Associations between Neighborhood Walkability, Physical Activity, and Chronic Disease in Nova Scotian Adults: An Atlantic PATH Cohort Study

Authors: Keats, M., Cui, Y., DeClercq, V., Grandy, S., Sweeney, E., Dummer, TJB. (2020) Abstract: Background: While neighborhood walkability has been shown to positively influence health behaviors, less is known about its impact on chronic disease. Our aim was to examine the association between walkability and self-reported physical activity in relation to chronic health conditions in Read more about Associations between Neighborhood Walkability, Physical Activity, and Chronic Disease in Nova Scotian Adults: An Atlantic PATH Cohort Study[…]

CanPath CITF Funding Announcement

We are thrilled to announce that CanPath has been awarded $1.9million in funding from the COVID-19 Immunity Task Force for a COVID-19 seroprevalence study!  This work will be implemented by all the regional CanPath cohorts, including Atlantic PATH.  

Assessing arsenic in human toenail clippings using portable X-ray fluorescence

Authors:  David Fleming, Samantha Crook, Colby Evans, Michael Nader, Manuel Atia, Jason Hicks, Ellen Sweeney, Christopher McFarlane, Jong Sung Kim, Erin Keltie, Anil Adisesh Journal: Applied Radiation and Isotopes Abstract: Arsenic is a toxic metalloid which has been associated with a wide range of health effects in humans including skin abnormalities and an elevated risk Read more about Assessing arsenic in human toenail clippings using portable X-ray fluorescence[…]

Portable X-ray fluorescence of zinc applied to human toenail clippings

We are pleased to announce a publication in Applied Radiation and Isotopes examining Portable X-Ray Fluorescence of Arsenic using Atlantic PATH’s toenail samples!! This work was led by Dr. David Fleming at Mount Allison University. The full text is available via open access: bit.ly/2G17SjM. This work builds on the first publication in the Journal of Read more about Portable X-ray fluorescence of zinc applied to human toenail clippings[…]

Diet Quality and Neighborhood Environment in the Atlantic Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health Project

Authors: Kaitlyn Gilham, Qianqian Gu, Trevor JB Dummer, John J Spinelli, Rachel A Murphy  Abstract An understanding of relationships between different constructs of the neighbourhood environment and diet quality is needed to inform public health interventions. This study investigated associations between material deprivation, social deprivation and population density with diet quality in a cohort of Read more about Diet Quality and Neighborhood Environment in the Atlantic Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health Project[…]

UNB Saint John data scientist pioneering in occupational health informatics

UNB Saint John alum Hongchang (Gary) Bao’s work with Dr. Chris Baker and Dr. Anil Adisesh produced an automated coding algorithm for occupational data (job title and industry codes for the Canadian National Occupation Classification (NOC) system). Funded by CanPath and the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation, the algorithm is now being applied data from Read more about UNB Saint John data scientist pioneering in occupational health informatics[…]

Assessing the Variation within the Oral Microbiome of Healthy Adults

Authors: Jacob Nearing, Vanessa DeClercq, Johan Van Limbergen, Morgan Langille   ABSTRACT More than 1,000 different species of microbes have been found to live within the human oral cavity, where they play important roles in maintaining both oral and systemic health. Several studies have identified the core members of this microbial community; however, the factors Read more about Assessing the Variation within the Oral Microbiome of Healthy Adults[…]

The Canadian Alliance for Healthy Hearts and Minds: How well does it reflect the Canadian population?

Authors: Hall, R., Tusevliak, N., Wu, C.F., Ibrahim, Q., Schulze, K., Khan, A., Desai, D., Awadalla, P., Broet, P., Dummer, T.J.B., Hicks, J., Tardif, J-C., Teo, K., Vena, J., Lee, D., Friedrich, M., Anand, S., Tu, J. Background The intent of the Canadian Alliance for Healthy Hearts and Minds (CAHHM) cohort is to understand the Read more about The Canadian Alliance for Healthy Hearts and Minds: How well does it reflect the Canadian population?[…]