Publications (previous 5 years)


  1. Chinmoy Sarkar had contributed as National Academy of Medicine (NAM) fellow in Global Health Leadership to: Report on Global Roadmap for Healthy Longevity.
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  2. Chinmoy Sarkar*, Ka Yan Lai, Rong Zhang, Michael Y. Ni, Chris Webster (2022) The association between workplace built environment and metabolic health: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Health & Place 76: 102829.
  3. Ka Yan Lai, Sarika Kumari, John Gallacher, Chris Webster, Chinmoy Sarkar*. 2022. Associations of residential walkability and greenness with arterial stiffness in the UK Biobank. Environment International 158: 106960.
  4. Rong Zhang, Ka Yan Lai, Wenhui Liu, Yanhui Liu, Jianyun Lu, Linwei Tian, Chris Webster, Lei Luo, Chinmoy Sarkar*. 2022. Community-level ambient fine particulate matter and seasonal influenza among adolescents in Guangzhou, China: A Bayesian spatiotemporal analysis. Science of the Total Environment 826: 154135


  1. Ka Yan Lai, Sarika Kumari, Chris Webster, John Gallacher, Chinmoy Sarkar, 2021. Associations of neighbourhood housing density with loneliness and social isolation: a cross-sectional study using UK Biobank data. The Lancet 398(S2): S60.
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  2. Chinmoy Sarkar†*, Ka Yan Lai†, Michael Y. Ni, Sarika Kumari, Gabriel M. Leung, Chris Webster. 2021. Liveable residential space, residential density, and hypertension in Hong Kong: A population-based cohort study. PLOS Medicine 18(11): e1003824.
  3. Ka Yan Lai, Chinmoy Sarkar, Michael Y. Ni, Lydia WT Cheung, John Gallacher, Chris Webster. 2021. Exposure to light at night (LAN) and risk of breast cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Science of the Total Environment 762: 143159.
  4. Ka Yan Lai, Chinmoy Sarkar*, Sarika Kumari, Michael Y. Ni, John Gallacher, Chris Webster. 2021. Calculating a national Anomie Density Ratio: Measuring the patterns of loneliness and social isolation across the UK’s residential density gradient using results from the UK Biobank study. Landscape and Urban Planning 215: 104194.
  5. Chinmoy Sarkar†*, Ka Yan Lai†, Sarika Kumari, Gabriel Leung, Chris Webster, Michael Y. Ni. 2021. Characteristics of the residential environment and association with depression in Hong Kong. JAMA Network Open 4(10): e2130777.
  6. Ka Yan Lai, Chris Webster, Sarika Kumari, Chinmoy Sarkar*. 2021. The nature of cities and the COVID19 pandemic. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 46: 27-31.
  7. Simon C Moore, Bella Orpen, Jesse Smith, Chinmoy Sarkar, Chenlu Li, Jonathan Shepherd, Sarah Bauermeister. 2021. Alcohol affordability: implications for alcohol price policies. A cross-sectional analysis in middle and older adults from UK Biobank. Journal of Public Health, fdab095.
  8. Chen, X; Ward, TJ; Ho, KF; Sarkar, C; Webster, CJ. 2021. Characteristics and health risks of personal exposure to particle‐bound PAHs for Hong Kong adult residents: From ambient pollution to indoor exposure. Indoor Air 32: e12956.
  9. Chen, X; Ward, TJ; Sarkar, C; Ho, KF; Webster, CJ. 2021. Health risks of adults in Hong Kong related to inhalation of particle-bound heavy metal(loid)s. Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health
  10. Chen, XC, Chuang, HC, Ward, TJ, Sarkar, C, Webster, C, Cao, J, Hsiao, TC, Ho, KF. 2021. Toxicological effects of personal exposure to fine particles in adult residents of Hong Kong. Environmental Pollution, 275:116633.
  11. Xiao, Y., Miao, S., Sarkar, C. 2021. Social ties, spatial migration paradigm, and mental health among two generations of migrants in China. Population, Space and Place, 27:e2389.
  12. Lu, S; Liu, Y; Guo, Y; Ho, HC; Song, Y; Cheng, W; Chui, CH; Chan, OF; Webster, C; Chiu, RLH; Lum, TYS (2021) Neighbourhood physical environment, intrinsic capacity, and 4-year late-life functional ability trajectories of low-income Chinese older population: A longitudinal study with the parallel process of latent growth curve modelling. EClinicalMedicine 36: 100927.


  1. Lai, K.Y., Sarkar, C*., Ni, M.Y., Gallacher, J., Webster, C., 2020. Exposure to light at night (LAN) and risk of obesity: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies. Environmental Research 187: 109637.
  2. Lai, K.Y., Sarkar, C., Scott, I., Sun, Z., 2020. Are greenspace attributes associated with perceived restorativeness? A comparative study of urban cemeteries and parks in Edinburgh, Scotland. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening 53: 126720.
  3. Kamal Jyoti Maji, Chinmoy Sarkar (2020) Spatio-temporal variations and trends of major air pollutants in China during 2015-2018. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 27:33792–33808.
  4. Shengzhi Sun, Chinmoy Sarkar*, Sarika Kumari, Peter James, Wangnan Cao, Ruby Lee, Linwei Tian, Chris Webster (2020) Air Pollution Associated Respiratory Mortality Risk  Alleviated by Residential Greenness in the Chinese Elderly Health Service Cohort.  Environment Research
  5. Xiaohu Zhang, Scott Melbourne, Chinmoy Sarkar, Alain Chiaradia, Chris Webster (2020) Effects of green space on walking: does size, shape and density matter? Urban Studies (online first)
  6. Yang Xiao, Siyu Miao, Chinmoy Sarkar, Lingyun Fan, Zhigang Li (2020) Do Neighborhood Ties Matter for Residents’ Mental Health in Affordable Housing: Evidence from Guangzhou. China. Cities 100: 102666.


