Jason Gilliland

Director, Urban Development Program
Cross Appointed with School of Health Studies, the Department of Paediatrics and Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Jason Gilliland

Contact Information

Office: Room 2432, SSC
Tel: 519 661-2111, 81239
E-mail: jgillila@uwo.ca

Research Areas

Healthy Communities, Active Transportation, Children's Geographies, Food Environments, Health Geography and GIS

Research Interests

My professional and academic background is in architecture, urban planning, and human geography and my research can be characterized as an integration of all three disciplines. I am particularly interested in the dynamics of environmental and social change from the scale of entire cities down to the level of individual buildings and their inhabitants. My ongoing research focuses on various aspects of urban planning and development, urban design, housing, transportation, children's environments, and public health in Canadian cities. This work utilizes both qualitative and quantitative methodologies and I have a particular interest in advancing urban and health applications of geographic information systems (GIS).

The Human Environments Analysis Lab


GEO 2160 - Healthy Cities

GEO 3461 – Land Use and Development Issues

GEO 9114 – Urban Studies

GEO 9115 - Advanced Urban Social Geography

GEO 9310 - Systematic Reviews for Environment, Development and Health

Supervised Graduate Students and Theses Titles

PhD Students

  • B. Dyce (Current) Urban Studies, Economic Geography, and Sustainable Transportation
  • H. Everitt (Current) Fundamentally changing the way Canadian youth think about waste
  • A. Khanani (Current) Urban studies, youth, youth issues, youth-led creative methods, qualitative research, arts dissemination
  • A. Morgenthaler (Current) Urban Studies; Urban Geography
  • A. Wray (Current) Impacts of COVID-19 on the retail food industry
  • B. Button (2020) Examining the influences of Canadian children's physical activity patterns/ levels
  • M. Healy (2018) From Accessibility and Exposure to Engagement: A Multi-scalar Approach to Measuring Environmental Determinants of Children's Health Using Geographic Information Systems
  • P. van der Werf (2018) Developing and Testing a Novel Intervention to Reduce Household Food Waste
  • E. Paddle (2016) Staged to Learn: Trees as a Restorative Amenity In and Around Schools
  • D. Rivet (2016) Active Transportation and the Built Environment
  • D. Lafreniere (2014) Reconstructing the Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Daily Life in the 19th Century City: A Historical GIS Approach
  • J. Loebach (2013) Neighbourhood influences on children's play
  • R. Sadler (joint-supervised) (2013) Evaluating the Food System and Effective Interventions for Health and the economy
  • M. Novak (2010) The evolution of retail landscapes in London, Canada, since 1850

