Centers and Programs

There are five centers and programs within EHS focused on both laboratory and community-based research to translate findings into updated public health policies.

 

COLUMBIA CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

Directed by Julie Herbstman, CCCEH was one of the first eight children’s centers designated by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, (NIEHS) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1997. Frederica Perera led it until 2020. 

COLUMBIA CLIMATE AND HEALTH PROGRAM (CCHP)

Directed by Jeffrey Shaman, CCHP fosters innovative, cross-disciplinary research and teaching on the human health dimensions of climate change.

GLOBAL CONSORTIUM ON CLIMATE AND HEALTH EDUCATION

The GCCHE is a global network of health profession schools, including public health, medicine, and nursing programs that aim to educate professionals on the effects of climate change and advance global health security.

PRECISION PREVENTION

Precision Prevention will use research from biological and molecular basic sciences to integrate with big data and computational methods to develop advanced, low-cost technology that will transform public health and complementary medical interventions and return on investment.

NIEHS CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH IN NORTHERN MANHATTAN

Directed by Andrea Baccarelli, the NIEHS Center works to identify and understand environmental exposures contributing to the pathophysiology of human disease.  

SUPERFUND RESEARCH PROGRAM

Directed by Ana Navas-Acien, the Superfund Program investigates the health effects, geochemistry, and remediation of arsenic, with a focus on groundwater. 

 

 

PrIMER

The Program to Inspire Minority Undergraduates in Environmental Health Science Research (PrIMER) teaches students about environmental health research.