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.
For more than a decade, Lynn Grattan, Ph.D., has worked with Native American communities in the Pacific Northwest to study the neurological effects of a toxin produced by microscopic marine algae during harmful algal blooms (HABs), which occur when certain types of algae grow excessively in a body of water. Much of Grattan’s research has centered on a toxin called domoic acid. Eating shellfish such as clams and mussels that are contaminated with domoic acid seafood may cause serious illness.
Daniela Friedman, Ph.D., is a professor and chair for the University of South Carolina’s Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior. Since receiving both her masters and doctoral degrees in health studies and gerontology from the University of Waterloo, Friedman has established an extensive research career investigating how diverse populations access and interpret information about health risks.
NIEHS grantee Phil Brown, Ph.D., studies social movements dealing with environmental health. Brown is passionate about integrating social sciences into environmental health, and expanding collaborations between experts in these fields.
October 26, 2017
In this podcast, hear about the complex social and environmental factors that are involved in environmental health disparities. Plus, learn how the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and NIEHS-funded researchers are working to address environmental health disparities and promote environmental justice for all.
August 21, 2017
In this podcast, hear how researchers are studying sensitive windows of susceptibility, such as during pregnancy and early development, and learn how to prevent potentially harmful exposures to environmental stressors.
July 25, 2017
In this podcast, hear how researchers and advocates are working to reduce exposure to flame retardants in particularly vulnerable communities, and to communicate with decision makers to further protect human health.