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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.

  • Lauren Petrick, Ph.D.

    Petrick Expands Metabolomics Research with Core Center Support

    Lauren Petrick, Ph.D., identifies how molecular signatures in the body can tell a more complete story about prenatal and neonatal chemical exposures. She is a member of the NIEHS-funded Mount Sinai Transdisciplinary Center on Early Environmental Exposures.
  • Malden Works Team 2019

    A Revitalized Riverfront in Malden is Underway Thanks to Leventhal City Prize

    Led by NIEHS grantee Kathleen Vandiver, Ph.D., a team of environmental advocates, community leaders, and government officials will create a public space along the Malden River in Massachusetts to improve community health and recreation opportunities. The effort is funded by the Norman B. Leventhal City Prize.
  • Marti Lindsey, Ph.D.

    Lindsey Honored as the Michael A. Cusanovich Arizona Bioscience Educator of the Year

    Marti Lindsey, Ph.D., was named the Michael A. Cusanovich Arizona Bioscience Educator of the Year, an award honoring educators who demonstrate leadership and creativity to engage students in life sciences. Lindsey ’s work spans more than 18 years at the University of Arizona, where she directs the Community Engagement Core in the Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center.
  • Image of young woman vaping outdoors and blowing out smoke

    University of Rochester Researchers Discuss Vaping-Related Lung Injury on the Today Show 

    University of Rochester Environmental Health Sciences Center members Daniel Croft, M.D., M.P.H., and Irfan Rahman, Ph.D., were featured on a Today Show segment about vaping-related lung injury. In the segment, Rahman is shown working in his lab while Croft discussed the symptoms associated with this condition.

About Core Centers

About the EHS Core Centers Program

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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

Petrick Expands Metabolomics Research with Core Center Support

Lauren Petrick, Ph.D.

Lauren Petrick, Ph.D., identifies how molecular signatures in the body can tell a more complete story about prenatal and neonatal chemical exposures. She is a member of the NIEHS-funded Mount Sinai Transdisciplinary Center on Early Environmental Exposures.

A Revitalized Riverfront in Malden is Underway Thanks to Leventhal City Prize

Malden Works Team (2019)
Led by NIEHS grantee Kathleen Vandiver, Ph.D., a team of environmental advocates, community leaders, and government officials will create a public space along the Malden River in Massachusetts to improve community health and recreation opportunities. The effort is funded by the Norman B. Leventhal City Prize.

Lindsey Honored as the Michael A. Cusanovich Arizona Bioscience Educator of the Year

Marti Lindsey, Ph.D.
Marti Lindsey, Ph.D., was named the Michael A. Cusanovich Arizona Bioscience Educator of the Year, an award honoring educators who demonstrate leadership and creativity to engage students in life sciences. Lindsey ’s work spans more than 18 years at the University of Arizona (UAZ), where she directs the Community Engagement Core in the Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center.
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