Sam Harper

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Affiliation: McGill University
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. pmc Implicit value judgments in the measurement of health inequalities
    Sam Harper
    Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal, QC H3A 1A2, Canada
    Milbank Q 88:4-29. 2010
  2. pmc Using inequality measures to incorporate environmental justice into regulatory analyses
    Sam Harper
    Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal, QC H3A 1A2, Canada
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 10:4039-59. 2013
  3. pmc Socioeconomic inequalities in risk factors for non communicable diseases in low-income and middle-income countries: results from the World Health Survey
    Ahmad Reza Hosseinpoor
    Department of Health Statistics and Information Systems, World Health Organization, 20, Avenue Appia, Geneva, CH 1211, Switzerland
    BMC Public Health 12:912. 2012
  4. pmc Socioeconomic inequality in the prevalence of noncommunicable diseases in low- and middle-income countries: results from the World Health Survey
    Ahmad Reza Hosseinpoor
    Department of Health Statistics and Information Systems, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    BMC Public Health 12:474. 2012
  5. pmc Impact of selective evidence presentation on judgments of health inequality trends: an experimental study
    Sam Harper
    Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    PLoS ONE 8:e63362. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Do medical marijuana laws increase marijuana use? Replication study and extension
    Sam Harper
    Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University, 1020 Pine Avenue West, Montreal, Canada
    Ann Epidemiol 22:207-12. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Global socioeconomic inequalities in tobacco use: internationally comparable estimates from the World Health Surveys
    Sam Harper
    Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University, 1020 Pine Avenue West, Room 34B, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Cancer Causes Control 23:11-25. 2012
  8. pmc Validation of population-based disease simulation models: a review of concepts and methods
    Jacek A Kopec
    School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    BMC Public Health 10:710. 2010
  9. pmc An overview of methods for monitoring social disparities in cancer with an example using trends in lung cancer incidence by area-socioeconomic position and race-ethnicity, 1992-2004
    Sam Harper
    Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Am J Epidemiol 167:889-99. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Commentary: Using innovative inequality measures in epidemiology
    Sam Harper
    Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    Int J Epidemiol 36:926-8. 2007

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  1. pmc Implicit value judgments in the measurement of health inequalities
    Sam Harper
    Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal, QC H3A 1A2, Canada
    Milbank Q 88:4-29. 2010
    ....
  2. pmc Using inequality measures to incorporate environmental justice into regulatory analyses
    Sam Harper
    Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal, QC H3A 1A2, Canada
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 10:4039-59. 2013
    ..Multiple inequality indicators may be applicable to regulatory analyses, and the choice among indicators should be based on explicit value judgments regarding the dimensions of environmental justice of greatest interest. ..
  3. pmc Socioeconomic inequalities in risk factors for non communicable diseases in low-income and middle-income countries: results from the World Health Survey
    Ahmad Reza Hosseinpoor
    Department of Health Statistics and Information Systems, World Health Organization, 20, Avenue Appia, Geneva, CH 1211, Switzerland
    BMC Public Health 12:912. 2012
    ....
  4. pmc Socioeconomic inequality in the prevalence of noncommunicable diseases in low- and middle-income countries: results from the World Health Survey
    Ahmad Reza Hosseinpoor
    Department of Health Statistics and Information Systems, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    BMC Public Health 12:474. 2012
    ..This study quantified and compared education- and wealth-based inequalities in the prevalence of five noncommunicable diseases (angina, arthritis, asthma, depression and diabetes) and comorbidity in low- and middle-income country groups...
  5. pmc Impact of selective evidence presentation on judgments of health inequality trends: an experimental study
    Sam Harper
    Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    PLoS ONE 8:e63362. 2013
    ..difference graphs had an impact on assessments of inequality change. Selective reporting of measures of health inequality has the potential to create biased judgments of progress in ameliorating health inequalities...
  6. doi request reprint Do medical marijuana laws increase marijuana use? Replication study and extension
    Sam Harper
    Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University, 1020 Pine Avenue West, Montreal, Canada
    Ann Epidemiol 22:207-12. 2012
    ....