  1. Chinmoy Sarkar*, Bing Zhang, Michael Ni, Sarika Kumari, Sarah Bauermeister, John Gallacher, Chris Webster (2019) Environmental correlates of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in 96 779 participants from the UK Biobank: a cross-sectional, observational study. The Lancet Planetary Health 3(11): e478-e490.


  1. Sarkar*, C., Webster, C., Gallacher, J., 2018, Are exposures to ready-to-eat food environments associated with type 2 diabetes? Full data, cross-sectional evidence from N=347 551 UK Biobank adult participants. The Lancet Planetary Health 2(10): e438–450.
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  2. Sarkar*, C., Webster, C., Gallacher, J., 2018, Residential greenness and prevalence of major depressive disorders: a cross-sectional, observational, associational study of 94 879 adult UK Biobank participants. The Lancet Planetary Health 2(4):e162-e173.
  3. Sarkar*, C., Webster, C., Gallacher, J., 2018, Neighbourhood walkability and incidence of hypertension: Findings from the study of 429,334 UK Biobank participants. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health 221(3):458-468.
  4. Ezzati, M; Webster, CJ; Doyle, YG; Rashid, S; Owusu, G; Leung, GM. 2018. Cities for global health. BMJ 363 (n. 8170): k3794, p. 1-7.
  5. Sarkar*, C., 2018, EDITORIAL: Towards quantifying the role of urban place factors in the production and socio-spatial distribution of mental health in city dwellers. Journal of Urban Design and Mental Health, 4:2.
  6. Burgoine, T., Sarkar, C., Webster, C. J., Monsivais, P., 2018, Examining the interaction of fast-food outlet exposure and income on diet and obesity: evidence from 51,361 UK Biobank participants. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 15(1):71.
  7. Piumatti, G., Moore, S. C., Berridge, D. M., Sarkar, C., Gallacher, J., 2018, The relationship between alcohol use and long-term cognitive decline in middle and late life: a longitudinal analysis using UK Biobank. Journal of Public Health 40(2):304-311.
  8. Kang, K., Ni Y., Li J., Imamovic L., Sarkar, C., Kobler M.D., Heshiki Y., Zheng T., Kumari S., Wong J.C.Y., Archna A., Wong C.W.M., Dingle C., Denizen S., Baker D.M., Sommer M.O.A., Webster C.J., Panagiotou G., 2018, The Environmental Exposures and Inner-and Intercity Traffic Flows of the Metro System May Contribute to the Skin Microbiome and Resistome. Cell Reports 24(5):1190-1202. e5.
  9. Lu, Y., Sarkar, C., Xiao, Y., 2018, The effect of street-level greenery on walking behavior: Evidence from Hong Kong. Social Science & Medicine 208:41-49.
  10. Xiao, Y., Miao, S., Sarkar*, C., Geng, H., Lu, Y., 2018, Exploring the Impacts of Housing Condition on Migrants’ Mental Health in Nanxiang, Shanghai: A Structural Equation Modelling Approach. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 15(2):225.
  11. Lu, Y., Sun, G., Sarkar, C., Gou, Z., Xiao, Y., 2018, Commuting Mode Choice in a High-Density City: Do Land-Use Density and Diversity Matter in Hong Kong? International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 15(5):920.
  12. Lu, Y., Gou, Z., Xiao, Y., Sarkar, C., Zacharias, J., 2018, Do transit-oriented developments (TODs) and established urban neighborhoods have similar walking levels in Hong Kong? International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 15(3):555.


  1. Sarkar, C., Webster, C., Gallacher, J., 2017, Residential density and adiposity: findings from the UK Biobank, The Lancet 390:S79.
  2. Sarkar*, C., Webster, C., Gallacher, J., 2017, Association between adiposity outcomes and residential density: a full-data, cross-sectional analysis of 419 562 UK Biobank adult participants. The Lancet Planetary Health 1(7):e277-e288.
  3. Sarkar*, C., 2017, Residential greenness and adiposity: Findings from the UK Biobank. Environmental International 106:1-10.
  4. Sarkar*, C., Webster, C., Kumari, S., 2017, Street morphology and severity of road casualties: A 5-year study of Greater London. International Journal of Sustainable Transportation 12(7):510-525.
  5. Sarkar*, C., Webster, C., 2017, Urban environments and human health: current trends and future directions. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 25(April 2017):33-44.
  6. Sarkar*, C., Webster, C., 2017, Healthy Cities of Tomorrow: the Case for Large Scale Built Environment–Health Studies. Journal of Urban Health 94(1):4-19.
  7. Heshiki, Y., Dissanayake, T., Zheng, T., Kang, K., Yueqiong, N., Xu, Z., Sarkar, C., Woo, P. C., Chow, B. K., Baker, D., Yan, A., Webster, C., Panagiotou, G., Li, J., 2017, Toward a metagenomic understanding on the bacterial composition and resistome in Hong Kong banknotes. Frontiers in Microbiology 8:632.
  8. Xiao, Y., Sarkar, C., Webster, C., Chiaradia, A., Lu, Y., 2017, Street network accessibility-based methodology for appraisal of land use master plans: An empirical case study of Wuhan, China. Land Use Policy 69:193-203.
  9. Lu, Y., Sarkar, C., Ye, Y., Xiao, Y., 2017, Using the Online Walking Journal to explore the relationship between campus environment and walking behaviour. Journal of Transport & Health 5:123-132.