The UCSF Center on Pregnancy Exposures to Environmental Chemicals (PEEC)

Investigator: Tracey Woodruff, PhD, MPH
Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Location(s): United States


The PEEC Children's Center is dedicated to improving children's health by identifying and preventing harmful environmental chemical exposures that occur during pregnancy. We conduct research to learn how exposure to environmental chemicals during pregnancy can impact healthy human development and whether this impact is magnified by exposure to chronic stress. We translate our findings into prevention-oriented action in clinical and policy arenas.

Current Projects

  • The Impact of Environmental Chemicals on Early Placental Development
  • The Impact of Environmental Chemicals on Mid-Gestational Placental Development
  • Effects of Environmental Chemicals and Chronic Psychosocial Stress on Fetal Growth
  • Community Outreach and Translation Core