Welcome to McGill University's Social Epidemiology Journal Club!

This academic term we will meet every other Thursday from 4-5pm at Thomson House to discuss issues related to social epidemiology in a casual setting. If you are a newcomer and would like to be added to our mailing list please send us an email using the 'Contact'  tab above. 

Fall 2016

September 22, 2016

Thomson House room 405

Nichole Austin


Sociodemographic disparities in proximity of schools to tobacco outlets and fast-food restaurants

D'Angelo 2016_Sociodem dispar school pro
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Winter 2016

April 7, 2016 (NOTE DATE CHANGE)

Thomson House room 403

Jeremy Labrecque


Work in progress (TBD)

March 17, 2016

Thomson House room 403

Alissa Koski


Child marriage and the risk of domestic violence in Kenya (work in progress)

February 18, 2016

Thomson House room 403

Robin Richardson


Socioeconomic inequalities in informal payments for health care: an assessment of the 'Robin Hood' hypothesis in 33 African countries

Kankeu 2016_Robin Hood hypothesis.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.1 MB

February 4, 2016

Thomson House room 403

Helen Cerigo


Racial discrimination, post-traumatic stress and prescription drug problems among Aboriginal Canadians

Currie 2015_Discrimination and PTS in Ab
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January 21, 2016

Thomson House room 403

Nichole Austin


Health selection into neighborhoods among families in the Moving to Opportunity program

Arcaya 2016_Moving to opportunity.pdf
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Fall 2015

November 26, 2015

Thomson House room 405

Nichole Austin


Media influences on social outcomes: the impact of MTV's '16 and Pregnant' on teen childbearing

Kearney 2014_MTV 16+pregnant.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 896.5 KB

November 12, 2015

Thomson House room 405

Catherine Arsenault


The impact of Gavi on vaccination rates: regression discontinuity evidence

Dykstra_Impact of gavi on vaccination ra
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October 29, 2015

Thomson House room 405

Robin Richardson


Exposure to harmful workplace practices could account for inequality in life spans across different demographic groups

Goh 2015_Harmful workplace practices.pdf
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October 15, 2015

Thomson House room 405

Helen Cerigo


Welfare generosity and population health among Canadian provinces: a time-series cross-sectional analysis, 1989-2009

Ng 2015_Welfare generosity.pdf
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October 1, 2015

Thomson House room 405

Deepa Jahagirdar


Potential of trans fats policies to reduce socioeconomic inequalities in mortality from coronary heart disease in England: cost effectiveness modelling study

Allen 2015_Trans fat policies.pdf
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September 17, 2015

Thomson House room 405

Nichole Austin

The spatial epidemiology of intimate partner violence: do neighborhoods matter?

Gracia 2015_Spatial epi of IPV.pdf
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Winter 2015

April 9, 2015

Thomson House room 404

Robin Richardson


What matters most: quantifying an epidemiology of consequence

Keyes 2015.pdf
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March 19, 2015

Thomson House room 405

Lauren Maxwell

The relationship between intimate partner violence and women's contraceptive use

Maxwell_Abstract_IPV & contraceptive use
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March 5, 2015




February 19, 2015

Thomson House room 405

Nichole Austin


All-Cause, Drug-Related, and HIV-Related Mortality Risk by Trajectories of Jail Incarceration and Homelessness Among Adults in New York City



Lim 2015_Trajectories NYC.pdf
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February 5, 2015

Thomson House room 405

Alissa Koski


Research in progress: The effects of removing primary school tuition fees on markers of fertility: An evaluation of policy change in 18 African countries.

January 22, 2015

Thomson House room 405

Erika Braithwaite


Research in progress

mclaughlin 2012-home foreclosure and ris
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Fall 2014

November 27, 2014

Thomson House room 405

Nichole Austin


Risk of violence from the man involved in the pregnancy after receiving or being denied an abortion

Roberts 2014_Risk of violence.pdf
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November 13, 2014

Thomson House room 405

Ashley Naimi


Early childhood investments substantially boost adult health

Campbell 2014_Early childhood investment
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October 30, 2014

Thomson House room 403

Robin Richardson


On the Causal Interpretation of Race in Regressions Adjusting for Confounding and Mediating Variables

VanderWeele & Robinson 2014.pdf
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Optional Reading:

Krieger 2014.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 301.3 KB
VanderWeele & Robinson #2.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 255.6 KB
Glymour & Glymour 2014.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 272.3 KB
Kaufman 2014.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 263.3 KB

October 16, 2014

Thomson House room 405

Nichole Austin


Provision of no-cost, long-acting contraception and teenage pregnancy

Secura 2014_LARC_NEJM.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 592.6 KB

October 2, 2014

Thomson House room 405

Alissa Koski


The effect of increased primary schooling on adult women's HIV status in Malawi and Uganda: Universal Primary Education as a natural experiment

Behrman SS&M 2014.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 341.8 KB

September 18, 2014

Thomson House room 404

Jeremy Labrecque


Government health insurance for people below poverty line in India: quasi-experimental evaluation of insurance and health outcomes

Sood 2014_Govt health insurance for peop
Adobe Acrobat Document 2.0 MB

Winter 2014

March 27, 2014

Thomson House room 406

Alissa Koski 


Associations of Housing Mobility Interventions for Children in High-Poverty Neighborhoods with Subsequent Mental Disorders during Adolescence

Kessler et al. JAMA 2014.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 411.2 KB

March 13, 2014

Thomson House room 405

Dr. Jay Kaufman


The effect of school district nutrition policies on dietary intake and overweight: A synthetic control approach

Bauhoff 2014.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 713.1 KB

February 27, 2014

Thomson House room 406

Nichole Austin 


From infant to mother: Early disease environment and future maternal health 

Almond et al. 2012.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 501.1 KB

February 13, 2014

Purvis Hall room 25

Sarah Mah


Influences of Macrosocial Policies on Women's Health and Gender Inequalities in Health

Borrell et al. 2014.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 338.0 KB

January 30, 2014

Thomson House room 406

Jeremy Labrecque 


Evaluating the impact of Bolsa Familia, a Brazilian conditional cash transfer program, on child growth and breastfeeding behaviour

Labrecque abstract.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 82.3 KB

January 16, 2014 

Thomson House room 406

Renée Carter and Geneviève Gariepy

Taubman et al. 2014.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 532.2 KB
Miller 2012.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 620.8 KB

Fall 2013

November 26, 2013 Thomson House Room 403

Alissa Koski and Erika Braithwaite

Haushofer and Shapiro 2013.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 618.7 KB

November 12, 2013 Thomson House Room 405

Dr. Sam Harper

Subramanian et al 2013.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 771.5 KB

October 29, 2013 Thomson House Room 404

Alissa Koski, Lauren Maxwell, Corinne Riddell, Jeremy Labrecque

Six paths of epidemiology package.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 387.2 KB

October 15, 2013 Thomson House Room 404

Robin Richardson


Presentation of personal research

October 1, 2013 Thomson House Room 404

Laura Sang

Gollust et al. 2012.pdf
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September 19, 2013 Thomson House Room 403

Jeremy Labrecque

Shei 2013-Brazil's Conditional Cash Tran
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Optional reading:

Rasella 2013-Effect of a conditional cas
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