EaRTH Center Pilot Projects


The application window for our 2022 Fall RAP Environmental Health Pilot Project Award cycle has closed. Thank you to our applicants! We plan to notify awardees in November.



Please join us in congratulating our Pilot Project Awardees!!!



Environmental Health, Nutrition & Obesity Pilot Awards co-sponsored with the UCSF P30 Nutrition & Obesity Research Center (NORC)

Ayca Erkin-Cakmak, MD, MPH, Pediatric Advance Research Fellow, UCSF Pediatric Endocrinology.

Ana María Mora-Wyrobek, MD, PhD (co-PI) UC Berkeley

Prenatal and mid-childhood exposure to mixtures of persistent organic pollutants and cardiometabolic health in Mexican-American young adults from the CHAMACOS cohort" (using IHSFC)


Joshua Robinson, PhD, Assistant Professor, UCSF Dept. of Ob/Gyn & Reproductive Science.

Investigating the role of perfluorinated alkylated substances in diglyceride acyltransferase inhibition and lipid metabolic dysfunction (using DTSC Environmental Chemical Laboratory)


2021 Fall RAP Cycle

Environmental Health Research Pilot Awards

Paige Bracci, PhD, MPH, MS, Professor, UCSF, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics.

Exposome Analyses and Glioma Mutational Signatures in Firefighters in the Adult Glioma Study (using IHSFC and DTSC Environmental Chemical Laboratory)


Neeta Thakur, MD, Assistant Professor, UCSF, Department of Medicine.

Deadline Characterizing mobility patterns to assess microenvironment air pollution exposure and associations with respiratory symptoms in adolescents (using IHSFC)


2021 Spring RAP Cycle

Cancer and Environmental Health Research Pilot Award co-sponsored with the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center (HDFCCC)

Max Aung, PhD, MPH, Associate Research Scientist, UCSF, Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences.

Multi-pollutant profiles of hormonally mediated cancers and endogenous hormones in men and women


2020 Fall RAP Cycle

Environmental Health Research Pilot Awards

Raquel Chamorro-Garcia, PhD, Assistant Professor, UC Santa Cruz, Department of Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology.

Proteomic profiling of primordial germ cells upon preconception exposure to environmental factors


Aras Mattis, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, UCSF, Department of Pathology, Joshua Robinson, PhD (co-I).

Environmental Chemical Exposures and Liver Developmental Toxicity


Amy Padula, PhD, Associate Professor, UCSF, Department of Ob/Gyn and Reproductive Science, Stephanie Gaw, MD, PhD (co-I), Joshua Robinson, PhD (co-I). 

Wildfire smoke in pregnant people in San Francisco Bay Area