Peer-reviewed Manuscripts

An updated list of Dr KOOHSARI‘s peer-reviewed publications can be found below:

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Koohsari, M. J., Kaczynski, A. T., Ozbil Torun, A., & Oka, K. (2024). Can urban design be a science for health studies?URBAN DESIGN International, 1-5.

Koohsari, M. J., Kaczynski, A. T., Yasunaga, A., Hanibuchi, T., Nakaya, T., McCormack, G. R., & Oka, K. (2024). Active workplace design: current gaps and future pathwaysBritish Journal of Sports Medicine.

MOTOMURA, M., KOOHSARI, M. J., ISHII, K., SHIBATA, A., NAKAYA, T., HANIBUCHI, T., … & Koichiro, O. K. A. (2024). Park proximity and older adults’ physical activity and sedentary behaviors in dense urban areasUrban Forestry & Urban Greening, 128275.

Koohsari, M. J., Kaczynski, A. T., Miyachi, M., & Oka, K. (2024). Building on muscles: how built environment design impacts modern sports scienceBMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine10(1), e001908.

The athlete and built environment (Free Picture from freepik)

Asiamah, N., Khan, H. T., Dintrans, P. V., Koohsari, M. J., Mogaji, E., Vieira, E. R., … & Mensah, H. K. (2023). Sustainable neighbourhoods for aging in place: an interdisciplinary voice against global crises. Springer Nature.

Lin, C. Y., Shibata, A., Ishii, K., Koohsari, M. J., Hadgraft, N., Dunstan, D. W., … & Oka, K. (2023). Reallocating desk workers’ sitting time to standing or stepping: associations with work performanceOccupational Medicine73(9), 575-580.

Asiamah, N., Khan, H. T., Villalobos Dintrans, P., Koohsari, M. J., Mogaji, E., Vieira, E. R., & Mensah, H. K. (2023). Sustainable Neighbourhoods for Ageing in Place in a World of Crises: An Introduction. Sustainable Neighbourhoods for Ageing in Place: An Interdisciplinary Voice Against Global Crises, 1-11.

Asiamah, N., Koohsari, M. J., & Lowry, R. (2023). Ageing in place: The present and future social and health threatsSustainable Neighbourhoods for Ageing in Place: An Interdisciplinary Voice Against Global Crises, 15-35.

Kaczynski, A. T., Wende, M., Hughey, M., Stowe, E., Schipperijn, J., Hipp, A., & Koohsari, M. J. (2023). Association of composite park quality with park use in four diverse cities. Preventive Medicine Reports, 35, 102381.

Koohsari, M. J., Kaczynski, A. T., & Oka, K. (2023). Residential greenspace and health: Quantity or quality?The Lancet Planetary Health. 7(9): e734. 

Koohsari, M. J., Oka, K., Nakaya, T., & McCormack, G. R. (2023). Urban form metrics for promoting walking: Street layouts and destinationsJournal of Urban Health

Koohsari, M. J., Yasunaga, A., Oka, K., Nakaya, T., Nagai, Y., Vena, J., & McCormack, G. R. (2023). The contributions of neighbourhood design in promoting metabolic healthHumanities & Social Sciences Communications10: 401.

Metabolic syndrome serves as a pathway to numerous chronic diseases, including diabetes and cardiovascular diseases (Free Picture from rawpixel)

Koohsari, M. J., Oka, K., Nakaya, T.,Vena, J., Williamson, T., Quan, H., & McCormack, G. R. (2023). Urban design and cardio-metabolic risk factorsLandscape & Urban Planning173: 107552. 

Cardiovascular health could be linked to urban design (Free Picture from “COD Newsroom“)

Koohsari, M. J., Yasunaga, A., Oka, K., Nakaya, T., Nagai, Y., & McCormack, G. R. (2023). Place attachment and walking behaviour: mediation by perceived neighbourhood walkabilityLandscape & Urban Planning235: 104767. 

The environmental design features of a location are important for facilitating people’s attachment to places (Free Picture from “Shlomi Fish at Flickr“)

Koohsari, M. J., McCormack, G. R., Nakaya, T., Yasunaga, A., Fuller, D., Nagai, Y., & Oka, K. (2023). The Metaverse, the built environment, and public health: Opportunities and uncertainties. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 25: e43549.

