Writing and Other Output

Recent Publications

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.

Trecarten N, Kirkland S, Rainham DG, Giacomantonio N, McGowen E, Murnaghan D, Reid R, King-Shier K, Spence J, Warburton D, Rhodes R, Blanchard CM. Location-Based Sedentary Time and Physical Activity in People Living With Coronary Artery Disease Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention 2020; doi.org/10.1097/HCR.0000000000000533.

Barber B, McLay R, Ramos H, Rainham DG. Triangulating Neighborhoods: A Research Note on Improving Links Between People and Places in Smaller Cities and Rural Areas. Journal of Rural and Community Development 2020;15(2):1-7.

Cleveland T, Dec P, Rainham DG. Shorter Roads go a Long Way: The relationship between density and road length per resident within and between cities. Canadian Planning and Policy Journal 2020;71-89; doi.org/10.24908/cpp-apc.v2020i0.13406

Liu Y, Goudreau S, Oiamo T, Rainham D, Hatzopoulou M, Chen H, Davies H, Tremblay M, Johnson J, Bockstael A, Leroux T, Smargiassi A. Comparison of land use regression and random forests models on estimating noise levels in five Canadian cities. Environmental Pollution 2020; 256: doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2019.113367

Johnson S, Snow S, Lawrence M, Rainham DG. Quasi-randomized trial of contact with nature and effects on attention in children. Frontiers in Psychology 2019; doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02652

Recent Presentations and Media

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.

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