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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

Mitchel Rosen, Ph.D.
Longtime Center Promotes Workforce Development and Resilience

November 26, 2019

Mitchel Rosen, Ph.D.

Thirty years ago, Mitchel Rosen, Ph.D., began his career as a program coordinator at the New Jersey/New York Hazardous Materials Worker Training Center (NJ/NY Worker Training Center). Today, he runs the Center, which is funded by the NIEHS Worker Training Program (WTP).
Julia Brody, Ph.D.
Sharing Research Results to Empower Individuals and Communities

November 19, 2019

Julia Brody, Ph.D.

It was over 20 years ago when NIEHS grantee Julia Brody, Ph.D., first started receiving phone calls from study participants asking for their results. Ever since, she has dedicated her career to results report-back, a practice that ensures individuals and communities that are part of environmental health studies have access to their results and information on what they mean for their health.
Christopher Bradfield, Ph.D.
Investigating the Role of Environmental Sensing Proteins in Human Health

November 13, 2019

Christopher Bradfield, Ph.D.

NIEHS grantee Christopher Bradfield, Ph.D., professor of oncology in the McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has built a research program funded by the NIEHS for over 20 years. Bradfield and his research team have made groundbreaking discoveries about PAS proteins, a special class of proteins that act as environmental sensors for light, oxygen, and foreign substances in a variety of species.
Sudipto Banerjee
Modeling the Past, Present, and Future to Explain and Predict Health Outcomes

October 30, 2019

Sudipto Banerjee, Ph.D.

Sudipto Banerjee, Ph.D., can model how pollution moves across entire continents, how trees grow in different climates, and how exposures affect human health.


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