Training & Education

EPA & NIEHS Children's Centers Webinar Series

The Centers for Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research ("Children's Centers") were established in 1998 to explore ways to reduce children's health risks from environmental factors. The program is jointly funded by EPA through the Science to Achieve Results (STAR) grants program, and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) with additional expertise and low-cost laboratory services provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  This Webinar series is designed to share research progress and significant findings from the Children's Centers.

Access the schedule here:  EPA/NIEHS Children's Centers 2015 Webinar Series

  v  sdfsdResearchers at the Children's Centers continue to publish significant research results increasing awareness and making a difference in quality of life and our environmental impact awareness. This Webinar series is designed to share research progress and significant findings from the Childrens Centers.

Clinical and Public Health Training opportunities at the University of Washington 

Public health graduate and post graduate students and health professional student trainees may develop individualized projects and electives with NW PEHSU. NW PEHSU also has opportunities for mentorship and training for undergraduate students. 

Medical Student Research Training Program

The MSRTP provides opportunities for UW medical students to participate in a 10-week summer research project with University of Washington Faculty between the first and second year of medical school. The NW PEHSU has hosted many students in this capacity. See MSRTP and contact the NW PEHSU if you are interested.

Masters of Public Health in Environmental and Occupational Health

The Masters of Public Health in Environmental and Occupational Health combines training in environmental and occupational health with applied experiences, preparing students for policy work in  environmental and occupational health.

Occupational and Environmental Medicine Fellowship

This program is an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education accredited two-year residency/fellowship in Occupational and Environmental Medicine, leading to Occupational Medicine Board eligibility.


Pediatric Environmental Medicine Fellowships

Mt. Sinai School of Medicine

Medical College of Wisconsin

Children’s Hospital and Harvard University

University of California San Francisco Pediatric Fellowship with pediatric environmental health option

American Academy of Pediatrics in Washington DC


Continuing Education for Health Care Providers

Understanding Pediatric Outcomes from Pesticides and Nitrates NEW!

Developed for health care providers, this online training offering 1 CE credit was developed by PEHSU

Pediatric Environmental Health Training Module

This online training offering 1.5 CE credits was developed by PEHSU, Physicians for Social Responsibility, and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

Pediatric Environmental Health & Air Pollution

This CME activity is designated for a maximum of /2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. /Developed by the Region 5 PEHSU at the University of Cincinnati and the National Environmental Education Foundation.

Pesticides and Child’s Health: a primer for Health Care Providers

Aimed at health care providers, but open to the general public, this course presents the current scientific evidence regarding health risks for children exposed to organophosphate pesticides.

Story of Health eBook

The Story of Health eBook is available for CME credit and includes an asthma case, with two more environmental cases expected to be available by the end of February.  This is a peer-reviewed program developed by Region 9 PEHSU and ATSDR.  2.25 hours of CE credits are available with the asthma case. 

Case Studies in Environmental Medicine

This is a series of self-instructional courses offering CME credit, designed to increase the primary care provider's knowledge of hazardous substances in the environment and to aid in the evaluation of potentially exposed patients.


This website was supported by the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) and funded (in part) by the cooperative agreement FAIN: U61TS000238-02 from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). 

Acknowledgement: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supports the PEHSU by providing partial funding to ATSDR under Inter-Agency Agreement number DW-75-95877701. Neither EPA nor ATSDR endorse the purchase of any commercial products or services mentioned in PEHSU publications.