PUBLICATIONS AND MEDIA

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RESULTS

Check out ISIS results from the first wave of data collection!

ISIS results from our second wave of data collection is also available!

ISIS IN THE MEDIA

Lapalme, J. Studying Smokers. Letter to the editor. The Globe and Mail, December 11, 2019.

Pas tous égaux face au tabac. Info-tabac, March 2019.

La cigarette toujours aussi populaire chez les 18-25 ans. Journal de Montréal, May 3, 2017.

La lutte contre le tabagisme peut marginaliser les jeunes fumeurs. Journal Forum, October 1st, 2012.

ISIS PUBLICATIONS

2021

  • Pelekanakis, A., O’Loughlin, J., Gagné, T., Callard, C., & Frohlich, K.L. Initiation or cessation: What keeps the prevalence of smoking higher in Quebec compared to the rest of Canada? Invited to revise and resubmit to Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada, March 2021.
  • Lapalme, J., Glenn, N.M., & Frohlich, K.L. (2021) Do you mind if I smoke here? Exploring the insights that public benches bring to public health research. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 117(1): 71-73. https://doi.org/10.17269/s41997-020-00338-x.

2020

  • Vallée, J., Shareck, M., Frohlich, K.L., & Kestens, Y. Everyday geography and service accessibility: The contours of disadvantage in relation to mental health. Revised and resubmitted to the Annals of the American Association of Geographers, December 2020.
  • Kalubi, J., Tchouaga, Z., Ghenadenik, A., O’Loughlin, J., & Frohlich., K.L. (2020) Do social inequalities in smoking differ by immigration status in young adults living in an urban setting? Findings from the Interdisciplinary Study of Inequalities in Smoking. Tobacco Use Insights, 13. https://doi.org/10.1177/1179173X20972728.
  • Gagné, T., Lapalme., J., Ghenadenik, A., O’Loughlin, J., & Frohlich., K.L. (2020) Social inequalities in second-hand smoke exposure before, during, and after Quebec’s 2015 “An Act to Bolster Tobacco Control” (2013-18). Tobacco Control, doi:10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2020-056010.
  • Gagné, T., Frohlich, K.L. & Quesnel-Vallée, A. (2020). The role of education and other transition milestones in the progression of social inequalities in cigarette smoking between the ages of 18 and 25: Evidence from the Canadian Population Health Survey. Addictive Behavior, 109. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2020.106476.
  • Lapalme, J., Haines-Saah, R., & Frohlich, K.L. (2020) More than a buzzword: How intersectionality can advance social inequalities in health research. Critical Public Health, 30 (4): 494-500. https://doi.org/10.1080/09581596.2019.1584271.
  • Glenn., N.M., Frohlich., K.L., & Vallée, J. (2020) Socio-spatial inequalities in smoking among young adults: What a ‘go-along’ T study says about local smoking practices. Social Science & Medicine, 253. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2020.112920.
  • Shareck., M., Datta., G.D., Vallée, J., Kestens, Y., & Frohlich, K.L. (2020) Is smoking cessation in young adults associated with tobacco retailer availability in their activity space? Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 22 (4): 512-521. https://doi.org/10.1093/ntr/nty242.
  • Ghenadenik, A.E., Gauvin, L., & Frohlich, K.L. (2020) Smoking in young adults: A study of 4-year smoking behavior patterns and residential presence of features facilitating smoking using data from the Interdisciplinary Study of Inequalities in Smoking cohort. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 22 (11): 1997-2005. https://doi.org/10.1093/ntr/ntaa035.
  • Dubreuil, A., Vallée, J., Shareck, M., & Frohlich., K.L. (2020) L’évolution des espaces d’activité lors de la transition vers l’âge adulte (Montréal, Canada). Revue Jeunes et société, 5 (1): 71-98.
  • Vallée, J., Shareck, M., Le Roux, G., Kestens, Y., & Frohlich, K.L. (2020). Is accessibility in the eye of the beholder? Social inequalities in spatial accessibility to health-related resources in Montréal, Canada. Social Science & Medicine, 245, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.112702.

