Tracie Barnett


Barnett TA, Perry C, Kelly A, Edwards N, Young D, Pratt C, Vos M. Approaches to the Prevention and Management of Childhood Obesity: Understanding Sedentary Behaviors in Today’s Youth. A Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association. Circulation (accepted) (sous-presse)

Fitzpatrick C*, Alexander S, Henderson M, Barnett TA. (2018). Prospective Associations Between Play Environments and Pediatric Obesity. American Journal of Public Health (accepté)

Kakinami L, Wissa R, Khan R, Paradis G, Barnett TA, Gauvin L. (2018). The association between income and leisure-time physical activity is moderated by utilitarian lifestyles: A nationally representative US population (NHANES 1999-2014). Preventive Medicine 2018. 113:147-152. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2018.05.013.

Ghenadenik AE*, Kakinami L, van Hulst A, Henderson M, Barnett TA. (2018). Neighbourhoods and obesity: A longitudinal study of characteristics of the built environment and their association with adiposity outcomes in children in Montreal. Preventive Medicine, 111: 35-40 doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2018.02.018.


Belanger M, Katapally TR, Barnett TA, O’Loughlin E, Sabiston CM, O’Loughlin J. (2017). Link between type of physical activity in adolescence and body composition in adulthood. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 50(40): 709-714.

Van Hulst A, Henderson M, Paradis G, Roy-Gagnon MH, Gomez-Lopez L, Barnett TA.  Birth weight, postnatal growth and cardiovascular risk factors in children born appropriate for gestational age: are effects mediated by adiposity? Journal of the American Medical Association (accepted)

Longo C*, Bartlett G, Schuster T, Ducharme F, MacGibbon B, Barnett T. (2017). The Obese-Asthma Phenotype in Children: An Exacerbation Situation. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2018. 41(4):1239-1249.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2017.10.052.

Edasseri A, Barnett TA, Kâ K, Henderson M, Nicolau B. (2017). Oral health promoting school environments typology and dental caries status in Quebec children. American Journal of Preventive Medicine (accepted)

Haecker A, Barnett TA, Bigras JL, Henderson M, Mathieu ME. Performance physique et excès pondéral : similitudes et distinctions entre les enfants avec obésité et obésité sévère. Nutrition Clinique et Métabolisme 30 (2), 114-115

Fitzpatrick C*, Datta G, Gray-Donald K, Kestens Y, Henderson M, Barnett TA. (2017). School Food Environments Associated with Adiposity in Children Attending Canadian Urban Schools.  International Journal of Obesity, 41(7):1005-1010



Nguyen S, Haecker AL, Henderson M, Barnett TA, Mathieu M-È, Pagani LS, Bigras J-L. (2016). Physical activity programs with post intervention follow-up in children: a comprehensive review according to categories of intervention.  International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13(7): 664

Bird M*, Barnett TA, Datta G, Van Hulst A, Cloutier MS. (2016).  A Park Typology in the QUALITY Cohort: Implications for Physical Activity and Truncal Fat among Youth at Risk of Obesity. Preventive Medicine, 90:133-8

Alexander S, Barnett TA, Fitzpatrick C. (2016). Are some inequalities amplified through the differential access to play opportunities at school? A call to ‘level the playing field.’ Canadian Journal of Public Health, 107(6):e583-e585

Peláez S*, Alexander S, Roberge J-B, Henderson M, Barnett TA. (2016). ‘Life in the age of screens’: parent perspectives on a 24 hours no screen-time challenge. Clinical Obesity, 6(4):273-280

Henderson M, Benedetti A, Barnett TA, Mathieu ME, Deladoey J, Gray-Donald K. (2016). The influence of adiposity, physical activity, fitness and screen time on insulin dynamics over 2 years in youth. JAMA Pediatrics, 170(3): 227-35



