Administrative Core

EPA Grant Number: R832141C008
Subproject: this is subproject number 008 , established and managed by the Center Director under grant R832141
(EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).

Center: Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health
Center Director: Perera, Frederica P.
Title: Administrative Core
Investigators: Perera, Frederica P.
Institution: Columbia University in the City of New York
EPA Project Officer: Callan, Richard
Project Period: November 1, 2003 through October 31, 2008 (Extended to October 31, 2010)
RFA: Centers for Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research (2003) RFA Text |  Recipients Lists
Research Category: Children's Health , Health Effects , Health


The specific aims of the Administrative Core are to: (1) provide overall administration, coordination, and guidance of the activities of the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health (CCCEH, or Center) and provide financial management and oversight for the Center’s cores and projects; (2) facilitate interactions among investigators, external advisors, collaborating research institutes, community-based organizations, government agencies, and other children’s environmental health centers; (3) ensure that the expertise of the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) and Community Advisory Board (CAB) is used effectively to guide the Center’s activities; (4) ensure that there is active community participation in the Center’s work, that community feedback informs the ongoing research, and that the Center’s expertise is an accessible resource to the community; (5) facilitate communication among research cores and projects, the Community Outreach, Translation, and Application Core and the Community Advisory Board so that scientific findings are translated and broadly disseminated to community members, policymakers, advocacy organizations, clinicians, research centers and professional associations who can use them to improve the environmental health of children; (6) inform the media of the Center’s key research results in coordination with Center investigators and the Department of External Affairs at the Mailman School of Public Health; (7) ensure communication between all investigators involved in the Center’s international research studies in New York City, Poland, and China to discuss scientific methodology, study logistics, progress, research results, and ideas for comparative risks analyses; and (8) develop private foundation support to supplement agency funding and support additional research.

Supplemental Keywords:

RFA, Scientific Discipline, Health, INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION, ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, HUMAN HEALTH, Health Risk Assessment, Genetics, Epidemiology, Biochemistry, Health Effects, Children's Health, Environmental Policy, Risk Assessment, asthma, environmental risks, genetic mechanisms, Human Health Risk Assessment, diesel exhaust, assessment of exposure, genetic risk factors, children's environmental health, exposure assessment

Progress and Final Reports:

  • 2004
  • 2005
  • 2006 Progress Report
  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2009
  • Final

  • Main Center Abstract and Reports:

    R832141    Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health

    Subprojects under this Center: (EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).
    R832141C001 Growth and Development Research Project: Prenatal and Postnatal Urban Pollutants and Neurobehavioral Developmental Outcomes
    R832141C002 Research Project on Asthma: Prenatal and Postnatal Urban Pollutants and Childhood Asthma
    R832141C003 Mechanistic Research Project
    R832141C004 Community-Based Intervention Project: Reduction of Exposure and Risk from Pesticides and Allergens
    R832141C005 Community Translation and Application Core (COTAC)
    R832141C006 Exposure Assessment Facility Core
    R832141C007 Data Management, Statistics and Community Impact Modeling Core
    R832141C008 Administrative Core