2019

  • Gagné, T., Lee, J.G.L., Steinmetz-Wood, M., Frohlich, K.L. (2019). Methodological systematic review of studies on social inequalities in smoking among young adults: A field coming of age? Tobacco Control, 28: 566–573. doi:10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2018-054576.
  • McCready, G., Glenn, N.M., & Frohlich, K.L. (2019). “Don’t smoke in public, you look like trash”: An exploratory study about women’s experiences of smoking-related stigmatisation and the connection to neighbourhood-level deprivation. Health & Place, 58. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2019.05.020.
  • Gagné, T., Quesnel-Vallée, A., & Frohlich, K.L. (2019) Considering the age-graded nature of associations between socioeconomic characteristics and smoking during the transition toward adulthood. Preventive Medicine, 123. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2019.03.038.
  • Ghenadenik, A.E., Gauvin, L., & Frohlich, K.L. (2019). Residential environment and smoking behaviour patterns among young adults: A prospective study using data from the Interdisciplinary Study of Inequalities in Smoking cohort. Preventive Medicine, 123: 48-54. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2019.03.003

2018

  • Gagné, T., Ghenadenik, A.E., Abel, T., & Frohlich, K.L. (2018) Social inequalities in health information seeking among young adults in Montreal. Health Promotion International, 33, 3, 390-399. https://doi.org/10.1093/heapro/daw094
  • Steinmetz-Wood, M., Gagné, T., Sylvestre, MP., & Frohlich, K.L. (2018). Do social characteristics influence smoking uptake and cessation during young adulthood?. International Journal of Public Health, 63: 115-123. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00038-017-1044-8.
  • Gagné, T., Ghenadenik, A.E., Shareck, M., & Frohlich, K.L. (2018). Expected or completed? Comparing two measures of education and their relationship with social inequalities in health among young adults. Social Indicators Research, 135, 549-562. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11205-016-1517-9.
  • Gagné, T. & Ghenadenik, A.E. (2018). Rethinking the relationship between socioeconomic status and health: Challenging how socioeconomic status is currently used in health inequality research. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 46, 53-56. https://doi.org/10.1177/1403494817744987

2017

  • Frohlich, K.L., Shareck, M., Vallée, J., Abel, T., Agouri, R., Cantinotti, M., Daniel, M., Dassa, C., Datta, G., Gagné, T., Leclerc, B-S., Kestens, Y., O’Loughlin, J., & Potvin, P. (2017). Cohort Profile: The Interdisciplinary Study of Inequalities in Smoking (ISIS). International Journal of Epidemiology, 46 (2): e4-e18. https://doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyv036.
  • Glenn, N.M., Lapalme, J., McCready, G., & Frohlich, K.L. (2017). Young adults’ experiences of neighbourhood smoking-related norms and practices: A qualitative study exploring place-based social inequalities in smoking. Social Science & Medicine, 189: 17-24. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.07.021.
  • Gagné, T. (2017) Estimation of smoking prevalence in Canada: Implications of survey characteristics in the CCHS and CTUMS/CTADS. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 108: e331–e334. https://doi.org/10.17269/CJPH.108.5895

2016

  • Shareck, M., Kestens, Y., Vallée, J., Datta, G., & Frohlich, K.L. (2016) The added value of accounting for activity space when examining the association between tobacco retailer availability and smoking among young adults. Tobacco Control25: 406-412. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2014-052194.
  • Ghenadenik, A.E., Frohlich, K.L., & Gauvin, L. (2016) Beyond smoking prevalence: Exploring the variability of associations between neighbourhood exposures across two nested spatial units and two-year smoking trajectory among young adults. International Journal of Environmental Research in Public Health, 13, https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph13010106.

