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Department of Environmental Health

Center for Environmental Genetics

About Us

The 82-member Center for Environmental Genetics (CEG) is a leading force in the study of gene-environment interactions (GxE) and the translation of ground-breaking research into advances in primary prevention and clinical care. Our mission: To conduct innovative, multidisciplinary GXE research and translate discoveries to regional and global disease prevention with healthier environments and empowered communities. CEG investigators, trainees, collaborators and staff are guided in this mission by our Internal and External Advisory Boards and by the Stakeholders Advisory Board of our Community Engagement Core:

2019 CEG Organizational Chart

Photo of Susan Pinney and Shuk-Mei HoFrom 2007 through March 2019 the CEG was led by Shuk-Mei Ho, PhD, Jacob G. Schmidlapp Professor & Chair of the Department of Environmental Health, Associate Dean for Basic Research in the UC College of Medicine, and Director of the Cincinnati Cancer Center. Upon Dr. Ho's move to the role of Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Susan M. Pinney, Ph.D., F.A.C.E., has become principal investigator of the CEG NIEHS P30 award.  Dr. Pinney is a longtime leader, having served as Director of the CEG Integrative Health Sciences Facilities Core and CEG Community Engagement Core.

Among the 91 investigators who serve as full, clinical, affiliate or associate members of the CEG are New Investigators whose Center support is already generating noteworthy Returns on Investment.  CEG New Investigator Awardees, Pilot award recipients and other sub-awardees have generated average returns of 12:1 and greater through innovative and exploratory projects leading to larger R21, R00 and R-01 type studies.

CEG New Investigators Jandarov, Brunst, Burns and Niu

Pictured above are 2018 New Investigator Award (NIA) recipients Roman Jandarov, PhD, Assistant Professor of Bioinformatics; Kelly Brunst, PhD, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology; Katherine Burns, PhD, Assistant Professor, Environmental Genetics and Molecular Toxicology;and Liang Niu, PhD, Assistant Professor of Bioinformatics.

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