Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers
EPA/NIEHS Children’s Environmental Health Centers
The Environmental Protection Agency and National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences fund several research centers across the country dedicated to understanding how environmental factors affect children’s health, and promoting translation of basic research findings into interventions to prevent adverse health outcomes.
California-Based Children’s Environmental Health Research Centers
- UC Davis Center for Children’s Environmental Health – Research on autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
- Center for Integrative Research on Childhood Leukemia and the Environment (CIRCLE – UC Berkeley) – CIRCLE’s scientists collaborate in new ways and use the latest methods to search for the causes of leukemia in children.
- Center for Environmental Research & Children’s Health (CERCH – UC Berkeley) – CHAMACOS is a longitudinal birth cohort study that examines environmental exposures and health effects of children born in the agricultural Salinas Valley.
- CHAPS (Children’s Health & Air Pollution Study – San Joaquin Valley) –CHAPS investigates the connections between childhood air pollution exposure and several immune system illnesses that each involve major inflammatory responses in the body: allergies, asthma, type II diabetes, and obesity.
- UCSF Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment (PRHE – UC San Francisco) – Research, clinical, and policy interventions to highlight connections between reproductive and prenatal health and the environment.
- The Southern California Children’s Environmental Health Center (USC) – Conducts research in order to develop a better understanding of the causes of childhood obesity and effective preventive intervention.