Masters Students

  • Z. Askwith (Current) Urban studies, health geography and children's environments
  • R. Hildebrandt (Current) Health/ children's geographies
  • B. Klar (joint-supervised) (Current) Spatial analysis of urban and regional travel patterns, and geostatistical analysis methods
  • D. Liu (joint-supervised) (Current) Impact of Urban Design on Motor Vehicle Collisions
  • M. Little (2020) Linking GPS data to health outcomes of children through spatiotemporal interactions in a typology of spaces
  • A. Medeiros (2020) Exploring gender differences in barriers to active school travel
  • O. Ladele (joint-supervised) (2020) Food waste avoidance and food/ organic collection programs
  • E. Ostermeier (2020) We built it, but why are they not coming? Grade five children's perceptions and barriers to accessing a community-based physical activity program
  • A. Piaskoski (2020) Perception and experience of food insecurity in a rural setting: Does Geography Matter?
  • A. Wray (2020) Outdoor advertising and teenagers: An exposure analysis
  • D. Bowman (2019) Evaluating how the food environment influences teen purchasing behaviours
  • K. Schieman (2018) Comparing geospatial approaches to delineating children's interactions with their physical environment: A case study of children in rural Northwestern
  • L. Taylor (2018) Examining geographic variation in children's perceived barriers to physical activity and the implications on behaviour
  • J. Campbell (joint-supervised) (2017) Children's Health and the Built Environment. Specifically, a review of recreation facility use by grade 5 students throughout London, Ontario
  • S. Cappuccitti (2017) The impact of a smartphone nutrition intervention on the eating behaviours of adolescent population
  • C. DuBreck (joint-supervised) (2017) Investigating the geographic variation in children's menu items in four North American cities
  • C. Smith (2017)  Examining the implementation process of a local children's physical activity program
  • S. Tillmann (2017) Nature and Children's Mental Health
  • K. Wilson (2017) Children's Health: Active Transport
  • M. Clark (2016) Small Food Business Incubation and Community Economic Development
  • M. McGregor (2016) Using a smartphone app to target food accessibility with spatial and temporal interventions
  • C. Mitchell (2016) Active transportation and the built environment
  • T. Thayer (joint-supervised) (2016) Understanding the Spatiality of Urban Active and Public Transportation Patterns
  • S. Fitzpatrick (2014) Examining Children's Perceptions and use of their Neighbourhood built Environments: A Novel Participatory Mapping Approach
  • L. McIntosh (2014) Examining the impact of children's exposure to and use of natural built environments on sleep
  • L. Richard (2014) Inactive commuting to school and children's health-related behaviours and outcomes
  • C. Rangel (2013) The Local Food Environment of Children in London Ontario: A Methodological Comparison
  • E. Hill (2012) Identifying the Influence of Parents' and Children's Perceptions of Their Built and Social Environments on Children's Mode of Travel to and From School
  • M. Maltby (2012) Case studies of personal exposure to PM25 during children's school journeys and cyclist's morning commutes in London, Ontario, Canada
  • D. Lafreniere (2010) Upgrade from Masters Program to PhD Program
  • D. Stubbs (2010) Quantitative Analysis of Residential Morphology in SW Ontario
  • R. Sadler (co-supervised)(2010) Upgrade from Masters Program to PhD Program
  • K. Larsen (2008) Environmental Influences on Mode of Travel to School
  • M. Holmes (2006) Public play spaces for youth in London, Ontario
  • M. Novak (2006) Fire and urban morphology: a spatial-temporal analysis of destruction and reconstruction
  • M. Luciani (2005) The geography of emergency food assistance


Refereed Journals

*Horne, J., Gilliland, J., O’Connor, C., Seabrook, J., *Hannaberg, P., Madill, J. (2019 in press). Does personalized, DNA-based lifestyle information enhance weight loss and lead to improvements in nutrition and activity habits? BMC Public Health.

Gilliland, J., *Maltby, M., *Loebach, J., Xu, X., Luginaah, I., Shah, T. (2019 in press). Is Active Travel a Breath of Fresh Air? Examining Children’s Exposure to Air Pollution During the School Commute.  Spatial and Spatio-Temporal Epidemiology.

*Irwin, B, Speechley, M., Wilk, P., Gilliland, J. (2019 in press). Assessing the Association Between Water and Nutrition Knowledge and Beverage Consumption Habits in Children. Public Health Nutrition.

Seabrook, J.A., *Smith, A., *Clark, AF, Gilliland, J. (2019 In Press). Geospatial Analyses of Adverse Birth Outcomes: Examining the Impact of Environmental Factors. Environmental Research. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2018.12.068.

*Loebach, J., Gilliland, J. (2019 in press). Examining the social and built environment factors influencing children’s independent use of their neighbourhoods and the experience of local settings as child-friendly. Journal of Planning Education & Research.

*DuBreck, C., *Sadler, R., Arku, G., Gilliland, J. (2019 in press). A comparative analysis of the restaurant consumer food environment in Rochester (New York) and London (Ontario): Assessing children’s menus by neighbourhood socioeconomic characteristics. Public Health Nutrition.

*Trepal, D., *Lafreniere, D., Gilliland, J. (2019 in press). Historical Spatial Data Infrastructures for Archaeology: Towards a Spatio-Temporal Big Data Approach to Studying the Postindustrial City. Historical Archaeology.

*van der Werf, P., Seabrook, J., Gilliland, J. (2019 in press). Food for Naught: Using the Theory of Planned Behaviour to Better Understand Household Food Wasting Behaviour. Canadian Geographer.