Bird M*, Datta G, Van Hulst A, Kestens Y, Barnett TA. (2015). A reliability assessment of a direct-observation, park evaluation tool: the Parks, Activity and Recreation among Kids (PARKS) Tool. BMC Public Health, 15(1):906

Côté-Lussier C*, Fitzpatrick C, Séguin L, Barnett TA. (2015). Poor, unsafe, and overweight: The role of feeling unsafe at school in mediating the association among poverty exposure, youth screen time, physical activity, and weight status. American Journal of Epidemiology, 182(1) : 67-79

Bélanger M, Sabiston CM, Barnett TA, O’Loughlin E, Ward S, Contreras G, O’Loughlin J. (2015). Number of years of participation in some, but not all, types of physical activity during adolescence predicts level of physical activity in adulthood: results from a 13-year cohort study. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity,  12:76

Côté-Lussier C*, Mathieu ME, Barnett TA. (2015). Independent associations between child and parent perceived neighborhood safety, and child screen time, physical activity and BMI: A structural equation modeling approach. International Journal of Obesity, 39(10): 1475-81

Kakinami L, Barnett TA, Séguin L, Paradis G. (2015). Parenting style and obesity risk in children. Preventive Medicine, 75(Mar 20): 18-22

Fitzpatrick C*, Barnett TA, Pagani L. (2015). Maternal smoking predicts larger waist circumference and skin-fold measures by middle childhood. JMED Research, DOI: 10.5171/2015.79

Côté-Lussier C, Jackson J, Kestens Y, Henderson M, Barnett TA (2015). A child’s view: social and physical environmental features differentially predict parent and child perceived neighborhood safety. Journal of Urban Health, 92(1): 10-23

Van Hulst A*, Roy-Gagnon MH, Gauvin L, Kestens Y, Henderson M, Barnett TA. (2015). Identifying risk profiles for childhood obesity using recursive partitioning: Complex associations with individual, familial, and neighborhood environment factors. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 12:17

Côté-Lussier C*, Barnett TA, Kestens Y, Tu MT, Séguin L. (2015). The role of the residential neighborhood in linking youths’ family poverty trajectory to decreased feelings of safety at school. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 44(6):1194-207

O’Loughlin J, Dugas E, Brunet J, DiFranza J, Engert J, Gervais A, Gray-Donald K, Karp I, Low N, Sabiston CM, Sylvestre MP, Tyndale R, Auger N, Barnett TA et al. (2015). Cohort Profile: The Nicotine Dependence in Teens (NDIT) Study. International Journal of Epidemiology, 44(5): 1537-46



Fitzpatrick C*, Barnett TA, Pagani LS (2014). Parental bad habits breed bad behaviors in youth: Exposure to gestational smoke and child impulsivity. International journal of psychophysiology, 93(1): 17-21

Kakinami L, Gauvin L, Barnett TA, Paradis G. (2014). Trying to lose weight: the association of income and age in weight loss strategies in the U.S. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 46(6): 585-592

Kestens Y, Barnett TA, Mathieu ME, Henderson M, Bigras JL, Thierry B, St-Onge M, Lambert M. (2014). Innovation through wearable sensors to collect real-life data among pediatric patients with cardiometabolic risk factors. International Journal of Pediatrics, DOI:10.1155/2014/328.

Brunet J, Sabiston CM, Low N, Chaiton M, Contreras G, Barnett TA, O’Loughlin J. (2014). Measurement invariance of the depressive symptoms scale during adolescence. BMC Psychiatry, 14:95

Kern L, Geneau A, Laforest S, Dumas A, Tremblay B, Goulet C, Lepage S, Barnett TA. (2014). Predictors of risk perception and risk-taking among skateboarders. Safety Science, 62: 370-375

Crevier-Couture S, Barnett TA, O’Loughlin J, Tremblay A, Mathieu ME. (2014). Zeros in accelerometer files–a comparison study of ten published nonwear algorithms. Journal of Sports Science. 2(1): 53-61

