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The 86-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:

Organizational Chart Center for Environmental Genetics April 2020

pinneysmpdaytondarkwaterThe CEG is led by Director Susan M. Pinney, Ph.D., a Fellow of the American College of Epidemiologists and a member of the Cincinnati Cancer Center. Dr. Pinney is a longtime leader, having served as Deputy Director of the NIEHS P30 ES006096 award, Director of the CEG Integrative Health Sciences Facilities Core, and Director of CEG Community Engagement Core.

Among the 86 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--2020 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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Department of Environmental and Public Health Sciences
Center for Environmental Genetics
Kettering Lab Building
Room 210
160 Panzeca Way
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0056
Mail Location: 0056
Phone: 513-558-3646