Gina S Lovasi

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Affiliation: Columbia University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Use of community-level data in the National Children's Study to establish the representativeness of segment selection in the Queens Vanguard Site
    Andrew Rundle
    Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, 722 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 11:18. 2012
  2. pmc Aesthetic amenities and safety hazards associated with walking and bicycling for transportation in New York City
    Gina S Lovasi
    Department of Epidemiology, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, New York, NY, USA
    Ann Behav Med 45:S76-85. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint Amount of leisure-time physical activity and risk of nonfatal myocardial infarction
    Gina S Lovasi
    Columbia University, Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 17:410-6. 2007
  4. pmc Is the environment near home and school associated with physical activity and adiposity of urban preschool children?
    Gina S Lovasi
    Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    J Urban Health 88:1143-57. 2011
  5. pmc Chlorpyrifos exposure and urban residential environment characteristics as determinants of early childhood neurodevelopment
    Gina S Lovasi
    Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    Am J Public Health 101:63-70. 2011
  6. pmc Association of environmental tobacco smoke exposure in childhood with early emphysema in adulthood among nonsmokers: the MESA-lung study
    Gina S Lovasi
    Mailman School of Public Health, 722 West 168th Street, Room 804, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 171:54-62. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Built environments and obesity in disadvantaged populations
    Gina S Lovasi
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholars Program, Institute of Social and Economic Research and Policy, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Epidemiol Rev 31:7-20. 2009
  8. pmc Evaluating options for measurement of neighborhood socioeconomic context: evidence from a myocardial infarction case-control study
    Gina S Lovasi
    Institute of Social and Economic Research and Policy, Columbia University, 820 IAB, MC 3355, 420 W 118th Street, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Health Place 14:453-67. 2008
  9. pmc Effect of individual or neighborhood disadvantage on the association between neighborhood walkability and body mass index
    Gina S Lovasi
    Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:279-84. 2009
  10. pmc Children living in areas with more street trees have lower prevalence of asthma
    G S Lovasi
    Institute for Social andEconomic Research and Policy New York, NY, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 62:647-9. 2008

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  1. pmc Use of community-level data in the National Children's Study to establish the representativeness of segment selection in the Queens Vanguard Site
    Andrew Rundle
    Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, 722 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 11:18. 2012
    ..We test whether the neighborhoods selected for NCS recruitment, are representative of the whole of Queens County, and whether there is sufficient variability across neighborhoods for meaningful studies of contextual variables...
  2. pmc Aesthetic amenities and safety hazards associated with walking and bicycling for transportation in New York City
    Gina S Lovasi
    Department of Epidemiology, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, New York, NY, USA
    Ann Behav Med 45:S76-85. 2013
    ..One strategy to address health problems related to insufficient physical activity is to examine modifiable neighborhood characteristics associated with active transportation...
  3. ncbi request reprint Amount of leisure-time physical activity and risk of nonfatal myocardial infarction
    Gina S Lovasi
    Columbia University, Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 17:410-6. 2007
    ..To investigate the shape of the relation between amount of leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) and myocardial infarction (MI) risk...
  4. pmc Is the environment near home and school associated with physical activity and adiposity of urban preschool children?
    Gina S Lovasi
    Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    J Urban Health 88:1143-57. 2011
    ..Efforts to enhance walkability, safety, and green spaces in the local environment may be relevant to physical activity and adiposity, and therefore to the health of preschool-aged children from low-income families...
  5. pmc Chlorpyrifos exposure and urban residential environment characteristics as determinants of early childhood neurodevelopment
    Gina S Lovasi
    Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    Am J Public Health 101:63-70. 2011
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  6. pmc Association of environmental tobacco smoke exposure in childhood with early emphysema in adulthood among nonsmokers: the MESA-lung study
    Gina S Lovasi
    Mailman School of Public Health, 722 West 168th Street, Room 804, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 171:54-62. 2010
    ..g., cumulative residential air pollution exposure, exposure to ETS as an adult). Childhood ETS exposure was associated with detectable differences on computed tomography scans of adult lungs of nonsmokers...
  7. doi request reprint Built environments and obesity in disadvantaged populations
    Gina S Lovasi
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholars Program, Institute of Social and Economic Research and Policy, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Epidemiol Rev 31:7-20. 2009
    ..Based on the authors' review, increasing supermarket access, places to exercise, and neighborhood safety may also be promising strategies to reduce obesity-related health disparities...
  8. pmc Evaluating options for measurement of neighborhood socioeconomic context: evidence from a myocardial infarction case-control study
    Gina S Lovasi
    Institute of Social and Economic Research and Policy, Columbia University, 820 IAB, MC 3355, 420 W 118th Street, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Health Place 14:453-67. 2008
    ..Although we confirmed the association between neighborhood socioeconomic measures and risk of MI, we did not find these associations sensitive to neighborhood definition...
