"Why should we tolerate a diet of weak poisons, a home in insipid surroundings, a circle of acquaintances who are not quite our enemies, the noise of motors with just enough relief to prevent insanity? Who would want to live in a world which is just not quite fatal?".

-Rachel Carson, 1962 (Silent Spring)


New Journal!


Dal Health students launch new student‑led journal through the Healthy Populations Institute

The Healthy Populations Journal (HPJ), launched on October 15, 2020, is a student-led, multi-faculty, open access, peer review journal. Housed at the Healthy Populations Institute (HPI) at Dalhousie University, its mission is to “identify and disseminate research which mobilizes evidence to improve population health and health equity globally.” 

For information on submission guidelines and to submit for the first edition, visit the Healthy Populations Journal platform.

About Daniel


I'm Daniel Rainham, an associate professor at Dalhousie University. I work 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.


My 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. If this type of work sounds interesting or even fascinating to you then please get in touch.


I'm always looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join or support the team. Opportunities.