Below is a list of publications associated with ICHEN:


Environment and Cognitive Health

Tiwari, Sweta, et al. (2024) “Lifestyle factors as mediators of area-level socioeconomic differentials in mental health and cognitive function: the Tromsø Study.” J Epidemiol Community Health 78.2: 88-97. 

Environment and Cardiometabolic Health 

Cerin, Ester, et al. (2024) “Associations of the neighbourhood built and natural environment with cardiometabolic health indicators: A cross-sectional analysis of environmental moderators and behavioural mediators.” Environmental Research 240 : 117524.

Playford, David, et al. “Clinical to Population Prevalence of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Phenotype: Insights From the National Echo Database Australia.” Heart, Lung and Circulation (2024).


Environment and Cognitive Health

Cerin E, Barnett A, Wu YT, Martino E, Shaw JE, Knibbs LD, Poudel G, Jalaludin B, Anstey KJ. (2023). Do neighbourhood traffic-related air pollution and socio-economic status moderate the associations of the neighbourhood physical environment with cognitive function? Findings from the AusDiab study. Sci Total Environ. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.160028.

Barnett, A., Shaw, J. E., Martino, E., Knibbs, L. D., Poudel, G., Owen, N., & Cerin, E. (2023). Associations of neighbourhood environmental attributes and socio-economic status with health-related quality of life in urban mid-aged and older adults: Mediation by physical activity and sedentary behaviour. Cities142104538.

Cerin, Ester, et al. (2023) “Socioeconomic characteristics and domestic work as correlates of family satisfaction in Hong Kong mothers of young children.” BMC Public Health 23.1: 2196.

Cerin, Ester, et al. (2023) “How the perceived neighbourhood environment influences active living in older dwellers of an Asian ultra-dense metropolis.” Cities 141: 104518.

Soloveva, Maria V., et al. “Characteristics of urban neighbourhood environments and cognitive age in mid-age and older adults.” Health & Place 83 (2023): 103077.

Garrett, Joanne K., et al. “Applying an ecosystem services framework on nature and mental health to recreational blue space visits across 18 countries.” Scientific Reports 13.1 (2023): 2209.

Grigoletto, Alessia, et al. “Restoration in mental health after visiting urban green spaces, who is most affected? Comparison between good/poor mental health in four European cities.” Environmental Research 223 (2023): 115397. 

Yañez, Diana Vidal, et al. “An urban green space intervention with benefits for mental health: A health impact assessment of the Barcelona “Eixos Verds” Plan.” Environment International 174 (2023): 107880. 

Fernandes, Amanda, et al. “Availability, accessibility, and use of green spaces and cognitive development in primary school children.” Environmental Pollution 334 (2023): 122143.

Environment and Lifestyle Behaviours 

Carver, A., Cerin, E., Akram, M. et al. Associations of home and neighborhood environments with children’s physical activity in the U.S.-based Neighborhood Impact on Kids (NIK) longitudinal cohort study. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 20, 9 (2023). doi:

Chen, A. et al. (2023) ‘Elevated blood pressure among adolescents in sub-saharan africa: A systematic review and meta-analysis’, The Lancet Global Health, 11(8). doi:10.1016/s2214-109x(23)00218-8.

Cognitive Health

Phoebe Imms, Adam Clemente, Evelyn Deutscher, Ahmed M. Radwan, Hamed Akhlaghi, Paul Beech, Peter H. Wilson, Andrei Irimia, Govinda Poudel, Juan F. Domínguez Duque, Karen Caeyenberghs; Exploring personalized structural connectomics for moderate to severe traumatic brain injury. Network Neuroscience 2023; 7 (1): 160–183. doi:

Zaky, Mohamed H., et al. (2023) “Increased cerebral activity during microsleeps reflects an unconscious drive to re-establish consciousness.” International Journal of Psychophysiology 189: 57-65. 

Clemente, Adam, et al. (2023) “Individualised profiling of white matter organisation in moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury patients.” Brain Research 1806: 148289.

Wibawa, Pierre, et al. “Selective perforant‐pathway atrophy in Huntington disease: MRI analysis of hippocampal subfields.” European Journal of Neurology (2023). 

Parsons, Nicholas, et al. “Structural-functional connectivity bandwidth predicts processing speed in mild traumatic brain Injury: A multiplex network analysis.” NeuroImage: Clinical 38 (2023): 103428.

Imms, Phoebe, et al. “Exploring personalized structural connectomics for moderate to severe traumatic brain injury.” Network Neuroscience 7.1 (2023): 160-183.

Wilkes, Fiona A., et al. “Hippocampal morphology in Huntington’s disease, implications for plasticity and pathogenesis: The IMAGE-HD study.” Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging 335 (2023): 111694. 


Akram, M. et al. (2023) ‘Modelling count, bounded and skewed continuous outcomes in physical activity research: Beyond Linear Regression Models’, International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 20(1). doi:10.1186/s12966-023-01460-y.

