Our vision is that the Center  for Human Health and the Environment (CHHE)  will serve as the nexus of environmental health science (EHS) research at NC State by providing focus and leadership for interdisciplinary research. Our aim is to understand how human health, at both the individual and population level, is impacted by environmental factors and to implement this knowledge to prevent and/or reduce the adverse impacts of environment factors on human health.

CHHE is a NIEHS funded Environmental Health Science Core Center. CHHE is approximately 1 of 20 Centers across the United States.

CHHE has developed four Interdisciplinary Research Interest Groups (RIGs) organically evolved from our membership;

CHHE has developed three facility cores that increase the impact and the basic science and translational capacity of its Research Teams.

The multi-directional Community Engagement Core disseminates CHHE’s findings and educates communities about environmental influences on health. A strong Career Development Core for early stage scientists is coordinated with a robust Pilot Project Program that supports cutting-edge, collaborative, and multidisciplinary EHS projects to enhance  research success and impact.

CHHE now brings together 71 investigators from 13 departments and six colleges at NC State and as well as investigators from East Carolina University (ECU), Brody School of Medicine (BSOM), North Carolina Central University (NCCU), and the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS).


Director, Robert Smart

Deputy Director, Jane Hoppin

Location Information

Center for Human Health and the Environment
Campus Box 7633
NC State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7633

CHHE Administrative offices (Suite 1104F-M)  are located are located at 850 Main Campus Drive on NC State’s Centennial Campus.
email address: chhe-ncstate@ncsu.edu
or contact:
Michico (MJ) James
CHHE Program Manager