UCSF's Program on Reproductive Health & the Environment

About UCSF's Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment

PRHE’s 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.

Dr. Linda C. Giudice founded PRHE in 2007 in order to meet the need for continued environmental reproductive health research and for the translation of science into preventive policy action, enhanced health care and heightened public awareness.

PRHE is housed within the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, in the UCSF School of Medicine, one of the nation's most prestigious medical schools. The Department is renowned for promoting cutting-edge reproductive science research, extending the frontiers of multidisciplinary women's health care and professional education, advocating for women's health at local, state and national levels, and engaging community involvement.

PRHE is also a core program 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 multidisciplinary and collaborative programs of research, clinical care, training, leadership development and community engagement.

A Unique Approach

PRHE works at the intersection of science, medicine, policy and community. We conduct targeted research; and translate scientific findings in order to expand clinical practice;and to advance science-based policy solutions.

To learn more about our Research, click here.

To learn more about our efforts to integrate environmental health into Clinical Practice approach, click here.

To learn more about our efforts to translate the science into improved Public Policy, click here.

We collaborate with health sciences, public health and environmental health experts. We also connect these experts to key leaders from government, nongovernmental organizations and health affected and environmental groups.

We believe that engaging multiple disciplines and constituencies generates critical and unique perspectives which, when combined, only strengthen efforts in science, health care and policy.