The 88-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:
The CEG is led by Director Susan M. Pinney, Ph.D.,F.A.C.E.,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 ($8.1 million over 5 years), Director of the CEG Integrative Health Sciences Facilities Core, and Director of CEG Community Engagement Core. A prolific researcher and author, she currently leads multiple grants, including
R01, R03, and R24 awards reflecting more than $1.5 million in additional total research support.
Among the 88 investigators who serve as full, clinical, associate or emeritus 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.