January 28, 2019

Approved Research Projects

2019

  • Evaluating the association between Cancer and Arsenic Exposure Using Toenail Speciation Biomarkers in the Atlantic PATH Cohort Study: Towards an Evidence-based Cancer Prevention and Control Strategy  PI: Kalli Hood, Dalhousie University (supervised by Dr. Jong Sung Kim)
  • Inflammation, Microbiome, and Alimentation: Gastro-Intestinal and Neuropsychiatric Effects: the IMAGINE-SPOR chronic disease network  PI: Dr. Jennifer Jones, Dalhousie University
  • Current Management and Health Care Quality for Patients with Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis PI: Dr. Cheryl Kozey
  • Psychosocial factors and cancer incidence: a pre-planned meta-analysis of the PSYchosocial factors and CAncer (PSY-CA) consortium. PI: Dr. Joost Dekker, Amsterdam University Medical Center

2018

  • Comparative Analysis of Human Oral Microbiota associated with Chronic Disease Development in Participants of the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project.  PI: Dr. Johan Van Limbergen and Dr. Morgan Langille, Dalhousie University
  • Cadmium, Arsenic and other Metal Exposures as Determinants of Prostate Cancer in the Canadian Atlantic provinces PI: Dr. Anil Adisesh, Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick and Dr. Trevor Dummer, University of British Columbia
  • Routine Collection of Patient Reported Outcomes in Prostate Cancer PI: Dr. Gabriela Ilie, Dalhousie University
  • Investigating the Association between Prostate Cancer Diagnosis and Mental Health Outcomes in the Atlantic PATH Cohort Study PI: Chloe Blackman, Dalhousie University (supervised by Dr. Gabriela Ilie)
  • Lifestyle Behaviours and Predictors of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Atlantic Canadians: An Exploratory Study PI: Dr. Daniel Stevens, Dalhousie University
  • Measurement Methods for Lead in Toenails: Towards a Novel Biomonitoring of Occupational Exposure PI: Dr. Anil Adisesh, Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick and Dr. David Fleming, Mount Allison University
  • Analysis of Human Biospecimens for Identification of Carcinogenic Pesticide-Derived N-Nitrosamines using a Semi-Targeted Approach PI: Crystal Sweeney, Dalhousie University (supervised by Dr. Jong Sung Kim)
  • Exposure to Ultraviolet Radiation and the Risk of Cancer Incidence: A Secondary Data Analysis of the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow (CPTP) Cohort PI: Dr. Will King, Queen’s University
  • Regional Comparisons of Associations between Physical Activity Levels and Cardiovascular Disease: The story of Atlantic Canada PI: Bartosz Orzel, Dalhousie University (supervised by Dr. Scott Grandy and Dr. Melanie Keats)
  • Profiling contaminants in Nova Scotia drinking water PI: Gavin Kennedy, Nova Scotia Department of Energy and Mines
  • Investigation of Biomarkers of Radiation Exposure in Radon Cohorts PI: Dr. Vinita Chauhan, Health Canada

 

2017

  • Occupational Physical Activity and Lung Cancer PI: Dr. Vikki Ho, Centre de recherche du CHUM
  • Occupational Exposure to Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and Colorectal Cancer Risk PI: Dr. Vikki Ho, Centre de recherche du CHUM
  • Toenail Biomarkers of Environmental Arsenic Exposure and Metabolism, and their Relation to Cervical Cancer PI: Nathan Smith and Dr. Jong Sung Kim, Dalhousie University
  • Arsenic and Cancer Risk in Nova Scotia (Methods Detection Project: Laser Ablation ICP-MS, X-Ray Fluorescence and ICP-MS with speciation) PI: Dr. Trevor Dummer, University of British Columbia and Dr. Anil Adisesh, Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick
  • Families Overcoming Risks Building Opportunities for Wellbeing (FORBOW) PI: Dr. Rudolf Uher, Dalhousie University
  • Factors Associated with Healthy Diets: A Population-Based Study in Atlantic Canada PI: Christina Gu, University of British Columbia (supervised by Dr. Rachel Murphy) 

2016

  • Adiponectin Levels in Atlantic Canadians with Cardiometabolic Risk PI: Dr. Vanessa DeClercq, Atlantic PATH and Dr. Roger McLeod, Dalhousie University
  • Comparison of Adipokines and Inflammatory Markers in Obesity-related Arthritis PI: Dr. Vanessa DeClercq, Atlantic PATH       
  • Toenail Biomarkers of Environmental Arsenic Exposure and Metabolism, and their Relation to Skin, Lung, Bladder, and Kidney Cancer, and Type II Diabetes Mellitus PI: Nathan Smith, Dalhousie University (supervised by Dr. Jong Sung Kim)

2015

  • Canadian Alliance for Healthy Hearts and Minds: Development of Community Health and Health Services Profiles PI: Dr. Jack Tu, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Dr. Sonia Amand, McMaster University, and Dr. Matthias Friedrich, McGill University

2014

  • Variation in DNA Methylation in relation to Arsenic Exposure, Obesity and Smoking: Atlantic PATH Epigenetics Study PI: Dr. Ian Weaver, Dalhousie University and Dr. Trevor Dummer, University of British Columbia

2013

  • Pregnancy Characteristics and Maternal Long-Term Weight-Related Outcomes: A Cohort Study PI: Dr. Christy Woolcott, Dalhousie University