*Krishna Arunkumar, *Drew D. Bowman, *Stephanie E. Coen, *Mohammad A. El-Bagdady, Christina R. Ergler, Jason Gilliland, *Ahad Mahmood, *Suraj Paul. (2019). Conceptualizing Youth Participation in Children’s Health Research: Insights from a Youth-Driven Process for Developing a Youth Advisory Council. Children. 6(1), 3, DOI:10.3390/children6010003.

*Coen, S., *Tillmann, S., *Mitchell, C., Gilliland, J. (2018). I Like the “Outernet” Stuff:’ Girls’ Perspectives on Physical Activity and their Environments. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, DOI: 10.1080/2159676X.2018.1561500.

Tillmann, S., Button, B., Coen, S. E., Gilliland, J. A. (2018). ‘Nature Makes People Happy, that’s What it sort of Means:’ Children’s Definitions and Perceptions of Nature in Rural Northwestern Ontario. Children's Geographies, DOI: 10.1080/14733285.2018.1550572.

*Leah G. Taylor, *Andrew F. Clark, Piotr Wilk, *Brenton L. Button, Jason A. Gilliland (2018). Exploring the Effect of Perceptions on Children’s Physical Activity in Varying Geographic Contexts: Using a Structural Equation Modelling Approach to Examine a Cross-Sectional Dataset, Children. 5(12), 159; https://doi.org/10.3390/children5120159.

*Taylor, L., *Clark, AF, Gilliland, J. (2018). Context Matters: Examining Children’s Perceived Barriers to Physical Activity Across Varying Canadian Environments. Health & Place. Nov; 54, 221-228. https://doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2018.10.002.

*Rinaldi, S., Gilliland, J., O’Connor, C., Chesworth, B., Madill, J. (2018). Is Phase Angle an Appropriate Indicator of Malnutrition in Different Disease States? A Systematic Review. Clinical Nutrition ESPEN. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clnesp.2018.10.010.

*Buttazzoni, A., *Coen, S., Gilliland, J. (2018). Supporting Active School Travel: A Qualitative Analysis of Implementing a Regional Safe Routes to School Program. Social Science and Medicine212(July), 181–190. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.07.032.

Nykiforuk, C., Atkey, K., Brown, S., Caldwell, W., Galloway, T., Gilliland, J., Kongats, K., Mcgavock, J., Raine, K. (2018). Promotion of Physical Activity in Rural, Remote, and Northern Settings: A Canadian Call to Action. Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada. Nov; 38(11), 419-435. DOI: 10.24095/hpcdp.38.11.03.

*Coen, S., *Tillmann, S., Ergler, C., Gilliland, J. (2018). Playing with Poetry: Poetic Representation of Research in Children’s Geographies of Nature and Adventurous Play. GeoHumanities. 00(00), 1–19. https://doi.org/10.1080/2373566X.2018.1516956.

*Brown, R., *Dakkak, H., Gilliland, J., Seabrook, J. (2018). Predictors of drug use during pregnancy: the relative effects of socioeconomic, demographic, and mental health risk factors. Journal of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. Dec 21. DOI: 10.3233/NPM-1814.

*Wilson, K., *Coen, S., *Piaskoski, A., Gilliland, J. (2018). Children’s Perspectives on Neighbourhood Barriers and Enablers to Active School Travel: A Participatory Mapping Study. The Canadian Geographer / Le Géographe Canadien. 1–17. https://doi.org/10.1111/cag.12488.

*Paddle, E. and Gilliland, J. (2018). Equal Opportunity Streets: Assessing the Equity of Publicly Provisioned Street Trees in Walk Zones Surrounding Elementary Schools. Environmental Justice. https://doi.org/10.1089/env.2017.0002.

*Van Der Werf, P., Seabrook, J., Gilliland, J. (2018). The Quantity of Food Waste in the Garbage Stream of Southern Ontario, Canada Households. PLOS ONE. doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0198470.

*Tillmann, S., *Clark, AF, Gilliland, J. (2018). Children and Nature: Linking Accessibility of Natural Environments and Children’s Health-Related Quality of Life. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health. 15(6), 1072. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15061072.

