KOOHSARI, MohammadJavad

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Affiliation

Faculty of Sport Sciences, Institute for Sport Sciences

Job title

Junior Researcher(Assistant Professor)

Mail Address

E-mail address

Homepage URL

http://ptkeiichi.m48.coreserver.jp/www.koka.tokyo/member/

Profile

Introduction

Dr Koohsari’s research focuses on how urban design and geospatial science can contribute to sustainable development and population health, especially in the context of super-aged societies. He holds an honorary position at the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.


 Peer-reviewed Publications

Overview

h-index: 28 (Google Scholar); 24 (Scopus); 22 (Web of Science)
Total citations: 3254 (Google Scholar), 1936 (Scopus), 1699 (Web of Science) as of 21 October 2021

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Education 【 display / non-display

  • 2010.05
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    2013.03

    The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia   Melbourne School of Design   PhD  

Degree 【 display / non-display

  • 2013.03   The University of Melbourne, Australia   PhD

Research Experience 【 display / non-display

  • 2019.06
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    Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne, Australia   Research Fellow (Honorary)

  • 2019.04
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    Faculty of Sport Sciences, Waseda University, Japan   次席研究員(研究院講師)

  • 2019.04
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    2021.09

    the Department of Frontier Science for Advanced Environment, the Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Tohoku University   Adjunct Lecturer

  • 2017.01
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    2020.12

    Research Fellow (Honorary), Baker Heart & Diabetes, Australia

  • 2017.01
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    2019.03

    Faculty of Sport Sciences, Waseda University, Japan   Research Fellow in Urban Design & Public Health

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Professional Memberships 【 display / non-display

  • 2018.06
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    International Society of Behavioral Nutrition & Physical Activity

  • 2011.06
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    2014.06

    Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning

  • 2010.06
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    2013.06

    Planning Institute of Australia

  • 2012.06
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    Global Positioning Systems-Health Research Network

  • 2012.06
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    International Physical Activity & Environment Network (IPEN)

 

Research Areas 【 display / non-display

  • Environmental policy and social systems   Asia

  • Human geosciences   Geospatial science

  • Geography   Area studies

  • Architectural planning and city planning   Urban Studies

  • Sports sciences   Preventive health sciences

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Research Interests 【 display / non-display

  • Asian Studies

  • Sustainable Development

  • Geospatial Science

  • Geography

  • Urban Studies

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Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Sedentary Behavior and Happiness: The Mediation Effects of Social Capital

    Yasunaga, A, Koohsari, M. J, Shibata, A, Ishii, K, Miyawaki, R, Araki, K, Oka, K

    Innovation in Aging    2021.09  [Refereed]  [International journal]

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  • Does neighborhood built environment support older adults' daily steps differ by time of day?

    Lai, T.F, Chang, C. S, Liao, Y, Hsueh, M.C, Koohsari, M. J, Shibata, A, Oka, K

    Journal of Transport & Health   22   101234  2021.08  [Refereed]  [International journal]

  • Built Environment Design and Cancer Prevention Through the Lens of Inequality

    Koohsari, M. J, Nakaya, T, McCormack, G, Oka, K

    Cities    2021.07  [Refereed]  [International journal]  [International coauthorship]

    Authorship:Lead author, Corresponding author

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  • Domain-specific active and sedentary behaviours in relation to workers’ presenteeism and absenteeism

    Koohsari, M. J, Yasunaga, A, McCormack, G. R, Shibata, A, Ishii, K, Nakaya, T, Oka, K

    Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine   63 ( 10 ) e685 - e688  2021.07  [Refereed]  [International journal]  [International coauthorship]

    Authorship:Lead author, Corresponding author

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    Objectives. To examine the associations between domain-specific sedentary and active behaviours and workers’ presenteeism and absenteeism in a sample of company employees. Methods. This study recruited participants (n=2,466) from a nationwide online survey database (Japan,2019). Participants completed a questionnaire that captured data on relative and absolute presenteeism and absenteeism and domain-specific physical activity, and sedentary behaviours. Results. Daily minutes of work-related physical activity was negatively associated with relative absenteeism. Daily minutes of leisure-related physical activity was positively associated with absolute presenteeism (i.e., better productivity). Daily minutes of total physical activity were negatively and positively associated with relative absenteeism and absolute presenteeism (i.e., better productivity). There was also a positive association between car sitting time and absolute absenteeism. Conclusions. A change in work culture and practices that support active behaviours at work and outside of work may improve employee’s productivity indices.

