General Support of the Environmental Health Initiative

Investigator: Tracey Woodruff, PhD, MPH
Sponsor: Marisla Foundation, The

Location(s): United States


The Environmental Health Initiative (EHI) is a collaborative transdisciplinary network of academics across UCSF committed to solving the growing burden of chronic diseases by identifying and preventing harmful environmental exposures. Our goal is to improve health throughout the lifespan of individuals and populations. We will accomplish this by:

  • Nurturing and sustaining a network of academics across departments and schools at UCSF to facilitate transdisciplinary environmental health research collaborations.
  • Supporting transdisciplinary training of junior researchers.
  • Conducting high impact research to fill key gaps in knowledge that currently prevent us from optimizing our efforts to reduce harmful environmental exposures.
  • Translating, communicating and disseminating the science and evidence‐based approaches for prevention to key stakeholders.