ALS building, OSUThe Environmental Health Sciences Center (EHSC) was fist established in 1967 at Oregon State University (OSU) with funding by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), one of the institutes comprising the National Institutes of Health. EHSC was one of the six original NIEHS Core Centers (NIEHS grant #P30 ES000210). As an NIEHS center, the Environmental Health Sciences Center contributes to the mission of NIEHS, which is to discover how the environment affects people in order to promote healthier lives. See the NIEHS 2012-2017 Strategic Plan

The OSU Environmental Health Sciences Center supports research and community engagement to help understand what people are exposed to in their homes, at their work places and in their communities and to discover what hazards these exposures may pose to their health. Read the message from the Director, Robyn Tanguay.

Center Research 

Our mission is to improve human health by:

  1. Measuring exposure
  2. Measuring the health impact of exposure
  3. Creating partnerships to build resiliency
  4. Recruiting and training environmental health scientists


To address these goals, the Environmental Health Sciences Center has investigators from diverse departments and programs at Oregon State University. EHSC is an interdisciplinary unit of more than 35 investigators. Learn more about EHSC research here


Center Structure

EHSC research is supported by Facility Cores. The Aquatic Models and Integrated Health Sciences Facility Cores provide scientists with access to state-of-the-art equipment, services, and expertise in specific research technologies. The EHSC also supports symposia and other programs for training and enrichment in cooperation with the affiliated NIEHS Training Grant and the Community Engagement Core. 


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