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  • Traditional and Novel Walkable Built Environment Metrics and Social Capital

    Koohsari, M. J, Nakaya, T, McCormack, G. R, Shibata, A, Ishii, K, Yasunaga, A, Hanibuchi, T, Oka, K

    Landscape & Urban Planning   63 ( 10 ) e685 - e688  2021.06  [Refereed]  [International coauthorship]

    Authorship:Lead author, Corresponding author

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    A rapidly growing body of literature has explored associations between urban design attributes, which are conducive to walking, and social capital. The current study aimed to build on the limitations of previous research. Specifically, this study estimated the associations between traditional and novel walkable built environment metrics and social capital among a sample of adults in Japan. Data (n = 1010) from a randomly selected cross-section of residents (40–69 years old) from two areas in Japan were included. Social capital was assessed by questionnaires. Several objective and perceived walkable built environment attributes were calculated. Covariate-adjusted multivariable linear regression models were used to estimate associations between neighborhood built attributes and the three social capital scores. Street connectivity was negatively associated with activities with neighbors (b = -0.21, 95% CI -0.31, -0.11). Perceived population density was negatively associated with all three social capital scores, including social cohesion, activities with neighbors, and social participation (b = -0.21, 95% CI -0.30, -0.11, b = -0.15, 95% CI -0.24, -0.06, and b = -0.16, 95% CI -0.29, -0.02, respectively). Traditional walkability and Walk Score® were negatively associated with activities with neighbors (b = -0.04, 95% CI -0.07, -0.00 and b = -0.09, 95% CI -0.15, -0.04, respectively). No significant associations were observed between perceived walkability and social capital scores. Space syntax walkability was negatively associated with social cohesion and activities with neighbors (b = -0.12, 95% CI -0.23, -0.01 and b = -0.11, 95% CI -0.21, -0.01, respectively). This study provided unique findings demonstrating that walkable built environments may not necessarily support social capital in ultrahigh-density Asian cities.

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Books and Other Publications 【 display / non-display

  • Walkable Neighborhoods: The Link between Public Health, Urban Design, and Transportation

    Koichiro Oka, Javad Koohsari( Part: Joint editor)

    MDPI  2020.01 ISBN: 9783039219308  [Refereed]

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    It is now widely recognized that individual-based motivational interventions alone are not sufficient to address the global pandemic of physical inactivity (lack of exercise and too much sitting time). There has been a growing interest in the effect the physically built environment can have on people’s active behaviors. The fundamental assumption is that surrounding physical environments can support active behaviors among a large number of people with long-term effects. This topic has received much attention over the last decade, mainly in the three fields of urban design, public health, and transportation. This Special Issue aims to provide multidisciplinary and evidence-based state-of-the-art research on how the locations where people live impact their active behaviors and health outcomes.

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  • Promoting physical activity – reducing obesity and NCDs

    Giles-Corti, B, Bull, F, Christian, H, Koohsari, M. J, Sugiyama, T, Hooper, P( Part: Joint author, Nature and Public Health: The Role of Nature in Improving the Health of a Population)

    Oxford: Oxford University Press  2018 ISBN: 9780198725916  [Refereed]

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  • Designing for dissemination in chronic disease prevention and management

    Owen, N, Goode, A, Sugiyama, T, Koohsari, M. J, Healy, G, Fjeldsoe, B, Eakin, E( Part: Joint author, Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health: Translating Science to Practice)

    Oxford: Oxford University Press  2018 ISBN: 9780199751877  [Refereed]

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  • The influence of urban design and planning on physical activity

    Giles-Corti, B, Foster, S, Koohsari, M. J, Francis, J, Hooper, P( Part: Joint author, The Routledge Handbook of Planning for Health and Well-Being: Shaping a sustainable and healthy future)

    New York: Routledge  2015 ISBN: 9781315728261  [Refereed]

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  • Report Publications

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    Giles-Corti, B., Hooper, P., Koohsari, M. J., Francis, J., 2014. Low density development. National Heart Foundation of Australia, p. 36.

