• Research Programs

Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium
The Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium (BCSC) is a research resource for studies designed to assess the delivery and quality of breast cancer screening and related patient outcomes in the United States.

CHARGE -- Childhood Autism Risks from Genetics and the Environment
The CHARGE Study (Childhood Autism Risks from Genetics and the Environment) is a case-control study of 2,000 children with differing patterns of development aimed at determining root causes of autism and of developmental delay or mental retardation. This investigation is the first comprehensive examination of exposures in the environment in relation to autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Besides exploring a broad array of chemicals and biologic factors, the project will focus on interactions between genes and environmental factors.

Environmental Health Sciences Core Center
The UC Davis Environmental Health Sciences Center (EHSC) is one of more than 20 National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Core Centers across the country, that facilitate multidisciplinary scientific and community-driven research collaborations to reduce environmentally-related diseases and to grow the next generation of environmental health scientists.

MARBLES -- Markers of Autism Risk in Babies - Learning Early Signs
MARBLES is a longitudinal study for pregnant women who have a biological child with autism spectrum disorder. The MARBLES study, which began in 2006, investigates possible pre-natal and post-partum biological and environmental exposures and risk factors that may contribute to the development of autism.

Project TENDR -- Targeting Environmental Neuro-Development Risks
Project TENDR is a unique collaboration of leading scientists, health professionals and children’s and environmental advocates investigating the now substantial scientific evidence linking toxic environmental chemicals to neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorder, attention deficits, hyperactivity, intellectual disability and learning disorders.

SWAN -- Study of Women's Health Across the Nation
The Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN) is a multi-site longitudinal, epidemiologic study designed to examine the health of women during their middle years. The study examines the physical, biological, psychological and social changes during this transitional period.