2015

  • Gagné, T., Frohlich, K.L., & Abel, T. (2015). Cultural capital and smoking in young adults: applying new indicators to explore social inequalities in health behaviour. European Journal of Public Health, 25 (5): 818-823. doi: 10.1093/eurpub/ckv069
  • Shareck, M., Kestens, Y., Vallée, J., Datta, G., Frohlich, K.L. (2015). The added value of accounting for activity space when examining the association between tobacco retailer availability and smoking among young adults. Tobacco Control. doi : 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2014-052194

2014

  • Frohlich, K.L. & Abel, T. (2014). Environmental justice and health practices: Understanding how inequities in health arise at the local level. Sociology of Health and Illness, volume 36, numéro 3, pages 199-212. doi : 10.1111/1467-9566.12126
  • Gagné, T., Agouri, R., Cantinotti, M., Boubaker, A., & Frohlich, K.L. (2014). How important are paper copies of questionnaires? Testing invitation modes when studying social inequalities in smoking among young adults. International Journal of Public Health, 59 (1): 207-210. doi :10.1007/s00038-013-0469-y.
  • Shareck, M., Kestens, Y., & Frohlich, K.L. (2014). Moving beyond the residential neighbourhood to explore social inequalities in the activity space: Results from the Interdisciplinary Study on Inequalities in Smoking. Social Science and Medicine, 108: 106-114. doi : 10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.02.044
  • Shareck, M., Kestens, Y., and Frohlich, K.L. (2014). Considering daily mobility for a more comprehensive understanding of contextual effects on social inequalities in health: A conceptual proposal. Health and Place. 29: 154-160.  doi:1016/j.healthplace.2014.07.007
  • Vallée, J. & Shareck, M. (2014). Re: “Examination of how neighborhood definition influences youths’ access to tobacco retailers: A methodological note on spatial misclassification” [Lettre à l’éditeur]. American Journal of Epidemiology. 175 (5): 660-661. doi : 10.1093/aje/kwt436
  • Vallée, J., Shareck, M., Kestens, Y., & Frohlich, K.L. (2014). Accès aux ressources et santé mentale à Montréal. L’importance de la mobilité quotidienne. Métropolitiques. http://www.metropolitiques.eu/Acces-aux-ressources-et-sante.html.

2013

  • Shareck, M., Kestens, Y. & Gauvin, L. (2013). Examining the spatial congruence between data obtained with a novel activity location questionnaire, continuous GPS tracking and prompted recall surveys. International Journal of Health Geographics, 12 (40).  doi : 10.1186/1476-072X-12-40.
  • Frohlich, K.L. (2013). Area effects on behaviour and lifestyle: The spatiality of injustice. Dans C. Stock & A. Ellaway (Eds.), Neighbourhood Structure and Health Promotion, p. 39-59. New York : Springer, Inc.
  • Shareck, M. & Frohlich, K.L. (2013). Rethinking exposure in area studies on social inequities in smoking in youth and young adults. Dans C. Stock & A. Ellaway (Eds.), Neighbourhood Structure and Health Promotion, p. 267-286. New York : Springer, Inc

2012

  • Abel, T. & Frohlich, K.L. (2012). Capitals and capabilities: Linking structure and agency to reduce health inequalities. Social Science and Medicine, 74 (2): 236-244. doi : 10.1016/j.socscimed.2011.10.028
  • Shareck, M., Dassa, C. & Frohlich, K.L. (2012). Improving the measurement of neighbourhood characteristics through systematic observation: Inequalities in smoking as a case study. Health & Place, 18 (3): 671-682. doi : 10.1016/j.healthplace.2011.11.008

ISIS PRESENTATIONS

2020

  • Lapalme, J., Haines-Saah, R., & Frohlich., K.L. (October 2020). Tobacco control’s effect on social inequalities in smoking: Towards a health equity approach. Virtual workshop at the World Congres in Public Health.
  • Kalubi, J., Tchouaga, Z., Ghenadenik, A., O’Loughlin, J., & Frohlich., K.L. (October 2020) Do social inequalities in smoking differ by immigration status in young adults living in an urban setting? Findings from the Interdisciplinary Study of Inequalities in Smoking. Virtual oral presentation at the World Congres in Public Health.

