Who We Are

Since 2002, SCN has kept environmental health science front-and-center for journalists and through them, for the public and decision-makers. We work to increase the amount and depth of media coverage of important research, and thereby increase awareness of environmental and public health issues that affect people’s daily lives.

SCN never gets its own name in the press; we serve only to facilitate the process of communication between scientists and reporters in order to improve the odds that science will be reported accurately. We are guided by our stellar board of science advisers, chaired by Pete Myers.

SCN Board Chair, Pete Myers, was among twelve who received the first-ever “Champion of Environmental Health Research Award” from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), for their significant contributions to the field. The champion awards recognize outstanding researchers, leaders, and communicators who have contributed to the NIEHS mission to discover how the environment affects people in order to promote healthier lives.

Myers's NIEHS Award Nov 2016