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National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

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Addressing the Global Burden of Environmental Disease Through Strategic Initiatives and Research

Building off the Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health Report, the Pollution and Health Initiative is working to bring environmental health experts together to address the global burden of disease.

Aaron Cohen (HEI) speaking at workshop. March 2, 2018

Theory-Driven Behavioral Intervention Increases Gas Stove Use

A behavioral intervention that promoted gas stove use by pregnant women in rural Guatemala dramatically reduced wood stove use in a recent study conducted by NIEHS grantees.

traditional Guatemalan stove and a liquified petroleum gas stove

NIEHS Post-Doctoral Fellow Looks Home to Nepal for Her Research Motivations

Srishti Shrestha, Ph.D., a post-doctoral fellow in the NIEHS Chronic Disease Epidemiology Branch, came to her research focus because of what she saw in her home country of Nepal.

WHOCC Releases New Reports

NIEHS recently released two reports from a series of meetings held in India in November 2017.

NIEHS Support Brings the "E" to Global Health Conference

In March, the NIEHS-WHO Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health Sciences helped plan and sponsor sessions at the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) Annual Conference. The New York City meeting brought together over 1800 professionals and global health researchers from 55 countries.

Grants and Funding

Grants of interest to GEH researchers

Upcoming Events

Fogarty International Center 50th Anniversary Symposium
May 1, 2018
NIH Campus, Bethesda, Maryland or via Webcast

World Health Assembly
May 21 – 26, 2018
Geneva, Switzerland

World Environment Day 2018
June 5, 2018

NIEHS GEH Day 2018
June 6, 2018
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina or via Webcast

WHO Global Conference on Air Pollution and Health
October 30 – November 1, 2018
Geneva, Switzerland