan, D. T., J. Meline, Y. Kestens, K. Day, B. Elbel, L. Trasande and B. Chaix (2016). "Walk Score, Transportation Mode Choice, and Walking Among French Adults: A GPS, Accelerometer, and Mobility Survey Study." Int J Environ Res Public Health 13(6).

Hajna, S., Y. Kestens, S. S. Daskalopoulou, L. Joseph, B. Thierry, M. Sherman, L. Trudeau, R. Rabasa-Lhoret, L. Meissner, S. L. Bacon, L. Gauvin, N. A. Ross and K. Dasgupta (2016). "Neighbourhood walkability and home neighbourhood-based physical activity: an observational study of adults with type 2 diabetes." BMC Public Health 16: 957.

Kestens, Y., B. Chaix, P. Gerber, M. Despres, L. Gauvin, O. Klein, S. Klein, B. Koppen, S. Lord, A. Naud, H. Payette, L. Richard, P. Rondier, M. Shareck, C. Sueur, B. Thierry, J. Vallee and R. Wasfi (2016). "Understanding the role of contrasting urban contexts in healthy aging: an international cohort study using wearable sensor devices (the CURHA study protocol)." BMC Geriatr 16: 96.

Kestens, Y., B. Chaix, M. Shareck and J. Vallee (2016). "Comments on Melis et al. The Effects of the Urban Built Environment on Mental Health: A Cohort Study in a Large Northern Italian City. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 2015, 12, 14898-14915." Int J Environ Res Public Health 13(3).

Kestens, Y., B. Thierry and B. Chaix (2016). "Re-creating daily mobility histories for health research from raw GPS tracks: Validation of a kernel-based algorithm using real-life data." Health Place 40: 29-33.

Mercille, G., L. Richard, L. Gauvin, Y. Kestens, B. Shatenstein, M. Daniel and H. Payette (2016). "The food environment and diet quality of urban-dwelling older women and men: Assessing the moderating role of diet knowledge." Can J Public Health 107(0): 5309.

Naud, A., Chailleux, E., Kestens, Y., Bret, C., Desjardins, D., Petit, O., ... & Sueur, C. (2016). Relations between Spatial Distribution, Social Affiliations and Dominance Hierarchy in a Semi-Free Mandrill Population. Frontiers in psychology, 7.

Montreuil, A., N. Hanusaik, M. Cantinotti, B. S. Leclerc, Y. Kestens, M. Tremblay, J. Cohen, J. McGrath, G. D. Datta and J. L. O'Loughlin (2016). "Social disparities in children's exposure to secondhand smoke in privately owned vehicles." Tob Control.

Perchoux, C., B. Chaix, R. Brondeel and Y. Kestens (2016). "Residential buffer, perceived neighborhood, and individual activity space: New refinements in the definition of exposure areas - The RECORD Cohort Study." Health Place 40: 116-122.

Sacks-Davis, R., M. Daniel, E. Roy, Y. Kestens, G. Zang, Y. Ramos, M. Hellard, D. Jutras Aswad and J. Bruneau (2016). "The role of living context in prescription opioid injection and the associated risk of hepatitis C infection." Addiction 111(11): 1985-1996.


Gariepy, G., B. D. Thombs, Y. Kestens, J. S. Kaufman, A. Blair and N. Schmitz (2015). "The Neighbourhood Built Environment and Trajectories of Depression Symptom Episodes in Adults: A Latent Class Growth Analysis." PLoS One 10(7): e0133603.

Gariepy, G., J. S. Kaufman, A. Blair, Y. Kestens and N. Schmitz (2015). "Place and health in diabetes: the neighbourhood environment and risk of depression in adults with Type 2 diabetes." Diabet Med 32(7): 944-950.

Shareck, M., Y. Kestens, J. Vallee, G. Datta and K. L. Frohlich (2015). "The added value of accounting for activity space when examining the association between tobacco retailer availability and smoking among young adults." Tob Control.

Frohlich, K. L., M. Shareck, J. Vallee, T. Abel, R. Agouri, M. Cantinotti, M. Daniel, C. Dassa, G. Datta, T. Gagne, B. S. Leclerc, Y. Kestens, J. O'Loughlin and L. Potvin (2015). "Cohort Profile: The Interdisciplinary Study of Inequalities in Smoking (ISIS)." Int J Epidemiol.