2019

  • Lapalme, J., Haines-Saah, R., & Frohlich, K.L. (April, 2019). More than a buzzword: How intersectional health promotion research can advance our understanding of social inequalities in health. Oral presentation at the 23rd IUHPE World Congres on Health Promotion. Rotorua, New Zealand.
  • Lapalme, J., Haines-Saah, R., & Frohlich, K.L. (April, 2019). A critical examination of how Quebec’s legislation might impact smoking inequities. Oral presentation at the 23rd IUHPE World Congres on Health Promotion. Rotorua, New Zealand.

2018

  • Gagné, T., Frohlich, K.L., & Quesnel-Vallée, A. (July 2018). Challenging the study of health inequalities during young adulthood: smoking in the Canadian National Population Health Survey as a case example. Oral presentation at the Society for Longitudinal and Lifecourse Studies (SLLS) Conference. Milan, Italy.
  • Gagné, T., Quesnel-Vallée, A., & Frohlich, K.L. (June 2018). Uncovering socioeconomic circumstances in the study of social inequalities in health during young adulthood: Insights from Bourdieusian and lifecourse theories. Oral presentation at the European Society for Health and Medical Sociology (ESHMS) Conference. Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Lapalme, J., Haines-Saah, R., & Frohlich, K.L. (May, 2018). A critical examination of how Quebec’s legislation might impact smoking inequities. Oral presentation the Canadian Public Health Association Annual Conference: Tobacco Control Forum. Montreal, Quebec.

2017

  • Lapalme, J., Glenn, N.M., & Frohlich, K.L. (October, 2017) A bench is more than just a bench: Exploring place-based social inequalities in smoking through the social meaning of public benches. Oral presentation at the 23rd Qualitative Health Research Conference. Quebec, Quebec.
  • Gagné, T., Quesnel-Vallée, A., & Frohlich, K.L. (August, 2017). Towards understanding young adults’ socioeconomic circumstances in health inequality research: Smoking as a case example. Oral presentation at Annual Meeting of The American Sociological Association. Montreal, Quebec.
  • Ghenadenik, A.E., Gauvin, L., & Frohlich, K.L. (July, 2017). What aspects of living environments influence changes in smoking in young adults? A longitudinal study of environmental exposures. Oral presentation at 17th International Medical Geography Symposium. Angers, France.
  • Glenn, N.M., Lapalme, J., Vallée, J., Camara, S., & Frohlich, K.L. (July, 2017). Understanding social inequality in smoking across Montreal neighbourhoods: A comparative qualitative investigation of sense of place, resource use, and local smoking-related social practices. Oral presentation at the 17th International Medical Geography Symposium. Angers, France.
  • Lapalme, J., Glenn, N.M., McCready, G., & Frohlich, K.L. (July, 2017). Socio-spatial inequalities in smoking across Montreal neighbourhoods: Understanding young adults’ experiences of neighbourhood smoking-related norms, practices, and agency. Oral presentation at the 17th International Medical Geography Symposium. Angers, France.
  • Gagné, T., Ghenadenik, A.E., Shareck, M. & Frohlich, K.L. (May, 2017). Accompli ou attendu? Comparaison de deux mesures d’éducation dans l’étude des inégalités sociales de santé chez les jeunes adultes. Oral presentation at the 85e Congrès de l’Association francophone pour le savoir. Montreal, Quebec.
  • Ghenadenik, A.E., Gauvin, L., & Frohlich, K.L. (May, 2017) Variabilité de la prévalence du tabagisme chez les jeunes adultes mesurée à différentes échelles spatiales et examen de l’influence des caractéristiques des milieux résidentiels à l’aide des données du Interdisciplinary Study of Inequalities in Smoking. Oral presentation at the 85e Congrès de l’Association francophone pour le savoir. Montreal, Quebec.

