The Chair

Daniel Rainham, PhD


Daniel Rainham is an associate professor in the Environmental Science Program, is a research associate with the Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre, and holds a joint appointment with the College of Sustainability at Dalhousie University. He has a PhD in Population Health from the University of Ottawa and holds cross-appointments in Community Health and Epidemiology, Health and Human Performance, Resources and Environmental Studies, Earth Sciences, and Planning. He is also an associate with the GIS Centre at Dalhousie University.

His interests focus on environmental patterns and changes as determinants of human health with a purpose to understand how these patterns are created, how they vary in space and time, and how they are changing, particularly in the context of environmental sustainability. He also has an active interest in the development and deployment of geospatial technology in support of epidemiological inquiry, in particular with respect to exposure assessment, place and health, and environmental correlates of health. These interests form the basis for the work conducted in the Dalhousie Health Geomatics Laboratory.