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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

Madeleine Scammell, D.Sc. - Connecting Local Environmental Health Concerns to Scientific Research


Madeleine Scammell, D.Sc., a recent recipient of the competitive NIEHS Outstanding New Environmental Health Science award, is committed to helping communities understand and address the effects of environmental hazards on human health.

Jani Ingram, Ph.D. – Addressing Environmental Health Needs of Navajo Nation

Jani Ingram
Jani Ingram, Ph.D., professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Northern Arizona University (NAU), encourages students and citizens in the Navajo community to collaborate in scientific research that addresses local environmental health concerns.

Tommy Rock – Exposing Years of Uranium Water Contamination in a Navajo Community

Tommy Rock
Tommy Rock, a doctoral student at Northern Arizona University, grew up in a small community on the Navajo reservation, where he saw firsthand the effects of uranium mining on his relatives. Navajo lands were mined heavily for uranium from 1944 to 1986, leaving more than 500 abandoned uranium mine sites and elevated levels of radiation in homes and drinking water sources.

PEPH Podcasts

Wood Burning Stoves and Human Health

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...

Children, Nature, and the Importance of Getting Kids Outside

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.

Antibacterial Agents

September 20, 2016

Did you know that some products claiming to kill germs may actually be harming your health? The antibacterial agents triclosan and triclocarban are common in consumer products, such as soap, lotion, and toothpaste.

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Liam R. O'Fallon
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