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.
Frances K. Barg, Ph.D. – Engaging Community Members to Understand Long-Term Implications of Hazardous Waste
Frances Barg, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health , director of the University of Pennsylvania’s (U Penn) Mixed Methods Research Lab and co-lead for the U Penn Superfund Research Program (SRP) Community Engagement Core, has worked diligently to find creative and intuitive ways to engage communities affected by hazardous waste.
Carmen M. Vélez-Vega, Ph.D. – Establishing Partnerships to Address Environmental Health Concerns for Pregnant Women and Children in Puerto Rico
Carmen Vélez-Vega, Ph.D., has witnessed first-hand how underserved communities are impacted by health disparities, social inequalities, and a lack of public health infrastructure.
Melanie Pearson, Ph.D., a community outreach specialist at Emory University, strives to integrate community voices into exposure science by building collaborations between communities and local scientists.
May 10, 2017
Bioavailability is a concept that is often unknown or confusing to community members impacted by metals contamination. Since bioavailability has important implications for human health and cleanup decisions at Superfund sites, it is important for impacted communities and the public to understand this concept.
March 16, 2015
In many parts of the country, and indeed around the world, wood is used as fuel to heat homes, particularly during colder winter months. Wood combustion releases particulates and other air contaminants that can hurt your health. read more...
January 9, 2017
A shift towards sedentary lifestyles has far reaching impacts on children’s health, including increased incidence of obesity, diabetes, asthma, and attention deficit disorders.