The Gulf Coast Center for Precision Environmental Health (GC-CPEH): NIEHS Environmental Health Sciences Core Centers (P30 EHSCC Program) in Partnership

The Gulf Coast Center for Precision Environmental Health (GC-CPEH) is supported by National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number P30ES030285.

The GC-CPEH, a partnership between Baylor College of Medicine, the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health, and the University of Texas Medical Branch, is the focal point and catalyst for environmental health research in the Texas Medical Center, driving collaborative and multidisciplinary research and serving the community engagement and policy needs of the Gulf Coast region. As the catalyst for environmental health research across the Texas Medical Center, the GC-CPEH brings together researchers from multiple institutions, spanning a range of scientific and clinical disciplines and training backgrounds.

The overarching goals of the GC-CPEH are to stimulate impactful environmental health science research, provide inter-institutional access to resources and state-of-the-art technologies, foster community engagement, and enable rapid coordination of research and response activities during and after environmental disasters.

The GC-CPEH facilitates cross-disciplinary interactions to improve human environmental health in three Thematic Focus Areas:

  • Early Life Genetic and Epigenetic Environment (GE2) Interactions
  • Disaster Research Response (DR2)
  • Mechanisms and Interventions in Human Environmental Disease (MIHED)