Publications and Other Reports

Housing for Health Publications: 

  1. Protocol for an evaluation of the Designing Communities to Support Healthy Living in Aging Residents Study


Other Recent Publications by Dr. Karen Lee:

Books and Book Chapters

  1. Fit Cities (book)
  2. Barriers and Enablers to Change in Transport and Health. Advances in Transportation and Health 2020, 1st edition 
  3. New York City: The Fit City Example. Galea S, Ettman CK, Vlahov D. Urban Health 2019.  DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190915858.003.0033


  1. Globe and Mail Op Ed. (2020, January 3). Want to create a healthier country? Start by creating fitter cities [Print].  Retrieved from

Relevant Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

  1. Lytvyak E, Straube S, Modi R, Lee KK. Worsening trends of obesity across Canada: a consecutive cross-sectional population-based study. 2005-2018. CMAJ Open 2022. DOI:10.9778/cmajo.20210205
  2. Understanding the bigger picture: syndemic interactions of the immigrant and refugee context with the lived experience of diabetes and obesity
  3. Using the Edmonton Obesity Staging System in the real world:  a feasibility study based opn cross-sectional data
  4. Accelerometer and survey data on patterns of physical inactivity in New York City and the United States
  5. Planning and public health: the need to work together – again!  PLAN Canada 
  6. Lessons learned from the development and implementation of a citywide stair prompt initiative

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