Ecological approaches to health is a fast growing research field that embodies the idea that human health is inextricably linked to the health of our ecosystems that we live in. Studying the bonds between human and environmental health can cover vast topics such as environmental changes, community health and wellness, education, and land use. This transdisciplinary method aims to improve the quality of the urban and rural spaces in which we live to impact global environmental change and health.

Community and environmental health research

Harper SL, Edge VL, Ford J, Willox AC, Wood M; IHACC Research Team; RICG, McEwen SA.
Climate-senstitive health priorities in Nunatsiavut, Canada
BMC Public Health. 2015. Jul; 15: 605.

McCall CA, Jordan KS, Habash MB, Dunfield KE.
Monitoring Bacteroides spp. markers, nutrients, metals and Escherichia coli in soil and leachate after land application of three types of municipal biosolids.
Water Res, 70: 255-265. 2015

Xu C, Weese SJ, Namvar A, Warriner K
Sanitary status and incidence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Clostridium difficile within Canadian hotel rooms.
J Environ Health, 77: 8-15. 2015

Xu C, Salsali H, Weese S, Warriner K.
Inactivation of Clostridium difficile in sewage sludge by anaerobic thermophilic digestion.
Can J Microbiol, Oct 14: 1-8. 2015

Nguyen V, Nguyen-Viet H, Pham-Duc P, Stephen C, McEwen SA.
Identifying the impediments and enablers of ecohealth for a case study on health and environmental sanitation in Ha Nam, Vietnam
Infect Dis Poverty, 3: 36. 2014

Ford JD, Willox AC, Chatwood S, Furgal C, Harper S, Mauro I, Pearce T.
Adapting to the effects of climate change on Inuit Health
Am. J. Public Health. 2014. Jun; 104 Suppl 3: e9-17