Community Outreach & Engagement Core - COEC              

The mission of the Community Outreach and Engagement Core (COEC) is to effectively translate environmental health sciences research findings into practical health promotion, disease prevention information, tools and resources for our target audiences. We are particularly interested in translating environmental health information that concerns susceptible populations, including minority and underserved communities that are disproportionately affected by environmental contaminants and exposures.
  The COEC will develop and evaluate effective communication strategies that will reach target audiences through a variety of mechanisms suggested by target audiences including online learning, puppet shows, websites, workshops, and targeted education for physicians using innovative outreach and education mechanisms. The outreach and education materials and information developed will be distributed for national implementation.
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NIEHS T32 fellow Jerald Oveson helps a community member take our questionnaire.

Dr. Daniel W. Nebert presented a TEDxCincy TED talk.  Here he is pictured with one of the community organizers, Becky Nebert. 


CEG COEC Stakeholder Advisory Board


Organization Affiliation

Target Audience

Camille Jones, MD, MPH

Director, Cincinnati Health Department

Public Health Decision Maker and Physician

Caroline Beidler

Founder and Director, Neighbors for Clean Air

Community Member

Callie Lyons

Editor, The Anchor

Community Member, Journalist

Melissa English

Cincinnati Director, Ohio Citizen Action

Community Member, Advocacy Group

Ken Edgell

Department of Environmental Services and Hamilton County Environmental Action Commission (HCEAC) member

Public Health Decision Maker

Richard A. Wittberg, PhD

Executive Director, Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department

Public Health Decision Maker

Tonya Carreon-Valencia, PhD

Epidemiologist, National Institute of Occupational Health, Cincinnati, OH

Public Health Decision Maker

Florence Fulk

Director Division of Exposure Assessment, Environmental Protection Agency

Public Health Decision Maker

Tracy L. Greeley

Science Teacher, Biotechnology Program Coordinator, Cincinnati Public Schools

Community Member, Public School Teacher



Research supported by the Center for Environmental Genetics should cite NIEHS P30-ES006096.


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