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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 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.

  • 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
  • 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.
  • PEPH Podcast

    PEPH Podcast

    In this podcast, Helmut Zarbl, Ph.D., discusses his research on circadian rhythms, and highlights why people who work night shifts and are frequently exposed to nighttime light have increased rates of certain types of cancer.
  • PEPH Grantee Highlight Kerry Butch

    PEPH Grantee Highlight

    NIEHS grantee Kerry Margaret Butch aims to create healthier communities in New Jersey by informing residents about potential environmental health concerns that might be present in their own communities.

Grantee Highlights

Melissa Gonzales, Ph.D. – Integrating Native Culture in Research and Translation

Gonzales, a native of New Mexico, is passionate about community engagement and research translation to reduce the exposures and health disparities that impact tribal communities.

Melissa Gonzales, Ph.D., is an associate professor at the University of New Mexico (UNM), where she leads many community engagement and research efforts to address exposures and health disparities experienced by Native American communities in the western United States.

Jennifer Horney, Ph.D. – Understanding the Health Impacts of Disasters through Community Engagement

portrait of Jennifer Horney, Ph.D.

Jennifer Horney, Ph.D., an associate professor and department head of epidemiology and biostatistics at Texas A&M University (TAMU), studies the health impacts of disasters such as hurricanes.

Paloma Beamer, Ph.D. – Understanding How Culture and Behavior Affect Environmental Exposures

Paloma Beamer

NIEHS grantee Paloma Beamer, Ph.D., an associate professor at the University of Arizona (UA) Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, is passionate about building partnerships and trust with the communities in which she works. Her research is helping reveal the importance of culture and behavior in determining exposure risks for specific communities.

PEPH Podcasts

Circadian Rhythm and Your Health

May 17, 2018
In this podcast, Helmut Zarbl, Ph.D., discusses his research on circadian rhythms, and highlights why people who work night shifts and are frequently exposed to nighttime light have increased rates of certain types of cancer.

Enhancing Community Resilience for Disaster Preparedness

April 30, 2018
In this podcast, hear how researchers are working with communities to develop research questions related to resilience, while learning how communities and individuals are impacted by disasters and how they recover from them.

Crumb Rubber in Playgrounds and Children's Health

March 20, 2018
In this podcast, learn more about what scientists are doing to understand the health risks of crumb rubber in playgrounds, and what you can do to reduce children's exposure to potentially harmful contaminants.

Program Lead

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

Tel 984-287-3298
Fax 919-316-4606
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