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CHE Partnership call: Why the US Leaves Deadly Chemicals on the Market: A Conversation with Journalist Elizabeth Grossman
Wed, Dec 9

CHE Partnership call: Environmental Health and Complexity: Exploring the Ecological Model of Health
Fri, Dec 11

CHE Partnership call: Is a Health Study the Answer for Your Community? A Guide for Making Informed Decisions
Tues Jan 26

11/18/15: MP3 recording available: Brain Sex Differences During Gestation: The Role of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

11/12/15: MP3 recording available: Predicting Toxicity: Silent Spring Institute's High Throughput Screens for Chemicals Related to Breast Cancer

11/10/15: MP3 recording available: Community-Based Participatory Research in the Arctic: Sources of Environmental Contaminants on St. Lawrence Island

11/5/15: MP3 recording available: Bringing Public Health to the International Negotiating Table: Environmental Health and the Paris Climate Summit in December 2015

10/30/15: MP3 recording available: Reducing the Burden: International Reproductive Health Leaders Call for Greater Efforts to Prevent Toxic Chemical Exposure, New Opinion from FIGO

10/21/15: MP3 recording available: The Endocrine Society's Second Scientific Statement on Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

10/20/15: MP3 recording available: Responding to Communities: Communicating the Science of TCE and PCE

10/19/15: MP3 recording available: Climate Change and the Release of Contaminants in the Arctic: Current Research and Potential Health Effects

10/13/15: MP3 recording available: Theories of Carcinogenesis: Mutations and Cancer

10/8/15: MP3 recording available: The Price of Pollution: Costs of Environmental Health Conditions in Children


CHE Partners on why they value our work


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Philip R. Lee Chair of CHE

  • Philip R. Lee, MD, Former United States Assistant Secretary of Health, Chancellor of the University of California at San Francisco, Professor of Social Medicine (Emeritus), Department of Medicine and Senior Advisor, Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, School of Medicine, UC San Francisco

Vice-Chair of CHE

  • Michael Lerner, PhD, President, Commonweal, Co-Coordinator of CHE's Breast Cancer Working Group, Co-Coordinator of CHE's Cancer Working Group, Co-Coordinator of CHE's Integrative Health Working Group

CHE Staff

Consultants and Advisors to CHE

  • Aimee Boulanger, Co-Coordinator, CHE-Washington Regional Group
  • Steven G. Gilbert, PhD, DABT, Co-Coordinator, CHE-Washington Regional Group
  • Chris Hagerbaumer, Coordinator, CHE-Oregon Regional Group
  • Steve Heilig, MPH, CHE Director of Public Health & Education, and Director of Public Health & Education, San Francisco Medical Society
  • Polly Hoppin, ScD, Program Director, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Co-Coordinator of CHE's Working Group on Asthma and the Environment
  • Sarah Howard, Coordinator of CHE's Diabetes-Obesity Spectrum Working Group
  • Génon Jensen, Executive Director, Health and Environment Alliance; Coordinator of CHE's Asthma and the Environment and Climate Change Working Groups
  • Pamela K. Miller, Coordinator, CHE-Alaska Regional Group
  • Pete Myers, PhD, CEO, Environmental Health Sciences
  • Sharyle Patton, Director of CHE Special Projects
  • Ted Schettler, MD, MPH, CHE Science Director, and Science Director of the Science and Environmental Health Network; Coordinator of CHE's Science Working Group
  • Antoinette (Toni) Stein, PhD, Coordinator of CHE's Working Group on Electromagnetic Fields
  • Maria Valenti, National Coordinator of the Healthy Aging and the Environment Initiative, mvalenti@igc.org
  • Lisette van Vliet, HEAL Senior Policy Adviser, Chemicals and Chronic Disease Prevention

Chair of the Science Advisory Committee

  • Phil Landrigan, MD, Director of the Center for Children's Health and the Environment, Mount Sinai School of Medicine


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