november, 2012

20nov12:00 pm- 1:00 pmPHO GRAND ROUNDS: Public health approaches to measuring the urban built environment and its effects on health: a focus on diabetes


Event Details

Date: November 20, 2012

Time: 12:00-1:00pm

For this workshop, participants do not need any prior knowledge of the subject matter. To register, visit:

Chronic diseases caused by overweight and obesity are rapidly growing health problems. A host of environmental factors have contributed to the obesity epidemic, including trends toward larger portion sizes, the ubiquity of high-calorie convenience foods and urban design that discourages walking and increases our reliance on cars. Consequently, the neighbourhoods people live in may have a profound influence on health through the opportunities they provide for achieving a healthy lifestyle. Our work evaluates the relationship between environmental factors and the risk of diabetes. Modifiable factors within the urban built environment may be ideal targets for interventions aimed at preventing obesity-related diseases like diabetes.


  • Dr. Gillian Booth, scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital.
  • Marisa Creatore, an epidemiologist and research manager at CRICH.

Public Health Ontario Grand Rounds are now approved for continuing medical education from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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(Tuesday) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST



480 University Ave, Suite 300, Toronto, ON M5G 1V2

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