Gilliland, J., Maltby, M., Xu, X., Luginaah, I, Shah, T. (2018). Influence of the Natural and Built Environment on Personal Exposure to Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) in Cyclists Using City Designated Bicycle Routes. Urban Science. 2(4), 120. doi.org/10.3390/urbansci2040120.

*Tillmann, S., *Tobin, D., Avison, W., Gilliland, J. (2018). Mental Health Benefits of Children’s Interactions with Nature: A Systematic Review. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. 72(10). http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jech-2018-210436.

*Wilson, K., *Clark, A., Gilliland, J. (2018). Understanding Child and Parent Perceptions of Barriers Influencing Children's Active School Travel. BMC Public Health. 18:1053. DOI: 10.1186/s12889-018-5874-y.

*Buttazzoni, A., *Van Kestern, E., *Shah, T., Gilliland, J. (2018). Active School Travel Intervention Methodologies in North America: A Systematic Review. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2018.04.007.

*Colley, P., *Meyer, B., Seabrook, J., Gilliland, J., (2018). The Impact of Canadian School Nutrition Programs on Children's Nutritional Knowledge, Dietary Behaviors, and Food Intake: A Systematic Review. Canadian Journal of Dietetic Research and Practice.

*Clark, AF, Wilk, P., Gilliland, J. (2018). Comparing Physical Activity Behaviour of Children During School using the Balanced School Day and Traditional School Day Schedules. Journal of School Health.

Hand, C., Laliberte Rudman, D., Huot, S., *Pack, R., Gilliland, J. (2018). Enacting Agency: Exploring How Older Adults Shape their Neighbourhoods. Ageing and Society. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0144686X18001150.

Hand, C, Laliberte-Rudman, D, Huot, S, Gilliland, J, Pack, R. (2018). Toward Understanding Person–Place Transactions in Neighborhoods: A Qualitative-Participatory Geospatial Approach. The Gerontologist. 58(1), 89–100. https://doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnx064.

Sibbald, S., *Clark, AF., Seabrook, J., Gilliland, J. (2018). Without Compromising Integrity: Research and Planning around the Primary Health Care Landscape in Southwestern Ontario. Healthcare Quarterly. 21(1): 46-53. DOI:10.12927/hcq.2018.25528.

*DuBreck, C, *Sadler, R, Arku, G, Gilliland, J. (2018). Examining Community and Consumer Food Environments for Children: An Urban-Suburban-Rural Comparison in Southwestern Ontario. Social Science & Medicine. 209(2018), 33-42. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.05.004.

Filler, G., Kovesi, T., Bourdon, E., Jones, S., Givelichian, L., Rockman-Greenberg, C., Gilliland, J., Williams, M., Orrbine,E., Piedboeuf, B. (2018). Does Specialist Physician Supply Affect Pediatric Asthma Health Outcomes? BMC Health Services Research. 18, 247. doi.org/10.1186/s12913-018-3084-z.

Seabrook, J., Woods, N.C.J., Gilliland, J. (2018). The Association Between Alcohol Outlet Accessibility and Adverse Birth Outcomes: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Journal of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. 11(1), 71-77. DOI: 10.3233/NPM-181741.

Wilk, P, *Clark, AF, *Maltby, A, Tucker, P, Gilliland, J. (2018). Examining Individual, Interpersonal, and Environmental Influences on Children’s Physical Activity Levels. SSM-Population Health. 4(2018). DOI: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2017.11.004.

Wilk, P, *Clark, AF, *Maltby, A, Tucker, P, Gilliland, J. (2018). Exploring the effect of parental influence on children's physical activity: The mediating role of children's perceptions of parental support. Preventive Medicine. 106, 79-85. DOI: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2017.10.018.

*Clark, A.F., Wilk, P., *Mitchell, C., *Smith, C., Archer, J. & Gilliland, J. (2018). Examining how Neighbourhood Socio-Economic Status, Geographic Accessibility, and Informational Accessibility Influence the Uptake of a Free Population-Level Physical Activity Intervention for Children. American Journal of Health Promotion. 32(2), 315-324. DOI: 10.1177/0890117117718433.

