Dr. Dan Lawson Crouse

dan crouseResearch Associate

BES (University of Waterloo); MES (University of Waterloo); PhD (McGill University)

Dan joined the UNB faculty in spring, 2015.  He is cross appointed as a Research Associate in the Department of Sociology, and as Epidemiologist at the New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data, and Training (which is also located on the UNB campus).

Prior to coming to UNB, Dan spent five years at Health Canada in Ottawa – first as a postdoctoral fellow, and then as a research analyst.  He holds a bachelor of Environmental Studies and a Masters in Environmental Studies, both from the University of Waterloo.  He completed his PhD in Geography at McGill University.


Research interests

Dan’s research is at the intersection of health geography and environmental epidemiology; that is, how characteristics of places and where people live, influence their possibilities for health and patterns of disease outcomes.  His research bridges knowledge on the environmental and the social determinants of health.  Specifically, Dan has been involved in a number of studies investigating the impact of exposure to ambient air pollution on adverse health outcomes, including risk of mortality, adverse birth outcomes, and incidence of cancer.

Dan is involved in research projects that seek to describe and understand environmental risks to public health, and disparities in health outcomes, faced by local populations in New Brunswick, in the Maritimes broadly, and across Canada and the US.  He has expertise in spatial analysis using GIS and working with large, administrative datasets.

Dan is also affiliated with the Maritime SPOR Support Unit (MSSU) http://www.spor-maritime-srap.ca and with the New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data, and Training (NB-IRDT) http://www.unb.ca/fredericton/arts/nbirdt/

Selected publications

  • Pinault L, Crouse DL, Jerrett M, Brauer, Tjepkema M. Socioeconomic differences in ambient air pollution exposure among children in the three largest Canadian cities. Health Reports. 2016; 27(7): 3-8.
  • Crouse DL, Peters, PA, Hystad P, Brook JR, van Donkelaar A, Martin RV, Villeneuve PJ, Jerrett M, Goldberg MS, Pope CA III, Brauer M, Brook RD, Burnett RT. Associations between ambient PM2.5, O3, and NO2 and mortality in the Canadian Census Health and Environment Cohort (CanCHEC) over a 16-year follow-up. Environmental Health Perspectives. 2015; 123(11): 1180-1186.   http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/14-09276/
  • Crouse DL, Peters, PA, Villeneuve PJ, Proux M-O, Shin HH, Goldberg MS, Johnson M, Wheeler AJ, Allen RW, Atari DO, Jerrett M, Brauer M, Brook JR, Burnett RT.  Within- and between-city contrasts in nitrogen dioxide and mortality in 10 Canadian cities. Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology; 2015; 25: 482-489
  • Hystad P, Villeneuve PJ, Goldberg MS, Crouse DL, Johnson K, and the Canadian Cancer Registries Epidemiology Research Group.  Exposure to traffic-related air pollution and the risk of developing breast cancer among women in eight Canadian provinces: a case-control study.  Environment International. 2015; 74: 240-248
  • Carrier M, Séguin A-M, Apparicio P, Crouse DL. Ambient air pollution concentration in Montreal and environmental equity: Are children at risk at school? Case Studies on Transport Policy, 2014; 2(2): 61-69.
  • Crouse DL, Peters PA, van Donkelaar A, Goldberg MS, Villeneuve PJ, Brion O, Khan S, Atari DO, Jerrett M, Pope III CA, Brauer M, Brook JR, Martin RV, Stieb D, Burnett RT.  Risk of Cardiovascular Mortality in Relation to Long-term Exposure to Low Concentrations of Fine Particulate Matter: A Canadian National-level Cohort Study. Environmental Health Perspectives. 2012; 120(5): 708-714.
  • Crouse DL, Goldberg MS, Ross NA, Chen H, Labrèche F. Postmenopausal Breast Cancer is Associated with Exposure to Traffic-related Air Pollution in Montreal, Canada: A Case-Control Study. Environmental Health Perspectives. 2010; 118 (11): 1578-1583.
  • Crouse DL, Ross NA, Goldberg MS. Double Burden of Deprivation and High Concentrations of Ambient Air Pollution at the Neighbourhood-scale in Montreal, Canada.  Social Science and Medicine. 2009; (69): 971-981.

Supervision areas

Social and environmental determinants of health; health geography, health and place; health inequalities

Please contact me to discuss possible supervision for undergraduate, MA, and PhD research projects.


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