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).
Three centers are funded through a P50 grant mechanism to support multidisciplinary research, research capacity building, and community-engaged research activities focused on understanding and reducing or eliminating environmental health disparities. These are defined as inequities in population health mediated by disproportionate adverse exposures associated with the physical, chemical, social, and built environments.
The program complements the work of the first five Environmental Health Disparities Research Centers (2015-2020), which were jointly supported by NIEHS, NIMHD, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Learn more about the Centers and the work they are doing to address environmental health disparities through:
- Community engagement
- Multidisciplinary research
- Research capacity building