2016

  • McCready, G., Lapalme, J., & Frohlich, K.L. (November 2016). Stigmatisation des personnes qui fument : la contriburtion infirmière aux impératifs de justice sociale. Workshop at the Congrès de l’Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec. Montreal, Quebec.
  • McCready, G., Lapalme, J., Glenn, N.M., & Frohlich, K.L. (May 2016). Stigmatization of smokers: The contribution of community health nurses to the imperatives of social justice. Oral presentation at the 11th National Community Health Nurses of Canada Conference. St-John’s, Newfoundland.
  • Frohlich, K.L., Vallée, J., Shareck, M., & Kestens, Y. (May 2016). What you see is what you get? Assessing social inequities in availability and accessibility of health-promoting resources. Oral presentation at the 22th IUHPE World Congres on Health Promotion. Curitiba, Brazil.
  • Gagné, T., Ghenadenik, A.E., Abel, T. & Frohlich, K.L. (May 2016). Health information seeking behaviour among Canadian young adults: Examining profiles and their social patterning. Oral presentation at the 22th IUHPE World Congres on Health Promotion. Curitiba, Brazil.
  • Lapalme, J., Glenn, N.M., McCready, G., & Frohlich, K.L. (May 2016). Exploring neighbourhood social inequalities in smoking among young adults in Montreal. Oral presentation at the 22th IUHPE World Congres on Health Promotion. Curitiba, Brazil.
  • McCready, G. (May 2016). “Ne fumes pas en public, t’as l’air malpropre!” : étude exploratoire sur la défavorisation de quartier et les expériences de stigmatisation liée au tabagisme. Oral presentation at the Student Conference in Population Health: Environment(s) and Health. Ottawa, Ontario.
  • Shareck, M., Datta, G., Vallée, J., & Frohlich, K.L. (March 2016) Is tobacco retailer availability in the activity space associated with smoking cessation? Findings from the Interdisciplinary Study of Inequalities in Smoking. Oral presentation at the Joint Meeting of the American Association of Geographers and International Society of Urban Health. San Francisco, USA.

2015

  • Ghenadenik, A.E., Frohlich, K.L., Gauvin, L. (October 2015). Scale matters: exploring the variability of associations between neighbourhood exposures and smoking across increasingly large spatial units. Oral presentation at the 8th European Public Health Conference. Milan, Italy.
  • Ghenadenik, A., Frohlich K.L., Gauvin, L. (July 2015). Exploring the appropriateness of different spatial units to study neighbourhoods and smoking in young adults: Extent of variability across increasingly large spatial units. Oral presentation at the 16th International Medical Geography Symposium. Vancouver, BC.
  • McCready G., Frohlich K.L., Glenn N. (July 2015). Smoking and neighbourhood: An exploratory study of young women’s experience of stigma in Montreal. Oral presentation at the 16th International Medical Geography Symposium. Vancouver, BC.
  • Vallée, J., Frohlich K.L., Shareck, M., Datta, G., Kestens, Y. (July 2015). Do density of services and access to transportation relate to young adults’ mental health? Not equally for everyone. Oral presentation at the 16th International Medical Geography Symposium. Vancouver, BC.
  • Glenn, N., Frohlich, K. L., & Vallée, J. (April 2015). The ethical and pedagogical possibilities for phenomenological research on socio-spatial inequalities in health for the session “The relational geographies of Environmental Health I: Critiquing determinism and the “tyranny of evidence”” (A. Franks, Chair). Oral presentation at the Association for American Geographers Annual Meeting, Chicago, USA.

