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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.

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    Harnessing Social Media to Share Science on Breast Cancer and the Environment

    In this podcast, you’ll hear how health communication researchers are improving information and messages about breast cancer online. Plus, you’ll learn how they are teaming with social media influencers to help people understand and reduce their risk.
  • Laurel Schmaider

    PEPH Grantee Highlight

    When Laurel Schaider, Ph.D., joined Silent Spring Institute in 2009, she began studying contaminants of emerging concern in public and private drinking water wells on Cape Cod. The region’s porous sandy soils allow surface pollutants to easily percolate through the ground, seep into wells, and contaminate drinking water.
  • 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

Laurel Schaider, Ph.D. – On the Frontlines of PFAS Research

Laurel Schaider

When Laurel Schaider, Ph.D., joined Silent Spring Institute in 2009, she began studying contaminants of emerging concern in public and private drinking water wells on Cape Cod. The region’s porous sandy soils allow surface pollutants to easily percolate through the ground, seep into wells, and contaminate drinking water.

Cheyenne Grabiec – Addressing Environmental Health Concerns of Tribal Communities in the Southwest

Cheyenne Grabiec Thumbnail Image

NIEHS has long supported grantees who work on community-engaged research, environmental education, and tribal issues. Cheyenne Grabiec, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation, has combined all of these elements early in his career, working on NIEHS-supported environmental health projects at the University of Arizona (UA), first as an undergraduate intern and now as a program coordinator.

Luis Olmedo – Combating Pollution with Community Air Monitoring

Luis Olmedo

As executive director of Comité Cívico del Valle, Inc., a community-based environmental justice nonprofit, Luis Olmedo strives to provide health services and research, and promote environmental justice in the Imperial and Coachella Valleys in California.

PEPH Podcasts

Harnessing Social Media to Share Science on Breast Cancer and the Environment

December 23, 2019

In this podcast, you’ll hear how health communication researchers are improving information and messages about breast cancer online. Plus, you’ll learn how they are teaming with social media influencers to help people understand and reduce their risk.

Why Dad’s Environment Before Conception Matters

October 11, 2019

In this podcast we’ll hear about how researchers are exploring preconception, particularly for fathers to be, as a critical window of susceptibility to harmful exposures. Plus, learn what you can do to improve your preconception health!

Understanding the Global Burden of Disease Part II

August 14, 2019

In this podcast we will focus on the Pollution and Health Initiative, which aims to expand the number of environmental factors that are included in the GBD and how impacts on human health are measured.

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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