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Partnerships for Environmental Public Health (PEPH)

PEPH is a network of scientists, community members, educators, healthcare providers, public health officials, and policymakers who share the goal of increasing the impact of environmental public health research at the local, regional, and national level. PEPH defines environmental public health as the science of conducting and translating research into action to address environmental exposures and health risks of concern to the public.

Grantees: for information on how to access the PEPH Resource Center, please contact Liam O'Fallon or Lynn Albert. You can also visit the NIEHS Research Partners page to access the Resource Center and other NIEHS shared datasets and applications.

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Grantee Highlights

Jennifer Horney, Ph.D. – Understanding the Health Impacts of Disasters through Community Engagement

portrait of Jennifer Horney, Ph.D.

Jennifer Horney, Ph.D., an associate professor and department head of epidemiology and biostatistics at Texas A&M University (TAMU), studies the health impacts of disasters such as hurricanes.

Paloma Beamer, Ph.D. – Understanding How Culture and Behavior Affect Environmental Exposures

Paloma Beamer

NIEHS grantee Paloma Beamer, Ph.D., an associate professor at the University of Arizona (UA) Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, is passionate about building partnerships and trust with the communities in which she works. Her research is helping reveal the importance of culture and behavior in determining exposure risks for specific communities.

Nicolette Teufel-Shone, Ph.D. – Establishing Meaningful Community Partnerships to Protect Native Peoples and Cultures

Nicolette Teufel-Shone, Ph.D.

Nicolette Teufel-Shone, Ph.D., a community engagement specialist, anthropologist, and nutritionist at Northern Arizona University (NAU), is committed to working with indigenous communities to promote health and wellness. She is the director of the Community Engagement Core (CEC) of the National Institute of Environment Health Sciences and Environmental Protection Agency (NIEHS-EPA) funded Center for Indigenous Environmental Health Research (CIEHR), a collaboration of UA, NAU and several tribal communities.

PEPH Podcasts

Demystifying the Common Myths About Lead

January 31, 2018
In this podcast, learn about common myths around lead, and the evidence debunking them.

Addressing Environmental Health Disparities through Research

October 26, 2017
In this podcast, hear about the complex social and environmental factors that are involved in environmental health disparities. Plus, learn how the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and NIEHS-funded researchers are working to address environmental health disparities and promote environmental justice for all.

Windows of Susceptibility

August 21, 2017
In this podcast, hear how researchers are studying sensitive windows of susceptibility, such as during pregnancy and early development, and learn how to prevent potentially harmful exposures to environmental stressors.

Program Lead

Liam R. O'Fallon
Liam O'Fallon, M.A.
Health Specialist

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