Alvarado-Molina, Miguel, et al. (2023) “Improving traffic-related air pollution estimates by modelling minor road traffic volumes.” Environmental Pollution 338: 122657. 

Glanz, Karen, et al. “Use of the Nutrition Environment Measures Survey: A Systematic Review.” American Journal of Preventive Medicine (2023).

Environment and Cardiometabolic Health

Chen, A. et al. (2023) ‘Elevated blood pressure among adolescents in sub-saharan africa: A systematic review and meta-analysis’, The Lancet Global Health, 11(8). doi:10.1016/s2214-109x(23)00218-8.

Hahad, Omar, et al. “Noise and Air Pollution as Risk Factors for Hypertension: Part I—Epidemiology.” Hypertension 80.7 (2023): 1375-1383.

Gullón, Pedro, et al. “Who benefits from green spaces? Surrounding greenness and incidence of cardiovascular disease in a population-based electronic medical records cohort in Madrid.” International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health 252 (2023): 114221.

Health and Disease

GBD 2019 Australia Collaborators. The burden and trend of diseases and their risk factors in Australia, 1990–2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. Lancet Public Health, 8 (2023), pp. e585-e599. doi: 10.1016/S2468-2667(23)00123-8




Environment-lifestyle behaviours

Rivera E, Veitch J, Loh VHY, Salmon J, Cerin E, Mavoa S, Villanueva K, Timperio A. (2022). Outdoor public recreation spaces and social connectedness among adolescents. BMC Public Health, 22, 165. doi: 10.1186/s12889-022-12558-6.

Cerin E, Sallis JF, Salvo D, Hinckson E, Conway TL, Owen N, van Dyck D, Lowe M, Higgs C, Moudon AV, Adam MA, Cain KL, Christiansen LB, Davey R, Dygrýn J, Frank LD, Reis R, Sarmiento OL, Adlakha D, Boeing G, Liu S, Giles-Corti B. (in press, 2022). Determining thresholds for spatial urban design and transport features that support walking to create healthy and sustainable cities: findings from the IPEN Adult study. The Lancet Global Health, 10(6), e895-e906. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(22)00068-7

Compernolle S, Cerin E, Barnett A, Zhang CJP, Van Cauwenberg J, Van Dyck D. (2022). The role of socio-demographic factors and physical functioning in the intra- and interpersonal variability of older adults’ sedentary time: an observational two- country study. BCM Geriatrics, 22(1), 495. doi: 10.1186/s12877-022-03186-1.

Cerin E, Barnett A, Baranowski T, Lee RE, Mellecker RR, Suen YN, Mendoza JA, Thompson DI, O’Connor TM. (2022) . Parent-perceived neighbourhood environment, parenting practices and preschool-aged children physical activity and screen time: a cross-sectional study of two culturally and geographically diverse cities. BMC Pediatrics,22, 309. doi: 10.1186/s12887-022-03377-0.

Levinger P, Cerin E, Milner C, Hill KD. (2022). Older people and nature: the benefits of outdoors, parks and nature in light of COVID-19 and beyond– where to from here? International Journal of Environmental Health Research, 32(6), 1329-1336. doi: 10.1080/09603123.2021.1879739

Environment – mental health / quality of life

Koch, S., Khomenko, S., Cirach, M., Ubalde-Lopez, M., Baclet, S., Daher, C., … & Nieuwenhuijsen, M. (2022). Impacts of changes in environmental exposures and health behaviours due to the COVID-19 pandemic on cardiovascular and mental health: A comparison of Barcelona, Vienna, and Stockholm. Environmental Pollution304, 119124. doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2022.119124

Environment and cognitive health

Cerin E, Barnett A, Shaw JE, Martino E, Knibbs LD, Tham R, Wheeler AJ, Anstey KJ. (2022). Urban neighbourhood environments, cardiometabolic health and cognitive function: a national cross-sectional study of middle-aged and older adults in Australia. Toxics, 10, 23. doi: 10.3390/toxics10010023

Carver A, Molina MA, Claesen JLA, Klabbers G, Donaire DG, Tham R, Cerin E, Nieuwenhuijsen M, Wheeler AJ. (2022). Vegetation and vehicle emissions around primary schools across urban Australia: associations with academic performance. Environmental Research, 212(B), 113256 . doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2022.113256

Tham R, Wheeler AJ, Carver A, Dunstan D, Donaire-Gonzalez D, Anstey KJ, Shaw JE, Magliano DJ, Martino E, Barnett A, Cerin E. (2022). Associations between traffic-related air pollution and cognitive function in Australian urban settings: the moderating role of diabetes status. Toxics, 10(6), 289. doi: 10.3390/toxics10060289

Anabitarte, A., Ibarluzea, J., García-Baquero, G., Santa Marina, L., Fernández-Somoano, A., Tardón, A., … & Lertxundi, A. (2022). Effects of residential greenness on attention in a longitudinal study at 8 and 11–13 years. Environmental Research210, 112994. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2022.112994

