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Your Environment. Your Health.

Stories of Success

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.

Latest Stories

Upal Ghosh, Ph.D.
Enhancing Remediation Technology to Clean Up Contaminants

March 23, 2023

Upal Ghosh, Ph.D.

By exploring how chemical contaminants move through the environment and affect aquatic food webs, Upal Ghosh, Ph.D., of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), aims to develop and implement technologies to help ecosystems recover from pollution.
Abby Fleisch, M.D., M.P.H.
Linking Early Life Exposures with Lifelong Health

February 24, 2023

Abby Fleisch, M.D., M.P.H.

NIEHS grantee Abby Fleisch, M.D., M.P.H., studies how exposure to environmental pollutants early in life can harm health as we age.
Anjum Hajat, Ph.D.
Uncovering Relationships Between Air Pollution, Psychosocial Stressors, and Cardiovascular Disease

December 7, 2022

Anjum Hajat, Ph.D.

Anjum Hajat, Ph.D., an associate professor of epidemiology at the University of Washington School of Public Health in Seattle, incorporates psychosocial factors — such as neighborhood socioeconomic status — into research on how air pollution affects cardiovascular disease.
Beverly Wright
Addressing Environmental and Health Inequities in the Deep South

December 1, 2022

Beverly Wright, Ph.D.

Beverly Wright, Ph.D., founder and executive director of the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice (DSCEJ), is working to address environmental and health inequities for communities in the Gulf Coast Region of the U.S.


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