Urban Health


While urbanization rapidly increases, it becomes central to understand how places and urban planning affect population health. We aim at understanding the role of various built environments characteristics such green spaces, transportation systems using GPS and accelerometer sensors as well as urban planning policies such as low emission zones in different regions including North America, Europe or South America.

Select Publications

Benmarhnia, T. (2020). Linkages between air pollution and the health burden from COVID-19: methodological challenges and opportunities. American journal of epidemiology. [In Press]

Schinasi, L. H., Benmarhnia, T., & De Roos, A. J. (2018). Modification of the association between high ambient temperature and health by urban microclimate indicators: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Environmental research, 161, 168-180.

Chaix, B., Duncan, D., Vallée, J., Vernez-Moudon, A., Benmarhnia, T., & Kestens, Y. (2017). The “residential” effect fallacy in neighborhood and health studies. Epidemiology, 28(6), 789-797.