Gignac F, Righi V, Toran R, Paz Errandonea L, Ortiz R, Mijling B, Naranjo A, Nieuwenhuijsen M, Creus J, Basagaña X. Short-term NO2 exposure and cognitive and mental health: A panel study based on a citizen science project in Barcelona, Spain. Environ Int. 2022 Jun;164:107284. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2022.107284

Gignac, F., Righi, V., Toran, R., Errandonea, L. P., Ortiz, R., Nieuwenhuijsen, M., … & Balestrini, M. (2022). Co-creating a local environmental epidemiology study: the case of citizen science for investigating air pollution and related health risks in Barcelona, Spain. Environmental Health21(1), 1-13. doi: 10.1186/s12940-021-00826-8

Binter, A. C., Bernard, J. Y., Mon-Williams, M., Andiarena, A., González-Safont, L., Vafeiadi, M., … & Guxens, M. (2022). Urban environment and cognitive and motor function in children from four European birth cohorts. Environment international158, 106933. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2021.106933

Poudel, G. R., Barnett, A., Akram, M., Martino, E., Knibbs, L. D., Anstey, K. J., Shaw, J. E., & Cerin, E. (2022). Machine Learning for Prediction of Cognitive Health in Adults Using Sociodemographic, Neighbourhood Environmental, and Lifestyle Factors. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health19(17), 10977–.

Cognitive health

GBD 219 Dementia Forecasting Collaborators (including Cerin E). (2022). Estimation of the global prevalence of dementia in 2019 and forecasted prevalence in 2050: an analysis of the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. The Lancet Public Health, 7(2), e105-e125. doi: 10.1016/S2468-2667(21)00249-8

Lifestyle Behaviours and Cardiometabolic Health 

Sweta Tiwari, Ester Cerin, Tom Wilsgaard, Ola Løvsletten, Inger Njølstad, Sameline Grimsgaard, Laila A. Hopstock, Henrik Schirmer, Annika Rosengren, Kathrine Kristoffersen, & Maja-Lisa Løchen. (2022). Lifestyle factors as mediators of area-level socio-economic differentials in cardiovascular disease risk factors. The Tromsø Study. SSM – Population Health19, doi:101241–.

Environment Measurement

Boeing G, Higgs C, Liu S, Giles-Corti B Sallis JF, Cerin E, Lowe M, Adlakha D, Hinckson E, Moudon AV, Salvo D, Adams MA, Barrozo LV, Bozovic T, Callejo GV, Delclòs-Alió X, Dygrýn J, Ferguson S, Gebel K, Ho TP, Lai P, Martori JC, Nitvimol K, Queralt A, Roberts JD, Sambo GH, Schipperijn J, Vale D, Van de Weghe N, Arundel J. (2022). Using open data and open-source software to develop spatial indicators of urban design and transport features for achieving healthy and sustainable cities. The Lancet Global Health, 10(6), e907-e918. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(22)00072-9

Giles-Corti B, Moudon AV, Lowe M, Adlakha D, Cerin E, Boeing G, Higgs C, Arundel J, Liu S, Hinckson E, Salvo D, Adam MA, Badland H, Florindo AA, Gebel K, Hunter RF, Mitáš J, Oyeyemi AL, Puig-Ribera A, Queralt A, Santos MP, Schipperijn J, Stevenson M, van Dyck D, Callejo GV, Sallis JF. (2022). Creating healthy and sustainable cities: what gets measured, gets done. The Lancet Global Health, 10(6), e782-e785. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(22)00070-5



Environment-lifestyle behaviours

del Pozo Cruz B, Hartwig TB, Santers T, Noetel M, Parker P, Antczak D, Lee J, Lubans DR, Bauman A, Cerin E, Lonsdale CL. (2021). The effects of the Australian bushfires on physical activity in children. Environment International, 146, 106214 doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2020.106214

Cain K, Salmon J, Conway TL, Cerin E, Hinckson E, Mitas J, Schipperijn J, Frank LD, Anjana RM, Barnett A, Dygrýn J, Islam MZ, Molina-Garcia J, Moran M, Muda WAMW, Oyeyemi AL, Reis R, Santos MP, Schmidt T, Schofield G, Timperio A, van Dyck D, Sallis JF. (2021). The International Physical Activity and Built Environment Study of adolescents: IPEN Adolescent design, protocol and measures. BMJ Open, 11, e046636. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-046636.

