About CEHS

The Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility (CEHS) at the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health brings together a broad group of environmental health researchers to understand the mechanistic basis of chemical toxicity and integrate this knowledge with epidemiology in order to reduce the burden of environmentally related disease. The Center is funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

The Center aims to:

  • promote state-of-the-art research on environmental health that will help reduce the burden of environmentally related disease,
  • enhance basic research on mechanisms of toxicity of hazardous chemicals,
  • improve our understanding of the environmental and genetic determinants of disease in populations,
  • foster inter-disciplinary collaborations and creative uses of the expertise and facilities within the Center, and
  • provide a resource to the State of North Carolina on environmental determinants of health.


Program organization

Executive summary

Funded by NIEHS Grant # P30 ES010126