Daniel Rainham

Assistant Professor
Elizabeth May Chair in Sustainability and Environmental Health
Cross appointed to the School of Planning, & Environmental Science Program

Email: daniel.rainham@dal.ca

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  • A spatial analysis of community level overweight and obesity 

    Penney T.L., Kirk S.F.L., Rainham D.G.C., Dummer T.J.B.,Kirk S.F.L.,. 2014. "A spatial analysis of community level overweight and obesity." J.Hum.Nutr.Diet.Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics 27(SUPPL2): 65-74.
    No abstract available.
  • Risk factors predisposing to pedestrian road traffic injury in children living in Lima, Peru: A case-control study 

    Pernica J.M., LeBlanc J.C., Soto-Castellares G., Donroe J., Gilman R.H., Carhuancho-Meza B.A.,Rainham D.G.C. 2012. "Risk factors predisposing to pedestrian road traffic injury in children living in Lima, Peru: A case-control study." Arch.Dis.Child.Archives of Disease in Childhood 97(8): 709-713.
    No abstract available.
  • Physical activity and nutrition among youth in rural, suburban and urban neighbourhood types 

    Shearer C., Blanchard C., Kirk S., Rehman L., Sim M., Lyons R., Dummer T., Pitter R., Shields C.,Rainham D.,. 2012. "Physical activity and nutrition among youth in rural, suburban and urban neighbourhood types." Can.J.Public Health Canadian Journal of Public Health 103(SUPPL. 3): S55-S60.
    No abstract available.
  • Examining the place of ecological integrity in environmental justice: A systematic review 

    Neimanis, Aelita, Castleden, Heather,Rainham, Daniel,. 2012. "Examining the place of ecological integrity in environmental justice: A systematic review." Local Environment 17(3): 349-367.
    Environmental justice research is predominately an anthropocentric endeavour, and it is unclear whether this research captures injustices to other species or the integrity of ecological systems that support all life on ...
  • Ambient air pollution and population health: Overview 

    Krewski, Daniel, and Daniel Rainham. 2007. "Ambient air pollution and population health: Overview ." Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health-Part A-Current Issues 70(3-4): 275-283.
    In November 2003 approximately 200 researchers, stakeholders, and policymakers from more than 40 countries gathered to discuss the science and policy implications of air pollution and human health as part of the AIRNET/NERAM ...
  • Is Francophone Language Status Associated With Differences in the Health Services Use of Rural Nova Scotians? 

    Langille, Donald, Daniel Rainham, and Steve Kisely. 2012. "Is Francophone Language Status Associated With Differences in the Health Services Use of Rural Nova Scotians? ." Canadian Journal of Public Health-Revue Canadienne De Sante Publique 103(1): 65-68.
    Objectives: Research suggests that Canadian francophones living in minority contexts have little access to health services in French and are more likely to receive poorer health services. We examined whether francophones ...
  • Risk communication and public response to industrial chemical contamination in Sydney, Nova Scotia: A case study 

    Rainham, D.. 2002. "Risk communication and public response to industrial chemical contamination in Sydney, Nova Scotia: A case study ." Journal of environmental health 65(5): 26-32.
    The town of Sydney, located on the north coast of Nova Scotia, is Canada's most contaminated community. The local tidal estuary, called the tar ponds, was used as a. receptacle for industrial waste from a century of coke ...
  • Estimates of global mortality attributable to particulate air pollution using satellite imagery 

    Evans, Jessica, Aaron van Donkelaar, Randall V. Martin, Richard Burnett, et al. 2013. "Estimates of global mortality attributable to particulate air pollution using satellite imagery ." Environmental research 120: 33-42.
  • Community SES, Perceived Environment, and Physical Activity During Home-Based Cardiac Rehabilitation: Is There a Need to Consider the Urban vs. Rural Distinction? 

    Blanchard, Chris, Daniel Rainham, Jill McSweeney, John Spence, et al. 2012. "Community SES, Perceived Environment, and Physical Activity During Home-Based Cardiac Rehabilitation: Is There a Need to Consider the Urban vs. Rural Distinction? ." Journal of Urban Health-Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine 89(2): 285-295.
    Physical activity (MVPA) levels during home-based cardiac rehabilitation (CR) remain problematic. Consequently, the present study examined the association between MVPA and urban vs. rural residential status and the perceived ...
  • Noise Levels Associated with Urban Land Use 

