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.
Thomas McKeon, a researcher and academic coordinator at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn), has a longstanding interest in environmental health literacy and community engagement.
Katy May, M.E.M., co-director of the Community Engagement Core (CEC) of North Carolina State University’s Center for Human Health and the Environment, is dedicated to enhancing environmental health literacy while facilitating meaningful partnerships between researchers and community groups.
Victoria Persky, M.D., is passionate about creating healthier communities in Chicago by addressing exposures and health disparities. A professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), Persky’s involvement in environmental health research over the years has been driven by community needs.
October 25, 2018
In this podcast, we will talk about efforts to raise awareness of noise pollution and work to engage communities in documenting their noise experience.
September 14, 2018
While the health effects of e-cigarette use are largely unknown, a variety of chemicals in e-cigarette liquid or produced during use are known carcinogens and toxic chemicals. In this podcast, we’ll learn about why the increased use of e-cigarettes, particularly among teens, has generated concern among health professionals and researchers, and how NIEHS-funded researchers are working to understand and address this growing problem.
August 21, 2018
In this podcast, we will explore how the physical, psychological, and economic stress of chronic diseases can be taken in to account when considering air quality. Plus, we will learn about the many social and economic benefits of preventing early exposures and protecting children’s health.