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CHE Partnership call: The Longest Swim: A Journey Across the Pacific to Raise Awareness About Plastic Pollution
Wed, Aug 5
Hosted by the CHE Alaska Working Group

Note: CHE will host no additional calls in August. We will resume our normal call schedule in September. You can access the call archives to listen to MP3 recordings from past calls.

CHE Partnership call: Theories of Carcinogenesis: Cancer as Development Gone Awry
Thurs, September 10
Hosted by the CHE Cancer Working Group

7/29/15: MP3 recording available: The Myth of Herbicide Safety in Alaska: How Herbicides Threaten the Health of Fish, Wildlife and People

7/21/15: MP3 recording available: Theories of Carcinogenesis: Assessing the Carcinogenic Potential of Low-Dose Exposures to Chemical Mixtures in the Environment

7/14/15: MP3 recording available: Towards a New Global Commission on Environmental Pollution

7/9/15: MP3 recording available: Tobacco: Science, Policy, and Prospects: A Conversation with Stanton Glantz, PhD

6/30/15: MP3 recording available: News from the US EPA Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program

6/23/15: MP3 recording available: Gestational Diabetes and Environmental Chemical Exposure


CHE Partners on why they value our work


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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

  • Davis Baltz, MS, Co-coordinator, CHE Special Projects
  • 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
  • Pete Myers, PhD, CEO, Environmental Health Sciences
  • Sharyle Patton, Director of CHE Special Projects
  • Heather Sarantis, MS, Co-coordinator, 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

Chairman of 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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