Environmental Health Disparities & Environmental Justice Faculty

Established October 2020, the NIEHS Environmental Health Disparities and Environmental Justice (EHD-EJ) Faculty focuses on advancing the institute’s priorities in environmental racism, EHD, and EJ.


To advance our understanding of EHD-EJ and promote environmental health equity.


Develop proposals for implementation across NIEHS and beyond. Potential topics include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Fostering the integration of multiple disciplines to study environmental racism, EHDs, and EJ.
  • Understanding the role of social determinants of health (e.g., discrimination, stigma, access to a clean environment, heathy food, wealth, and health care) and how they relate to environmental exposures in communities and susceptibilities to common chronic diseases.
  • Promoting translational opportunities for EHD-EJ prevention/intervention.
  • Raising the profile of EHD, EJ, and all health disparities research across NIEHS and NIH.

NIEHS Strategic Plan 2018-2023

NIEHS Strategic Plan 2018-2023 addresses EHD and EJ as a specific goal. All three themes of the plan will be supported by the actions of the EHD-EJ Faculty.

Theme One: Advancing Environmental Health Sciences

  • Goal 1 — Basic Biological Research

Theme Two: Promoting Translation — Data to Knowledge to Action

  • Goal 2 — Outreach, Communications, and Engagement
  • Goal 3 — Evidence-Based Prevention and Intervention
  • Goal 4 — Environmental Health Disparities and Environmental Justice
  • Goal 6 — Partnerships for Action

Theme Three: Enhancing EHS Through Stewardship and Support

  • Goal 3 — Promotion of Collaborative Science

Upcoming Events

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