Who We Are

Under the leadership of Robert O. Wright, MD, MPH, the Children’s Environmental Health Center conducts groundbreaking research to identify the environmental causes of childhood diseases. We translate these findings into solutions that protect children’s health, using research to educate families and change public policy.

The research conducted at the CEHC employs a new “transdisciplinary” model—one based on the idea that no single field of science can explain the environmental origins of diseases. Our team integrates disciplines like molecular biology, chemistry, toxicology, biostatistics, bioinformatics, and phenotyping to develop new methods to address how the environment shapes health and disease.  From this research, we develop evidence-based strategies for disease prevention and treatment.