Writing and Other Output
Giacosa G, Rainham DG, Walker TR. A baseline characterization of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) concentration and releases in Nova Scotia, Canada. Atmospheric Pollution Research 2023; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apr.2023.101757.
Buse C, Hancock T, Allison S, Astle B, Cole D, Fumerton R, Gislason M, Takaro T, Howard C, Kling R, Maruti S, McLaren L, Newhouse E, Parkes MW, Pollock S, Rainham DG, Webb J, Woollard R. Where are the ecological determinants of health? Canadian Journal of Public Health 2022; https://doi.org/10.17269/s41997-022-00720-x.
Drew J, Christie SD, Rainham DG, Rizan C. HealthcareLCA: an open-access living database of health-care environmental impact assessments. The Lancet Planetary Health 2022; 6(12). https://doi.org/10.1016/S2542-5196(22)00257-1.
Davis Z, de Groh M, Rainham DG. The Canadian Environmental Quality Index (Can-EQI): Development and calculation of an index to assess spatial variation of environmental quality in Canada's 30 largest cities. Environment International 2022; 170: 107633. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2022.107633.
Giacosa G, Barnett C, Rainham DG, Walker TR. Characterization of annual air emissions reported by pulp and paper mills in Atlantic Canada. Pollutants 2022; https://doi.org/10.3390/pollutants2020011.
Rainham DG, Bennett M, Blanchard CM, Kirk SFL, Rehman L, Stone M, Stevens D. Parents and children need to be active together to address physical inactivity and sedentary behaviours. Frontiers in Public Health 2022; https://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2022.633111.
Tobin M, Hajna S, Orychock K, Ross N, DeVries M, Villeneuve P, Frank LD, McCormack GR, Steinmetz-Wood M, Gilliland J, Booth GL, Winters M, Kestens Y, Manaugh K, Rainham DG, Gauvin L, Widener M, Muhajarine N, Luan H, Fuller D. Rethinking walkability and developing a conceptual definition of active living environments to guide research and practice. BMC Public Health 2022; https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-022-12747-3.
Cottagiri SA, Villeneuve P, Raina P, Griffith R, Rainham DG, Dales R, Peters C, Ross N, Crouse D. Increased urban greenness associated with improved mental health among middle-aged and older adults of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA). Environmental Research 2022; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2021.112587
Daley K, Jamieson R, Rainham DG, Truelstrup Hansen L, Harper SL. Microbial risk assessment and mitigation options for wastewater treatment in Arctic Canada. Microbial Risk Analysis 2021; doi.org/10.1016/j.mran.2021.100186
Zhang J, Sun L, Rainham DG, Dummer TJ, Wheeler AJ, Anastasopolos A, Gibson M, Johnson M. Predicting urban airborne PM1.0-trace elements in a port city: land use regression by ordinary least squares and a maching learning algorithm. Science of the Total Environment 2021; doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.150149
Drew J, Christie SD, Tyedmers P, Smith-Forrester J, Rainham DG. Operating in a climate crisis: A state-of-the-science review of life cycle assessment within surgical services. Environmental Health Perspectives 2021; https://doi.org/10.1289/EHP8666
Liu Y, Oriamo T Rainham DG, Chen H, Hatzopoulou M, Brook J, Davies H, Goudreau S, Smargiassi A. Integrating random forests and propagation models for high-resolution noise mapping. Environmental Research 2021; doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2021.110905
McSweeney J, Johnson S, Sherry S, Singleton J, Rainham DG. Indoor nature exposure and influence on physiological stress markers. International Journal of Environmental Health Research 2021; doi.org/10.1080/09603123.2019.1679357
Lotoski L, Fuller D, Stanley K, Rainham DG, Muhajarine N. The effect of season and neighbourhood-built environment on home area sedentary behaviour in 9-14 year old children. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2021; doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18041968
Cools D, McCallum S, Rainham DG, Taylor N, Patterson Z. Understanding Google Location History as a Tool for Travel Diary Data Acquisition. Transportation Research Record 2021; doi-org/10.1177/0361198120986169.
Recent Presentations and Media
Halifax to consider ban or restrictions on gas-powered leaf blowers. The Chronicle Herald, Saltwire Network. December 2, 2022.
Regional council committee requests report on leaf blower pollution. The Signal. December 2, 2022.
A separate page has been created for media coverage of the new Canadian Index of Environmental Quality (Can-EQI).
Noise annoyance in your community. Appearance on CBC Radio Maritime Noon with Bob Murphy, November 2, 2022.
Local expert talks impacts of heat/thermal stress on human health. Interview with Paul Brothers, Global News Morning, August 8, 2022.
Better preparation needed for heat events, Dalhousie professor says. Saltwire (Atlantic online), John McPhee, August 3, 2022.
Interview with Amy Smith, CBC Television News (Newsmaker), July 25, 2022.
Heat wave has vulnerable Maritimers questionning how to keep cool. CTV News Atlantic (Video "Warm Weather Worries"), July 25, 2022.
What fighting COVID can teach the world about confronting the climate crisis. The Coast (on-line), September 17, 2021.
Expert says UN report another sign its time to wind down Newfoundland and Labrador oil and gas industry. Saltwire Atlantic, August 9, 2021.
Ne pas avoir d'enfants, un outil de lutte aux changements climatiques. Le Courrier de la Novelle Ecosse, September 2, 2021
Empty streets during COVID-19 show how we’ve been poisoning ourselves. National Observer, May 21, 2020.
Inside/Out: How COVID‑19 is shifting our sense of places and spaces (video). An online special event between the Healthy Populations Institute (HPI), the MacEachen Institute for Public Policy and Governance (MIPP), and Open Dialogue Live, a series offered by the Dalhousie Office of Advancement. May 14, 2020.
Interview with Portia Clark and Louise Renault, CBC Information Morning NS. Environmental destruction and emerging pathogens. April 30, 2020.
Rainham DG, Johnson SA, McSweeney J, Awan T. The Great Disconnection: Children’s activity space and their perceptions of nature. International Medical Geography Symposium (IMGS), July 1-5, 2019, Queenstown, NZLD.
Rainham DG, Johnson S, Snow S, Lawrence M. Quasi-randomized trial of contact with nature and effects on attention in children. Healthy Parks, Healthy People Forum, Public Health 2019, Canadian Public Health Association, Ottawa ON, May 1-2, 2019.
Interview with Norma Lee MacLeod, CBC Maritime Noon. Noise. November 3, 2017.