The Center for Ecogenetics and Environmental Health (CEEH) is dedicated to contributing to science-based changes in regulatory policy and public health or medical practice that result in a reduction in the burden of environmentally induced diseases.
Through discovery of new and important genetic and environmental factors that contribute to the causes of chronic diseases, new approaches to prevention, early diagnosis and effective treatments can be developed that will substantially reduce the social burden and health care costs associated with premature disease and death from environmentally related diseases. These include many forms of cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic neurodegenerative and developmental diseases. Examples of long-term impacts that could result directly from CEEH research in the proposed period include:
After fifteen years of catalyzing groundbreaking research, the CEEH continues to focus on the theme of biochemical and molecular mechanisms that underlie gene-environment interactions.