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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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    • PEPH Newsletter
    • Funding Opportunities
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    • Flame Retardant Chemicals
    • Phil Brown, Ph.D.

Grantee Highlights

Daniela Friedman, Ph.D., Working with Communities to Improve Health Risk Messaging

Daniela Friedman, Ph.D.

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.

Phil Brown, Ph.D. – Understanding Community Awareness and Actions on Environmental Health Issues

Phil Brown, Ph.D.

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.

Keith Pezzoli, Ph.D., — Promoting Healthy Places, Healthy People, and Rooted Communities through a Bioregional Framework

Keith Pezzoli, Ph.D.

Keith Pezzoli, Ph.D., director of the Urban Studies and Planning Program, and Teaching Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), is committed to community-engaged research and cross-disciplinary partnerships that support bioregional planning.

PEPH Podcasts

Windows of Susceptibility

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.

Flame Retardant Chemicals

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.

Understanding Bioavailability of Arsenic and Lead in Soils at Hazardous Waste Sites

May 10, 2017

Bioavailability is a concept that is often unknown or confusing to community members impacted by metals contamination. Since bioavailability has important implications for human health and cleanup decisions at Superfund sites, it is important for impacted communities and the public to understand this concept.

Program Lead

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

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