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.
Staci Bilbo, Ph.D., studies how environmental exposures and the immune system interact in early life to impact brain development. Her research focuses on autism spectrum disorder (ASD), which affects about 1 in 59 children.
Brian Smith, a community relations specialist at the Center for Urban Responses to Environmental Stressors (CURES) at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, helps to raise residents’ awareness of how to protect their health from environmental stressors.
April 22, 2019
In this podcast, we’ll hear about a unique epidemic of kidney disease that cannot be explained by traditional or known risk factors like high blood pressure or genetics, called chronic kidney disease of unknown origin (CKDu), and what NIEHS-funded researchers are doing to understand and address this growing problem.
Understanding the Link Between Environment, Nutrition, and Autism: Examining Approaches to Reduce Risk
March 21, 2019
In this podcast we’ll learn more about the national health priority of autism and what NIEHS-funded researchers are doing to understand gene-by-environment contributions to autism. Plus, we’ll hear how prenatal vitamins may be useful in reducing the risk of autism.
January 24, 2019
In this podcast, hear more about the significant risks that opioids pose to worker health and safety, and how different agencies and nonprofit organizations are working to address these concerns.