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Your Environment. Your Health.

Population Health Branch (PHB)

Claudia Thompson
Claudia Thompson, Ph.D.
Branch Chief

Tel 919-541-4638
Fax 919-541-4937

About PHB

The Population Health Branch (PHB) supports diverse programs in population-based, laboratory-based, and community-engaged research related to environmental exposures and their effects on human health. Our goal is to stimulate translation of basic findings into public health and clinical intervention and prevention strategies. Our portfolio includes:

  • Epidemiological studies to examine individual and population susceptibility as broadly determined by environmental, genetic, behavioral and sociocultural factors.
  • Animal and cell-based studies to understand how timing of environmental exposures effects health outcomes.
  • Community-based research as it relates to environmental health disparities, environmental justice, and multi-directional communication.

The PHB programs align broadly with the following NIEHS strategic plan goals: 

  • Goal 2: Susceptibility across the Lifespan
  • Goal 6: Environmental Health Disparities
  • Goal 11: Communication

Associated Programs


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Martha Barnes
Program Analyst

Tel 919-541-3336
Abee Boyles, Ph.D.
Abee Boyles, Ph.D.
Health Scientist Administrator

Tel 919-541-7886
Symma Finn, Ph.D.
Symma Finn, Ph.D.
Health Scientist Administrator

Tel 919-541-4258
Kimberly Ann Gray
Kimberly Gray, Ph.D.
Health Scientist Administrator

Tel 919-541-0293
Bonnie R. Joubert, Ph.D.
Bonnie R. Joubert, Ph.D.
Health Scientist Administrator

Tel 919-541-7667
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Linette D. Mines
Extramural Support Assistant

Tel 919-541-3254
Liam R. O'Fallon
Liam O'Fallon, M.A.
Health Specialist

Tel 919-541-7733
Fax 919-316-4606
Thaddeus Schug, Ph.D.
Thaddeus T. Schug, Ph.D.
Health Scientist Administrator

Tel 919-541-9469