Education and Professional Standing
- PhD Biology, York University, 1990
- MSc Medical Sciences, McMaster University, 1987
- BSc (Honours) Biochemistry, Laurentian University
Exposure and impact of low level environmental toxicants on human reproductive health
Decrements in the reproductive health of many organisms due to high level environmental contaminants is well established but the subtle effects of low level contaminants on human reproductive health have been harder to quantify. My program of research looks at subtle indicators of reproductive health including time to pregnancy (fecundability), and alterations in menstrual cycle function related to environmental contaminant exposure.
In support of this research I also investigate the sources of contaminants, particularly game animals and human milk, and the relationship between proximity to highly contaminated sites and reproductive health and contaminant burden. The latter work is done by the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
As the Director of the Education Program in Anatomy, Dr. Wainman is significantly involved in anatomy and physiology teaching within various Faculty of Health Science programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels including:
- Undergraduate Medical Program
- The School of Nursing
- Post-Graduate Medical Program
- Midwifery Education Program
- Bachelor of Health Sciences Program