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News and Publications for 2024

Jill Baumgartner was a discussant at the World Health Organization's webinar - Clean air for public health - Assessing population exposure to air pollution on April 22, 2024.

Nicholas King has been appointed to the FMHS Honour List for Educational Excellence.

Koski, A., Siddiqi, M., & Greene, M. E. (2024). Re-emphasizing the individual components of ‘child, early, and forced marriage.’ The International Journal of Human Rights, 1–13.

Jura Augustinavicius was interviewed by Swedish National Radio on climate change and Mental Health as she was a keynote speaker at the 2nd Nordic conference on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Fragile and Humanitarian Settings that took place in Malmö Sweden.

Arsenault-Lapierre G, Bui T, Godard-Sebillotte C, Kang N, Sourial N, Rochette L, Massamba V, Quesnel-Vallée A, Vedel I. Sex Differences in Healthcare Utilization in Persons Living with Dementia Between 2000 and 2017: A Population-Based Study in Quebec, Canada. J Aging Health. 2024 Mar 30:8982643241242512. doi: 10.1177/08982643241242512. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 38554023.

Bhuwania P, Raub A, Sprague A, Martin A, Bose B, Kidman R, Nandi A, Behrman JR, Heymann J. (2024) Impact of laws prohibiting domestic violence on wasting in early childhood. PLoS ONE 19(3): e0301224.

Jill Baumgartner was quoted in the CBC News article by Anand Ram on March 28 Low-cost sensors can point to solutions for world's most polluted cities: Sensors that cost hundreds instead of tens of thousands of dollars can help pollution hot spots.

Xiang Zhang, Christopher P. Barrington-Leigh, Brian E. Robinson. Rural household energy transition in China: Trends and challenges. Journal of Cleaner Production. Volume 450, April 15 2024, 141871, ISSN 0959-6526. (

Khan, R. H., Bayazid, A. R., Lee, M., Hasan, Md. K., Anonna, T. A., Rosenthal, L., Quayyum, Z., Barratt, B., and Baumgartner, J.: City-wide measurement of outdoor PM2.5 and black carbon to support evidence-based environmental policy in Dhaka, Bangladesh, EGU General Assembly 2024, Vienna, Austria, 14–19 Apr 2024, EGU24-138,, 2024.

Christopher Barrington-Leigh was quoted in the MSN article by Sean Previl, The kids are not OK. New data shows Canadians under-30 'very unhappy'.

The research of Alissa Koski was discussed in the Medicine Hat News article by Linda Tooth on March 20th, Let’s Chat: My journey with feminism.

Christopher Barrington-Leigh was quoted in an article in the McGill Newsroom - Institutional Communications by Keila DePape on March 20th. Expert: World Happiness Report 2024.

Jonas-Sébastien Beaudry has been appointed Canada Research Chair in Health, Inclusion and Ethics, CIHR, Tier 2, as described in the McGill Reporter article by Robin Koning on March 13, 2024.

Pandemic Societies coverKing, Nicholas B.. "Science and Public Policy in a Post-Pandemic World". Pandemic Societies, Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2021, pp. 219-227.

Denis, Jean-Louis, Régis, Catherine and Weinstock, Daniel M.. Pandemic Societies, Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2021.

Idiatou Diallo, Linchen He, Kirsten Koehler, Adam P. Spira, Rasika Kale, Jierui Ou, Genee Smith, Sabriya L. Linton, Jura Augustinavicius. Community perspectives on heat and health in Baltimore City. Urban Climate. Volume 54, 2024, 101841, ISSN 2212-0955.

Weinstock, Daniel M., 'A Republican Theory of Elections', in Frank Lovett, and Mortimer Sellers (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Republicanism (online edn, Oxford Academic, 23 Jan. 2024),, accessed 7 Mar. 2024.

The research of Jonathan Kimmelman was discussed in the The Star article by Lisa Krieger 'Linking our brains and computers': Elon Musk's controversial dive into human experimentation?

Research Handbook of Children and Armed Conflict CoverJura Augustinavicius contributed to the following book: Research Handbook of Children and Armed Conflict. Edited by Myriam Denov and Maya Fennig 2024. Published by Edward Elgar Publishing Limited. UK. Print ISBN: 9781839104800. eISBN: 9781839104817. DOI:

Jill Baumgartner co-authored the following Accepted Manuscript. Jiayuan Wang et al 2024. Environ. Res. Lett. in press. Inequalities in urban air pollution in sub-Saharan Africa: An empirical modelling of ambient NO and NO2 concentrations in Accra, Ghana.