Carver A, Akram M, Barnett A, Huang WY, Gao GY, Mellecker RR, Cerin E. (2021). Family, school and individual characteristics associated with adolescents’ physical activity at school in Hong Kong: the iHealt(H) study. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 18, 14. doi: 10.1186/s12966-021-01085-z

Environment – mental health / quality of life

Garrett, J., Wheeler, B., Akbari, A., Fry, R., Geary, R., Lovell, R., … & Rodgers, S. E. (2021). Association between greenspace and time spent in nature with subjective wellbeing: a cross-sectional data linkage study. The Lancet398, S47. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(21)02590-3

Thompson, D. A., Fry, R., Watkins, A., Mizen, A., Akbari, A., Garrett, J., … & Rodgers, S. E. (2021). Exposure to green-blue spaces and mental health: a retrospective e-cohort study in Wales. The Lancet398, S85. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(21)02628-3

Jones, M. V., Gidlow, C. J., Hurst, G., Masterson, D., Smith, G., Ellis, N., … & Nieuwenhuijsen, M. (2021). Psycho-physiological responses of repeated exposure to natural and urban environments. Landscape and Urban Planning209, 104061. doi: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2021.104061

White, M. P., Elliott, L. R., Grellier, J., Economou, T., Bell, S., Bratman, G. N., … & Fleming, L. E. (2021). Associations between green/blue spaces and mental health across 18 countries. Scientific reports11(1), 1-12. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-87675-0

Environment and cognitive health

Cerin E, Barnett A, Shaw JE, Martino E, Knibbs LD, Tham R, Wheeler AJ, Anstey KJ. (2021). From urban neighbourhood environments to cognitive health: a cross-sectional analysis of the role of physical activity and sedentary behaviours. BMC Public Health, 21(1), 2320. doi: 10.1186/s12889-021-12375-3.

Stenson, C., Wheeler, A. J., Carver, A., Donaire-Gonzalez, D., Alvarado-Molina, M., Nieuwenhuijsen, M., & Tham, R. (2021). The impact of Traffic-Related air pollution on child and adolescent academic Performance: A systematic review. Environment International155, 106696. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2021.106696

Julvez, J., López-Vicente, M., Warembourg, C., Maitre, L., Philippat, C., Gützkow, K. B., … & Vrijheid, M. (2021). Early life multiple exposures and child cognitive function: A multi-centric birth cohort study in six European countries. Environmental Pollution284, 117404. doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2021.117404

Claesen, J. L., Wheeler, A. J., Klabbers, G., Gonzalez, D. D., Molina, M. A., Tham, R., … & Carver, A. (2021). Associations of traffic-related air pollution and greenery with academic outcomes among primary schoolchildren. Environmental Research199, 111325. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2021.111325 

Falcón, C., Gascon, M., Molinuevo, J. L., Operto, G., Cirach, M., Gotsens, X., … & ALFA Study. (2021). Brain correlates of urban environmental exposures in cognitively unimpaired individuals at increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease: A study on Barcelona’s population. Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring13(1), e12205. doi: 10.1002/dad2.12205

Bagheri, N., Mavoa, S., Tabatabaei‐Jafari, H., Knibbs, L. D., Coffee, N. T., Salvador‐Carulla, L., & Anstey, K. J. (2021). The impact of built and social environmental characteristics on incidence and estimated risk of dementia. Alzheimer’s & Dementia17, e055380. doi: 10.3233/JAD-210208

Cognitive health

GDB 2019 Dementia Collaborators (including Cerin E). (2021). Use of multidimensional item response theory methods for dementia prevalence prediction: an example using the Health and Retirement Survey and the Aging, Demographics, and Memory Study. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 21(1), 241. doi: 10.1186/s12911-021-01590-y.

GBD 2019 Dementia Collaborative (2021). The burden of dementia due to Down syndrome, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, and traumatic brain injury: a systematic analysis of the Global Burden of Disease study 2019. Neuroepidemiology, 55(4), 286-296. doi: 10.1002/alz.042280

Environment Measurement

Queralt A, Molina-Garcia J, Terrón-Pérez M, Cerin E, Barnett A, Timperio A, Veitch J, Reis R, Silva AAP, Ghekiere A, Van Dyck D, Conway TL, Cain KL, Geremia CM, Sallis JF. (2021). Reliability of streetscape audits comparing on-street and online observations: MAPS-Global in 5 countries. International Journal of Health Geographics, 20(1), 6. doi: 10.1186/s12942-021-00261-5 

Cerin E, Yin SY, Choi WK, Ngan W, Tham R, Barnett A. (2021). Development of measures of perceived neighbourhood environmental attributes influencing, and perceived barriers to engagement in, healthy behaviours for older Chinese immigrants to Australia. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(9):4531. doi: 10.3390/ijerph18094531

Fox EH, Chapman JE, Moland A, Alfonsin NE, Frank LD, Sallis JF, Conway TL, Cain KL, Geremia C, Cerin E, Vanwolleghem G, Van Dyck D, Queralt A, Molina-García J, Hino AAF, Lopes AAS, Salmon J, Timperio A, Kershaw S.E. (2021). International evaluation of the Microscale Audit of Pedestrian Streetscapes (MAPS) Global instrument: comparative assessment between local and remote online observers. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 18, 84. doi: 10.1186/s12966-021-01146-3.



