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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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    • Keith Pezzoli, Ph.D.

Grantee Highlights

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.

Nicholas Newman, D.O., Preparing Doctors to Meet Their Patients' Environmental Health Needs

Nicholas Newman

NIEHS grantee Nicholas Newman, D.O., director of the Environmental Health and Lead Clinic at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, is bridging the gap between how clinicians treat illness related to exposures and on-the-ground prevention strategies in the communities they serve. To do so, he has developed an interactive environmental health curriculum to prepare doctors to meet their patients’ needs.

Frances K. Barg, Ph.D. – Engaging Community Members to Understand Long-Term Implications of Hazardous Waste

Fran Barg, Ph.D.

Frances Barg, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health , director of the University of Pennsylvania’s (U Penn) Mixed Methods Research Lab and co-lead for the U Penn Superfund Research Program (SRP) Community Engagement Core, has worked diligently to find creative and intuitive ways to engage communities affected by hazardous waste.

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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