Selected articles in peer-reviewed journals

Selected articles focusing on Indigenous health issues:

  1. Riva, M., Lytken Larsen, C.V., and Bjerregaard, P. (2016) Social and geographic inequalities in blood pressure among Inuit in Greenland. International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 75: 32757.
  2. Khan, F.A., Fox, G.J., Lee, R.L, Riva, M., Benedetti, An., Proulx, J-F., Jung, S., Hornby, K., Behr, M.A., and Menzies, D. (2016) Housing and tuberculosis in an Inuit village in northern Quebec: a case–control study. Canadian Medical Association Journal – Open, 4(3): e496-e506.
  3. Lemire, M., Riva, M., and Ruiz Castell, M. (2015) Our living ecosystem: what are the interconnections among the elements surrounding us?  A classroom-based activity in Nunavik. Journal of Aboriginal Health, 9(2): 25-37.
  4. Ruiz-Castell, M., Muckle, G., Dewailly, É., Jacobson J.L., Jacobson S.W., Ayotte, P., and Riva, M. (2015) Household Crowding and Food Insecurity among Inuit Families with School-Aged Children in the Canadian Arctic. American Journal of Public Health, 105(3): e122-e132.
  5. Riva, M., Lytken Larsen, C.V., and Bjerregaard, P. (2014) Household crowding and psychosocial health among Inuit in Greenland. International Journal of Public Health, 59(5): 739-748.
  6. Riva, M., Plusquellec, P., Juster, R.P., Laouan-Sidi, E.A., Abdous, B., Lucas, M., Déry, S., and Dewailly, E. (2014) Household crowding is associated with higher allostatic load among Inuit. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 68(4): 363-369.


Selected articles examining community conditions in relation to health:

  1. Apparicio, P., Riva, M., and Séguin, A-M. (2015) A comparison of two methods for classifying trajectories: a case study on neighbourhood poverty at the intra-metropolitan level in Montreal. Cybergeo: European Journal of Geography, 727.
  2. Séguin, A-M., Apparicio, P., Riva, M., and Negron, P. (2016) The changing spatial distribution of Montreal seniors at the neighbourhood level: a trajectory analysis. Housing Studies, 31(1): 61-80.
  3. Copeland, A., Bambra, C., Nylen, L., Kasim, A., Riva, M., Curtis, S.E., and Burstrom, B. (2015) All in it together? The effects of recession on population health and health inequalities in England and Sweden, 1991-2010. International Journal of Health Services, 45(1): 3-24.
  4. Pearson, A., Apparicio, P., and Riva, M. (2013) Cumulative disadvantage? Exploring relationships between neighbourhood deprivation trends (1991 to 2006) and mortality in New Zealand. International Journal of Health Geographics, 12: 38.
  5. Riva, M., and Curtis, S. (2012) Long-term local area employment rates as predictors of individual mortality and morbidity: a prospective study in England, spanning more than two decades. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health,  66(10): 919-926.
  6. Oven, K., Curtis, S., Reaney, S., Riva, M., Stewart, M.G., Ohlemuller, R., Dunn, C.E., Nodwell, S., Dominelli, L., and Holden, R. (2012) Climate change and health and social care: Defining future hazard, vulnerability and risk for infrastructure systems supporting older people’s health care in England. Applied Geography, 33: 16-24.
  7. Riva, M., Curtis, S., and Norman, P. (2011) Residential mobility within England and urban-rural inequalities in mortality. Social Science & Medicine, 73(12): 1698-1706.
  8. Riva, M., Terashima, M., Curtis, S., Shucksmith, J., and Carlebach, S. (2011) Coalfield health effects: Variation in health across former coalfield areas in England. Health & Place, 17(2): 588-597.
  9. Riva, M., Bambra, C., Easton, S., and Curtis, S. (2011) Hard times or Good times? Inequalities in the health effects of economic change. International Journal of Public Health, 56(1): 3-5.
  10. Riva, M., Bambra, C., Curtis, S., and Gauvin, L. (2011) Collective resources or local social inequalities? Examining the social determinants of mental health in rural areas. European Journal of Public Health, 21(2): 197-203.


Selected articles addressing methodological issues in health and place research:

  1. Riva, M., and Smith, D.M. (2012) Generating small-area prevalence of psychological distress and alcohol consumption: validation of a spatial microsimulation method. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 47(5): 745-755.
  2. Norman, P., and Riva, M. (2012) Population health across space and time: the geographical harmonisation of the office for national statistics longitudinal study for England and Wales. Population, Space & Place, 18(5): 483-502.
  3. Séguin, A-M., Apparicio, P., and. Riva, M. (2012) Identifying, mapping and modelling trajectories of poverty at the neighbourhood level: The case of Montréal, 1986–2006Applied Geography, 35(1-2): 265-274.
  4. Séguin, A-M., Apparicio, P., and Riva, M. (2012) The impact of geographical scale in identifying areas as possible sites for area-based interventions to tackle poverty: The case of Montréal. Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy, 5(3): 231-251.
  5. Philibert, M., and Riva., M. (2011) Contribution de la géographie à l’analyse des inégalités sociales de santé. Cahiers de Géographie du Québec, 55(156): 343-361.
  6. Vaguet, A., Riva, M., and Chasles, V. (2011) Les risques pour la santé : spatialités et contingences. Espace Populations Sociétés, 1: 19-31.
  7. Curtis, S., and Riva, M. (2010) Health geographies I: complexity theory and human health. Progress in Human Geography, 34(2): 215-223.
  8. Curtis, S., and Riva, M. (2010) Health geographies II: complexity and health care systems and policy. Progress in Human Geography, 34(2): 513-520.