Peer Reviewed Publications

Below is a list of journal articles from 2019 to present by EHRT faculty and students. The list is organized by year with most recent publications included at the top. Links to abstracts are available for most items and full-text is available for items published as open access.


Causey K, Burkart K, Collman G, Hu H, Brauer M, London SJ. Increasing the impact of environmental epidemiology in the Global Burden of Disease Project. Epidemiology 2021;32(1):1-5. Read more

Alli AS, Clark SN, Hughes A, Nimo J, Bedford-Moses J, Baah S et al. Spatial-temporal patterns of ambient fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and black carbon (BC) pollution in Accra. Environ Res Lett 2021;16(7):074013. Read more

Ru M, Brauer M, Lamarque J, Shindell D. Exploration of the global burden of dementia attributable to PM2.5: What do we know based on current evidence? Geohealth 2021;5(5):e2020GH000356. Read more

Brauer M, Casadei B, Harrington RA, Kovacs R, Sliwa K, WHF Air Pollution Expert Group. Taking a stand against air pollution – the impact on cardiovascular disease: A joint opinion from the World Heart Federation, American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, and the European Society of Cardiology. Circulation 2021;143(14):e800-e804. Read more

Hoffman B, Boogaard H, de Nazelle A, Andersen ZJ, Abramson M, Brauer M et al. WHO Air Quality Guidelines 2021 – aiming for healthier air for all: A joint statement by medical, public health, scientific societies and patient representative organisations. Int J Public Health 2021;66:1604465. Read more

Sadeh M, Brauer M, Dankner R, Fulman N, Chudnovsky A. Remote sensing metrics to assess exposure to residential greenness in epidemiological studies: A population case study from the Eastern Mediterranean. Environ Int 2021;146:106270. Read more


Shupler M, Hystad P, Birch A, Miller-Lionberg D, Jeronimo M, Arku RE et al. Household and personal air pollution exposure measurements from 120 communities in 8 countries: Results from the PURE-AIR Study. Lancet Planet Health 2020;4(10):E451-E462. Read more

Doiron D, Setton EM, Shairsingh K, Brauer M, Hystad P, Ross NA, Brook JR. Healthy built environment: spatial patterns and relationships of multiple exposures and deprivation in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. Environ Int 2020;143:106003. Read more

Yin P, Brauer M, Cohen AJ, Wang H, Li J, Burnett RT et al. The impact of air pollution on deaths, DALYs and life expectancy in China and its provinces,1990-2017: the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. Lancet Planet Health 2020;4(9):E386-E398. Read more

Arku RE, Brauer M, Duong M, Wei L, Hu B, Tse LA et al. Adverse health impacts of cooking with kerosene: A multi-country analysis within Prospective Urban and Rural Epidemiology Study. Environ Res 2020;188:109851. Read more

Soriano JB, Kendrick P, Paulson K, Gupta V, Abrams EM, Adedoyin RA et al. Prevalence and attributable health burden of chronic respiratory diseases from 1990–2017: A systematic analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. Lancet Respir Med 2020;8(6):585-596. Read more

Clark S, Alli A, Brauer M, Ezzati M, Baumgartner J, Toledano M et al. High-resolution assessment of air and environmental noise pollution in sub-Saharan African cities: Pathways to Equitable Health Cities Study protocol for Accra, Ghana. BMJ Open 2020;10:e035798. Read more

Anenberg SC, Bindl M, Brauer M, Castillo JJ, Cavalieri S, Duncan BN et al. Using satellites to track indicators of global air pollution and climate change impacts: Lessons learned from a NASA-supported science-stakeholder collaborative. Geohealth 2020;4(7):e2020GH000270. Read more

Hammer MS, van Donkelaar A, Li C, Lyapustin A, Sayer AM,  Hsu NC et al. Global estimates and long-term trends of fine particulate matter concentrations (1998-2018). Environ Sci Technol 2020;54(13):7879-7890. Read more

