About Us

A Unique Approach to Reproductive Health and the Environment

Established in 2007 and based at a top-ranked medical center with world-class expertise in women’s health, reproduction, and child development, UCSF PRHE is the nation’s leading research and public policy center devoted to creating a healthier environment.

Our research spans the biological, population, and health sciences with a vibrant research translation program to bring the science to clinicians and decision-makers, and contributes to improving health equity and environmental justice.

PRHE is also part of the National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, which is dedicated to transforming health and improving the lives of women and girls through research, clinical care, training, leadership development and community engagement.

Our mission is to create a healthier environment for human reproduction and development through advancing scientific inquiry, clinical care and health policies that prevent exposures to harmful chemicals in our environment.