Dr. Daniel Rainham

Associate Professor in Health Promotion


Daniel is an Associate Professor in the School of Health and Human Performance in the Faculty of Health and holds several cross-appointments in Community Health and Epidemiology, the College of Sustainability, and is the former Director of the Environmental Science program. He is also a Senior Research Scholar with the Healthy Populations Institute, is Co-Lead of the Creating Sustainable Health Systems in a Climate Crisis project, and is an Associate Scientist with the Maritime SPOR Support Unit in the Faculty of Medicine.


His research is focused at the nexus of population health science, environmental epidemiology and health geography, with a emphasis on people-environment interactions and health behaviours, the health benefits of nature contact in health promotion, and technological innovations in wearable data capture and spatial analytics.

  • Ph.D. in Population Health Science, University of Ottawa

  • M.Sc. in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta



School of Health and Human Performance

Faculty of Health
Stairs House, 6230 South Street
PO Box 15000
Halifax, NS, B3H 4R2
Tel.: +1 902.494.2152

Healthy Populations Institute

Dalhousie University
1318 Robie Street
PO Box 15000
Halifax, NS, B3H 4R2
Tel.: +1 902.494.2240

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