The metaverse and health (Free Picture from freepik)

Koohsari, M. J., Yasunaga, A., McCormack, G. R., Shibata, A., Ishii, K., Liao, Y., Nagai, Y., & Oka, K. (2023). Sedentary behaviour and sleep quality. Scientific Reports. 13: 1180.

Koohsari, M. J., Yasunaga, A., McCormack, G. R., Shibata, A., Ishii, K., Nakaya, T., Hanibuchi, T., Nagai, Y., & Oka, K. (2023). Depression among middle-aged adults in Japan: The role of the built environment design. Landscape & Urban Planning. 231: 104651.

Source of the image: Free picture from Colin and Sarah Northway on Flickr

McCormack, G. R., Koohsari, M. J., Vena, J. E., Oka, K., Nakaya, T., Chapman, J., Martinson, R., & Matsalla, G. (2023). Associations between neighborhood walkability and walking following residential relocation: Findings from Alberta’s Tomorrow Project. Frontiers in Public Health. 10: 5472.

Lai, T.F., Liao, Y., Lin, C. Y., Hsueh, M.C., Koohsari, M. J., Shibata, A., Oka, K, & Chan, D. C. (2023). Diurnal pattern of breaks in sedentary time and the physical function of older adultsArchives of Public Health81: 35. 

Koohsari, M. J., Oka, K., Shibata, A., McCormack, G. R., Hanibuchi, T., Nakaya, T., & Ishii, K. (2022). Correlates of domain-specific sedentary behaviors and objectively assessed sedentary time among elementary school children. Scientific Reports. 12: 18848.

Source of the image: Unnamed photographer from Max Pixel

Koohsari, M. J., Yasunaga, A., McCormack, G. R., Nakaya, T., Nagai, Y., & Oka, K. (2022). The design challenges for dog ownership and dog walking in dense urban areas: the case of Japan. Frontiers in Public Health. 10: 904122.

(Reference of the image: Koohsari, 2021, Yokohama, Japan)

Koohsari, M. J., McCormack, G. R., Nakaya, T., Shibata, A., Ishii, K., Lin, C. Y., Hanibuchi, T., Yasunaga, A., & Oka, K. (2022). Perceived workplace layout design and work-related physical activity and sitting time. Building & Environment. 211: 108739.

Motomura, M., Koohsari, M. J., Lin, CY., Ishii, K., Shibata, A., Nakaya, T., Kaczynski, A. T., Veitch, J., & Oka, K. (2022). Associations of public open space attributes with active and sedentary behaviors in dense urban areas: A systematic review of observational studies. Health & Place. 75: 102816.

(Source of the image: Koohsari, 2018, 2021, Tokyo, Japan)

Lin, C. Y., Koohsari, M. J., Liao, Y., Ishii, K., Shibata, A., Nakaya, T., McCormack, G. R., Hadgraft, N., Sugiyama, T., Owen, N., & Oka, K. (2022). Workplace neighbourhood built-environment attributes and sitting at work and for transport among Japanese desk-based workers. Scientific Reports. 12: 195.

Nichani, V., Koohsari, M. J., Oka, K., Nakaya, T., Shibata, A., Ishii, K., Yasunaga, A., Vena, J. E., & McCormack G. R. (2022). Associations between neighbourhood street connectivity and sedentary behaviours in Canadian adults: Findings from Alberta’s Tomorrow Project. PLoS ONE. 17(6): e0269829.

Shibata, A., Ishii, K., Koohsari, M. J., Sugiyama, T., Dunstan, D. W., Owen, N., Oka. K. (2022). Linear and non-linear associations of device-measured sedentary time with older adults’ skeletal muscle mass. Experimental Gerontology. 166: 111870.

Ishii, K., Shibata, A., Koohsari, M. J., & Oka, K. (2022). The relationships between parents’ and children’s screen times on body mass index: A cross-sectional path analysis. BMC Public Health. 22: 2190.

Koohsari, M. J., Nakaya, T., McCormack, G. R., Shibata, A., Ishii, K., Yasunaga, A., Hanibuchi, T., & Oka, K. (2021). Traditional and novel walkable built environment metrics and social capital. Landscape & Urban Planning. 214: 104184.

