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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

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.

Tipawan Reed – Building Program Capacity and Economic Self-Sufficiency for Underserved Populations

Tipawan Reed

Tipawan “Tippi” Reed, the former president and founder of OAI, Inc., a Chicago-based nonprofit agency, has devoted her career to providing education and workforce development to disadvantaged people for nearly 40 years.

Jill E. Johnston, Ph.D. – Addressing Environmental Justice Issues Through Community Health Research

Jill E. Johnston
Jill Johnston, Ph.D., is the newly appointed assistant professor of Preventive Medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), where she also serves as co-director of the NIEHS-funded USC Environmental Health Sciences Center’s Community Outreach and Engagement Core.

PEPH Podcasts

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.

Children and the Changing Climate

July 7, 2016

The U.S. Global Change Research Program's 2016 Climate and Health Assessment strengthens understanding of the growing risks that a changing climate poses to human health and welfare.

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