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Your Environment. Your Health.

Environmental Health Sciences Core Centers

Scientific collaboration and cutting-edge technologies can advance environmental health sciences. The NIEHS Environmental Health Sciences (EHS) Core Centers Program facilitates these collaborations by funding institutional infrastructure to support scientific equipment, facilities, and other resources that can be shared among environmental health researchers. By pursuing shared research questions, the EHS Core Centers identify emerging issues that advance understanding about how pollutants and other environmental factors affect human biology and may lead to disease.

Currently, there are more than 20 centers across the country. Each center has its own strategic vision and scientific focus, but all share four common goals: advancing scientific research; promoting community engagement; advancing translational research; and training new researchers.

  • Peter Thorne, Ph.D.

    EHSRC Director Peter Thorne Talks About State-of-the-Art Lab in New Video

    In a one-minute video, Peter Thorne, Ph.D., director of the Environmental Health Sciences Research Center (EHSRC) at the University of Iowa, talks about how a new state-of-the-art lab will advance Center research and facilitate scientific collaboration.
  • Gail Garbowski

    Gail Garbowski on Four Decades at Columbia University, Including 22 Years with the CEHNM 

    Gail Garbowski, administrator of the Columbia University Center for Environmental Health in Northern Manhattan (CEHNM), is featured in a news story highlighting her four decades of work at Columbia University – including 22 years with the CEHNM. As CEHNM administrator, Garbowski organizes events, monitors the budget, prepares grant reports, and translates Center research findings so they can be understood by community members.
  • person vaping

    UNC Video Communicates Vaping Research and Risks

    A new video highlights research while urging caution regarding the use of e-cigarettes and vaping. The video was produced by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility.
  • Tamarra James-Todd, Ph.D.

    Core Center as a Launchpad for James-Todd’s Research Career

    Tamarra James-Todd, Ph.D., investigates how exposure to environmental chemicals might affect maternal health during pregnancy and contribute to disease later in life. James-Todd has utilized a variety of resources provided by the Harvard Chan-NIEHS Center for Environmental Health to advance her research career.
  • tour guide speakers to group of people outdoors

    UC Davis Documentary Highlights Environmental Justice Tour

    A new documentary provides a firsthand look at a tour of communities affected by industrial development in California’s San Joaquin Valley. The tour was organized by members of the Environmental Health Sciences Center at the University of California, Davis.
  • tour guide speakers to group of people outdoors

    Irfan Rahman Designated an American Thoracic Society Fellow

    The American Thoracic Society (ATS) designated Irfan Rahman, Ph.D., an ATS Fellow for his research on chronic lung inflammatory diseases. Rahman is a member of the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) Environmental Health Sciences Center.

About Core Centers

About the EHS Core Centers Program

Scientist collaborating on a computer

The EHS Core Centers Program brings together researchers to tackle related environmental health questions.

Community Engagement Cores

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Community Engagement Cores translate and disseminate Center research results into information community members, decision makers, and public health professionals can use to protect and improve public health.

Environmental Health Sciences Core Centers Grantees

Map of Grantee Centers

There are more than 20 EHS Core Centers around the country, many of which have a long history of NIEHS support.

Center Spotlight

EHSRC Director Peter Thorne Talks About State-of-the-Art Lab in New Video

Peter Thorne, Ph.D.

In a one-minute video, Peter Thorne, Ph.D., director of the Environmental Health Sciences Research Center (EHSRC) at the University of Iowa, talks about how a new state-of-the-art lab will advance Center research and facilitate scientific collaboration.

Gail Garbowski on Four Decades at Columbia University, Including 22 Years with the CEHNM

Gail Garbowski

Gail Garbowski, administrator of the Columbia University Center for Environmental Health in Northern Manhattan (CEHNM), is featured in a news story highlighting her four decades of work at Columbia University – including 22 years with the CEHNM. As CEHNM administrator, Garbowski organizes events, monitors the budget, prepares grant reports, and translates Center research findings so they can be understood by community members.

UNC Video Communicates Vaping Research and Risks

person vaping

A new video highlights research while urging caution regarding the use of e-cigarettes and vaping. The video was produced by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility.

Core Center as a Launchpad for James-Todd’s Research Career

Tamarra James-Todd

Tamarra James-Todd, Ph.D., investigates how exposure to environmental chemicals might affect maternal health during pregnancy and contribute to disease later in life. James-Todd has utilized a variety of resources provided by the Harvard Chan-NIEHS Center for Environmental Health to advance her research career.

UC Davis Documentary Highlights Environmental Justice Tour

Tour guide speaking to group outdoors
A new documentary provides a firsthand look at a tour of communities affected by industrial development in California’s San Joaquin Valley. The tour was organized by members of the Environmental Health Sciences Center at the University of California, Davis.

Irfan Rahman Designated an American Thoracic Society Fellow

Irfan Rahman
The American Thoracic Society (ATS) designated Irfan Rahman, Ph.D., an ATS Fellow for his research on chronic lung inflammatory diseases. Rahman is a member of the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) Environmental Health Sciences Center.
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