The Southern California Environmental Health Sciences Center was established in 1996 to promote environmental health research in Southern California. The Center aims to more fully characterize environmental health hazards, understand the basis for personal vulnerability, and translate research into preventive action to reduce the burden of environmentally-related diseases.

The Center is organized into an Administrative Core, four Research Cores, two Facility Cores and a Community Outreach and Engagement Core. This consortium of epidemiologists, statisticians, chemists, toxicologists, and molecular biologists collaborate to create an interdisciplinary approach to the study and advancement of research in environmental health. Read more

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Effects of exposure to air pollution on development of obesity to be studied by Keck Medicine of USC researchers

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Community Outreach

The mission of the Community Outreach and Education Core (COEC) is to increase public understanding and awareness of the effects of the environment on human health and ways to reduce harmful exposures. The COEC links the Center’s research with the public, including community, school, business, public health, media and other professional organizations
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