Laratta CR, Carlsten C, Brauer M, van Eeden S, Hirsch Allen AJ, Fox N et al. Traffic-related air pollution and systemic inflammation in patients with suspected obstructive sleep apnea. Chest 2020;158(4):1713-1722. Read more

Brauer M, Zhao J, Bennitt F, Stanaway JD. Global access to handwashing: implications for COVID-19 control in low-income countries. Environ Health Perspect 2020;128(5). Read more

Tsin PK, Knudby A, Krayenhoff S, Brauer M, Henderson SB. Land use regression modelling of microscale urban air temperatures in Greater Vancouver, Canada. Urban Clim 2020;32:100636. Read more

Kar A, Brauer M, Bailis R, Zeriffi H. The risk of survey bias in self-reports vs. actual consumption of clean cooking fuels. World Dev Perspect 2020;18:100199. Read more

Hystad P, Larkin A, Rangarajan S, AlHabib KF, Avezum A, Tumerdem Calik KB et al. Outdoor fine particulate matter air pollution and cardiovascular disease: Results from 747 communities across 21 countries in the PURE Study. Lancet Planet Health 2020;4(6):E235-E245. Read more

Rugel E, Brauer M. Quiet, clean, green, and active: A Navigation Guide systematic review of the impacts of spatially correlated urban exposures on a range of physical health outcomes. Environ Res 2020;185:109388. Read more

Yao J, Brauer M, Wei J, McGrail KM, Johnston FH, Henderson SB. Association between sub-daily exposure to fine particulate matter and ambulance dispatches during wildfire seasons. Environ Health Perspect 2020;128(6). Read more

Arku RE, Brauer M, Rangarajan D, Ahmed SH, AlHabib KF, Avezum A et al. Outdoor and household air pollution and blood pressure in the Prospective Urban and Rural Epidemiological (PURE) Study. Environmental Pollution 2020;262:114197. Read more

Jeronimo M, Stewart Q, Weakley A, Dillner A, Shupler M, Brauer M. Analysis of black carbon on filters by image-based reflectance. Atmos Environ 2020;223:117300. Read more

Baumgartner J, Brauer M, Ezzati M. The role of cities in reducing the cardiovascular impacts of environmental pollution in low- and middle-income countries. BMC Med 2020;18:39. Read more

Yuchi W, Sbihi H, Davies H, Tamburic L, Brauer M. Road proximity, air pollution, noise, green space and neurologic diseases: A population-based study. Environ Health 2020;19:8. Read more


Xu M, Sbihi H, Pan X, Brauer M. Modifiers of the effect of short-term variation in PM2.5 on mortality in Beijing, China. Environ Res 2019;183:109066. Read more

Sadeh M, Danker R, Chudnovsky A, Brauer M. Residential greenness and increased physical activity in coronary artery bypass graft surgery patients. Eur J Prev Cardiol 2019;28(11):1184-1191. Read more

Shaffer RM, Sellers SP, Baker MG, de Buen Kalman R, Frostad J, Suter MK et al. Improving and expanding estimates of the global burden of disease due to environmental health risk factors. Environ Health Perspect 2019;127(10). Read more

Erickson AC, Christidis T, Pappin A, Brook JR, Crouse DL, Hystad P et al. Disease assimilation: The mortality impacts of fine particulate matter on immigrants to Canada. Health Rep 2020;82-003-X. Read more

Pappin AJ, Crouse DL, Christidis T, Brook JR, Erickson AC, Hystad P et al. Nonlinear associations between low levels of fine particulate matter and mortality across three cycles of the Canadian Census Health and Environment Cohort. Environ Health Perspect 2019;127(10). Read more

Brauer M, Guttkunda S, Nishad KA, Dey S, Tripathi S, Weagle C, Martin RV. Monitoring approaches for ambient air pollution in India. Atmos Environ 2019;216:116940. Read more