  7. doi request reprint Global socioeconomic inequalities in tobacco use: internationally comparable estimates from the World Health Surveys
    Sam Harper
    Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University, 1020 Pine Avenue West, Room 34B, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Cancer Causes Control 23:11-25. 2012
    ..To produce internationally comparable estimates of socioeconomic differences in tobacco exposure within low and middle-income countries...
  8. pmc Validation of population-based disease simulation models: a review of concepts and methods
    Jacek A Kopec
    School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    BMC Public Health 10:710. 2010
    ..The purpose of this article is to review the principles and methods for validation of population-based disease simulation models...
  9. pmc An overview of methods for monitoring social disparities in cancer with an example using trends in lung cancer incidence by area-socioeconomic position and race-ethnicity, 1992-2004
    Sam Harper
    Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Am J Epidemiol 167:889-99. 2008
    ..A suite of indicators is needed to provide a clear picture of health disparity change...
  10. ncbi request reprint Commentary: Using innovative inequality measures in epidemiology
    Sam Harper
    Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    Int J Epidemiol 36:926-8. 2007
  11. doi request reprint Trends in area-socioeconomic and race-ethnic disparities in breast cancer incidence, stage at diagnosis, screening, mortality, and survival among women ages 50 years and over (1987-2005)
    Sam Harper
    Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health, McGill University, 1020 Pine Avenue West, Room 34, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 1A2
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 18:121-31. 2009
    ..Previous research has often focused on disparities between particular groups, but few studies have summarized disparities across multiple subgroups defined by race-ethnic and socioeconomic position...
  12. pmc Trends in socioeconomic inequalities in adult health behaviors among U.S. states, 1990-2004
    Sam Harper
    Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec
    Public Health Rep 122:177-89. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to measure state trends in educational inequalities in smoking, binge alcohol use, physical inactivity, obesity, and seatbelt use...
  13. doi request reprint Social determinants and the decline of cardiovascular diseases: understanding the links
    Sam Harper
    Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    Annu Rev Public Health 32:39-69. 2011
    ....
  14. ncbi request reprint Commentary: what explains widening geographic differences in life expectancy in New Zealand?
    Sam Harper
    Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University, Quebec, Canada
    Int J Epidemiol 35:604-6. 2006
  15. doi request reprint Would achieving healthy people 2010's targets reduce both population levels and social disparities in heart disease?
    Beatriz E Alvarado
    Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2:598-606. 2009
    ..However, the potential impact of achieving those risk factor reductions on both population levels and social disparities in CHD has not been quantified...
  16. doi request reprint Francophone and Anglophone perinatal health: temporal and regional inequalities in a Canadian setting, 1981-2008
    Nathalie Auger
    Institut National de Sante Publique du Quebec, 190, boulevard Crémazie Est, Montreal, QC H2P 1E2, Canada
    Int J Public Health 57:925-34. 2012
    ..We evaluated temporal and regional inequalities in adverse birth outcomes between Anglophones and Francophones of a Canadian province...
  17. doi request reprint The changing gender differences in life expectancy in Korea 1970-2005
    Seungmi Yang
    Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    Soc Sci Med 75:1280-7. 2012
    ..Instead, liver disease, hypertension-related diseases, and transport accidents were major contributing causes of death to the narrowing of gender differentials in life expectancy in Korea...
  18. doi request reprint Educational inequalities in preterm and term small-for-gestational-age birth over time
    Nathalie Auger
    Institut National de Sante Publique du Quebec, 190 boulevard Crémazie Est, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Ann Epidemiol 22:160-7. 2012
    ..We evaluated educational inequalities in preterm and term SGA birth over time, accounting for potential bias at preterm gestational ages...