Henderson M, Gray-Donald K, Rabasa-Lhoret R, Bastard JP, Barnett TA, Benedetti A, Chaput JP, Tremblay A, Lambert M. (2014). Insulin secretion and its association with physical activity, fitness and screen time in children. Obesity, 22(2): 504-511



Côté-Lussier C, Barnett TA. (2013). On the public health consequences of xenophobic political strategies and policies: letter to the editor. Canadian Journal of Public Health. 104(7): 509

Van Hulst A*, Gauvin L, Kestens Y, Barnett TA (2013). Neighborhood built and social environment characteristics: a multilevel analysis of associations with obesity among children and their parents. International Journal of Obesity. 37(10): 1328-1335

Barnett TA, Maximova K, Sabiston CM, Van Hulst A, Brunet J, Castonguay AL, Bélanger M, O’Loughlin J. (2013). Physical activity growth curves relate to adiposity in adolescents. Annals of Epidemiology, 23(9): 529-533

Pagani LS, Fitzpatrick C*, Barnett TA. (2013). Early childhood television viewing and kindergarten entry readiness. Pediatric Research, 74(3): 350-355

Brunet J, O’Loughlin J, Barnett TA, Mathieu ME, Tremblay A, Sabiston CM. (2013). Perceived parental social support and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity in children at risk of obesity. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 85(2): 198-207

Chaiton M, Contreras G, Brunet J, Sabiston CM, O’Loughlin E, Low NC, Karp I, Barnett TA, O’LoughlinJ. (2013). Heterogeneity of depressive symptom trajectories through adolescence: predicting outcomes in young adulthood. Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 22(2): 96-105

Van Hulst A*, Barnett TA, Déry V, Côté G, Colin C. (2013). Health-promoting vending machines: evaluation of a pediatric hospital intervention. Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research. 74(1): 28-34

Gómez-López L, Van Hulst A*, Barnett TA, Roy-Gagnon MH, Tremblay A, O’Loughlin J, Lambert M.  (2013). Does parental BMI status modify the associations between birth weight, early growth, and childhood adiposity. Paediatrics & Child Health, 18(2): e2–e9

Brunet J, Sabiston CM, Chaiton M, Barnett TA, O’Loughlin E, Low NC, O’Loughlin JL. (2013). The association between past and current physical activity and depressive symptoms in young adults: a 10-year prospective study. Annals of Epidemiology, 23(1): 25-3

Li JS, Barnett TA, Goodman E, Wasserman RC, Kemper AR. (2013). Approaches to the Prevention and Management of Childhood Obesity: The Role of Social Networks and the Use of Social Media and Related Electronic Technologies: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Circulation, 127(2): 260-267



Sabiston CM, O’Loughlin E, Brunet J, Chaiton M, Low NC, Barnett TA, O’Loughlin J. (2012). Linking depression symptom trajectories in adolescence to physical activity and team sports participation in young adults. Preventive Medicine, 56(2): 95-98

Pabayo R*, O’Loughlin J, Barnett TA, Cohen JE, Gauvin L. (2012). Does intolerance of smoking at school or in restaurants or corner stores decrease cigarette use initiation in adolescents? Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 14(10): 1154-1160

Pabayo R*, Barnett TA, Datta GD, Lambert M, O’Loughlin J, Kawachi I. (2012). Area-level social fragmentation and walking for exercise: Cross-sectional findings from the Quebec Adipose and Lifestyle Investigation in Youth Study. American Journal of Public Health, 102(9): e30-37

Van Hulst A*, Thomas F, Barnett TA, Kestens Y, Gauvin L, Pannier B, Chaix B. (2012). A typology of neighborhoods and blood pressure in the RECORD Cohort Study. Journal of Hypertension, 30(7): 1336-1346

Henderson M, Gray-Donald K, Mathieu ME, Barnett TA, Hanley JA, O’Loughlin J, Tremblay A, Lambert M. (2012). How are physical activity, fitness, and sedentary behavior associated with insulin sensitivity in children? Diabetes Care, 35(6): 1272-1278