2014

  • Glenn, N. & Frohlich, K.L. (November 2014) A place for phenomenology in social inequalities in health research? Oral presentation at the 7th European Public Health Association Conference. Glasgow, Scotland.
  • Glenn, N. (October 2014). Learning through doing: Reflections from a new scholar on mentoring in qualitative health research. Poster presentation at the Qualitative Health Research Conference. Victoria, BC.
  • Glenn, N. (October 2014). Phenomenology and inequalities in health and place: A good fit or distinctly out-of-place? Poster presentation at the Qualitative Health Research Conference. Victoria, BC.
  • Lapalme, J., Glenn, N., McCready, G. & Frohlich, K.L. (October 2014). Reflections on the use of qualitative meta-synthesis in health promotion research. Poster presentation at the Qualitative Health Research Annual Conference. Victoria, BC.
  • Gagné, T. & Frohlich, K.L. (May 2014). Exploration d’indicateurs du capital culturel dans la compréhension des inégalités sociales de santé chez les jeunes adultes. Oral presentation at the 4th Canadian Sociology Society Conference. Montreal, Quebec.

2013

  • Frohlich, K.L. (November 2013). The ISIS study: Studying context through the spatiality of injustice. Oral presentation at the European Public Health Association Conference. Brussels, Belgium.
  • Vallée, J., Shareck, M., Kestens, Y., & Frohlich, K.L. (September 2013). Variability in inhabitants’ place experiences and inequalities in health-related resources accessibility in Montreal, Canada. Oral presentation at the 18e colloque de la Géographie Théorique et Quantitative. Dourdan, France.
  • Frohlich, K.L., Agouri, R., Shareck, M., Dassa, C., Kestens, Y., O’Loughlin, J., Datta, G., Leclerc, B-S., & Daniel, M. (July 2013). Studying spatial inequalities in smoking in Montreal neighbourhoods: The ISIS study. Oral presentation at the International Medical Geography Symposium. East Lansing, Michigan, USA.
  • Shareck, M., Kestens, Y., & Frohlich, K.L. (July 2013). Contextual influences on inequalities in smoking: Accounting for young adults’ spatial mobility. Oral presentation at the International Medical Geography Symposium. East Lansing, Michigan, USA.
  • Vallée, J., Shareck, M., Kestens, Y., & Frohlich, K.L. (July 2013). Place experiences and well-being of young adults in Montreal, Canada. Oral presentation at the International Medical Geography Symposium. East Lansing, Michigan, USA.
  • Gagné, T., Agouri, R., Cantinotti, M., Boubaker, A., & Frohlich, K.L. (July 2013). How important are paper copies of questionnaires? Testing invitation modes when studying social inequalities in smoking among young adults. Oral presentation at the Canadian Public Health Association Annual Conference. Ottawa, Ontario.

RESEARCH GRANTS

Awarded Research Grants

Exploring the effects of Quebec’s legislation “An Act to Bolster Tobacco Control” on social inequalities in smoking. Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute and Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Prevention Innovation Grant. Principal investigator: Katherine Frohlich. Co-investigators: Jennifer O’Loughlin, Rebecca Haines-Saah, Kristin Voigt, Josée Lapalme, & Thierry Gagné. $193,968 (2017-2019).

Relat’Health: Pour une approche relationnelle des effets de lieu sur les inégalités de santé à Paris et à Montréal : l’importance des pratiques et des représentations spatiales des habitants. Agence nationale de recherche (France). Principal investigator: Julie Vallée. Co-investigators: Yan Kestens & Katherine Frohlich. $174,250 (2015-2018).

Social inequality in smoking across Montreal neighbourhoods: Participants’ experiences from the Interdisciplinary Study of Inequalities in Smoking. Canadian Institutes of Health Research Operating Grant. Principal investigator: Katherine Frohlich. Co-investigators: Nicole Glenn, Yan Kestens, Jeffrey Masuda, Louise Potvin, & Julie Vallée. $178,416 (2014-2016).