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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's New?

COVID-19 Safe & Healthy @ Home

5 Ways to Protect Your Family from Lead (Pb) at Home

We all know that lead is bad for young kids. Many parents and doctors are concerned about children staying home in houses with lead paint. Since it can take a while to get the lead fixed in these homes, it's important for families to know 5 steps they can take to protect their kids. Check out this video by CEC co-leader, Dr. Nick Newman and family. Dr. Newman is the Medical Director of the Pediatric Environmental Health and Lead Clinic at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

Our Aims:


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


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


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

Interested in contacting the CEC?

Call CEC Program Manager, Angela Larck, at (513) 558-2221 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