• Cincinnati Environmental Health Center

    The Cincinnati Children's Environmental Health Center was established to conduct research and training aimed at reducing disease and disability in children caused by environmental hazards.  The center’s goal is to promote health and prevent disease by conducting research on environmental antecedents of diseases that originate in childhood, especially environmental hazards. The center seeks new collaborators who are interested in the study of environmental exposures and child health, development and behavior.

    Currently, the center is researching the impact of prenatal and early postnatal exposures to a variety of environmental toxicants and residential hazards on the health, development and behaviors of children enrolled in the HOME Study.

  • Safe plastics.
    Safe plastics.

    Learn which plastics are safe to use.

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    Hand to mouth behaviors.
    Hand to mouth behaviors.

    Young children are more vulnerable to exposures to environmental toxins because of their frequent hand to mouth behaviors.

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    Most childhood injuries occur at home, accounting for over 13 million clinic visits and more than 4 million emergency visits each year in the United States.

    Tobacco smoke and children's health.
    Tobacco smoke and children's health.

    Even the smallest amounts of tobacco smoke could affect a child’s health, development, and behaviors.

  • Current Grant Funding

    The center is currently supported by grants from the federal government, via the National Institutes of Health, as well as grants from private foundations dedicated to research.

    A Community-Based Trial to Prevent Lead Poisoning and Residential Injuries
    NIEHS, R01 ES014575
    PI: Bruce Lanphear, MD, MPH, Cincinnati Children’s

    Neurobehavioral Effects of Insecticide Exposure in Pregnancy and Early Childhood
    NIEHS, R01 ES015517
    PI : Kimberly Yolton, PhD, Cincinnati Children’s

    Low Level Prenatal Exposure and Infant Wheeze
    Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute, FAMRI 062435_YCSA
    PI: Adam Spanier, MD, PhD, The Pennsylvania State University

    Prenatal Low Level Tobacco & Phthalate Exposure & Childhood Respiratory Health
    NIEHS, K23 ES016304-01
    PI: Adam Spanier, MD, PhD, The Pennsylvania State University

    Pooled Analysis of Organophosphate Metabolites, DDE, and Prenatal Chemical Exposures and Birth Outcomes and Neurodevelopment for the Centers of Children’s Environmental Health Research
    NIEHS, P01 ES009605
    PI:  Brenda Eskenazi, PhD, University of California, Berkeley

    Mechanisms of Pesticide-Induced Neurobehavioral Deficits: Relevance to ADHD
    NIEHS ViCTER, 3R01 ES015991-04S1
    PI: Jason Richardson, PhD, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

    Completed Grant Funding

    Cincinnati Children’s Environmental Health Center Grant
    NIEHS, P01 ES 11261
    PI: Bruce Lanphear, MD, MPH, Cincinnati Children’s

    Tobacco Smoke and Early Human Neurobehavior
    Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute, FAMRI 062620_CIA
    PI: Kimberly Yolton, PhD, Cincinnati Children’s

    Childhood Residential Injury and Caregiver Supervision
    NICHD, K23 HD045770
    PI: Kieran J Phelan, MD, MS, Cincinnati Children’s

    Role of Environmental Chemicals on Lactation Outcomes
    NIEHS, K23 ES014691
    PI: Sheela Geraghty, MD, MS, Cincinnati Children’s