*Holtz, C., Gilliland, J., Thind, A., Wilk, P., & Campbell. M. K. (2018). Inequitable Health Service Use in a Canadian Paediatric Population: A Cross-Sectional Study of Individual- and Contextual-Level Factors. Child: Care, Health & Development. 44(2), 188-194. DOI: 10.1111/cch.12489.

*Poutanen, M., Gilliland, J. (2017). Mapping Work in Early Twentieth-Century Montreal: A Rabbi, A Neighbourhood, and A Community. Urban History Review. 45(2), 7-24.

*Horne, J., Madill, J., Gilliland, J. (2017). Incorporating the Theory of Planned Behaviour in Personalized Healthcare Behaviour Change Research: A Call to Action. Personalized Medicine. 14(6). https://doi.org/10.2217/pme-2017-0038.

*Woods, N.C.J., Gilliland, J., Seabrook, J. (2017). The Influence of the Built Environment on Adverse Birth Outcomes. Journal of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. 10(3), 233-248. DOI: 10.3233/NPM-16112.

*van der Werf, P., Gilliland, J. (2017). A Systematic Review of Food Losses and Food Waste Generation in Developed Countries. Waste and Resource Management. 170(2), 66-77. https://doi.org/10.1680/jwarm.16.00026.

Clemens, KK, Shariff, S, *Richard, L, Booth, G, Gilliland, J, Garg, AX. (2017). Seasonal Variation in Hospital Encounters with Hypoglycaemia and Hyperglycaemia. Diabetic Medicine. DOI: 10.1111/dme.13327.

*Campbell EE, Gilliland J, Dworatzek PDN, de Vrijer B, Penava D,Seabrook JA. (2017). Socioeconomic Status and Adverse Birth Outcomes: A Population-Based Canadian Sample. Journal of Biosocial Science. DOI: 10.1017/S0021932017000062.

*Cleave, E., Arku, G., *Sadler, R., & Gilliland, J. (2017). Is it sound policy or fast policy? Practitioners’ perspectives on the role of place branding in local economic development. Urban Geography, 38(8), 1133-1157. https://doi.org/10.1080/02723638.2016.1191793.

*Horne, J, O'Connor, C, Madill, J, *Rinaldi, S, Gilliland, J. (2016). Re:" Polymorphisms of three genes (ACE, AGT and CYP11B2) in the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system are not associated with blood pressure salt sensitivity: a systematic meta-analysis". Blood Pressure. DOI: 10.1080/08037051.2016.1270164.

Charyk Stewart, T., *Clark, A., Gilliland, J., … Merritt, N. (2016). Home safe home: Evaluation of a childhood home safety program. The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 81(3), 533-540. doi:10.1097/TA.0000000000001148.

*Paddle, E., & Gilliland, J. (2016). Orange is the new green: Exploring the restorative capacity of seasonal foliage in schoolyard trees. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13(5), 497. doi:10.3390/ijerph13050497.

*Cleave, E., Arku, G., *Sadler, R., & Gilliland, J. (2016). The role of place branding in local and regional economic development: Bridging the gap between policy and practicality. Regional Studies, Regional Science, 3(1), 201-228. doi:10.1080/21681376.2016.1163506.

*Campbell, E. E., Dworatzek, P. D. N., Penava, D., deVrijer, B., Gilliland, J., Matthews, J. I., & Seabrook J. A. (2016). Factors that influence excessive gestational weight gain: Moving beyond assessment and counselling. The Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, 29(21), 3527-31. doi:10.3109/14767058.2015.1137894.

*Mitchell, C., Clark, A., Gilliland, J. (2016). Built environment influences of children’s physical activity: Differences by neighbourhood size and sex. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13(1), 130. doi:10.3390/ijerph13010130.

*Loebach, J., & Gilliland, J. (2016). Neighbourhood play on the endangered list: Examining patterns in children’s local activity and mobility using GPS monitoring and qualitative GIS. Children’s Geographies, 14(5), 1-17. doi:10.1080/14733285.2016.1140126.