  9. pmc Effect of individual or neighborhood disadvantage on the association between neighborhood walkability and body mass index
    Gina S Lovasi
    Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:279-84. 2009
    ..We sought to test whether the association between walkable environments and lower body mass index (BMI) was stronger within disadvantaged groups that may be particularly sensitive to environmental constraints...
  10. pmc Children living in areas with more street trees have lower prevalence of asthma
    G S Lovasi
    Institute for Social andEconomic Research and Policy New York, NY, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 62:647-9. 2008
    ..The prevalence of childhood asthma in the USA increased by 50% from 1980 to 2000, with especially high prevalence in poor urban communities...
  11. pmc Using built environment characteristics to predict walking for exercise
    Gina S Lovasi
    Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 7:10. 2008
    ..In order to limit confounding by prior health conditions, the sample was restricted to participants in good self-reported health and without a documented history of cardiovascular disease...
  12. pmc Comparing a single-stage geocoding method to a multi-stage geocoding method: how much and where do they disagree?
    Gina S Lovasi
    Columbia University, Institute of Social and Economic Research and Policy, New York, NY, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 6:12. 2007
    ..Area-level characteristics were collected from census data, and modeled as predictors of the discordance between geocoded address coordinates...
  13. pmc Body mass index, safety hazards, and neighborhood attractiveness
    Gina S Lovasi
    Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Am J Prev Med 43:378-84. 2012
    ..However, these neighborhood characteristics may not be equally relevant to health across all settings and population subgroups...
  14. doi request reprint Neighbourhood food environments and body mass index among New York City adults
    James H Stark
    Division of Epidemiology, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York, NY, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 67:736-42. 2013
    ..New variables measuring the food environment were derived and used to study the association with body mass index (BMI)...
  15. pmc Neighborhood food environment and walkability predict obesity in New York City
    Andrew Rundle
    Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 117:442-7. 2009
    ..Differences in the neighborhood food environment may contribute to disparities in obesity...
  16. pmc Individual- and school-level sociodemographic predictors of obesity among New York City public school children
    Andrew Rundle
    Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York 10032, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 176:986-94. 2012
    ..13, 95% CI: 1.10, 1.18). The authors conclude that individual sociodemographic characteristics and school-level sociodemographic composition are associated with obesity among New York City public school students...
  17. doi request reprint Disparities in urban neighborhood conditions: evidence from GIS measures and field observation in New York City
    Kathryn M Neckerman
    Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA
    J Public Health Policy 30:S264-85. 2009
    ..The field observation showed similar results. Improving aesthetic and safety conditions in poor neighborhoods may help reduce disparities in physical activity among urban residents...
  18. pmc Socio-economic status, neighbourhood food environments and consumption of fruits and vegetables in New York City
    Darby Jack
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    Public Health Nutr 16:1197-205. 2013
    ..The objective of the present study was to assess the interrelationships between these risk factors as predictors of fruit and vegetable consumption...
  19. pmc Socioeconomic status is positively associated with percent emphysema on CT scan: The MESA lung study
    Gina S Lovasi
    Department of Epidemiology, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Acad Radiol 18:199-204. 2011
    ..Higher socioeconomic status (SES) has been associated with lower respiratory mortality and better lung function, but whether a similar gradient exists for computed tomography (CT) measures of subclinical emphysema is unknown...
  20. pmc Asthma and lung structure on computed tomography: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis Lung Study
    Kathleen M Donohue
    Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 131:361-8.e1-11. 2013
    ..The potential consequences of asthma in childhood and young adulthood on lung structure in older adults have not been studied in a large, population-based cohort...
  21. pmc Neighborhood characteristics and disability in older adults
    John R Beard
    Center for Urban Epidemiologic Studies, New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029 5202, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 64:252-7. 2009
    ..To characterize the influence of the residential neighborhood of older adults on the prevalence of disability...
  22. pmc Cigarette smoking is associated with subclinical parenchymal lung disease: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)-lung study
    David J Lederer
    Department of Medicine, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 180:407-14. 2009
    ..Cigarette smoking is a risk factor for diffuse parenchymal lung disease. Risk factors for subclinical parenchymal lung disease have not been described...
  23. pmc Neighborhood safety and green space as predictors of obesity among preschool children from low-income families in New York City
    Gina S Lovasi
    Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, New York, NY, USA
    Prev Med 57:189-93. 2013
    ..Neighborhood safety, green space, walkability, and sociodemographics may influence physical activity and childhood obesity...
  24. pmc Urban tree canopy and asthma, wheeze, rhinitis, and allergic sensitization to tree pollen in a New York City birth cohort
    Gina S Lovasi
    Department of Epidemiology, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, New York, New York, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 121:494-500, 500e1-6. 2013
    ..Several large-scale urban tree planting projects have sought to promote respiratory health, yet evidence linking tree cover to human health is limited...