EaRTH Center Innovation Awards in Environmental Health

Project Awards Amount $10,000

Application window for 2021 has closed. Read about our awardees.

The UCSF P30 Center for Environmental Research and Translation for Health (EaRTH) invites applications from junior faculty and clinicians to embark on new projects in basic, epidemiological, or translational science or clinical/education through the following mechanisms:

Mentored Scientist Award - For launching a scientific research project on environmental health, either by collecting preliminary data in new project, pioneering a new method, or adding an environmental health component to an existing project.

Mentored Clinician Award - For launching an innovative new clinical, health education or outreach project in environmental health.

Mentored Ob/Gyn Award - For training, education or research in environmental health related to reproduction, funded by the Department of Ob/Gyn and Reproductive Sciences. 

Projects should be broadly aligned with the theme of the EaRTH Center, which is to understand how exposure to environmental pollutants and/or environmental chemicals during development influence disease and to intervene and prevent exposures to improve health throughout the lifespan, especially among vulnerable and underserved populations. Exposures may include relevant environmental chemicals and food additives, as well as factors that may affect biological responses to exposures such as psychosocial stress and the intersection between health and climate and environmental change. All three awards require use of at least one EaRTH Center Core, which should be detailed in the Project Proposal Description.

Awards are for one year and are not renewable. A report is required at the end of the funding period, identifying accomplishments, resulting publications, and subsequent funding obtained to support the projects. Any resulting publications or public presentations must directly acknowledge funding from the UCSF P30 EaRTH Center.


2021 Awardees


Ethan Brown, MD

Risk of Parkinson’s disease after early life and developmental toxicant exposure

Mentor: Caroline M. Tanner, MD, PhD


Nadia Diamond-Smith, PhD, MSc

The association between extreme weather events and low birth weight in Nepal

Mentor: Marya Zlatnik, MD, MMS


Robin Cooper, MD

Mental Health and Changing Climate: An Educational, Outreach Project for Prevention and Advocacy

Mentor: Lisa Fortuna, MD



Questions?  Please contact Dr. Diana Laird, Pilot Project Program Director or Annemarie Charlesworth, Community Engagement Core Director via email.