Current Position/Address: Professor, Department of Geography
Associate, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
805 Sherbrooke St. W., Montreal, Quebec H3A 2K6
tel: (514) 398-4307 fax: (514) 398-3747
RECENT PUBLICATIONS (last 5 years)
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.
*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.
Eckhardt R, Berrang-Ford L, Buckeridge D, Ross NA (2012) Individual and neighbourhood level determinants of malaria incidence in Ontario, Canada. Emerging Infectious Diseases 775-782.
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.
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.
Garner RE, Blanchard C, Feeny DH, Thompson A, Bernier J, McFarland BH, Huguet N, Ross NA (2012) Bodyweight, gender, and quality of life: a population-based longitudinal study. Quality of Life Research 21:813-825.
*Wilson DH, Ross NA (2011) Place, gender and the appeal of video lottery terminal gambling: Unpacking a focus group study of Montreal youth. Geojournal 73:126-138.
Brouillette RT, Horwood L, Constantin E, Brown K, Ross NA (2011) Childhood sleep apnea and neighborhood disadvantage. Journal of Pediatrics 158:789-93.
Stafford M, Newbold BK, Ross NA (2011) Psychological distress among immigrants and visible minorities in Canada: a contextual analysis. International Journal of Social Psychiatry 57:428-441.
Ross NA, Gilmour H, Dasgupta K (2010) 14-year diabetes incidence: the role of socio-economic status. Health Reports 21(3):19-28.
*Crouse DL, Goldberg MS, Ross NA, Chen H, Labrèche F (2010) Postmenopausal breast cancer is associated with exposure to traffic-related air pollution in Montreal, Canada: A case-control study. Environmental Health Perspectives 118(11): 1578–1583.
Chen H, Goldberg MS, *Crouse DL, Burnett RT, Jerrett M, Villeneuve PJ, Wheeler AJ, Ross NA (2010) Back-extrapolation of estimates of exposure from current land-use regression models. Atmospheric Environment 44(5): 4346-4354.
Stafford M, Brunner EJ, Head J, Ross NA (2010) Deprivation and the development of obesity a multilevel, longitudinal study in England. American Journal of Preventive Medicine.39(2):130-9.
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(5):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 18:214-8.
*Crouse DL, Ross NA, Goldberg MS (2009) Double burden of deprivation and high concentrations of ambient air pollution at the neighbourhood scale in Montreal, Canada. Social Science and Medicine 69:971-81.
*Crouse DL, Ross NA, Goldberg MS (2009) A prediction-based approach to modeling temporal and spatial variability of traffic-related air pollution in Montreal, Canada. Atmospheric Environment 43:5075-084.
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.
Orpana HM, Ross NA, Feeny D, McFarland B, Bernier J, Kaplan M. (2009) The natural history of health-related quality of life: 10-year cohort study. Health Reports 20:29-35.
*Richmond C, Ross NA (2009) The determinants of First Nation and Inuit health: A critical population health approach. Health and Place 15:403-411.
*Richmond C, Ross NA (2008) Social support, material circumstance and health behaviour: Influences on health in First Nation and Inuit communities of Canada. Social Science and Medicine 67:1423-33.
*Coen SE, Ross NA, Turner S (2008) “Without tiendas it’s a dead neighbourhood”: The socioeconomic importance of small trade stores in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Cities 25:327-339.
Kaplan M, Feeney D, Huguet N, Orpana H, Ross NA (2008) Prevalence and factors associated with thriving in older adulthood: A 10-year population-based study. The Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences 63:1097-104.
*Richmond CAM, Ross NA, Egeland GM. (2007) Societal resources and thriving health: A new approach for understanding the health of Indigenous Canadians. American Journal of Public Health. 97:1827-33.
Dunn JR, Schaub P and Ross NA (2007) Unpacking income inequality and population health: The peculiar absence of geography. Canadian Journal of Public Health 98Suppl 1:S10-7.
*Haase I, Olson S, Behr MA, Wanyeki I, Thibert L, Scott A, Zwerling A, Ross NA, Brassard P, Menzies D, Schwartzman K (2007) Use of geographic and genotyping tools to characterize tuberculosis transmission in Montreal. International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease 11:632-638.
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.