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Environmental Health Sciences Core Centers

Cutting-edge environmental health research depends on scientific collaboration. To identify toxicants in the environment, learn how they affect people’s health, and develop ways to prevent or treat environmentally induced diseases, researchers from complementary disciplines must approach the central problems from a variety of angles. NIEHS facilitates these vital scientific collaborations through its Environmental Health Sciences Core Centers.

With more than 20 centers across the country, NIEHS provides funding for scientific equipment, facilities, and other resources that are shared among researchers tackling related environmental health questions. Rather than funding individual research projects, the Environmental Health Science Core Centers support the administrative and physical framework needed to bring together scientists from multiple disciplines to pursue promising research opportunities. Through these centers, NIEHS aims to stimulate new discoveries and efficiently address environmental health problems.

The centers also cultivate the next generation of environmental health scientists using various approaches to assist them toward independent research.

A hallmark of the centers is their community engagement activities, which ensure a dialog among center members, community residents, health-care providers, public health practitioners, and policy makers. As part of their community engagement efforts, centers collaborate with community partners to identify and address community concerns, increase public awareness of the potential health risks of exposures, and inform decision making to reduce environment–related disease.

Current Core Centers

See our current Core Center Grantees

Program Team


Program Director

Claudia Thompson
Claudia Thompson, Ph.D.
Branch Chief
Population Health Branch
Tel (919) 541-4638
Fax (919) 541-4937
thompso1@niehs.nih.gov
P.O. Box 12233
Mail Drop K3-04
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

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COEC Coordinator

Liam R. O'Fallon
Liam O'Fallon, M.A.
Program Analyst
P.O. Box 12233
Mail Drop K3-12
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

Delivery | Postal
Delivery Instructions
Tel (919) 541-7733
Fax (919) 316-4606
ofallon@niehs.nih.gov
Nicholas, Aaron
Aaron Nicholas
Grants Management Specialist
P.O. Box 12233
Mail Drop K3-11
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

Delivery | Postal
Delivery Instructions
Tel (919) 541-7823
nicholaa@niehs.nih.gov
Clark, Pamela
Pamela B. Clark
Grants Management Specialist
P.O. Box 12233
Mail Drop K3-11
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

Delivery | Postal
Delivery Instructions
Tel (919) 541-7629
Fax (301) 480-3371
evans3@niehs.nih.gov
Linda Bass
Linda K. Bass, Ph.D.
Scientific Review Officer
P.O. Box 12233
Mail Drop K3-03
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

Delivery | Postal
Delivery Instructions
Tel (919) 541-1307
Fax (919) 316-4606
bass@niehs.nih.gov

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