Environment-lifestyle behaviours

Loh VHY, Veitch J, Salmon J, Cerin E, Mavoa S, Villanueva K, Timperio A. (2020). Environmental mismatch: Do associations between the built environment and physical activity among youth depend on concordance with perceptions? International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17, 1309. doi: 10.3390/ijerph17041309

Loh VHY, Veitch J, Salmon J, Cerin E, Mavoa S, Villanueva K, Timperio A. (2020). Residential vs. school neighbourhoods: associations with physical activity among adolescents. Health and Place, 63, 102328. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2020.102328

Sallis JF, Cerin E, Kerr J, Adams MA, Sugiyama T, Christiansen LB, Schipperijn J, Davey R, Salvo D, Frank LD, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Owen N. (2020). Built environment, physical activity, and obesity: findings from the International Physical Activity and Environment Network (IPEN) Adult Study. Annual Review of Public Health,  41, 119-139. doi: 10.1146/annurev-publhealth-040218-043657. doi: 10.1146/annurev-publhealth-040218-043657

Cerin E, Van Dyck D, Zhang CJP, Van Cauwenberg J, Lai PC, Barnett A. (2020). Urban environments and objectively-assessed physical activity and sedentary time in older Belgian and Chinese community dwellers: potential pathways of influence and the moderating role of physical function. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 17(1), 73 doi: 10.1186/s12966-020-00979-8

Cerin E, Barnett A, Zhang CJP, Lai PC, Sit CHP, Lee RSY. (2020). How urban densification shapes walking behaviours in older community dwellers: a cross-sectional analysis of potential pathways of influence. International Journal of Health Geographics, 19(1), 14. doi :10.1186/s12942-020-00210-8.

Ferrari G, Werneck AO, da Silva DR, Kovalskys I, Gómez G, Rigotti A, Sanabria LYC, García MY, Pareja RG, Herrera-Cuenca M, Zimberg IZ, Guajardo V, Pratt M, Cristi-Montero C, Rodríguez-Rodríguez F, Marques A, Cerin E, Van Dyck D, Pires C, Fisberg M; ELANS Study Group. (2020). Is the perceived neighborhood built environment associated with domain-specific physical activity in Latin American adults? An eight-country observational study. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 17(1),125. doi: 10.1186/s12966-020-01030-6

Sugiyama T, Hadgraft N, Clark BK, Dunstan DW, Chevez A, Healy GN, Cerin E, LaMontagne AD, Shibata A, Oka K, Owen N. (2020). Office spatial design attributes, sitting, and face-to-face interactions: Systematic review and research agenda. Building & Environment, 187, 107426. doi: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2020.107426

Environment Cardiovascular Health

Local Burden of Disease Double Burden of Malnutrition Collaborators (including Cerin E). (2020). Mapping local patterns of childhood overweight and wasting in low- and middle-income countries between 2000 and 2017. Nature Medicine, 26(5), 750-759. doi: 10.1038/s41591-020-0807-6.

Van Dyck D, Cerin E, Akram M, Conway T, Macfarlane DJ, Davey R, Sarmiento O, Christiansen LB, Reis, R, Mitas J, Aguinaga-Ontoso I, Salvo D, Sallis JF. (2020). Do physical activity and sedentary time mediate the association of the perceived environment with BMI? The IPEN Adult study. Health and Place, 64, 102366. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2020.102366 

Environment – mental health / quality of life

Barnett A, Van Dyck D, Zhang CJP, Van Cauwenberg J, Lai PC, Cerin E (2020). Objective neighbourhood attributes as correlates of neighbourhood dissatisfaction and the mediating role of neighbourhood perceptions in older adults from culturally and physically diverse urban environments. Cities, 107, 102879. doi: 10.1016/j.cities.2020.102879

Lifestyle behaviours- cognitive health

Wheeler MJ, Green DJ, Ellis KA, Cerin E, Heinonen I, Naylor L, Larsen R, Wennberg P, Boraxbekk CJ, Lewis J, Eikelis N, Lautenschager NT, Kingwell B, Lambert G, Owen N, Dunstan DW. (2020). Distinct effects of acute exercise and breaks in sitting on cognition (working memory, executive function) in older adults: a 3-arm randomised crossover trial to evaluate both exercise and the effect of breaks from sitting. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 54(13), 776-781.

