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PEPH 2024 | Climate Change and Environmental Justice: Engaging Diverse Teams

February 20 – 22, 2024

NIEHS, Durham NC

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Meeting Purpose

The purpose of this three-day meeting is to bring grantees and partners within the PEPH network together for the first time since February 2020 to discuss common issues, approaches, and opportunities. The focus will be on engaging diverse teams in the context of the intersection of climate change and environmental justice.

PEPH Background

Since its implementation, the PEPH program has become a recognized community of practice that brings together scientists, community members, educators, health-care providers, public-health officials, and policy makers with a shared commitment to advancing the impact of environmental public-health research at the local, regional, and national level. Additionally, PEPH is a valued source of information about environmental health issues. For more than 10 years, PEPH has promoted and championed Environmental Public Health as the science of conducting and translating research into action to address environmental exposures and health risks of concern to the public.

In 2022, NIEHS outlined a new 10-year plan that builds upon the unifying environmental public health framework for the Division of Extramural Research and Training (DERT) as well as the institute. PEPH affirms the division's on-going commitment to community-engaged research and strong foundation in environmental public health.

Over the next 10 years, PEPH will enhance its role as an incubator for ideas and an amplifier for key messages. PEPH will strengthen its role as a Community of Practice. In this capacity, PEPH will bring together NIEHS staff, grantees from different programs, and other partners to consider complex issues and identify gaps and opportunities around four key areas in environmental public health: (1) capacity building, (2) research, (3) communication, as well as (4) action and sustainability. PEPH, in continued partnership with the NIEHS Communication Office, will also enrich its efforts to produce quality materials to raise awareness of environmental health topics by promoting the work of NIEHS-funded grantees.


Registration is now closed. Thank you to everyone who registered for the meeting! If you are panelist in a session or presenting a workshop and have not yet registered, please reach out to Devan Smith-Brown.

Visiting NIEHS

The visiting NIEHS page has helpful information on the entrance gates, security measures, directions and parking, campus maps, and more.

Workshop and Poster Presentation Information

Workshops will take place the morning of Tuesday, February 20, and the afternoon of Thursday, February 22, 2024. Please see the Workshop Abstracts document for a detailed list.

Poster sessions will take place the afternoons of Tuesday, February 20, and Wednesday, February 21, 2024.

Information for presenters:

  • Poster boards are 70.5 in. wide by 47 in. tall.
  • Push pins will be provided.
  • There is no set format for posters.


For questions that can't be answered by the content of this website, please contact Liam O'Fallon (984-287-3298). For logistical questions, please contact Devan Smith-Brown (703-765-0060, 112).

American Disabilities Act Accommodations Requests

Individuals with disabilities who need accommodation to participate in these events should contact Devan Smith-Brown at voice telephone: (703-765-0060, 112).

TTY users should contact the Federal TTY Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339. Requests should be made at least 5 business days in advance of the event.

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