Koohsari, M. J., Nakaya, T., McCormack, G. R., & Oka, K. (2021). Built environment design and cancer prevention through the lens of inequality. Cities. 119: 103385.

Koohsari, M. J., Yasunaga, A., McCormack, G. R., Shibata, A., Ishii, K., Nakaya, T., & Oka, K. (2021). Domain-specific active and sedentary behaviours in relation to workers’ presenteeism and absenteeism. Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine. 63(10): e685-e688.

Koohsari, M. J., Nakaya, T., McCormack, G. R., Shibata, A., Ishii, K., & Oka, K. (2021). Changes in workers’ sedentary and physically active behaviors in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and their relationships with fatigue: A longitudinal online study. JMIR Public Health & Surveillance. 7(3): e26293.

(Source of the image: Koohsari, 2020, Tokyo, Japan)

Koohsari, M. J., Nakaya, T., McCormack, G. R., & Oka, K. (2021). Socioeconomic disparity in cardiovascular health: The role of where we live. Environmental Research Letters. 16: 041001.

Koohsari, M. J., Nakaya, T., Shibata, A., Ishii, K., & Oka, K. (2021). Working From Home After the COVID-19 pandemic: Do company employees sit more and move less?. Sustainability. 13(2): 939.

(Source of the images: Koohsari, 2020, 2021, Japan)

Koohsari, M. J., Yasunaga, A., Shibata, A., Ishii, K., Miyawaki, R., Araki, K., Nakaya, T., Hanibuchi, T., McCormack, G. R., & Oka, K. (2021). Dog ownership, dog walking, and social capital. Humanities & Social Sciences Communications. 8: 126.

Koohsari, M. J., McCormack, G. R., Shibata, A., Ishii, K., Yasunaga, A., Nakaya, T., & Oka, K. (2021). The relationship between Walk Score® and perceived walkability in ultrahigh density areas. Preventive Medicine Reports. 23: 101393.

Yasunaga, A., Koohsari, M. J., Shibata, A., Ishii, K., Miyawaki, R., Araki, K., & Oka, K. (2021). Sedentary behavior and happiness: The mediation effects of social capital. Innovation in Aging. 5 (4): igab044.

McCormack, G. R., Koohsari, M. J., Vena, J. E., Oka, K., Nakaya, T., Chapman, J., Martinson, R., & Matsalla, G. (2021). A longitudinal residential relocation study of changes in street layout and physical activity. Scientific Reports. 11(1): 7691.

McCormack, G. R., Koohsari, M. J., Turley, L., Nakaya, T., Shibata, A., Ishii, K., Yasunaga, A., & Oka, K. (2021). Evidence for urban design and public health policy and practice: Space syntax metrics and neighborhood walking. Health & Place. 67: 102277.

Kitayama, A., Koohsari, M. J., Shibata, A., Ishii, K., & Oka, K. (2021). Sedentary time in a nationally representative sample of adults in Japan:  Prevalence and sociodemographic correlates. Preventive Medicine Reports. 23: 101439.

Nichani, V., Koohsari, M. J., Oka, K., Nakaya, T., Shibata, A., Ishii, K., Yasunaga, A., Turley, L., & McCormack G. R. (2021). Associations between the traditional and novel neighbourhood built environment metrics and weight status among Canadian men and women. Canadian Journal of Public Health. 112(1): 166-174.

Kurosawa, S., Shibata, A., Ishii, K., Koohsari, M. J., & Oka, K. (2021). Identifying typologies of diurnal patterns in desk-based workers’ sedentary time. PLoS ONE. 16(4): e0248304.

Lai, T.F., Chang, C. S., Liao, Y., Hsueh, M.C., Koohsari, M. J., Shibata, A., & Oka, K. (2021). Does neighborhood built environment support older adults’ daily steps differ by time of day?. Journal of Transport & Health. 22: 101234.

Mitsutake, S., Ishizaki, T., Yokoyama, Y., Nishi, M., Koohsari, M. J., Oka, K., Yano, S., Abe, T., & Kitamura, A. (2021). Do walking-friendly built environments influence frailty and long-term care insurance service needs?. Sustainability. 13(10): 5632.