Fitzpatrick C*, Barnett TA, Pagani LS. (2012). Early exposure to media violence and later child adjustment. Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics, 33(4): 291-297

Pabayo R*, Gauvin L, Barnett TA, Morency P, Nikiéma B, Séguin L. (2012). Understanding the determinants of active transportation to school among children: evidence of environmental injustice from the Quebec Longitudinal Study of Child Development. Health & Place, 18(2): 163-171

Bélanger M, O’Loughlin J, Karp I, Barnett TA, Sabiston CM. (2012). Physical activity fluctuations and body fat during adolescence. Pediatric Obesity, 7(1): 73-81

Fitzpatrick C*, Pagani LS, Barnett TA. (2012). Early childhood television viewing predicts explosive leg strength and waist circumference by middle childhood. The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 9:87

Van Hulst A*, Barnett TA, Gauvin L, Daniel M, Kestens Y, Bird M, Gray-Donald K, Lambert M. (2012). Associations between children’s diets and features of their residential and school neighbourhood food environments. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 103(9 Suppl 3): eS48-54



Pabayo R*, Gauvin L, Barnett TA. (2011). Longitudinal changes in active transportation to school in Canadian youth aged 6 through 16 years. Pediatrics, 128(2): e404-413

Lambert M, Van Hulst A*, O’Loughlin J, Tremblay A, Barnett TA, Charron H, Drapeau V, Dubois J, GrayDonald K, Henderson M, Lagacé G, Low NC, Mark S, Mathieu ME, Maximova K, McGrath JJ. (2011). Cohort Profile: The Quebec Adipose and Lifestyle Investigation in Youth Cohort. International Journal of Epidemiology, 41(6): 1533-1544

Fuller D, Sabiston CM, Karp I, Barnett TA, O’Loughlin J. (2011). School sports opportunities influence physical activity in secondary school and beyond. Journal of School Health, 128(2): 449-454



Sabiston CM, Castonguay A, Low NC, Barnett TA, Mathieu ME, O’Loughlin J, Lambert M. (2010). Vigorous physical activity and low-grade systemic inflammation in adolescent boys and girls. International Journal of Pediatric Obesity, 5(6): 509-515

Barnett TA, O’Loughlin J, Sabiston CM, Karp I, Bélanger M, Van Hulst A, Lambert M. (2010). Teens and screens: the influence of screen time on adiposity in adolescents. American Journal of Epidemiology, 172(3): 255-262

Pagani LS, Fitzpatrick C*, Barnett TA, Dubow. (2010). Prospective associations between early childhood television exposure and academic, psychosocial, and physical well-being by middle childhood. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 164(5): 425-431

Pabayo R, Gauvin L, Barnett TA, Nikiéma B, Séguin L. (2010). Sustained active transportation is associated with a favorable body mass index trajectory across the early school years: findings from the Quebec Longitudinal Study of Child Development birth cohort. Preventive Medicine, 50(Suppl 1): S59-64



Sabiston CM, Castonguay A, Barnett TA, O’Loughlin J, Lambert M. (2009). Body image and C-reactive protein in adolescents. International Journal of Obesity, 33(5): 597-600

Barnett TA, O’Loughlin J, Gauvin L, Paradis G, Hanley J, McGrath JJ, Lambert M. (2009). School opportunities and physical activity frequency in nine year old children. International Journal of Public Health, 54(3): 150-157



O’Loughlin J, Lambert M, Karp I, McGrath J, Gray-Donald K, Barnett TA, Delvin EE, Levy E, Paradis G. (2008). Association between cigarette smoking and C-reactive protein in a representative, population based sample of adolescents. Nicotine & tobacco research: official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, 10(3): 525-532