Environment and cognitive health

Cerin E, Barnett A, Chaix B, Nieuwenhuijsen M, Caeyenberghs K, Jalaludin B, Sugiyama T, Sallis JF, Lautenschlager NT, Ni MY, Poudel G, Donaire-Gonzalez D, Tham R, Wheeler AJ, Knibbs L, Tian LW, Chan YK, Dunstan DW, Carver A, Anstey KJ. (2020). The international Mind, Activities and urban Places (iMAP) study: Methods of a cohort study on environmental and lifestyle influences on brain and cognitive health. BMJ Open, 10(3), e036607. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-036607

Crous-Bou, M., Alemany, S., Vilor-Tejedor, N., Milà-Alomà, M., Suarez-Calvet, M., SalvadÃ, G., … & Molinuevo, J. L. (2020, July). Air pollution and biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease in cognitively unimpaired individuals. In 2020 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference. ALZ. doi: 10.1002/alz.044802

Crous-Bou, M., Gascon, M., Gispert, J. D., Cirach, M., Sánchez-Benavides, G., Falcon, C., … & Molinuevo, J. L. (2020). Impact of urban environmental exposures on cognitive performance and brain structure of healthy individuals at risk for Alzheimer’s dementia. Environment international138, 105546. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2020.105546

Cognitive health

Poudel G, Dominiguez J, Verhelst H, Vander Linden C, Deblaere K, Jones DK, Cerin E, Vingerhoets G, Caeyenberghs K. (2020). Network diffusion modelling predicts neurodegeneration in traumatic brain injury. Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology, 7(2), 270-279. doi: 10.1002/acn3.50984




Environment- Lifestyle behaviours 

Boakye-Dankwa, E., Nathan, A., Barnett, A., Busija, L., Lee, R. S. Y., Pachana, N., Turrell, G., Cerin, E. (2019). Walking behaviour and patterns of perceived access to neighbourhood destinations in older adults from a low-density (Brisbane, Australia) and an ultra-dense city (Hong Kong, China). Cities, 84, 23-33. doi: 10.1016/j.cities.2018.07.002

Barnett, A., Sit, C. H. P., Mellecker, R. R., Cerin. E. (2019). Associations of socio-demographic, environmental, social and psychological factors with active travel in Hong Kong adolescents: the iHealt(H) cross-sectional study. Journal of Transportation and Health, 12, 336-348. doi: 10.1016/j.jth.2018.08.002

Barnett, A., Akram, M., Sit, C. H. P., Mellecker, R., Carver, A., Cerin, E. (2019). Predictors of healthier and more sustainable school travel mode profiles among Hong Kong adolescents. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 16, 48. doi: 10.1186/s12966-019-0807-4

Cerin, E., Sit, C. H. P., Wong, S. H. S., Huang, Y. J., Gao, G. Y., Lai, P. C., . . . Barnett, A. (2019). Relative contribution and interactive effects of psychological, social, and environmental correlates of physical activity, sedentary behaviours, and dietary behaviours in Hong Kong adolescents. Hong Kong Medical Journal, 24(Suppl 2), 34-39.

Sit CHP, Li R, McKenzie T, Cerin E, Wong S, Sum R, Leung E. (2019). Physical activity of children with physical disabilities: associations with environmental and behavioral variables at home and school. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16, 1394. doi: 10.3390/ijerph16081394

Boakye-Dankwa E, Barnett A, Turrell G, Pachana NA, Cerin E. (2019). Associations between latent classes of perceived neighborhood destination accessibility and walking behaviors in older adults of a low-density and a high density city. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 27(4), 554-564. doi: 10.1123/japa.2018-0297

Gidlow C, Cerin E, Sugiyama T, Adams MA, Mitas J, Akram M, Reis RS, Davey R, Troelsen J, Schofield G, Sallis JF. (2019). Objectively measured access to recreational destinations and leisure-time physical activity: Associations and demographic moderators in a six-country study. Health and Place, 59, 102196. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2019.102196 doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2019.102196

Cerin E, Nathan A, Choi WK, Ngan W, Yin SY, Thorton L, Barnett A. (2019). Built and social environmental factors influencing healthy behaviours in older Chinese immigrants to Australia: a qualitative study. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 16(1), 116. doi: 10.1186/s12966-019-0885-3

Mitáš J, Cerin E, Reis RS, Conway TL, Cain KL, Adams MA, Schofield G, Sarmiento OL, Christiansen LB, Davey R, Salvo D, Orzanco-Garralda R, Macfarlane D, Hino AAF, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Owen N, Van Dyck D, Sallis JF. (2019). Do associations of sex, age and education with transport and leisure-time physical activity differ across 17 cities in 12 countries? International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 16(1), 121. doi: 10.1186/s12966-019-0894-2

Loh VHY, Veitch J, Salmon J, Cerin E, Thornton L, Mavoa S, Villanueva K, Timperio A. (2019). Built environment and physical activity among adolescents: the moderating effect of neighbourhood safety and social support. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 16(1), 132. doi: 10.1186/s12966-019-0898-y

Environment – cardiometabolic health

Van Cauwenberg, J., Dunstan, D., Cerin, E., Koohsari, J., Owen, N., Sugiyama, T. (2019). Population density is beneficially associated with 12-year diabetes risk marker change among residents of lower socio-economic neighborhoods. Health and Place, 57, 74-81. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2019.02.006

