The Institute for Exposomic Research

Transdisciplinary Center on Health Effects of Early Environmental Exposures

The Transdisciplinary Center on Health Effects of Early Environmental Exposures (TCEEE) is a National Institutes of Health (NIH) P30 grant that was awarded to the Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health in 2014.

The Center’s mission is to understand how environmental exposures in early life influence health, development, and risk of disease and dysfunction across the life span—in infancy, childhood, adolescence, and beyond.

Center members study the health impacts of chemical, genetic, nutritional, and social exposures and the interactions among them. Their approach is transdisciplinary and highly translational, combining clinical, population-based, and biological research with leading-edge genetics, epigenetics, and bioinformatics in the setting of a hospital-based, urban school of medicine. Through our clinical and community partnerships, the TCEEE translates its research findings into evidence-based approaches for disease prevention and treatment.