Institute at Brown for Environment and SocietyIBES

Environmental Health

We seek to understand how exposure to our chemical and physical environments affects human health.

Faculty, staff, and students working in Environmental Health seek to understand how exposure to our chemical and physical environments affects human health. Using tools from epidemiology, biostatistics, toxicology, and epigenetics, environmental health researchers seek to understand which exposures are associated with increased risk of disease, identify those at greatest risk, and elucidate the underlying physiologic mechanisms. Environmental health researchers at Brown study the impacts of a range of exposures including air pollution, climate change, chemicals in consumer products, and metals on cardiovascular disease, cancer, childhood neurodevelopment, and perinatal outcomes. 

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