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Mark Goldberg, PhD

Professor, Department of medicine

Division of clinical Epidemiology, McGill University Health Center - RVH, 687 Pine Avenue West, R4.29, Montreal QC H3A 1A1

Tel: (514) 934-1934 x36917 Fax: (514) 843-1493

Email: mark.goldberg@mcgill.ca

Alternative web site: http://www.clinepi.mcgill.ca/goldbergmark.htm

Ecological economics

I am proud to announce a new book ecological  economics that I contributed three chapters. This is the result of a project that was lead by Prof. Peter Brown, McGill, and funded by SSHRC. Edited by Peter Brown and Peter Timmerman, York University. Published by Columbia University Press, September 2015.

Chapter 4. Measurement of essential indicators in ecological economics. By Mark S. Goldberg and Geoffrey Garver.

Chapter 5. Boundaries and Indicators:  Conceptualizing and Measuring Progress Toward an Economy of Right Relationship Constrained by Global Ecological Limits. By Mark S. Goldberg and Geoffrey Garver.

Chapter 6. Revisiting the metaphor of human health for assessing ecological systems and its application to ecological economics. By Mark S. Goldberg, Geoffrey Garver, Nancy E. Mayo.

Selected recent studies on air pollution and health

Shekarrizfard, M., et al. (2015). "Investigating the role of transportation models in epidemiologic studies of traffic related air pollution and health effects." Environ Res 140: 282-291

Buteau, S. Goldberg, MS (2015). Methodological issues related to pooling results from panel studies of heart rate variability and its association with ambient air pollution”. Environmental Research 140; 462–465.S. 

Crouse, D. L., et al. (2015). "Within- and between-city contrasts in nitrogen dioxide and mortality in 10 Canadian cities; a subset of the Canadian Census Health and Environment Cohort (CanCHEC)." J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 25(5); 482-9.

Weichenthal, M. Hatzopoulou, M.S. Goldberg.  Exposure to traffic-related air pollution during physical activity and acute changes in blood pressure, autonomic and micro-vascular function in women: a cross-over study. Particle and Fibre Toxicology 2014; 11:70. DOI: 10.1186/s12989-014-0070-4

Perry Hystad, Paul J. Villeneuve, Mark S. Goldberg, Dan L Crouse, Kenneth Johnson, and the Canadian Cancer Registries Epidemiology Research Group. Exposure to traffic-related air pollution and the risk of developing breast cancer among women in eight Canadian provinces: a case-control study. Environment International 2015;74:240–248.

Goldberg, M. S., et al. (2014). "Physiological and perceived health effects from daily changes in air pollution and weather among persons with heart failure: A panel study." J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol.

Audrey Smargiassi, Mark S. Goldberg, Amanda J. Wheeler, Céline Plante, Marie-France Valois, Gary Mallach, Lisa Marie Kauri, Robin Shutt, Susan Bartlett, Marie Raphoz, Ling Liu. “Associations between personal exposure to air pollutants and lung function tests and cardiovascular indices among children with asthma living near an industrial complex and petroleum refineries.   Environmental Research 2014;132:38–45.

Nethery, E., Mallach, G., Rainham, D., Goldberg, M. S., Wheeler, A. J.et al. (2014). "Using Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and temperature data to generate time-activity classifications for estimating personal exposure in air monitoring studies: an automated method." Environ Health 13(1): 33. DOI: 10.1186/1476-069X-13-33

Scott Weichenthal, William Farrell, Mark S. Goldberg, Lawrence Joseph, Marianne Hatzopoulou. Characterizing the impact of traffic and the built environment on near-road ultrafine particle and black carbon concentrations. Environ Res 2014; 132:305–310.

Audrey Smargiassi, Mark S. Goldberg, Amanda J. Wheeler, Céline Plante, Marie-France Valois, Gary Mallach, Lisa Marie Kauri, Robin Shutt, Susan Bartlett, Marie Raphoz, Ling Liu. “Associations between personal exposure to air pollutants and lung function tests and cardiovascular indices among children with asthma living near an industrial complex and petroleum refineries.”   Environmental Research 2014;132:38–45.

Goldberg, M.S., Richard T. Burnett, David M. Stieb, James M. Brophy, Stella S. Daskalopoulou, Marie-France Valois, Jeffrey R. Brook. Associations between Ambient Air Pollution and Daily Mortality among Elderly Persons in Montreal, Quebec. Science of the Total Environment. 2013; 463–464, 931–942

Chen, H., Burnett, R. T., Kwong, J. C., Villeneuve, P. J., Goldberg, M. S., Brook, R. D., van Donkelaar, A., Jerrett, M., Martin, R. V., Kopp, A., Brook, J. R., Copes, R. Spatial Association between Ambient Fine Particulate Matter and Incident Hypertension. Circulation. 2014; 129(5): 562-569.