*Sadler, R., *Clark, A., Wilk, P., O’Connor, C., & Gilliland, J. (2016). Using GPS and activity tracking to reveal the influence of children’s food environment exposure on junk food purchasing. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 107, 14-20. http://dx.doi.org/10.17269/cjph.107.5346.

*Sadler, R., *Cleave, E., Arku, G., & Gilliland, J. (2016). A comparative analysis of place branding in Michigan and Ontario. Urban Research and Practice, 9(1), 16-36. doi:10.1080/17535069.2015.1037341.

*Clark, A. F., *Bent, E. &Gilliland, J. (2016). Shortening the trip to school: Examining how children’s active school travel is influenced by shortcuts in London, Canada. Environment and Planning B: Urban Design, 43(3), 499-514. doi:10.1177/0265813515614678.

Gilliland, J., *Clark, A., Tucker, P., Prapavessis, H., Avison, W., & Wilk, P. (2015). The ACT-i-Pass study protocol: How does free access to recreation opportunities impact children’s physical activity levels? BMC Public Health, 15(1). doi:10.1186/s12889-015-2637-x.

Sadler, R. C., & Gilliland, J. A. (2015). Comparing children’s GPS tracks with non-objective geospatial measures of exposure to junk food. Spatial and Spatio-Temporal Epidemiology, 14, 55-61. doi:10.1016/j.sste.2015.09.001.

Charyk-Stewart, T., Gilliland, J., Parry, N. G., & Fraser, D. D. (2015). An evidence-based method for targeting an abusive head trauma prevention media campaign and its evaluation. Journal of Trauma Acute Care Surgery, 79(5), 748-755. doi:10.1097/TA.0000000000000828.

Sibbald, S., *Graham, R., & Gilliland, J. (2015). The public health response to ‘do-it-yourself’ urbanism. Global Health Promotion. doi:1757975915602632.

Gilliland, J. A., *Sadler, R. C., *Clark, A. F., O'Connor, C., *Milczarek, M. & Doherty, D. T. (2015). Using a smartphone application to promote healthy dietary behaviours and local food consumption. BioMed Research International, 2015. doi.org/10.1155/2015/841368.

*Sadler, R., Gilliland, J., & Arku, G. (2015). Theoretical issues in the 'food desert' debate and ways forward. GeoJournal, 81(3), 443-445. doi: 10.1007/s10708-015-9634-6.

Gilliland, J. A., *Clark, A. F., Kobrzynski, M., & Filler, G. (2015). Convenience sampling of children presenting to hospital-based outpatient clinics to estimate childhood obesity levels in local surroundings. American Journal of Public Health, 105(7), 1332-1335. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2015.302622.

*Sadler, R. C., Arku, G., & Gilliland, J. (2015). Local food networks as catalysts for food policy change to improve health and build the economy. Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability, 20(9), 1103-1121. doi:10.1080/13549839.2014.894965.

*Lafreniere, D., & Gilliland, J. (2015). “All the world’s a stage”: A GIS framework for recreating personal time-space from qualitative and quantitative sources. Transactions in GIS, 19(2), 225-246. doi:10.1111/tgis.12089.

*Holtz, C., Gilliland, J., Thind, A., Wilk, P., & Campbell, M. K. (2015). Neighbourhood variation and inequity of primary health service use by mothers from London-Middlesex, Ontario. World Health & Population, 15(2), 31-41.

Sarma, S., Devlin, R. A., Gilliland, J., Campbell, M. K. & Zaric, G. (2015). The effect of leisure-time physical activity on obesity, diabetes, high BP and heart disease among Canadians: Evidence from 2000/01 to 2005/06. Health Economics, 24(12), 1531-1547. doi:10.1002/hec.3106.

*Loebach, J., & Gilliland, J. (2014). Free range kids? Using GPS-derived activity spaces to examine children’s independent neighborhood activity and mobility. Environment and Behavior, 48(3), 241-253. doi:10.1177/0013916514543177.

*Hollands, S., Campbell, K., Gilliland, J., & Sarma, S. (2014). Association between neighbourhood fast-food and full-service restaurant density and BMI: A cross-sectional study of Canadian adults. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 105(3), e172-e178. Retrieved from http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=

*Sadler, R., Gilliland, J., & Arku, G. (2014). Stakeholder and policy-maker perception of key issues in food systems planning and policy-making. Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition, 9(1), 1-15.

