The NIEHS/EPA Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers, or Children’s Centers, study how complex interactions between the environment, genetics, and other factors affect children’s health. In addition to scientific studies, each center collaborates with various community partners and organizations to inform, advance, and disseminate information for public health protection.
By combining scientific research and community engagement, the Children’s Centers have developed a national network of researchers, health care professionals, and community-based groups. This network is addressing how exposure to environmental toxicants and living in unhealthy environments may contribute to a wide range of adverse health outcomes.
Margaret Karagas, Ph.D., director of the Dartmouth Center for Children’s Environmental Health was interviewed by Health.com about ways to reduce dietary arsenic exposure.
Short Documentary Shares Children's Environmental Health Topics with African American Communities in Metro Atlanta
COTC members from the Center for Children’s Health, the Environment, the Microbiome, and Metabolomics (C-CHEM2) at Emory worked with others to create a short documentary to introduce their center and children’s environmental health topics to the African American community in metro Atlanta.
Investigators Co-author Paper on Small-magnitude Epigenetic Changes for Children's Environmental Health Research
Multiple Children’s Centers investigators were co-authors on a paper documenting the importance of small-magnitude effect sizes in epigenetic points for children’s environmental health research. The paper was published in Environmental Health Perspectives.
- NIH Office of Dietary Supplements
- NIEHS Children’s Health Exposure Analysis Resource (CHEAR) program
- December 2016 EHS FEST in Durham, North Carolina