Populations to Pathways
At the Harvard NIEHS Center for Environmental Health, we study the effects of real world environmental exposures to metals, organic chemicals, particulate matter, and other toxins on human populations. Our population-based studies inform and guide laboratory investigations of the mechanisms by which these exposures impact human health. In turn evidence from the laboratory refines our questions about environmental toxicants and human risk. This “Populations to Pathways” approach allows us to effectively translate research findings to inform public health policy and improve clinical practice.
The Center is housed at the Harvard School of Public Health and provides translational research support to environmental health scientists throughout Harvard University and the Harvard teaching hospitals. Our investigators and outreach professionals are strongly engaged with our local community, and work with several community groups in a bi-directional educational and supportive capacity.
We are a National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Core Center.
2013 First Round of Pilot Project Grants Awarded