Associate Professor, Health Promotion and Sustainable Health Systems Co-Lead and Senior Research Scientist Healthy Populations Institute


Twitter: @danielrainham



Dr. Rainham is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health. He works with a fantastic team of trainees and colleagues to explore the relationships between the quality of the environment and human health. The quality of the environment can be beneficial, like when we take time to immerse ourselves in nature; or, it can be detrimental such as when we are exposed to harmful contaminants. Daniel's research is focused on measuring the characteristics of the environment, investigating how these characteristics affect our health, and experimenting with solutions and interventions toward a sustainable, healthy lifespan.


MSc, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta

PhD, Population Health Science, University of Ottawa

Research Interests

  • Population Health Science

  • Planetary Health/One Health

  • Environmental Epidemiology

  • Health Geography

  • Spatial Analysis

  • Children’s Health

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Healthy Populations Institute (HPI)
Dalhousie University
1318 Robie Street, Box 15000
Halifax, NS, B3H 4R2

Telephone:(902) 494-2240