Stewart, T., S. Duncan, B. Chaix, Y. Kestens, J. Schipperijn and G. Schofield (2015). "A novel assessment of adolescent mobility: a pilot study." Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 12: 18.

Van Hulst, A., M. H. Roy-Gagnon, L. Gauvin, Y. Kestens, M. Henderson and T. A. Barnett (2015). "Identifying risk profiles for childhood obesity using recursive partitioning based on individual, familial, and neighborhood environment factors." Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 12: 17.

van Heeswijck, T., C. Paquet, Y. Kestens, B. Thierry, C. Morency and M. Daniel (2015). "Differences in associations between active transportation and built environmental exposures when expressed using different components of individual activity spaces." Health Place 33: 195-202.

Yang, S., Y. Kestens, M. Dahhou, M. Daniel and M. S. Kramer (2015). "Neighborhood deprivation and maternal psychological distress during pregnancy: a multilevel analysis." Matern Child Health J 19(5): 1142-1151.

Cote-Lussier, C., J. Jackson, Y. Kestens, M. Henderson and T. A. Barnett (2015). "A child's view: social and physical environmental features differentially predict parent and child perceived neighborhood safety." J Urban Health 92(1): 10-23.

Côté-Lussier, C., Barnett, T., Kestens, Y. , Tu M.  and Séguin L. (2015). The Role of the Residential Neighborhood in Linking Youths’ Family Poverty Trajectory to Decreased Feelings of Safety at School. Journal of Youth and Adolescence: 1-14.


Kestens Y, Naud A, Steinmetz-Wood M, Vallée J (2014) What is the importance of postal codes for health research? Re: (Fuller and Shareck) Canada Post community mailboxes: Implications for health research. (Letter) Can J Public Health. 105:6.

Gariepy G, Blair A, Kestens Y, Schmitz N (2014) Neighbourhood characteristics and 10-year risk of depression in Canadian adults with and without a chronic illness. Health Place. 2014 Nov; 30:279-86. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2014.10.009.

Clary CM, Ramos Y, Shareck M, Kestens Y (2014) Should we use absolute or relative measures when assessing foodscape exposure in relation to fruit and vegetable intake? Evidence from a wide-scale Canadian study. Prev Med. 2014 Dec 4; 71C:83-87. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2014.11.023

Yang, S., Kestens Y.,  Dahhou, M., Daniel M. and Kramer M.  (2014). Neighborhood Deprivation and Maternal Psychological Distress During Pregnancy: A Multilevel Analysis. Maternal and Child Health Journal: 1-10.

Chaix B, Kestens Y, Duncan S, Merrien C, Thierry B, Pannier B, Brondeel R, Lewin A, Karusisi N, Perchoux C, Thomas F, Méline J. (2014) Active transportation and public transportation use to achieve physical activity recommendations? A combined GPS, accelerometer, and mobility survey study. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. Sep 27;11(1):124

Perchoux C, Kestens Y, Thomas F, Hulst AV, Thierry B, Chaix B. (2014) Assessing patterns of spatial behavior in health studies: Their socio-demographic determinants and associations with transportation modes (the RECORD Cohort Study). Soc Sci Med. Jul 11;119C:64-73. 

Shareck, M., Kestens, Y., and Frohlich, K.L. (2014). Considering daily mobility for a more comprehensive understanding of contextual effects on social inequalities in health: A conceptual proposal. Health and Place, 29: 154-160. 

Lebel, A., Kestens, Y., Clary, C., Bisset, S., Subramanian, SV (2014) Geographic Variability in the Association between Socioeconomic Status and BMI in the USA and Canada. PLoS One. 2014 Jun 16;9(6):e99158. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0099158. eCollection 2014

Vallée, J., Le Roux, G., Chaix, B., Kestens, Y., Chauvin, P. (2014). The ‘constant size neighborhood trap’ in accessibility and health studies. Urban Studies. Online First.

Bélanger, M-L, Kestens, Y., Gilbert, J-A., Tremblay, A., Mathieu, M-E (2014) Interaction between body weight status and walking speed in steps monitoring by GT3X accelerometer. Applied Physiology Nutrition and Metabolism.

Chaix, B.. Simon, C., Charreire, H., Thomas, F., Kestens, Y., Karusisi, N., Vallée, J., Oppert, J-M., Weber, C., Pannier, B. (2014) The environmental correlates of overall and neighborhood based recreational walking (a cross-sectional analysis of the RECORD Study). International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity Vol 11:20.

