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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

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.
Irfan Rahman, Ph.D.
What Makes Us Tick: Smoking’s Effect on Our Biological Clock

August 10, 2023

Irfan Rahman, Ph.D.

Irfan Rahman, Ph.D., an NIEHS grant recipient at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), studies the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in the development of chronic inflammatory lung diseases.
Honglei Chen, M.D., Ph.D.
Sniffing Out Signs of Neurodegeneration

May 9, 2023

Honglei Chen, Ph.D.

Honglei Chen, M.D., Ph.D., a NIEHS grantee at Michigan State University (MSU) College of Human Medicine, studies how the interplay between environmental factors and those early symptoms might shape disease development.
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.


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