  19. doi request reprint Increasing educational inequality in preterm birth in Quebec, Canada, 1981-2006
    Nathalie Auger
    Institut National de Sante Publique du Quebec, 190 boulevard Crémazie Est, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Epidemiol Community Health 65:1091-6. 2011
    ..Few studies have evaluated the relationship between preterm birth (PTB) and maternal education over time. We sought to determine whether educational inequalities in PTB have increased in Québec, Canada...
  20. ncbi request reprint Causes of widening life expectancy inequalities in Québec, Canada, 1989-2004
    Jessica Adam-Smith
    Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal, QC
    Can J Public Health 102:375-81. 2011
    ..An analysis of which causes of death, in which age groups, are implicated in this trend is necessary to understand it and provide clear targets for intervention...
  21. doi request reprint Life expectancy gap between the Francophone majority and Anglophone minority of a Canadian population
    Nathalie Auger
    Institut National de Sante Publique du Quebec, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Eur J Epidemiol 27:27-38. 2012
    ..Differentials in life expectancy favouring Anglophones decreased over time, but varied across areas of Québec. Tobacco-related causes accounted for the majority of the current life expectancy gap...
  22. doi request reprint Burden of disease, health indicators and challenges for epidemiology in North America
    Amy Toporowski
    Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Int J Epidemiol 41:540-56. 2012
    ..This report covers the health status and epidemiological capacity in the North American region (USA and Canada)...
  23. doi request reprint Maternal education and stillbirth: estimating gestational-age-specific and cause-specific associations
    Nathalie Auger
    Institut National de Sante Publique du Quebec, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Epidemiology 23:247-54. 2012
    ....
  24. pmc Understanding the rapid increase in life expectancy in South Korea
    Seungmi Yang
    Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    Am J Public Health 100:896-903. 2010
    ..We assessed life expectancy increases in the past several decades in South Korea by age and specific causes of death...
  25. ncbi request reprint Trends in the black-white life expectancy gap in the United States, 1983-2003
    Sam Harper
    Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec
    JAMA 297:1224-32. 2007
    ..Since the early 1980s, the black-white gap in life expectancy at birth increased sharply and subsequently declined, but the causes of these changes have not been investigated...
  26. doi request reprint Relative and absolute disparities in preterm birth related to neighborhood education
    Nathalie Auger
    Institut National de Sante Publique du Quebec, Montreal, Canada
    Ann Epidemiol 21:481-8. 2011
    ..To evaluate relative and absolute relationships between preterm birth (PTB) and neighborhood education over time...
  27. pmc Use of relative and absolute effect measures in reporting health inequalities: structured review
    Nicholas B King
    Biomedical Ethics Unit, McGill University Faculty of Medicine, 3647 Peel St, Montreal, QC, Canada H3A 1X1
    BMJ 345:e5774. 2012
    ..To examine the frequency of reporting of absolute and relative effect measures in health inequalities research...
  28. doi request reprint Decomposing income-related inequality in cervical screening in 67 countries
    Brittany McKinnon
    Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University, Purvis Hall, Montreal, QC, H3A 1A2, Canada
    Int J Public Health 56:139-52. 2011
    ..We sought to identify important determinants contributing to inequality in cervical screening rates...
  29. pmc The relationship of living arrangements and depressive symptoms among older adults in sub-Saharan Africa
    Brittany McKinnon
    Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University, Purvis Hall, 1020 Pine Avenue West, Quebec H3A 1A2, Montreal, Canada
    BMC Public Health 13:682. 2013
    ..How these changes affect the mental health of older adults is largely unknown...
  30. pmc Who cares about health inequalities? Cross-country evidence from the World Health Survey
    Nicholas B King
    McGill University, 3647 Peel St, Montreal, Qc H3A 1X1, Canada
    Health Policy Plan 28:558-71. 2013
    ..Individuals in countries with higher GDP per capita, life expectancy, and equality in child mortality were more likely to prioritize minimizing health inequalities. ..
  31. pmc Explaining the social gradient in coronary heart disease: comparing relative and absolute risk approaches
    John Lynch
    Department Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University, Purvis Hall, 1020 Pine Avenue West, Montreal, Canada QC H3A 1A2
    J Epidemiol Community Health 60:436-41. 2006
    ....
