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Community Engagement Core (CEC)

Our Mission

The CEC is a division of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) funded, Center for Environmental Genetics (CEG). We support the mission of the CEG by translating environmental human health science into easily understandable information, tools, and resources, as well as fostering relationships between CEG scientists and the greater community.

What Are the Aims of the CEC?

A child shining a light in a patient's mouth.


Increasing awareness & understanding of environmental health issues for youth, teachers, students (of all ages!), community members, doctors, nurses, and policymakers.

CEG Member educating concerned citizens on mold


Increasing dialogue among CEG scientists and communities to stimulate and guide relevant community-engaged research activities.  

MPH Student, Devin Knutson using XRF equipment to measure lead levels in soil


Promoting the field of community engagement through citizen science practices, new communication approaches, and data sharing.


What's New?

Click below to learn more about CEC projects:

Interested in contacting the CEC?

Contact Amy Itescu at (513) 558-2147 or email

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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