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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

Selected recent studies on air pollution and health

Goldberg et al. Associations between Ambient Air Pollution and Daily Mortality among Elderly Persons in Montreal, Quebec. Science of the Total Environment. 2013; 463–464, 931–942;  DOI 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.06.095

Chen et al. Spatial Association between Ambient Fine Particulate Matter and Incident Hypertension. Circulation 2013; Nov 4; 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.113.003532    

Chen et al. 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  DOI: 10.1289/ehp.1205958 

Brook et al. Long-Term Fine Particulate Matter Exposure and Mortality From Diabetes Mellitus in Canada. Diabetes Care, 2013.  DOI:10.2337/dc12-2189

Villeneuve et al. A Cohort Study of Intra-Urban Variations in Volatile Organic Compounds and Mortality, Toronto, Canada. Environmental Pollution. Environ Pollution, 2013.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2012.12.022

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.    

Parent et al. 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

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