Gauvin L, Riva M, Barnett TA, Richard L, Craig CL, Spivock M, Laforest S, Laberge S, Fournel MC, Gagnon H, Gagné S. (2008). Association between neighborhood active living potential and walking. American Journal of Epidemiology, 167(8): 944-953

Barnett TA, Gauvin L, Craig CL, Katzmarzyk PT. (2008). Distinct trajectories of leisure time physical activity and predictors of trajectory class membership: a 22 year cohort study. The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 5:57

Lambert M, Delvin EE, Levy E, O’Loughlin J, Paradis G, Barnett TA, McGrath JJ. (2008). Prevalence of cardiometabolic risk factors by weight status in a population-based sample of Quebec children and adolescents. The Canadian Journal of Cardiology, 24(7): 575-583

Maximova K, McGrath JJ, Barnett TA, O’Loughlin J, Paradis G, Lambert M. (2008). Do you see what I see? Weight status misperception and exposure to obesity among children and adolescents. International Journal of Obesity, 32(6): 1008-1015



Riva M, Gauvin L, Barnett TA. (2007). Toward the next generation of research into small area effects on health: a synthesis of multilevel investigations published since July 1998. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 61(10): 853-861

Barnett TA, Gauvin L, Lambert M, O’Loughlin J, Paradis G, McGrath JJ. (2007). The influence of school smoking policies on student tobacco use. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 161(9): 842-848

Barnett TA, Gauvin L, Craig CL, Katzmarzyk PT. (2007). Modifying effects of sex, age, and education on 22-year trajectory of leisure-time physical activity in a Canadian cohort. Journal of Physical Activity & Health, 4(2): 153-166.

Pilote L, Dasgupta K, Guru V, Humphries KH, McGrath JJ, Norris C , Rabi D, Tremblay J, Alamian A, Barnett TA, Cox J, Ghali WA , Grace S, Hamet P, Ho T, Kirkland S, Lambert M, Libersan D, O’Loughlin J, Paradis G, Petrovich M, Tagalakis V. (2007). A comprehensive view of sex-specific issues related to cardiovascular disease.  Canadian Medical Association Journal, 176(6): S1-S44.



Barnett TA, O’Loughlin J, Gauvin L, Paradis G, Hanley J. (2006). Opportunities for student physical activity in elementary schools: a cross-sectional survey of frequency and correlates. Health Education & Behavior: the official publication of the Society for Public Health Education, 33(2): 215-232



Feldman DE, Barnett TA, Shrier I, Rossignol M, Abenhaim L. (2003). Is physical activity differentially associated with different types of sedentary pursuits? Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 157(8): 797-802



Barnett TA, O’Loughlin J, Paradis G. (2002). One- and two-year predictors of decline in physical activity among inner-city school children. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 23(2): 121-128



O’Loughlin J, Paradis G, Kishchuk N, Barnett TA, Renaud L. (1999). Prevalence and correlates of physical activity behaviors among elementary schoolchildren in multiethnic, low income, inner-city neighborhoods in Montréal, Canada. Annals of Epidemiology, 9(7): 397-407



O’Loughlin J, Paradis G, Renaud L, Meshefedjian G, Barnett TA. (1997). The “Yes, I Quit” smoking cessation course: does it help women in a low income community quit? Journal of Community Health, 22(6): 451-468

Barnett TA, O’Loughlin J, Paradis G, Renaud L. (1997). Reliability of proxy reports of parental smoking by elementary school children. Annals of Epidemiology, 7(6): 396-399



O’Loughlin J, Ledoux J, Barnett TA, Paradis G. (1996). La Commande du Coeur (“Shop for Your Heart”): a point-of-choice nutrition education campaign in a low-income urban neighborhood. American Journal of Health Promotion, 10(3): 175-178.



O’Loughlin J, Paradis G, Kishchuk N, Gray-Donald K, Renaud L, Finès P, Barnett TA. (1995). Cœur en santé St-Henri–a heart health promotion programme in Montréal, Canada: design and methods for evaluation. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 49(5): 495-502


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