Koohsari, M. J., Shibata, A., Ishii, K., Kurosawa, S., Yasunaga, A., Hanibuchi, T., Nakaya, McCormack, G. R., & Oka, K. (2020). Dog ownership and adults’ objectively-assessed sedentary behaviour and physical activity. Scientific Reports. 10: 17487.

Koohsari, M. J., McCormack, G. R., Nakaya, T., Shibata, A., Ishii, K., Yasunaga, A., Liao, Y., & Oka, K. (2020). Walking-friendly built environments and objectively measured physical function in older adults. Journal of Sport & Health Science. 9(6): 651-656.

Koohsari, M. J., Shibata, A., Ishii, K., Kurosawa, S., Yasunaga, A., Hanibuchi, T., Nakaya, T., Mavoa, S., McCormack, G. R., & Oka, K. (2020). Built environment correlates of objectively-measured sedentary behaviours in densely-populated areas. Health & Place. 66: 102447.

Koohsari, M. J., Nakaya, T., Hanibuchi, T., Shibata, A., Ishii, K., Sugiyama, T., Owen, N., & Oka, K. (2020). Local-area walkability and socioeconomic disparities of cardiovascular disease mortality in Japan. Journal of the American Heart Association. 9: e016152.

Koohsari, M. J., & Oka, K. (2020). Neighbourhood environments and risk of incident atrial fibrillation: Limitations and future directions. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. 27(13): 1438-1439.

Koohsari, M. J., Nakaya, T., McCormack, G. R., Shibata, A., Ishii, K., Yasunaga, A., Liao, Y., & Oka, K. (2020). Dog-walking in dense compact areas: the role of neighbourhood built environment. Health & Place. 61: 102242.

(Source of the image: Koohsari, 2019, Tokyo, Japan)

Koohsari, M. J., McCormack, G. R., Nakaya, T., & Oka, K. (2020). Neighbourhood built environment and cardiovascular disease: Knowledge and future directions. Nature Reviews Cardiology. 17(5): 261-263.

Koohsari, M. J., Oka, K., Nakaya, T., Shibata, A., Ishii, K., Yasunaga, A., & McCormack, G. R. (2020). Environmental attributes and sedentary behaviours among Canadian adults. Environmental Research Communications. 2(5): 051002.

(Source of the image: Koohsari, 2020, Calgary, Canada)

Koohsari, M. J., Cole, R., Oka, K., Shibata, A., Yasunaga, A., Hanibuchi, T., Owen, N., & Sugiyama, T. (2020). Associations of built environment attributes with bicycle use for transport. Environment & Planning B: Urban Analytics & City Science. 47(9): 1745-1757.

Lin, C. Y., Koohsari, M. J., Liao, Y., Ishii, K., Shibata, A., Nakaya, T., McCormack, G. R., Hadgraft, N., Owen, N., & Oka, K. (2020). Workplace neighbourhood built environment and workers’ physically-active and sedentary behaviour: A systematic review of observational studies. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition & Physical Activity. 17: 1-14.

Sugiyama, T., Koohsari, M. J., & Oka, K. (2020). New urban mobility: A catalyst to enhance population health. Perspectives in Public Health. 140(4): 198-199.

Ishii, K., Aoyagi, K., Shibata, A., Koohsari, M. J., Carver, A., & Oka, K. (2020). Joint associations of leisure screen time and physical activity with academic performance in a sample of Japanese children. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health. 17(3): 757.

Kurosawa, S., Shibata, A., Ishii, K., Koohsari, M. J., & Oka, K. (2020). Accelerometer-measured diurnal patterns of sedentary behavior among Japanese workers: A descriptive epidemiological study. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health. 17(11): 3814.

Koohsari, M. J., Oka, K., Owen, N., & Sugiyama, T. (2019). Natural movement: A space syntax theory linking urban form and function with walking for transport. Health & Place. 58: 102072.

Koohsari, M. J., Nakaya, T., McCormack, G. R., Shibata, A., Ishii, K., Yasunaga, A., & Oka, K. (2019). Cognitive function of elderly persons in Japanese neighbourhoods: The role of street layout. American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease & Other Dementias. 34(6): 381-389.