Shareck, M., Kestens, Y., and Frohlich, K.L. (2014). Moving beyond the residential neighbourhood to explore social inequalities in the activity space: Results from the Interdisciplinary Study on Inequalities in Smoking. Social Science and Medicine, 108:106-114.

Vallée, J., Shareck, M. (2014) Re: Examination of How Neighborhood Definition Influences Measurements of Youths’ Access to Tobacco Retailers: A Methodological Note on Spatial Misclassification. American Journal of Epidemiology - Letter to the Editor. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwt436

Kestens, Y., Barnett T., Mathieu M-E., Henderson M., Bigras J-L., Thierry, B., St-Onge, M., and Lambert M.  (2014) Innovation through Wearable Sensors to Collect Real-Life Data among Pediatric Patients with Cardiometabolic Risk Factors. International Journal of Pediatrics Volume 2014, Article ID 328076, 9 pages doi: 10.1155/2014/328076


Julien D, Gauvin L, Richard L, Kestens Y, Payette H (2013) Longitudinal Associations Between Walking Frequency and Depressive Symptoms in Older Adults: Results from the VoisiNuAge Study.  J Am Geriatr Soc. 2013 Dec;61(12):2072-8 doi: 10.1111/jgs.12546

Shareck, M., Kestens, Y. & Gauvin, L. (2013). Examining the spatial congruence between data obtained with a novel activity location questionnaire, continuous GPS tracking and prompted recall surveys. International Journal of Health Geographics, 12:40. doi: 10.1186/1476-072X-12-40

Chaix, B., Méline, J., Duncan, S., Jardinier, Perchoux, C., Vallée, J., Merrien, C., Karusisi, N., Lewin, A.,  Brondeel, R. & Kestens, Y. (2013) Neighborhood environments, mobility, and health: towards a new generation of studies. Revue d’épidémiologie et de santé publique, 61 Suppl 3: 139-45.

Clary C. M., & Kestens, Y. (2013). Field validation of secondary data sources: a novel measure of representativity applied to a Canadian food outlet database. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act, 10(1), 77. doi: 10.1186/1479-5868-10-77

Fuller, D., Gauvin, L., Morency, P., Kestens, Y., & Drouin, L. (2013). The impact of implementing a public bicycle share program on the likelihood of collisions and near misses in Montreal, Canada. Prev Med. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2013.05.028

​Van Hulst, A., Gauvin, L., Kestens, Y., & Barnett, T. A. (2013). Neighborhood built and social environment characteristics: a multilevel analysis of associations with obesity among children and their parents. Int J Obes (Lond). doi: 10.1038/ijo.2013.8

Fuller, D., Gauvin, L., Kestens, Y., Morency, P., & Drouin, L. (2013). The potential modal shift and health benefits of implementing a public bicycle share program in Montreal, Canada. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act, 10, 66. doi: 10.1186/1479-5868-10-66

Huppé, V., Kestens, Y., Auger, N., Daniel, M., Smargiassi, A. (2013) Residential proximity to gasoline service stations and preterm birth. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. Epub.

Shareck, M. and Frohlich, K. L. (2013). Rethinking exposure in area studies on social inequities in smoking in youth and young adults in Neighbourhood Structure and Health Promotion. Stock, C. and Ellaway, A. (eds).

​Thierry, B., Chaix, B., Kestens, Y. (2013) Detecting activity locations from raw GPS data: a novel kernel-based algorithm. International Journal of Health Geographics 2013, 12:14 doi:10.1186/1476-072X-12-14

Perchoux C., Chaix B., Cummins S., Kestens Y. (2013) Conceptualization and measurement of environmental exposure in epidemiology: Accounting for activity space related to daily mobility. Health Place. 21C:86-93. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2013.01.005. Epub.

Chaix, B., Méline, J., Duncan, S., Merrien,  C., Karusisi, N., Perchoux, C., Lewin, A., Labadi, K., Kestens, Y. (2013) GPS tracking in neighborhood and health studies: A step forward for environmental exposure assessment, a step backward for causal inference? AJPM, 21, 46-51.

Julien, D., Richard, L., Gauvin, L., Kestens, Y. (2013) The Role of Social Participation and Walking in Depression among a Population-based Sample of Urban-Dwelling Older Adults:  Results from the VoisiNuAge Study. Canadian Journal on Aging. Epub.

