The Syracuse Children’s Environmental Health center is located at SUNY Upstate Medical University and covers the NY counties Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis. Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, and St. Lawrence. This center works closely with the Upstate Poison Center to address concerns related to children’s environmental health.

Contact Us:
Contact us for information concerning environmental exposures in children and in women who are pregnant, breast feeding, or considering pregnancy. Experienced health care providers will provide you with the knowledge and counsel you seek.

Located at SUNY Upstate Medical University Map
Phone: (315) 464-4137

Facebook: @UpstateCEH
Twitter: @Upstate_CEH

You can also use the form at the bottom of this page.

Covering NY Counties:
Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, St. Lawrence

Our Center hosts periodic ECHO telehealth clinics regarding environmental health hazards as part of SUNY Upstate Medical University’s pediatric multi-specialty consultation service in the region. In addition, the Upstate Pediatric and Adolescent Center has partnered with the Onondaga County
Health Department Healthy Neighborhoods Program and Home Headquarters to provide home visits to address environmental triggers for clinic patients with severe asthma. The program is called Targeting Triggers for High-Risk Asthmatics. We work in concert with the Upstate NY Poison Center, which deals with acute toxic ingestions for a 54 county area. Lastly, we work in close coordination with the Central and Eastern New York Lead Poisoning Resource Center, in which Dr. Hobart also has a leadership role.

Consultation Director: Travis Hobart, MD, MPH
Asthma Health Educator: Karyn Reinhardt, RT
ConnextCare, Oswego, NY FQHC: Joseph Nimeh, MD
Medical Director, Upstate NY Poison Center: Vincent Calleo, MD
Medical Director, Central/Eastern NY Lead Poisoning Resource Center: Travis Hobart, MD, MPH
Assistant Director, Augusta Williams, DSc, MPH

CNY CEHC trains health care professionals and trainees to incorporate environmental health into routine health care. Together with partners, we educate families and communities about environmental health. The SUNY Upstate Medical University curriculum incorporates environmental health in the Population Health Thread, in both required and elective courses.

Population Health Thread Leader: Travis Hobart, MD, MPH
Coordinator: Olivia Malvasi, MPH


Travis Hobart, MD, MPH
SUNY Upstate Medical University

Olivia Malvasi, MPH
SUNY Upstate Medical University

Emina Fetibegovic, MPH
SUNY Upstate Medical University

Augusta Williams, DSc, MPH
SUNY Upstate Medical University

Together with diverse community partners, we work to promote programs and policies that protect
and improve children’s health.

Our partners include:

Central and Eastern New York Lead Poisoning Resource Center
Clean and Healthy New York
Home Headquarters and Green and Healthy Homes Initiative
Legal Services of Central NY
ReLeaf Syracuse and Onondaga Earth Corps
Onondaga County Health Department
Upstate NY Poison Center

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