The Specialized Centers of Excellence on Environmental Health Disparities Research program is supported by NIEHS, the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).

The program complements the work of the first Environmental Health Disparities Research Centers (2015-2020), which were jointly supported by NIEHS, NIMHD, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Three of these centers, briefly described below, focused on understanding and reducing or eliminating environmental health disparities, defined as inequities in population health stemming from disproportionate adverse exposures associated with the physical, chemical, social, and built environments. They were funded through a P50 grant mechanism.

Learn more about the Centers and the work they are doing to address environmental health disparities through:

  • Community engagement
  • Multidisciplinary research
  • Research capacity building