The CDC Health Studies Program (HSP) is a leader in addressing emerging environmental health issues. Specific program activities include:
- Conducting epidemiologic investigations in response to outbreaks and disease clusters that are believed to have environmental causes.
- Conducting epidemiologic studies to better understand the relationship between human health and emerging environmental hazards.
- Performing chemical and radiological surveillance.
- Responding to environmental disasters.
The HSP also provides technical assistance and develops tools, resources, and trainings to help build the environmental epidemiology capacity of domestic and international public health partners.
Gain the knowledge and skills needed to investigate an outbreak
Learn how to apply epidemiologic concepts to disasters and emergencies
See highlights of our work with Poison Centers
Learn how to conduct a rapid community needs assessment