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.
Rachel Morello-Frosch, Ph.D., is an environmental health scientist at the University of California (UC), Berkeley. Her research focuses on how social factors, like race and poverty, and chemical exposures play a role in health disparities.
BJ Cummings has a long history of building relationships to forge a new understanding and appreciation of community-focused environmental health. In her role as manager of the Community Engagement Core of the University of Washington Superfund Research Program (UW SRP) Center and the University of Washington Center for Exposures, Diseases, Genomics, and Environment (UW EDGE) Center, she facilitates collaborations between environmental health researchers and communities.
Weihsueh Chiu, Ph.D., uses data science to create tools to help decision makers and communities better protect health. As the Decision Science Core leader within the NIEHS-funded Texas A&M University Superfund Research Program Center (TAMU SRP Center) and the Data Science Facility Core leader for the NIEHS-funded TAMU Center for Environmental Health Research (TiCER), Chiu integrates data from different disciplines, from toxicology to environmental science and social science, to address pressing environmental health problems.
NIEHS Program Builds Careers, Changes Lives (Part II)
January 13, 2021
In this second installment of our two-part series celebrating the 25th anniversary of the NIEHS Environmental Career Worker Training Program, we’ll hear from Rocio Treminio-Lopez, a program graduate who is now the mayor of Brentwood, Maryland.
NIEHS Program Builds Careers, Changes Lives
December 11, 2020
In this podcast, you’ll hear how the NIEHS Environmental Career Worker Training Program (ECWTP) enhances life skills, creates jobs, and provides sustainable career opportunities for underserved populations across the U.S.
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.