Welcome to OSU's Environmental Health Sciences Center. The overarching goal of our center is to quantify exposure to the myriad of chemicals present in the environment and to determine what hazards such exposures pose to human health. The Center has invented and developed new tools and approaches to address environmental health concerns. Our Center will capitalize on the strengths of zebrafish as a translational model organism to define adverse outcome pathways from complex chemical exposures. We are developing approaches for assessing human exposure to thousands of chemicals that enables fast responses to environmental stressors and disasters. A key part of our work is our science communication and mutual understanding with individuals, communities, and policy makers regarding hazards and risk identified by our Center. Our community partners drive the development of our approach to environmental health science. It is my hope that our technologies and expertise will help commuties to become more resilient as they address their environmental health concerns.
Thank you for visiting the Environmental Health Sciences Center web site. If you would like further information, please contact us.
Joseph Beckman, Ph.D.
Director, Environmental Health Sciences Center
Ava Helen Pauling Endowed Chair, Linus Pauling Institute
Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Biochemistry and Biophysics