Koohsari, M. J., Kaczynski, A. T., Nakaya, T., Shibata, A., Ishii, K., Yasunaga, A., Stowe, E. W., Hanibuchi, T., & Oka, K. (2019). Walkable urban design attributes and Japanese older adults’ body mass index: Mediation effects of physical activity and sedentary behavior. American Journal of Health Promotion. 33(5): 764-767.

Koohsari, M. J., McCormack, G. R., Nakaya, T., Shibata, A., Ishii, K., Yasunaga, A., Hanibuchi, T., & Oka, K. (2019). Urban design and Japanese older adults’ depressive symptoms. Cities. 87: 166-173.

McCormack, G. R., Koohsari, M. J., Oka, K., Friedenreich, C., Blackstaffe, A., Alaniz, F. U., & Farkas, B. (2019). Differences in transportation and leisure physical activity by neighborhood design controlling for residential choice. Journal of Sport & Health Science. 8(6): 532-539.

Kurita, S., Shibata, A., Ishii, K., Koohsari, M. J., & Oka, K. (2019). Social-ecological correlates of accelerometer-measured occupational sitting among Japanese desk-based workers. BMC Public Health. 19:1489.

Kanai, M., Izawa, K., Kubo, H., Nozoe, M., Mase, K., Koohsari, M. J., Oka, K., & Shimada, S. (2019). Association of perceived built environment attributes with objectively measured physical activity in community-dwelling ambulatory patients with stroke. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health. 16(20): 3908.

Yano, S., Koohsari, M. J., Shibata, A., Ishii, K., Frehlich, L., McCormack, G. R., & Oka, K. (2019). Physical activity and sedentary behavior assessment: A laboratory-based evaluation of agreement between commonly used ActiGraph and Omron accelerometers. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health. 16(17): 3126.

Yano, S., Koohsari, M. J., Shibata, A., Ishii, K., Frehlich, L., McCormack, G. R., & Oka, K. (2019). Comparison of older and newer generation Active Style Pro accelerometers in physical activity and sedentary behavior surveillance under a free-living environment. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health. 16(9): 1597.

Mavoa, S., Bagheri, N., Koohsari, M. J., Kaczynski, T. A., Lamb, K. E., Oka, K., O’Sullivan, D., & Witten, K. (2019). How do neighbourhood definitions influence the associations between built environment and physical activity?. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health. 16(9): 1501.

Yano, S., Koohsari, M. J., Shibata, A., Ishii, K., Mavoa, S., & Oka, K. (2019). Assessing physical activity and sedentary behavior under free-living conditions: Comparison of Active Style Pro HJA-350IT and ActiGraphTM GT3X+. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health. 16(17): 3065.

Van Cauwenberg, J., Dunstan, D., Cerin, E., Koohsari, M. J., Sugiyama, T., & Owen, N. (2019). Population density is beneficially associated with 12-year changes in post-challenge plasma glucose among residents of lower socio-economic neighborhoods. Health & Place. 57: 74-81.

Sugiyama, T., Cole, R., Koohsari, M. J., Kynn, M., Sallis, J. F., & Owen, N. (2019). Associations of local-area walkability with disparities in residents’ walking and car use. Preventive Medicine. 120: 126-130.

Kurita, S., Shibata, A., Ishii, K., Koohsari, M. J., Owen, N., & Oka K. (2019). Patterns of objectively-assessed sedentary time and physical activity among Japanese workers: a cross-sectional observational study. BMJ Open. 9: e021690.

Cole, R., Koohsari, M. J., Carver, A., Owen, N., & Sugiyama, T. (2019). Are neighborhood environmental attributes more important for older than for younger adults’ walking? Testing effect modification by age. Journal of Aging & Physical Activity. 27(3): 354-359.

Koohsari, M. J., Nakaya, T., & Oka, K. (2018). Activity-friendly built environments in a super-aged society, Japan: Current challenges and toward a research agenda. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health. 15(9): 2054.

Koohsari, M. J., Oka, K., Shibata, A., Liao, Y., Hanibuchi, T., Owen, N., & Sugiyama, T. (2018). Associations of neighbourhood walkability indices with weight gain. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition & Physical Activity. 15: 33.