Sarma, S., Zaric, G., Campbell, M. K., & Gilliland, J. (2014). The effect of physical activity on adult obesity: Evidence from the Canadian NPHS panel. Economics and Human Biology, 14, 1-21.

Charyk-Stewart, T., Gilliland, J., & Fraser, D. (2013). An epidemiologic profile of pediatric concussions: Identifying urban and rural differences. Journal of Trauma Acute Care Surgery, 76(3), 736-742.

Crilly, R. G., Kloseck, M., Chesworth, B., *Mequanint, S., *Sadowski, E., & Gilliland J. (2013). Comparison of hip fracture and osteoporosis medication prescription rates across Canadian provinces. Osteoporos International, 25(1), 205-210.doi:10.1007/s00198-013-2453-z.

*Sadler, R. C., Gilliland, J. A., & Arku, G., (2013). A food retail-based intervention on food security and consumption. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 10(8), 3325-3346.

Dunae, P., *Lafreniere, D., Gilliland, J., & Lutz, J. (2014). Dwelling places and social spaces: Revealing the environments of urban workers in Victoria using historical GIS. Labour/Le Travail, 72(Dec), 37-73.

*Hollands, S., Campbell, K., Gilliland, J., & Sarma, S. (2013). A spatial analysis of the association between restaurant density and BMI in Canadian adults. Preventive Medicine, 57(4), 258-264.

*Glen, K. E., *Thomas, H. M., *Loebach, J. E., Gilliland, J. A. , & Gobert, C. (2013). Fruit and vegetable consumption among urban Canadian schoolchildren living in a socioeconomically disadvantaged neighbourhood. Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, 74(3), 114-118.

*Sadler, R., *Clark, M., & Gilliland, J. (2013). An economic impact comparative analysis of farmers’ markets in Michigan and Ontario. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 3(3), 61-81.

*Nash, D., Gilliland, J., Evers, S., Wilk, P., & Campbell, K. (2013). Determinants of diet quality in pregnancy in a Canadian cohort: Does neighborhood food environment play a role? Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 45(6), 627–634.

Stewart, T. C., McClafferty, K., Shkrum, M., Comeau, J. L., Gilliland, J., & Fraser, D. D. (2013). A comparison of injuries, crashes, and outcomes for pediatric rear occupants in traffic motor vehicle collisions. Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, 74(2), 628-633. doi:10.1097/TA.0b013e31827d606c.

*Sadler, R. C., Gilliland, J. A., & Arku, G., (2013). Community development and the influence of new food retail sources on the price and availability of nutritious food. Journal of Urban Affairs, 35(4), 471-491.

Gilliland, J. A., *Rangel, C. Y., *Healy, M. A., *Tucker, P., *Loebach, J. E., Hess, P. M., . . . Wilk, P. (2012). Linking childhood obesity to the built environment: A multi-level analysis of home and school neighbourhood factors associated with body mass index. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 103(Suppl3), S15-21.

Chapters in Books

Lafreniere, D, Gilliland, J. (2018). 'Following Workers of the Industrial City across a Decade: Residential, Occupational, and Workplace Mobilities from 1881-1891.' In Ian Gregory, Don Debats, Don Lafreniere (eds) The Routledge Companion to Spatial History. London: Taylor & Francis/Routledge. 7800 words.

Lutz, J., Lafreniere, D., & Harvey, M., Dunae, P., & Gilliland, J. (2018). ‘A City of the white race occupies its place’ Kanaka Row, Chinatown, and the Indian Quarter in Victorian Victoria. In Ian Gregory, Don Debats, Don Lafreniere (eds) The Routledge Companion to Spatial History. London: Taylor & Francis/Routledge. 6811 words.

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Gilliland, J. (2012).  'Fire and urban form: destruction and reconstruction in nineteenth-century Montreal.' In Flammable Cities: Urban Conflagration and the Making of the Modern World ed G. Bankoff, U. Luebken and J. Sand (University of Wisconsin Press) 190-207.

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