Our curriculum reflects our commitment to excellence in education and research through a distinctive mix of scientific training and mentoring in a collaborative and supportive environment. We offer training in biostatistics, environmental epidemiology, exposure biology / exposomics, geospatial modeling, microbiome, and toxicology. 

Year 1

In their first year in the program, fellows engage in research and receive training in epidemiology, biostatistics, and environmental medicine. They are invited to participate in a range of professional development opportunities designed to strengthen soft skills such as strategic planning and scientific communication.

Optional: Fellows may take courses through Mount Sinai's Master's in Public Health program, and/or gain clinical experience in environmental pediatrics in the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit. 

Years 2 and 3

In their second and third years, fellows engage in mentored research with the goal of producing publications, sharing research through oral and/or poster presentations, and transitioning toward independent research with an emphasis on K award applications. 

Benefits and Outcomes

Fellows can expect to gain:

  • a strong methodological base in environmental health principles;
  • a versatile set of skills and resources that can apply to a wide range of scientific questions;
  • courses and experiential training in grant writing and responsible conduct in research; and
  • research training grounded in clinical translational principles.

Goals and Achievements

Our goals for fellows include:

  • authoring at least 1-2 publishable manuscripts based on original research;
  • completing at least 2-3 presentations at regional or national meetings;
  • developing a K grant proposal
  • transitioning toward independent investigator status.

What Sets Us Apart

This fellowship program builds on a unique base of children’s environmental health research, including Child Health Exposure Assessment Resource (CHEAR) Lab Hub, the CHEAR Data Center, the Transdisciplinary Center on Early Environmental Exposures (NIH P30 Core Center), nearly a dozen child health research cohorts, a Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit, and the Senator Frank R. Lautenberg Environmental Health Sciences Laboratory, an exceptional lab specializing in exposure biomarkers.