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Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Network of WHO Collaborating Centres for Children’s Environmental Health

The WHO Collaborating Centre in Children’s Environmental Health at the Icahn School of Medicine is continuing Mount Sinai’s long and proud tradition of working in low- and middle-income countries to improve the health of people around the world by building global partnerships in research, education, and patient care.

As a hub in an international network of children’s environmental health researchers, the Centre is:

  • Building global capacity in children’s environmental health by conducting training workshops and developing training materials.
  • Building scientific evidence on children’s environmental health for the development of country-specific blueprints for disease prevention and health promotion.
  • Translating children’s environmental health research findings to inform disease prevention and health promotion strategies worldwide.
Centre contact
Philip J. Landrigan, M.D.
Dean for Global Health
Ethel H. Wise Professor and Chairman, Department of Preventive Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Mail address Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
One Gustave L. Levy Place
Box 1057
New York, NY 10029
Other research and
training locations
Mexico City, Mexico
Bangkok, Thailand
Latin America
Website link
Collaborators Blacksmith Institute
Chulabhorn Research Institute, Bangkok Thailand
Collegium Ramazzini
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, USA
University of Brescia, Italy
Chemicals/Exposures studied Lead, mercury, endocrine disruptors, pesticides, and air pollution
Health or social effects studied Neurodevelopment, respiratory diseases, and obesity and diabetes
Population(s) studied Communities in East Harlem, New York; Tar Creek, Oklahoma; and Mexico



  • Braun JM, Wright RJ, Just AC, Power MC, Tamayo YOM, Schnaas L, Hu H, Wright RO, Tellez-Rojo MM. 2014. Relationships between lead biomarkers and diurnal salivary cortisol indices in pregnant women from Mexico City: a cross-sectional study. Environ Health 13(1):50; doi: 10.1186/1476-069X-13-50.
  • Claus Henn B, Coull BA, Wright RO. 2014. Chemical mixtures and children’s health. Curr Opin Pediatr 26(2):223-229; doi: 10.1097/MOP.0000000000000067.
  • Grandjean P and Landrigan PJ. 2014. Neurobehavioral effects of developmental toxicity. Lancet Neurol 13(3):330-338; doi: 10.1016/S1474-4422(13)70278-3.
  • Landrigan PJ and Fuller R. 2014. Environmental pollution and occupational health in a changing world. Ann Glob Health 80(4):245-246; doi: 10.1016/j.aogh.2014.09.004.
  • Landrigan PJ and Narula J. 2014. Introducing the Annals of Global Health. Ann Glob Health 80(1):1-2; doi: 10.1016/j.aogh.2013.12.009.



  • Braun JM, Hoffman E, Schwartz J, Sanchez B, Schnaas L, Mercado-Garcia A, Solano-Gonzalez M, Bellinger DC, Lanphear BP, Hu H, Tellez-Rojo MM, Wright RO, Hernandez-Avila M. 2012. Assessing windows of susceptibility to lead-induced cognitive deficits in Mexican children. Neurotoxicology 33(5):1040-1047; doi: 10.1016/j.neuro.2012.04.022.