Children's Environmental Health Center's Community Outreach and Translation Core

Overview

The Community Outreach and Translation Core (COTC) of the Children's Environmental Health Center (CEHC) at Illinois is based at the Family Resiliency Center and serves as the organizing hub of information and emerging knowledge about the lasting health effects on the developing infant, child, and adolescent that may come from exposures to everyday chemicals, combined with diets high in processed foods. The COTC links scientific investigators of the CEHC with community stakeholders, including child care and public health professionals, parenting groups, and policy makers.

Downloadable Overview

Community Outreach and Translation Core Overview PDF

Research Team

Community Outreach and Translation Core

  • Barbara Fiese, PhD, Family Resiliency Center Director, Human Development and Family Studies
  • Brenda Koester, MS, Family Resiliency Center Assistant Director, Human Development and Family Studies

Children's Environmental Health Center at Illinois

Directors
Investigators
  • Andrea Aguiar, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Comparative Biosciences
  • Renee L. Baillargeon, PhD, Professor, Psychology
  • Lizanne DeStefano, PhD, I-STEM Educational Initiative Director
  • Barbara Fiese, PhD, Family Resiliency Center Director, Human Development and Family Studies
  • Joseph Gardiner, PhD, Director, Division of Biostatistics, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Michigan State University
  • Daniel C. Hyde, PhD, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscientist, Department of Psychology
  • Janice M. Juraska, PhD, Professor, Psychology
  • CheMyong Ko, PhD, Associate Professor, Comparative Biosciences
  • Brenda Koester, MS, Family Resiliency Center Assistant Director
  • Susan A. Korrick, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard University
  • Sidonie N. Lavergne, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, Comparative Biosciences
  • Yuan-Xiang Pan, PhD, Associate Professor of Molecular Nutrition, Food Science and Human Nutrition

Community Advisory Board

  • Susan Buchanan, Director, Great Lakes Center for Children's Environmental Health, Region 5 Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit
  • Jane Lanigan, PhD, Associate Professor of Human Development, Extension Specialist for Just in Time Parenting, and Co-leader of eXtension Alliance for Better Child Care, Washington State University Vancouver
  • Jan Maruna, Executive Director, Illinois Network of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies
  • Brandon Meline, Director, Maternal and Child Health Management, Champaign-Urbana Public Health District
  • Sessy Nyman, Vice President for Policy and Strategic Partnerships, Illinois Action for Children
  • Aisha Ray, Rochelle Zell Dean's Chair, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Dean of Faculty, Erikson Institute Graduate School in Child Development

Funding

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 392 USEPA 83543401 COTC
  • National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 392 NIH 4 P01 ES022848 B COTC

Links

Contact

Brenda Koester
Assistant Director, Family Resiliency Center
Phone: 217-244-6486
Email: bkoester@illinois.edu

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