  32. doi request reprint Economic conditions and health behaviours during the 'Great Recession'
    Arijit Nandi
    Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Epidemiol Community Health 67:1038-46. 2013
    ..The adoption of healthier behaviours has been hypothesised as a mechanism to explain empirical findings of population health improvements during some economic downturns...
  33. ncbi request reprint Life course socioeconomic conditions and adult psychosocial functioning
    Sam Harper
    Department of Epidemiology and Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48109 2029, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 31:395-403. 2002
    ..We evaluated the effect of socioeconomic conditions over the life course on measures of psychosocial functioning in adulthood...
  34. pmc Relative or absolute standards for child poverty: a state-level analysis of infant and child mortality
    Marianne M Hillemeier
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
    Am J Public Health 93:652-7. 2003
    ..The purpose of the present study was to compare the associations of state-referenced and federal poverty measures with states' infant and child mortality rates...
  35. pmc Is income inequality a determinant of population health? Part 2. U.S. National and regional trends in income inequality and age- and cause-specific mortality
    John Lynch
    Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, University of Michigan, 1214 South University Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 2548, USA
    Milbank Q 82:355-400. 2004
    ....
  36. ncbi request reprint Commentary: Plugging leaks and repelling boarders--where to next for the SS income inequality?
    John Lynch
    Department of Epidemiology and Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48104, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 32:1029-36; discussion 1037-40. 2003
  37. pmc Is income inequality a determinant of population health? Part 1. A systematic review
    John Lynch
    Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 48104 2548, USA
    Milbank Q 82:5-99. 2004
    ....
  38. pmc Associations between income inequality and mortality among US states: the importance of time period and source of income data
    John Lynch
    Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan, 1214 South University, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 2548, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:1424-30. 2005
    ..We used census data to examine associations between income inequality and mortality among US states for each decade from 1949 to 1999 and tax return income data to estimate associations for 1989...
  39. pmc Measuring contextual characteristics for community health
    Marianne M Hillemeier
    Department of Health Policy and Administration, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park 16802 6500, USA
    Health Serv Res 38:1645-717. 2003
    ..To conceptualize and measure community contextual influences on population health and health disparities...
  40. ncbi request reprint Did clean water reduce black-white mortality inequalities in the United States? Water, race, and disease
    Sam Harper
    Int J Epidemiol 36:248-57. 2007
  41. pmc Hurling alone? How social capital failed to save the Irish from cardiovascular disease in the United States
    C Cecily Kelleher
    National Nutrition Surveillance Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health Medicine, University College Dublin, Dublin 2, Republic of Ireland
    Am J Public Health 94:2162-9. 2004
    ..We performed a historical review of cardiovascular risk profiles of Irish immigrants to the United States, 1850-1970, in regard to lifestyle, socio-economic circumstances, and social capital...
  42. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic differentials in cause-specific mortality among South Korean adolescents
    Hong Jun Cho
    Department of Family Medicine, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, 388 1 Poongnap dong Songpa gu, Seoul 138 736, Korea
    Int J Epidemiol 36:50-7. 2007
    ..Parental income information was linked to national death certificate data...
  43. ncbi request reprint Highly active antiretroviral therapy and socioeconomic inequalities in AIDS mortality in Spain
    Sam Harper
    Eur J Public Health 17:231. 2007
  44. pmc Preventing coronary heart disease
    Rod Jackson
    BMJ 332:617-8. 2006
  45. ncbi request reprint Contextual effect of income inequality on birth outcomes
    Mary Huynh
    Office of Analysis and Epidemiology, National Center for Health Statistics, Rm 6112, 3311 Toledo Road, Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 34:888-95. 2005
    ..In this analysis, we examined the relationship between income inequality and preterm birth (PTB) and post-neonatal mortality (PNM) to explore two potential mechanisms-the proposed psychosocial stress and neo-material pathways...