Chandrabose M, Cerin E, Mavoa S, Dunstan D, Carver A, Turrell G, Owen N, Giles-Corti B, Sugiyama T. (2019). Neighborhood walkability and 12-year changes in cardio-metabolic risk: the mediating role of physical activity. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 16(1), 86. doi: 10.1186/s12966-019-0849-7

Cochrane T, Yu Y, Davey R, Cerin E, Cain KL, Conway TL, Kerr J, Frank LD, Chapman JE, Adams MA, Macfarlane DJ, Van Dyck D, Lai PC, Sarmiento OL, Troelsen J, Salvo D, Reis R, Mitáš J, Schofield G, Owen N. (2019). Associations of built environment and proximity of food outlets with weight status:  Analysis from 14 cities in 10 countries. Preventive Medicine, 89, 105874. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2019.105874

Environment – mental health/quality of life

Zhang, C. J. P., Barnett, A., Sit, C. H. P., Lai, P., Johnston, J.M., Lee, R. S. Y., Cerin, E. (2019) To what extent does physical activity explain the associations between neighborhood environment and depressive symptoms in older adults living in an Asian metropolis? Mental Health and Physical Activity, 16, 96-104. doi: 10.1016/j.mhpa.2018.11.005

Zhang, C. J. P., Barnett, A., Johnston, J. M., Lai, P. C., Lee, R. S. Y., Sit, C. H. P., Cerin, E. (2019). Objectively-measured neighbourhood attributes as correlates and moderators of quality of life in older adults with different living arrangements: The ALECS cross-sectional study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(5), 876. doi: 10.3390/ijerph16050876

Lifestyle behaviours – cardiometabolic health

Wheeler, M. J., Dunstan, D. W., Ellis, K. A., Cerin, E., Phillips, S., Lambert, G., . . . Green, D. J. (2019). Effect of morning exercise with or without breaks in prolonged sitting on blood pressure in older overweight/obese adults: evidence for sex differences. Hypertension, 73, 859-867. Doi: 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.118.12373

Lifestyle behaviours- cognitive health

Wheeler M, Dunstan D, Smith B, Smith K, Scheer A, Naylor L, Heinonen I, Ellis K, Cerin E, Ainslie P, Green D. (2019). Morning exercise mitigates impact of prolonged sitting on cerebral flow in older adults. Journal of Applied Physiology, 126, 1049-1055. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00001.2019

Environment and cognitive health

Cerin E. (2019). Building the evidence for an ecological model of cognitive health. Health and Place, 60, 102206. Doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2019.102206

Cognitive health

GBD 2016 Dementia Collaborators (including Cerin E). (2019). Global, regional, and national burden of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, 1990-2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. Lancet Neurolology, 18, 88-106.  doi: 10.1016/S1474-4422(18)30403-4

GBD 2016 Neurology Collaborators (including Cerin E). (2019). Global, regional, and national burden of neurological disorders, 1990-2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. Lancet Neurology, 18, 459-480. Doi: 10.1016/S1474-4422(18)30499-X

Environment Measurement

Cerin E, Conway TL, Barnett A, Smith M, Veitch J, Cain KL, Salonna F, Reis RS, Molina-Garcia J, Hinckson E, Wan Abdul Manan WM, Anjana RM, Van Dyck D, Oyeyemi AL, Timperio A, Christiansen LB, Mitas J, Mota J, Moran M, Islam MZ, Mellecker RR, Sallis JF. (2019). Development and validation of the Neighborhood Environment walkability Scale for Youth across six continents. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 16(1), 122. doi:  10.1186/s12966-019-0890-6


Urban design – lifestyle behaviours

Sugiyama, T., Cerin, E., Mridha, M., Koohsari, M. J., Owen, N. (2018). Prospective associations of local destinations and routes with middle-to-older aged adults’ walking. The Gerontologist, 51(1), 121-129. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnx088

Van Cauwenberg J, Nathan A, Barnett A, Barnett DW, Cerin E. (2018). Relationships between neighbourhood physical environmental attributes and older adults’ leisure-time physical activity: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Sports Medicine, 48, 1635-1660. doi: 10.1007/s40279-018-0917-1

Cerin, E., Conway, T. L., Adams, M. A., Barnett, A., Cain, K. L., Owen, N., . . . Sallis, J. F. (2018). Objectively-assessed neighbourhood destination accessibility and physical activity in adults from 10 countries: An analysis of moderators and perceptions as mediators. Social Science & Medicine, 211, 282-293. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.06.034

Owen, N., Sugiyama, T., Koohsari, M. J., De Bourdeauduij, I., Hadgraft, N., Oyeyemi, A., . . . Cerin, E. (2018). Associations of neighborhood environmental attributes with adults’ objectively-assessed sedentary time: IPEN Adult multi-country study. Preventive Medicine, 115, 126-133. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2018.08.023

