Center for Precision Environmental Health

MIEHR External Advisory Committee


Center leadership are advised by an External Advisory Committee (EAC). In addition to the Executive Committee, advice and guidance to the Center are provided by the EAC made up of thought leaders in environmental health disparities with expertise in areas such as analyzing multi-pollutant mixtures and multiple exposures; examining the health impacts of neighborhood social environments; racial and ethnic disparities in maternal and child health; CBPR approaches; and use of "omics" data in environmental health research.


Area of Specialty

Name, Title, Institution

Environmental Health

Latrice Babin, Ph.D.
Harris County Pollution Control

Genomics/Molecular Biology

Eimear E. Kenny, Ph.D.
Director, Institute for Genomic Health
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


Michael Kramer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Program Director, Maternal & Child Health Center of Excellence
Emory University

Obstetrics/Perinatal Health

Tracy Manuck, MD
Associate Professor
Medical Director, UNC Prematurity Prevention Program
Perinatal Section Head, Institute for Environmental Health Solutions
University of North Carolina

Health Policy and Environmental Justice

Peggy Shepard, BA (honorary doctorate)
Co-Founder and Executive Director
WE ACT for Environmental Justice

Community and Environmental Health

Tracey Woodruff, Ph.D.
University of California, San Francisco


Degui Zhi, Ph.D., MS
Associate Professor
UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics and School of Public Health