  • Manuscript reviews

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    • Total number of papers: 155
    • Total number of journals: 68
    o American Journal of Health Behavior (1)
    o American Journal of Health Promotion (3)
    o American Journal of Preventive Medicine (1)
    o Annals of Behavioral Medicine (1)
    o Annals of Epidemiology (1)
    o Applied Geography (1)
    o BMC Public Health (2)
    o BMJ Open (2)
    o British Journal of Sports Medicine (1)
    o Buildings (1)
    o Cities (12)
    o City, Culture and Society (1)
    o Computers, Environment & Urban Systems (2)
    o Critical Public Health (1)
    o Ecological Processes (1)
    o Environment & Behavior (2)
    o Environmental Research (1)
    o Environmental Research Letters (1)
    o Geriatrics & Gerontology International (1)
    o Habitat International (2)
    o Health & Place (12)
    o Health & Social Care in the Community (1)
    o Heliyon (1)
    o International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition & Physical Activity (3)
    o International Journal of Environmental Health Research (1)
    o International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health (2)
    o International Journal of Heritage Studies (1)
    o International Journal of Injury Control & Safety Promotion (1)
    o International Journal of Sustainable Built Environment (1)
    o International Journal of Sustainable Transportation (1)
    o International Journal of Urban Sciences (2)
    o International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development (1)
    o JMIR Research Protocols (1)
    o Journal of Aging & Physical Activity (2)
    o Journal of Architectural & Planning Research (12)
    o Journal of Environmental Planning & Management (1)
    o Journal of Environmental Psychology (1)
    o Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health (1)
    o Journal of Housing & the Built Environment (1)
    o Journal of Mountain Science (1)
    o Journal of Place Management & Development (2)
    o Journal of Transport Geography (1)
    o Journal of Transport & Health (2)
    o Journal of Transport and Land Use (1)
    o Journal of Urban & Environmental Engineering (3)
    o Journal of Urban Health (6)
    o Journal of Urbanism (4)
    o Journal of Physical Activity & Health (3)
    o Journal of Planning Literature (2)
    o Journal of Public Health (1)
    o Land Use Policy (1)
    o Landscape & Urban Planning (8)
    o Leisure Sciences (1)
    o Local Environment (1)
    o PLOS ONE (2)
    o Preventive Medicine (8)
    o Preventive Medicine Reports (2)
    o Social Science & Medicine (1)
    o Sustainability (1)
    o Transport Reviews (1)
    o Transportation Research Part A: Policy & Practice (1)
    o Transportation Research Part F: Psychology and Behaviour (1)
    o Transportation Research Part D: Transport & Environment (2)
    o Travel Behaviour & Society (2)
    o Tourism Management (1)
    o Urban Design & Planning (3)
    o Urban Forestry & Urban Greening (7)
    o Urban Science (1)
    o Urban Policy & Research (2)

Awards 【 display / non-display

  • Publons' Peer Review Awards For Placing in the Top 1% of Reviewers in the Field of Social Sciences, General During the 2017-2018

    2018.09   Publons, Clarivate Analytics  

    Winner: Javad Koohsari

  • Honorable Mention in the Dean’s Prize for Published Postgraduate Research for 2011

    2011   Melbourne School of Design, The University of Melbourne  

    Winner: Javad Koohsari

  • Melbourne International Research Scholarships (MIRS)

    2010   The University of Melbourne  

    Winner: Javad Koohsari

  • Melbourne International Fee Remission Scholarship (MIFRS)

    2010   The University of Melbourne  

    Winner: Javad Koohsari

Research Projects 【 display / non-display

  • Identifying urban design factors that promote active living

    Project Year :

    2017.04
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    2019.04
     

    KOOHSARI Javad

    Authorship: Principal investigator

  • How can urban design reduce cardiovascular disease risk?

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    2016.01
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    Javad Koohsari

    Authorship: Principal investigator

Presentations 【 display / non-display

  • Urban Design, Space Syntax & Health

    Koohsari, M  [Invited]

    Murdoch Children's Research Institute, The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia 

    Presentation date: 2019.08

  • Do objectively-assessed physical activity and sedentary behaviour mediate the associations between environmental attributes and Japanese older adults’ body mass index?

    Koohsari, M. J, Kaczynski, A. T, Nakaya, T, Shibata, A, Ishii, K, Yasunaga, A, Stowe, E[International coauthorship]

    The International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) 

    Presentation date: 2019.06

  • Neighborhood design and Japanese older adults’ cognitive function: Mediation effects of objectively-assessed physical activity

    Koohsari, M. J, Nakaya, T, McCormack, G, Shibata, A, Ishii, K, Yasunaga, A, Oka, K

    The International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) 

    Presentation date: 2019.06

  • Urban Design, Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour, & Public Health: New Insights Using Space Syntax

    Koohsari, M  [Invited]

    Charles Perkins Centre, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia 

    Presentation date: 2019.05

  • Urban Design, Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour, & Public Health: New Insights Using Space Syntax

    Koohsari, M  [Invited]

    Department of Community Health Sciences & O’Brien Institute for Public Health, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada 

    Presentation date: 2019.03

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Teaching Experience 【 display / non-display

  • Physical environmental geography

    Tohoku University  

    2021.04
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  • Guest lecturer on “Sustainable Urban Design, Walking, & Health”

    Bunka Gakuen University  

    2021.05
     
     
     

  • Geographical Aspects of Health

    The University of Tokyo  

    2021.05
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  • Seminars on Global Issues B-II (Health & Well-being Issue)

    University of Tsukuba  

    2020.10
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  • Physical environmental geography

    Tohoku University  

    2020.05
     
     
     

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    This interdisciplinary course provides an evidence-based review of physical environmental geography and how it influences human life. As an example, this course discusses the ways through which physical environmental geography can impact human behaviour and population health. By the end-of-this intensive course students will be familiar with a brief introduction of physical environmental geography, its components, and how it impacts human life.

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Committee Memberships 【 display / non-display

  • 2014
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    Review Board member, American Journal of Health Behavior

  • 2010
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    Editorial Board member, Journal of Architectural and Planning Research

  • 2014
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    2020

    Editorial Board member, Annals of Behavioral Medicine