Fuller, D., Gauvin, L., & Kestens, Y. (2013). Individual- and Area-Level Disparities in Access to the Road Network, Subway System and a Public Bicycle Share Program on the Island of Montreal, Canada. Ann Behav Med. doi: 10.1007/s12160-012-9433-y

Fuller, D., Gauvin, L., Kestens, Y., Daniel, M., Fournier, M., Morency, P., & Drouin, L. (2013). Impact Evaluation of a Public Bicycle Share Program on Cycling: A Case Example of BIXI in Montreal, Quebec. Am J Public Health. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2012.300917

Richard, L., Kestens, Y., Shatenstein, B., Payette, H., Daniel, M., Moore, S., Mercille, G., Gauvin, L. (2013) Neighborhood Resources and Social Participation Among Older Adults: Results From the VoisiNuage Study.  Journal of Aging and Health, 25 (2), 296-318. Epub


Caron J, Fleury MJ, Perreault M, Crocker A, Tremblay J, Tousignant M, Kestens Y, Cargo M, Daniel M. (2012) Prevalence of psychological distress and mental disorders, and use of mental health services in the epidemiological catchment area of Montreal South-West. BMC Psychiatry. 12 (1), 183.

Kestens, Y., Lebel, A., Chaix, B., Clary, C., Daniel, M., Pampalon, R., Theriault, M., Subramanian, SV. (2012) Association between Activity Space Exposure to Food Establishments and Individual Risk of Overweight. PlosOne.

Chaix, B., Kestens, Y., Perchoux, C., Karusisi, N., Merlo, J., Labadi, K. (2012) An interactive mapping tool to assess individual mobility patterns in neighborhood studies. AJPM.  43(4), 440-450.

Van Hulst, A., Thomas, F., Barnett, T., Kestens, Y., Gauvin, L., Pannier, B., Chaix, B. (2012) A typology of neighbourhoods and blood pressure in the RECORD Cohort Study. Journal of Hypertension. 30(7):1336-46.

Mercille, G., Richard, L., Gauvin, L., Kestens, Y., Shatenstein, B., Daniel, M. Payette,  H. (2012) Associations between residential food environment and dietary patterns in urban-dwelling older adults: Results from the VoisiNuage study. Public Health Nutrition. 15(11):2026-39.

Fleury, MJ, Grenier, G., Bamvita, JM., Perreault, M., Kestens, Y., Caron, J. (2012) Comprehensive determinants of health service utilisation for mental health reasons in a canadian catchment area. Int J.Equity Health. 11 (1), 20.

Mercille, G., Richard, L., Gauvin, L., Kestens, Y., Payette, H., Daniel, M. (2012) Comparison of two indices of availability of Fruits/Vegetable and Fast-Food Outlets. Journal of Urban Health.

Chaix, B., Baudet, N., Bean, K., Leal, C., Havard, S., Thomas, F. Karusisi, N., Kestens, Y., Daniel, M., Weber, C., Oppert, J-M., Simon, C., Merlo, J., Pannier, B. (2012) Association of supermarket brand and supermarket characteristics with body mass index and waist circumference: the RECORD Cohort Study. PlosOne.

Lebel, A., Kestens, Y., Pampalon, R., Theriault, M., Daniel, M., Subramanian, SV (2012) Local context influence, activity space and foodscape exposure in two Canadian metropolitan settings: does mobility matter in predicting overweight? J Obes. 2012:912645.

Julien, D., Richard, L., Gauvin, L., Kestens, Y. (2012) Neighborhood Characteristics and Depressive Mood among Older Adults: An Integrative Review. Int Psychogeriatr. 24(8):1207-25.

Gauvin, L., Richard, L., Kestens, Y., Shatenstein, B., Payette, H., Daniel, M., Moore, S., Mercille, G. (2012) Living in a well-serviced urban area is associated with maintenance of frequent among seniors in the VoisiNuage study. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 67(1):76-88.

Fuller, D., Gauvin, L., Kestens, Y., Daniel, M., Fournier, M., Morency, P., Drouin, L. (2012) Internal Consistency, Concurrent Validity, and Discriminant Validity of a Measure of Public Support for Policies for Active Living in Transportation (PAL-T) in a Population-based Sample of Adults. Journal of Urban Health. 89(2):258-69.


Chaix, B., Jouven, X. Thomas, F., Leal, C., Evans, D., Baudet, N., Bean, K., Kestens, Y., Jego,  B., Pannier, B., Danchin, N. (2011) Why Socially Deprived Populations Have a Much Faster Resting Heart Rate: Impact of Behavior and Life Course Anthropometry: The RECORD Cohort Study. Soc Sci Med.73(10):1543-50.

