Skip Navigation
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Dot gov

The .gov means it’s official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you’re on a federal government site.


The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Your Environment. Your Health.

Environmental Health Economic Analysis

A February 2021 study from the US Census Bureau highlights economic costs of air pollution on future generations.

NIEHS is developing tools and resources to help environmental health scientists incorporate economic analyses into their research.

Air pollution, Lead exposure, Climate Change, Water Pollution, Transportation, Pesticides over a piggy bank

These efforts support the Impact Evaluation goal of the NIEHS Strategic Plan, which prioritizes the evaluation of economic impacts from policies, practices, and behaviors that reduce exposure to environmental toxicants, prevent disease, and improve public health.

We encourage researchers interested in environmental health economic analysis (EHEA) to review the resources below and consider ways to add EHEA to ongoing environmental health studies. We do not plan to support specific EHEA funding opportunities at this time, but we welcome questions.

Resources from NIEHS

EHEA Annotated Bibliography

NIEHS developed this searchable database of more than 200 scientific articles to help environmental health researchers learn about economic analyses and incorporate them into their research.

Search the Database

Worker Training Program (WTP): The WTP awards grants to nonprofit organizations that train workers in the safe handling of hazardous materials or emergency response to hazardous spills. WTP uses economic analyses to understand the extent to which the program saves businesses and municipalities money or increases job opportunities for community members. 

National Toxicology Program (NTP): The NTP conducts systematic reviews of links between environmental factors and health outcomes. The NTP has data that could be used to measure and conduct EHEA.

Grantee Examples: NIEHS does not have a formal EHEA program, but we have identified NIEHS-funded grants that include economic analyses in their research questions and findings.

Training Resources

Program Contact

J. Patrick Mastin, Ph.D.
James P. Mastin, Ph.D.
Deputy Division Director, Division of Extramural Research and Training
Tel 984-287-3285
Fax 919-541-2843
P.O. Box 12233
Mail Drop K3-05
Durham, N.C. 27709
to Top