Environmental Epidemiology

The Environmental Epidemiology Branch in NCI’s Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program promotes and supports epidemiologic research on modifiable risk factors and cancer in diverse populations to inform and advance the prevention and control of cancer.


Research areas include

  • chemical and physical agents
  • climate change
  • geospatial approaches in cancer control and population sciences
  • infectious agents and co-infections and cancer
  • lifestyle factors
  • social determinants

Program Directors

Investigators seeking grant funding for environmental epidemiology projects are encouraged to contact the scientific staff in the Environmental Epidemiology Branch (EEB) with questions.

EEB Program Directors

Featured Funding Opportunities

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Interest Areas

Learn more about EEB’s interests in the following areas, relevant funding opportunity announcements, related EGRP events, and staff contacts.

Featured Resources

Current Initiatives

Keep up to date about the current Environmental Epidemiology projects and initiatives ongoing at EGRP.

Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program (BCERP)

BCERP supports a multidisciplinary network of scientists, clinicians, and community partners to examine the effects of environmental exposures that may predispose a woman to breast cancer throughout her life.

Cohorts for Environmental Exposures and Cancer Risk (CEECR)

NCI and NIEHS are supporting five cohorts and a coordinating center to conduct innovative research in new prospective cohorts that address knowledge gaps in cancer etiology and carcinogenesis processes with a focus on environmental exposures.

Metabolic Dysregulation and Cancer Risk Program: A Transdisciplinary Approach to Obesity-Associated Cancer Research

The Metabolic Dysregulation and Cancer Risk Program is a transdisciplinary research effort to enhance knowledge of the underlying mechanisms linking obesity, metabolic dysregulation, and increased cancer risk.

Past Initiatives

View information about the Environmental Epidemiology projects and initiatives at EGRP that have been completed.