Hong Chen, Richard T. Burnett, Jeffrey C. Kwong, Paul J. Villeneuve, Mark S. Goldberg, Robert D. Brook, Aaron van Donkelaar, Michael Jerrett, Randall V. Martin, Jeffrey R. Brook, Kelvin Lam, Ray Copes. Risk of Incident Diabetes in Relation to Long-term Exposure to Fine Particulate Matter in Ontario, Canada. Environ Health Perspectives 2013; 121(7): 804-810.   

Brook, R. D., Cakmak, S., Turner, M. C., Brook, J. R., Crouse, D. L., Peters, P. A., van Donkelaar, A., Villeneuve, P. J., Brion, O., Jerrett, M., Martin, R. V., Rajagopalan, S., Goldberg, M. S. , Pope, C. A., 3rd, Burnett, R. T. Long-Term Fine Particulate Matter Exposure and Mortality From Diabetes Mellitus in Canada. Diabetes Care, 2013; 36(10): 3313-3320.

Villeneuve P, Michael Jerrett, Jason Su, Richard T. Burnett, Hong Chen, Jeffrey Brook,  Amanda J. Wheeler, Sabit Cakmak, Mark S. Goldberg. A Cohort Study of Intra-Urban Variations in Volatile Organic Compounds and Mortality, Toronto, Canada. Environmental Pollution. Environ Pollution, 2013; Environ Pollut 183: 30-39. 

Hatzopoulou et al. The impact of traffic volume, composition, and road geometry on personal air pollution exposures among cyclists in Montreal, Canada. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 2013;23(1):46-51.

Chen et al. Long-term exposure to traffic-related air pollution and cardiovascular mortality.  Epidemiology  2013;24: 35–43.

Crouse et al. Risk of Non-accidental and Cardiovascular Mortality in Relation to Long-term Exposure to Low    Concentrations of Fine Particulate Matter: A Canadian National-level Cohort Study. Environ Health Perspect 2012; 120:708-14 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1289/ehp.1104049).

Villeneuve et al. Associations between cigarette smoking, obesity, sociodemographic characteristics and remote-sensing-derived estimates of ambient PM2.5: results from a Canadian population-based survey. Occup Environ Med 2011; 68(12):920-7.    

Marie-Élise Parent, Mark S Goldberg, Dan L Crouse, Nancy A Ross, Hong Chen, Marie-France Valois, Alexandre Liautaud. Traffic-Related Air Pollution and Prostate Cancer Risk in Montreal, Canada. Occup and Environ Med 2013; 70(7): 511-518; DOI: 10.1136/oemed-2012-101211    

Crouse et al. Postmenopausal Breast Cancer is Associated with Exposure to Traffic-related Air Pollution in Montreal, Canada: A Case-Control Study. Environ Health Perspect, 2010;118:1578–1583 Released October 6, 2010 (doi:10.1289/ehp.1002221).

Effects of weather on health and climate change

Vutcovici et al. Effects of diurnal variations in temperature on non-accidental mortality among the elderly population of Montreal, Quebec, 1984-2007. Int J Biometeorol 2013;  DOI: 10.1007/s00484-013-0664-9

Goldberg et al.  The short-term influence of temperature on daily mortality in the temperate climate of Montreal, Canada. Environmental Research, 2011;111:853–860 

Smargiassi et al. Variation of daily warm season mortality as a function of micro-urban heat islands, Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 2009;63:659–664

Climate change is a real and present danger  


The dangers of hydrofracking

Philips S, Goldberg MS.  Natural Gas Development: Extracting Externalities – Towards Precaution-Based Decision-Making. McGill International Journal of Sustainable Development Law & Policy. 2013; 8(2): 151-204.

Selected recent studies on occupational cancer

France Labrèche, Mark S. Goldberg, and Elisabete Weiderpass. “Breast cancer”, in Occupational Cancers, Anttila, Sisko, Boffetta, Paolo (Eds.), Springer, May 2014, XII, 615 p. 91 illus., 46 illus. in colour.    

Labrèche et al. Postmenopausal breast cancer and occupational exposures. Occup and Environ Med 2010;67:263-9. 


I am proud to announce the publication of the third edition of Medical Uses of Statistics, edited by John C. Bailar and David C. Hoaglin. I have two chapters in this book, as does Prof. Nancy Mayo, Division of Clinical Epidemiology. It is published by John Wiley and sponsored by the New England journal of Medicine.

© Mark Goldberg 2014