Urban design – mental health

Barnett, A., Zhang, C. J. P., Johnston, J. M., Cerin, E. (2018). Relationships between the neighborhood environment and depression in older adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis. International Psychogeriatrics, 30, 1153-1176. doi: 10.1017/S104161021700271X

Zhang, C. J. P., Barnett, A., Sit, C. H. P., Lai, P. C., Johnston, J. M., Lee, R. S. Y., Cerin E. (2018). Cross-sectional associations of objectively-assessed neighbourhood attributes with depressive symptoms in older adults of an ultra-dense urban environment: the Hong Kong ALECS study. BMJ Open, 8, e020480. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-020480

Lifestyle behaviours – cognitive health

Dunstan, D., Wheeler, M., Ellis, K., Cerin, E., Green, D. (2018). Interacting effects of exercise with breaks in sitting time on cognitive and metabolic function in older adults: rationale and design of a randomised crossover trial. Mental Health and Physical Activity, 15, 11-16. doi: 10.1016/j.mhpa.2018.05.003


Urban design – brain health

Cerin, E., Rainey-Smith, S. R., Ames, D., Lautenschlager, N. T., Macaulay, S. L., Fowler, C., . . . Ellis, K. A.  (2017). Associations of neighborhood environment with brain imaging outcomes in the AIBL cohort. Alzheimer’s & Dementia, 13, 388-398. doi: 10.1016/j.jalz.2016.06.2364

Urban design – mobility behaviour

Cerin, E., Nathan, A., Van Cauwenberg, J., Barnett, D. W., Barnett, A. (2017). The neighbourhood physical environment and active travel in older adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 14: 15. doi: 10.1186/s12966-017-0471-5

Urban design – lifestyle behaviours

Van Cauwenberg, J., Cerin, E., Timperio, A., Salmon, J., Deforche, B., Veitch, J. (2017). Is the association between park proximity and recreational physical activity among mid-older aged adults moderated by park quality and neighbourhood conditions? International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14(2), 192. doi: 10.3390/ijerph14020192

Frank, L. D., Fox, E. H., Ulmer, J. M., Chapman, J. E., Kershaw, S. E., Sallis, J. F., . . . Schipperijn, J. (2017). International comparison of observation-specific spatial buffers: maximizing the ability to estimate physical activity. International Journal of Health Geographics, 16(1), 4. doi: 10.1186/s12942-017-0077-9

Cerin, E., Mitáš, J., Cain, K.L., Conway, T.L., Adams, M.A., Schofield, G., . . . Van Dyck D. (2017). Do associations between objectively-assessed physical activity and neighbourhood environment attributes vary by time of the day and day of the week? IPEN adult study. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 14, 34. doi: 10.1186/s12966-017-0493-z

Barnett, D. W., Barnett, A., Nathan, A., Van Cauwenberg, J., Cerin, E. (2017). Built environmental correlates of older adults’ total physical activity and walking: a systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 14(1), 103. doi: 10.1186/s12966-017-0558-z

Schipperijn, J., Cerin, E., Adams, M. A., Reis, R., Smith, G., Cain, K., Christiansen, L. B., van Dyck, D., Gidlow, C., Frank, L. D., . . . Sallis, J. F. (2017). Access to parks and physical activity: An eight country comparison. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, 27, 253-263. doi: 10.1016/j.ufug.2017.08.010

Hinckson, E., Cerin, E., Mavoa, S., Smith, M., Badland, H., Witten, K., . . . Schofield, G. (2017). What are the associations between neighborhood walkability and sedentary time in New Zealand adults? The URBAN cross-sectional study. BMJ Open, 7(10), e016128. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-016128

Hinckson, E., Cerin, E., Mavoa, S., Smith, M., Badland, H., Stewart, T., . . . Schofield, G. (2017). Associations of the perceived and objective neighborhood environment with physical activity and sedentary time in New Zealand adolescents. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity,14(1), 145. doi: 10.1186/s12966-017-0597-5

Urban design – mental health

Lamb, K., Thornton, L. E., Teychenne, M., Milte, C., Cerin, E., Ball, K. (2017). Associations between access to alcohol outlets and alcohol intake and depressive symptoms in women from socioeconomically disadvantaged neighbourhoods in Australia. BMC Public Health, 17, 83. doi 10.1186/s12889-017-4022-4

Lifestyle behaviours – cardiometabolic health

Dempsey, P. C., Blankenship, J. M., Larsen, R. N., Sacre, J. W., Sethi, P., Straznicky, N. E., . . . Dunstan, D. W. (2017). Interrupting prolonged sitting in type 2 diabetes: nocturnal persistence of improved glycaemic control. Diabetologia, 60(3), 499-507. doi: 10.1007/s00125-016-4169-z

Lamb, K. E., Thornton, L. E., Olstad, D. L., Cerin, E., Ball, K. (2017). Associations between major chain fast food outlet availability and change in body mass index: a longitudinal observational study of women from Victoria, Australia. BMJ Open, 7(10), e016594. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-016594

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