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 Kevin T. O'Donovan. You can also visit the NIEHS Research Partners webpage to access the Resource Center and other NIEHS shared datasets and applications.
When Laurel Schaider, Ph.D., joined Silent Spring Institute in 2009, she began studying contaminants of emerging concern in public and private drinking water wells on Cape Cod. The region’s porous sandy soils allow surface pollutants to easily percolate through the ground, seep into wells, and contaminate drinking water.
NIEHS has long supported grantees who work on community-engaged research, environmental education, and tribal issues. Cheyenne Grabiec, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation, has combined all of these elements early in his career, working on NIEHS-supported environmental health projects at the University of Arizona (UA), first as an undergraduate intern and now as a program coordinator.
As executive director of Comité Cívico del Valle, Inc., a community-based environmental justice nonprofit, Luis Olmedo strives to provide health services and research, and promote environmental justice in the Imperial and Coachella Valleys in California.
Harnessing Social Media to Share Science on Breast Cancer and the Environment
December 23, 2019
In this podcast, you’ll hear how health communication researchers are improving information and messages about breast cancer online. Plus, you’ll learn how they are teaming with social media influencers to help people understand and reduce their risk.
Why Dad’s Environment Before Conception Matters
October 11, 2019
In this podcast we’ll hear about how researchers are exploring preconception, particularly for fathers to be, as a critical window of susceptibility to harmful exposures. Plus, learn what you can do to improve your preconception health!
Understanding the Global Burden of Disease Part II
August 14, 2019
In this podcast we will focus on the Pollution and Health Initiative, which aims to expand the number of environmental factors that are included in the GBD and how impacts on human health are measured.