NIEHS-funded scientists work in a variety of disciplines, performing groundbreaking research into how the environment influences the development and progression of disease. Through these Stories of Success we invite you to explore the people behind the research in stories that you won't find in a scientific journal. Read about NIEHS grantees who are developing new technologies to better measure environmental exposures and their effects on our body; partnering with communities to help them understand the effects of pollution; and cultivating tomorrow's environmental health scientists.

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John Pierce Wise, Sr., Ph.D.
Applying the One Environmental Health Approach to Hexavalent Chromium

February 1, 2024

John Pierce Wise, Sr., Ph.D.

John Pierce Wise, Sr., Ph.D., champions a research approach for studying toxic chemicals focused on the intersection of human, animal, and ecosystem health.
Megan Herting, Ph.D.
Exposing Connections Between Air Pollution and Early Brain Development

December 12, 2023

Megan Herting, Ph.D.

Megan Herting, Ph.D., wants to understand environmental ties between the brain and human behavior.
Michael Petriello, Ph.D.
Gut Check: Studying Environmental Connections Between Diet and Disease

November 29, 2023

Michael Petriello, Ph.D.

NIEHS grant recipient Michael Petriello, Ph.D., studies how the interplay between environmental pollutants and nutrition influences health.
Joann Sweasy, Ph.D.
Connecting DNA, Autoimmunity, and the Environment

October 11, 2023

Joann Sweasy, Ph.D.

NIEHS RIVER grantee Joann Sweasy, Ph.D., is exploring how gene-environment interactions affect the development of lupus.
Marianthi-Anna Kioumourtzoglou
Harnessing Data to Track Understudied Air Pollution Impacts

September 19, 2023

Marianthi-Anna Kioumourtzoglou, Sc.D.

Marianthi-Anna Kioumourtzoglou, Sc.D., an environmental engineer and epidemiologist at Columbia University, studies the effects of air pollution and climate change on populations and develops innovative methods to study the health effects of environmental exposures.

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