Koohsari, M. J., Kaczynski, A. T., Hanibuchi, T., Shibata, A., Ishii, K., Yasunaga, A., Nakaya, T., & Oka, K. (2018). Physical activity environment and Japanese adults’ body mass index. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health. 15(4): 596.

Koohsari, M. J., Sugiyama, T., Shibata, A., Ishii, K., Hanibuchi, T., Liao, Y., Owen, N., & Oka, K. (2018). Walk Score® and Japanese adults’ physically-active and sedentary behaviors. Cities. 74: 151-155.

Koohsari, M. J., Badland, H., Mavoa, S., Villanueva, K., Francis, J., Hooper, P., Owen, N., & Giles-Corti, B. (2018). Are public open space attributes associated with walking and depression?. Cities. 74: 119-125.

Koohsari, M. J., Sugiyama, T., Hanibuchi, T., Shibata, A., Ishii, K., Liao, Y., & Oka, K. (2018). Validity of Walk Score® as a measure of neighborhood walkability in Japan. Preventive Medicine Reports. 9: 114-117.

Owen, N., Sugiyama, T., Koohsari, M. J., De Bourdeaudhuij, I., Hadgraft, N., Oyeyemi, A., Aguinaga-Ontoso, I., Mitáš, J., Troelsen, J., Davey, R., Schofield, G., Cain, K. L., Sarmiento, O. L., Reis, R., Salvo, D., Macfarlane, D. J., Sallis, J. F., & Cerin, E. (2018). Associations of neighborhood environmental attributes with adults’ objectively-assessed sedentary time: IPEN adult multi-country study. Preventive Medicine. 115: 126-133.

Liao, Y., Shibata, A., Ishii, K., Koohsari, M. J., Inoue, S., & Oka, K. (2018). Can neighborhood design support walking? Cross-sectional and prospective findings from Japan. Journal of Transport & Health. 11: 73-79.

Murphy, M., Badland, H., Jordan, H., Koohsari, M. J., & Giles-Corti, B. (2018). Local food environments, suburban development and BMI: a mixed methods study. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health. 15(7): 1392.

Sugiyama, T., Carver, A., Koohsari, M. J., & Veitch, J. (2018). Advantages of public green spaces in enhancing population health. Landscape & Urban Planning. 178: 12-17.

Yasunaga, A., Shibata, A., Ishii, K., Koohsari, M. J., & Oka, K. (2018). Cross-sectional associations of sedentary behavior and physical activity on depression in Japanese older adults: An isotemporal substitution approach. BMJ Open. 8(9): e022282.

Liao, Y., Shibata, A., Ishii, K., Koohsari, M. J., & Oka, K. (2018). Cross-sectional and prospective associations of neighborhood environmental attributes with screen time in Japanese middle-aged and older adults. BMJ Open. 8(3): 019608.

Liao, Y., Hsu, HH., Shibata, A., Ishii, K., Koohsari, M. J., & Oka, K. (2018). Associations of total amount and patterns of objectively measured sedentary behavior with performance-based physical function. Preventive Medicine Reports. 12: 128-134.

Sugiyama, T., Cerin, E., Mridha, M., Koohsari, M. J., & Owen, N. (2018). Prospective associations of local destinations and routes with middle-to-older aged adults’ walking. The Gerontologist. 58(1): 121-129.

Koohsari, M. J., Hanibuchi, T., Nakaya, T., Shibata, A., Ishii, K., Liao, Y., Oka, K., & Sugiyama, T. (2017). Associations of neighbourhood environmental attributes with walking in Japan: Moderating effects of area-level socioeconomic status. Journal of Urban Health. 94: 847-854.

(Source of the image: Koohsari, 2021, Tokyo, Japan)

Koohsari, M. J., Sugiyama, T., Shibata, A., Ishii, K., Liao, Y., Hanibuchi, T., Owen, N., & Oka, K. (2017). Associations of street layout with walking and sedentary behaviors in an urban and a rural area of Japan. Health & Place. 45: 64-69.

Koohsari, M. J., Owen, N., Cole, R., Mavoa, S., Oka, K., Hanibuchi, T., & Sugiyama, T. (2017). Built environmental factors and adults’ travel behaviors: Role of street layout and local destinations. Preventive Medicine. 96: 124-128.

