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. You can also visit the NIEHS Research Partners webpage to access the Resource Center and other NIEHS shared datasets and applications.
Weihsueh Chiu, Ph.D., uses data science to create tools to help decision makers and communities better protect health. As the Decision Science Core leader within the NIEHS-funded Texas A&M University Superfund Research Program Center (TAMU SRP Center) and the Data Science Facility Core leader for the NIEHS-funded TAMU Center for Environmental Health Research (TiCER), Chiu integrates data from different disciplines, from toxicology to environmental science and social science, to address pressing environmental health problems.
David Turcotte, Sc.D. – Academic-Community Partnerships Provide Tools to Address Environmental Health
David Turcotte, Sc.D., helps families and workers reduce environmental health risks in their homes and workplaces. As a public health research professor at the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Lowell and NIEHS-funded principal investigator, he focuses on worker safety, sustainable housing, and innovative approaches to asthma education and intervention.
Beverly May, Dr.P.H., strives to empower rural communities to address the environmental issues that concern their health. As a family nurse practitioner in Appalachian Kentucky, May witnessed firsthand the environmental health effects caused by coal mining and natural gas drilling in the region.
Microplastic Pollution and Human Health
June 22, 2020
In this podcast, you’ll hear from Mark Hahn at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution about how microplastics impact human health and the ecosystem, and how researchers are working to address this issue.
Understanding Cell Phones, Radio Frequency Radiation, and Their Effects on Health
May 8, 2020
In this podcast, you will hear from a toxicologist at the National Toxicology Program about how cell phones work using radio frequency radiation (RFR) and what his team is doing to better understand potential health effects from their use. In addition, you will learn tips to reduce your exposure to RFR.
When Wildfires Hit Close to Home
March 5, 2020
In this podcast you’ll hear how NIEHS-funded researchers are studying urban wildfires to better understand these complex exposures and the unique ways they may affect human health. You’ll also learn how information from these studies could help communities better prepare for urban wildfires in the future.