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Environmental Health Economic Analysis

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

These efforts support Goal 10 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 over 70 scientific articles to help environmental health researchers learn about economic analyses and incorporate them into their research.

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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 Director
Tel 984-287-3285
Fax 919-541-2843
mastin@niehs.nih.gov
P.O. Box 12233
Mail Drop K3-05
Durham, N.C. 27709