Yasunaga, A., Shibata, A., Ishii, K., Koohsari, M. J., Inoue, S., Sugiyama, T., Owen, N., & Oka, K. (2017). Associations of sedentary behavior and physical activity with older adults’ physical function. BMC Geriatrics. 17: 280.

Cole, R., Turrell, G., Koohsari, M. J., Owen, N., & Sugiyama, T. (2017). Prevalence and correlates of walkable short car trips: A cross-sectional multilevel analysis. Journal of Transport & Health. 4: 73-80

Murphy, M., Koohsari, M. J., Badland, H., & Giles-Corti, B. (2017). Supermarket access, transport mode and BMI: The potential for urban design and planning policy across socioeconomic areas. Public Health Nutrition. 20(18): 3304-3315.

Murphy, M., Badland, H., Koohsari, M. J., Astell-Burt, T., Trapp, G., Villanueva, K., Mavoa, S., Davern, M., & Giles-Corti, B. (2017). Indicators of a health promoting local food environment: A conceptual framework. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health. 28: 82-84.

Koohsari, M. J., Owen, N., Cerin, E., Giles-Corti, B., & Sugiyama, T. (2016). Walkability and walking for transport: Characterizing the built environment using space syntax. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition & Physical Activity. 13(1): 121.

Koohsari, M. J., Sugiyama, T., Mavoa, S., Villanueva, K., Badland, H., Giles-Corti, B., & Owen, N. (2016). Street network measures and adults’ walking for transport: Application of space syntax. Health & Place. 38: 89-95.

Liao, Y., Sugiyama, T., Shibata, A., Ishii, K., Inoue, S., Koohsari, M. J., Owen, N., & Oka, K. (2016). Associations of perceived and objectively-measured neighborhood environment attributes with leisure-time sitting for transport. Journal of Physical Activity & Health. 13(12): 1372-1377

Mabry R., Koohsari, M. J., Ball, F., & Owen, N. (2016). A systematic review of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in the oil-producing countries of the Arabian Peninsula. BMC Public Health. 16(1): 1003.

Giles-Corti, B., Sugiyama, T., Badland, H., Koohsari, M. J., & Owen, N. (2016). Discussion of ‘Can we have sustainable transportation without making people drive less or give up suburban living?’ by Mark Delucchi and Kenneth S. Kurani. Journal of Urban Planning & Development. 142 (2): 07016001-1- 07016001-3.

Sugiyama, T., Wijndaele, K., Koohsari, M. J., Tanamas, S. K., Dunstan, D. W., & Owen, N. (2016). Adverse associations of car time with markers of cardio-metabolic risk. Preventive Medicine. 83: 26-30.

Koohsari, M. J., Sugiyama, T., Sahlqvist, S., Mavoa, S., Hadgraft, N., & Owen, N. (2015). Neighborhood environmental attributes and adults’ sedentary behaviors: Review and research agenda. Preventive Medicine. 77: 141-149.

Koohsari, M. J., Mavoa, S., Villanueva, K., Sugiyama, T., Badland, H., Kaczynski, A. T., Owen, N., & Giles-Corti, B. (2015). Public open space, physical activity, urban design and public health: Concepts, methods and research agenda. Health & Place. 33: 75-82.

Koohsari, M. J., Badland, H., Sugiyama, T., Mavoa, S., Christian, H., & Giles-Corti, B. (2015). Mismatch between perceived and objectively-measured land use mix and street connectivity: Associations with neighborhood walking. Journal of Urban Health. 92(2): 242-252.

Mavoa, S., Koohsari, M. J., Badland, H. M., Davern, M., Feng, X., Astell-Burt, T., & Giles-Corti, B. (2015). Area-level disparities of public open space: A geographic information systems analysis in metropolitan Melbourne. Urban Policy & Research. 33(3): 306-323.

Sugiyama, T., Shibata, A., Koohsari, M. J., Tanamas, S. K., Oka, K., Salmon, J., Dunstan, D. W., & Owen, N. (2015). Neighborhood environmental attributes and adults’ maintenance of regular walking. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 47(6): 1204-1210.

