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Your Environment. Your Health.

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. You can also visit the NIEHS Research Partners webpage to access the Resource Center and other NIEHS shared datasets and applications.

  • Small plastic parts and rocks in the sand

    Microplastic Pollution and Human Health

    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.
  • David Turcotte

    PEPH Grantee Highlight

    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.
  • PEPH Evaluation Metrics Manual

    PEPH Evaluation Metrics Manual

    This manual provides examples of tangible metrics that NIEHS grantees and program staff can use for both planning and evaluation of environmental public health activities.
  • Resources

    PEPH Resources

    The educational and outreach materials on this webpage have been developed by PEPH grantees and their community partners.
  • PEPH Newsletter

    PEPH Newsletter

    Check out the latest issue of the PEPH Newsletter. To received it in your inbox, e-mail peph@niehs.nih.gov.
  • Funding Opportunities

    Funding Opportunities

    This section lists and describes the various funding opportunity accouncements that are PEPH-related.
  • PEPH on Twitter

    PEPH on Twitter

    Follow PEPH for the latest updates on grantee highlights, podcasts, webinars, and more.

Grantee Highlights

David Turcotte, Sc.D. – Academic-Community Partnerships Provide Tools to Address Environmental Health

David Turcotte

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. – Empowering Rural Communities in Central Appalachia

Beverly May

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.

Dwayne Porter, Ph.D. – Engaging Communities in Water Quality Data and Connection to Quality of Life

Dwayne Porter

Dwayne Porter, Ph.D., is committed to building collaborative partnerships to break down sector silos and coordinate efforts to advance environmental health research and promote community health.

PEPH Podcasts

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.

Program Lead

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

Tel 984-287-3298
Fax 919-316-4606
ofallon@niehs.nih.gov
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