    King, Gavin, Marek Roland-Mieszkowski, Timothy Jason, and Daniel G. Rainham. 2012. "Noise Levels Associated with Urban Land Use ." Journal of Urban Health-Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine 89(6): 1017-1030.
    Recent trends towards the intensification of urban development to increase urban densities and avoid sprawl should be accompanied by research into the potential for related health impacts from environmental exposure. The ...
  • Fast Food and Deprivation in Nova Scotia 

    Jones, Jennifer, Mikiko Terashima, and Daniel Rainham. 2009. "Fast Food and Deprivation in Nova Scotia ." Canadian Journal of Public Health-Revue Canadienne De Sante Publique 100(1): 32-35.
    Objective: To examine the relationship between density of fast food restaurants and measures of social and material deprivation at the community level in Nova Scotia, Canada. Methods: Census information on population and ...
  • Synoptic weather patterns and modification of the association between air pollution and human mortality 

    Rainham, DGC, KE Smoyer-Tomic, SC Sheridan, and RT Burnett. 2005. "Synoptic weather patterns and modification of the association between air pollution and human mortality ." International journal of environmental health research 15(5): 347-360.
    To assess whether meteorological conditions modify the relationship between short-term exposure to ambient air pollution and mortality, an examination of air pollution and human mortality associations (ecologic) using ...
  • Spatial synoptic classification of air pollution and human mortality associations in Toronto, Canada: Past relationships and policy implications. 

    Rainham, DGC, KE Smoyer, and RT Burnett. 2001. "Spatial synoptic classification of air pollution and human mortality associations in Toronto, Canada: Past relationships and policy implications. ." American Journal of Epidemiology 153(11): 271-S271.
    No abstract available.
  • Mortality and long-term exposure to ambient air pollution: Ongoing analyses based on the American Cancer Society cohort 

    Krewski, D., R. Burnett, M. Jerrett, CA Pope, et al. 2005. "Mortality and long-term exposure to ambient air pollution: Ongoing analyses based on the American Cancer Society cohort ." Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health-Part A-Current Issues 68(13-14): 1093-1109.
    This article provides an overview of previous analysis and reanalysis of the American Cancer Society (ACS) cohort, along with an indication of current ongoing analyses of the cohort with additional follow-up information ...
  • Heat-stress-related mortality in five cities in Southern Ontario: 1980-1996 

    Smoyer, KE, DGC Rainham, and JN Hewko. 2000. "Heat-stress-related mortality in five cities in Southern Ontario: 1980-1996 ." International journal of biometeorology 44(4): 190-197.
    The Toronto-Windsor corridor of Southern Ontario, Canada, experiences hot and humid weather conditions in summer, thus exposing the population to heat stress and a greater risk of mortality. In the event of a climate change, ...
  • The role of air pollution in the relationship between a heat stress index and human mortality in Toronto 

    Rainham, DGC, and KE Smoyer-Tomic. 2003. "The role of air pollution in the relationship between a heat stress index and human mortality in Toronto ." Environmental research 93(1): 9-19.
    In this study we considered confounding from air pollutants and chronological variables in the relation between humidex, a summer temperature and humidity index, and nonaccidental mortality, from 1980-1996 in Toronto, ...
  • Do differences in health make a difference? A review for health policymakers 

    Rainham, Daniel. 2007. "Do differences in health make a difference? A review for health policymakers ." Health Policy 84(2-3): 123-132.
    While many societies have made remarkable progress in population health improvements, health inequalities remain as a central concern to health policy. There is substantial evidence to show that differences in health ...
  • Conceptualizing the healthscape: Contributions of time geography, location technologies and spatial ecology to place and health research 

    Rainham, Daniel, Ian McDowell, Daniel Krewski, and Mike Sawada. 2010. "Conceptualizing the healthscape: Contributions of time geography, location technologies and spatial ecology to place and health research ." Social science & medicine 70(5): 668-676.
    Geomatics and related technologies allow for the application of integrated approaches to the analysis of individual spatial and temporal activities in the context of place and health research. The ability to track individuals ...
  • Feds fish for support 

    Rainham, D., and T. Wright. 1997. "Feds fish for support ." Alternatives Journal 23(4): 10-11.
    No abstract available.
  • Spatial Classification of Youth Physical Activity Patterns 

    Rainham, Daniel G., Christopher J. Bates, Chris M. Blanchard, Trevor J. Dummer, et al. 2012. "Spatial Classification of Youth Physical Activity Patterns ." American Journal of Preventive Medicine 42(5): 87-E96.
    Background: Physical activity is an essential element in reducing the prevalence of obesity, but much is unknown about the intensity and location of physical activity among youth-this is important because adolescent health ...

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