Villanueva, K., Badland, H., Hooper, P., Koohsari, M. J., Mavoa, S., Davern, M., Roberts, R., Goldfeld, S., & Giles-Corti, B. (2015). Developing indicators of public open space to promote health and wellbeing in communities. Applied Geography. 57: 112-119.

Koohsari, M. J., Sugiyama, T., Kaczynski, A. T., & Owen, N. (2014). Associations of leisure-time sitting in cars with neighborhood walkability. Journal of Physical Activity & Health. 11(6): 1129-1132.

Koohsari, M. J., Kaczynski, A. T., McCormack, G. R., & Sugiyama, T. (2014). Using space syntax to assess the built environment supporting physical activity: Applications to research on parks and public open spaces. Leisure Sciences. 36(2): 206-216.

Koohsari, M. J., Sugiyama, T., Lamb, K. E., Villanueva, K., & Owen, N. (2014). Street connectivity and walking for transport: Role of neighborhood destinations. Preventive Medicine. 66: 118-122.

Sugiyama, T., Koohsari, M. J. (joint-head authorship), Mavoa, S., & Owen, N. (2014). Activity-friendly built environment attributes and adult adiposity. Current Obesity Reports. 3(2): 183-198.

Kaczynski, A., Besenyi, G., Stanis, S., Koohsari, M. J., Oestman, K., Bergstrom, R., Potwarka, L., & Reis, R. (2014). Are park proximity and park features related to park use and park-based physical activity among adults? variations by multiple socio-demographic characteristics. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition & Physical Activity. 11(1): 146.

Owen, N., Salmon, J., Koohsari, M. J., Turrell, G., & Giles-Corti, B. (2014). Sedentary behaviour and health: Mapping environmental and social contexts to underpin chronic disease prevention. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 48(3): 174-177.

Kaczynski, A. T., Koohsari, M. J., Stanis, S. A. W., Bergstrom, R., & Sugiyama, T. (2014). Association of street connectivity and road traffic speed with park usage and park-based physical activity. American Journal of Health Promotion. 28(3): 197-203.

Koohsari, M. J., Karakiewicz, J. A., & Kaczynski, A. T. (2013). Public open space and walking: The role of proximity, perceptual qualities of the surrounding built environment, and street configuration. Environment & Behavior. 45(6): 706-736.

Koohsari, M. J., Kaczynski, A. T., Giles-Corti, B., & Karakiewicz, J. A. (2013). Effects of access to public open spaces on walking: Is proximity enough? Landscape & Urban Planning. 117: 92-99.

Koohsari, M. J., Badland, H., & Giles-Corti, B. (2013). (Re) Designing the built environment to support physical activity: Bringing public health back into urban design and planning. Cities. 35: 294-298.

Villanueva, K., Knuiman, M., Koohsari, M. J., Hickey, S., Foster, S., Badland, H., Nathan, A., Bull, F., & Giles-Corti, B. (2013). People living in hilly residential areas in metropolitan Perth have less diabetes: Spurious association or important environmental determinant? International Journal of Health Geographics. 12(1): 59.

Sivam, A., Karuppannan, S., Koohsari, M. J., & Sivam, A. (2012). Does urban design influence physical activity in the reduction of obesity? A review of evidence. The Open Urban Studies Journal. 5: 14-21.

Koohsari, M. J. (2011). Access to public open space: Is distribution equitable across different socio-economic areas. Journal of Urban & Environmental Engineering. 5(2): 67-72.

Lotfi, S., & Koohsari, M. J. (2011). Neighborhood walkability in a city within a developing country. Journal of Urban Planning & Development. 137(4): 402-408.

Lotfi, S., & Koohsari, M. J. (2011). Proximity to neighborhood public open space across different socio-economic status areas in metropolitan Tehran. Environmental Justice. 4(3): 179-184.

Lotfi, S., & Koohsari, M. J. (2009). Analyzing accessibility dimension of urban quality of life: Where urban designers face duality between subjective and objective reading of place. Social Indicators Research. 94(3): 417-435.

Lotfi, S., & Koohsari, M. J. (2009). Measuring objective accessibility to neighborhood facilities in the city. Cities. 26(3): 133-140.