The research of Christopher Barrington-Leigh was discussed in a McGill Newsroom Institutional Communications article by Katherine Gombay on February 8th entitled, Surprising new evidence on happiness and wealth: Survey of people living in small, rural communities around the world suggests income not key to happiness.

Galbraith ED, Barrington-Leigh C, Miñarro S, Álvarez-Fernández S, Attoh EMNAN, Benyei P, Calvet-Mir L, Carmona R, Chakauya R, Chen Z, Chengula F, Fernández-Llamazares Á, García-Del-Amo D, Glauser M, Huanca T, Izquierdo AE, Junqueira AB, Lanker M, Li X, Mariel J, Miara MD, Porcher V, Porcuna-Ferrer A, Schlingmann A, Seidler R, Shrestha UB, Singh P, Torrents-Ticó M, Ulambayar T, Wu R, Reyes-García V. High life satisfaction reported among small-scale societies with low incomes. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2024 Feb 13;121(7):e2311703121. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2311703121. Epub 2024 Feb 5. PMID: 38315863; PMCID: PMC10873637.

Grabitz P, Saksone L, Schorr SG, Schwietering J, Bittlinger M, Kimmelman J. Research encouraging off-label use of quetiapine: A systematic meta-epidemiological analysis. Clinical Trials. 2024;0(0). doi:10.1177/17407745231225470.

Skorburg, J. A., O'Doherty, K., & Friesen, P. (2024). Persons or data points? Ethics, artificial intelligence, and the participatory turn in mental health research. American Psychologist, 79(1), 137–149.

Arora AK, Vicente S, Engler K, Lessard D, Huerta E, Ishak J, Routy JP, Klein M, Kronfli N, Cox J, Lemire B, de Pokomandy A, Del Balso L, Sebastiani G, Vedel I, Quesnel-Vallée A; ASAP Migrant Advisory Committee; Lebouché B. Impact of social determinants of health on time to antiretroviral therapy initiation and HIV viral undetectability for migrants enrolled in a multidisciplinary HIV clinic with rapid, free, and onsite B/F/TAF: 'The ASAP study'. HIV Med. 2024 Jan 11. doi: 10.1111/hiv.13608. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 38213087.

Chai Y, Nandi A, Heymann J. Is the impact of paid maternity leave policy on the prevalence of childhood diarrhoea mediated by breastfeeding duration? A causal mediation analysis using quasi-experimental evidence from 38 low-income and middle-income countries. BMJ Open 2024;14:e071520. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-071520

Miles G. Taylor, Dawn C. Carr, Rebekah Carpenter & Amélie Quesnel-Vallée (2024) Work and income instability and retirement financial wellbeing for women and men, Journal of Women & Aging, DOI: 10.1080/08952841.2023.2286846

Ishola, F., Rosario, C., Griffin, S., Khosa, D., & Nandi, A. Abortion Legal Reform and Neonatal Mortality in Mozambique. Matern Child Health J (2024).

Beyond Classical Liberalism book coverNatalie Stoljar wrote the following chapter - The perfectionist challenge to relational theories of justice in Beyond Classical Liberalism: Freedom and the Good edited by James Dominic Rooney and Patrick Zoll. 2024. Published by Routledge. London.

Martin A, Sprague A, Raub A, Bose B, Bhuwania P, Kidman R, Nandi A, Behrman J, Heymann J. The intergenerational effect of tuition-free lower-secondary education on children's nutritional outcomes in Africa. Glob Public Health. 2024 Jan;19(1):2291703. doi: 10.1080/17441692.2023.2291703. Epub 2023 Dec 20. PMID: 38118117.

Alissa Koski, Kaya Van Roost, Fraidy Reiss. State and sex-specific trends in the annual incidence of child marriage in the United States since the year 2000. Child Abuse & Neglect. Volume 147. January 2024. 106566. ISSN 0145-2134.

Dawit Guta, Hisham Zerriffi, Jill Baumgartner, Abhishek Jain, Sunil Mani, Darby Jack, Ellison Carter, Guofeng Shen, Jennifer Orgill-Meyer, Joshua Rosenthal, Katherine Dickinson, Rob Bailis, Yuta Masuda, Moving Beyond Clean Cooking Energy adoption: Using Indian ACCESS panel data to understand solid fuel suspension. Energy Policy, Volume 184, 2024. 113908. ISSN 0301-4215.

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