Levasseur, M., Gauvin, L., Richard, L., Kestens, Y., Payette, H., Daniel, M. (2011) Associations between perceived proximity to neighborhood resources, disability and social participation among community-dwelling older adults: Results from the VoisiNuAge Study. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 92(12):1979-86.

Fuller*, D., Gauvin, L., Kestens, Y., Daniel, M., Fournier, M., Morency, P., Drouin, L. (2011) Use of a new public bicycle share program in Montreal, Canada. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 41(1):80-83.

Chaix, B., Kestens, Y., Bean, K., Leal, C., Karusisi, N., Meghiref, K., Burban, J., Fon Sing, M., Perchoux*, C., Thomas, F.,  Merlo, J., Pannier, B. (2011) Cohort Profile: Residential and non-residential environments, individual activity spaces and cardiovascular risk factors and diseases—The RECORD Cohort Study. Epidemiology.

Moore, S., Kestens, Y. (2011) Neighbourhood environmental correlates of perceived park proximity in Montreal. Canadian Journal of Public Health. 102(3): 176-9.

Moore, S., Bockenholt, U., Daniel, M., Frohlich, K., Kestens, Y., M., Richard, L. (2011) Social capital and core neighborhood ties: Validation study of individual-level social capital measures of neighborhood social connections. Health & Place. 17(2):536-44.

Kestens, Y., Brand, A., Fournier, M., Goudreau, S., Kosatsky, T., Maloley M., Smargiassi, A. (2011) Modelling the variation of land surface temperature as determinant of risk of heat-related health events. International Journal of Health Geographics. Vol. 10, Issue 7, 9 pp.

Chaix, B., Billaudeau, N., Thomas, F., Harvard, S., Evans, D., Kestens, Y., Bean, K. (2011) Neighborhood effects on health: Correcting bias from neighborhood effects on participation. Epidemiology. Vol. 22, Issue 1, pp 18-26. Doi:10.1097/EDE.0b013e3181fd2961


Daniel, M., Paquet, C., Auger, N., Zang, G., Kestens, Y. (2010) Association of fast-food restaurant and fruit and vegetable store densities with cardiovascular mortality in a metropolitan population. European Journal of Epidemiology. Vol 25,Issue 10, pp. 711-719.

Kestens, Y., Lebel, A., Daniel, M., Pampalon, R., Theriault, M. (2010) Using Experienced Activity Spaces to Measure Foodscape Exposure. Health & Place. doi:10.1016/j.healthplace.2010.06.016

Paquet, C., Cargo, M., Kestens, Y., Daniel, M. (2010) Reliability of an Instrument for Direct Observation of Urban Neighbourhoods. Landscape and Urban Planning. doi:10.1016/j.landurbplan.2010.06.001

Bruneau, J., Daniel, M., Kestens, Y., Zang, G. (2010) Availability of body art facilities and body art piercing do not predict hepatitis C acquisition among injection drug users in Montreal, Canada: Results from a cohort study. International Journal of Drug Policy. doi:10.1016/j.drugpo.2010.05.001

Kestens, Y., Daniel M. (2010) Social Inequalities in Fast Food Exposure around Schools in an Urban Area. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 39(1):33-40

Pelletier, M., Joerin, F., Kestens, Y., & Villeneuve, P. (2010). Conflict Activity in the Neighborhoods of Quebec City (Canada), 1989–2000. Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy. DOI 10.1007/s12061-010-9050-8

Moore, S., Gauvin, L., Daniel, M., Kestens, Y., Bockenholt, U., Dubé, L., Richard, L. (2010) Associations among park use, age, and age composition across Montreal neighbourhoods. Leisure Science. Vol. 32, Issue 4, pp. 318-336.

Paquet, C., Dube, L., Gauvin, L., Kestens, Y., & Daniel, M. (2010). Sense of mastery and metabolic risk: moderating role of the local fast-food environment. Psychosom Med, 72(3), 324-331.

Paquet, C., Daniel, M., Knauper, B., Gauvin, L., Kestens, Y., & Dube, L. (2010). Interactive effects of reward sensitivity and residential fast-food restaurant exposure on fast-food consumption. Am J Clin Nutr, 91(3) pp. 771-776. doi:10.3945/ajcn.2009.28648