Joseph P, Rangarajan S, Islam S, Mente A, Hystad P, Brauer M et al. Modifiable risk factors, cardiovascular disease and mortality in 155,722 individuals from 21 high-, middle-, and low-income countries (PURE): a prospective cohort study. Lancet 2019;395(10226):795-808. Read more

Sbihi H, Jones ML, MacIsaac JL, Brauer M, Allen RW, Brook JR. Prenatal exposure to traffic-related air pollution, the gestational epigenetic clock and risk of early-life allergic sensitization. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2019;144(6):1729-1731. Read more

Christidis T, Erickson AC, Pappin AJ, Crouse DL, Pinault LL, Weichenthal SA et al. The impact of low concentrations of PM air pollution on mortality in the Canadian Community Health Survey-Mortality Cohort. Environ Health 2019;18:84. Read more

Anenberg SC, Achakulwisut P, Brauer M, Moran D, Apte J, Henze D. Particulate matter mortality in cities worldwide: a challenge and an opportunity for co-benefits from low carbon development. Sci Rep 2019;9:11552. Read more

Crouse DL, Erickson AC, Christitis T, Pinault L, van Donkelaar A, Li C et al. Evaluating the sensitivity of PM2.5-mortality associations to the spatial and temporal scale of exposure assessment at low particle mass concentrations. Epidemiology 2019;31(2):168-176. Read more

Shupler M, Hystad P, Gustafson P, Rangarajan S, Mushtaha M, Jayachitra JK et al.Household, community, regional and national predictors of primary cooking fuel switching in nine countries from the PURE Study. Environ Res Lett 2019;14:085006. Read more

Martin RV, Brauer M, van Donkelaar A, Shaddick G, Narain U, Dey S. No one knows which city has the highest concentration of fine particulate matter. Atmos Environ 2019;3:100040. Read more

Erickson AC, Brauer M, Christidis T, Pinault L, Crouse DL, van Donkelaar A et al . Evaluation of a method to indirectly adjust for unmeasured covariates in the association between fine particulate matter and mortality. Environ Res 2019;175:108-116. Read more

Cromar KR, Duncan BN, Bartonova A, Benedict K, Brauer M, Habre R et al. Air pollution monitoring for health research and patient care. An official American Thoracic Society workshop report. Ann Am Thorac Soc 2019;16(10):1207-1214. Read more

Crouse DL, Pinault L, Balram A, Villeneuve P, Burnett R, Martin RV et al. Complex relationships between greenness, air pollution, and mortality in a population-based Canadian cohort. Environ Int 2019;128:292-300. Read more

Meng J, Li C, Martin RV, van Donkelaar A, Hystad P, Brauer M. Estimated long-term (1981-2016) concentrations of ambient fine particulate matter across North America from chemical transport modelling, satellite remote sensing and ground-based measurements. Environ Sci Technol 2019;53(9):5071-5079. Read more

Hystad P, Duong M, Brauer M, Larkin A, Arku R, Kurmi OP et al. Health effects of household solid fuel use: Findings from 10 countries within the Prospective Urban and Rural Epidemiology Study. Environ Health Perspect 2019;127(5). Read more

Lai PC, Wong P, Allen R, Cheng W, Lee M, Tsui A et al. Vertical monitoring of traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) in urban street canyons of Hong Kong. Sci Total Environ 2019;670:696.703. Read more

Achakulwisut P, Brauer M, Hystad P, Anenberg SC. Global, national, and urban burdens of paediatric asthma incidence attributable to ambient NO2 pollution. Lancet Planet Health 2019;3(4):E166-E178. Read more

Rugel EJ, Carpiano RM, Henderson SB, Brauer M. Exposure to natural space, sense of community belonging, and adverse mental health outcomes across an urban region. Environ Res 2019;171:365-377. Read more

Hong KY, Tsin PK, van den Bosch M, Brauer M, Henderson SB. Urban greenness extracted from pedestrian video and its relationship with surrounding air temperatures. Urban For Urban Green 2019;38:280-285. Read more