About ISEE

Our Vision

We are a scientific association in environmental epidemiology that impacts research, training and policy worldwide.

Our Mission

To foster epidemiological studies on the effects of environmental exposures in people, stimulate communication between health professionals, promote methodological advances, and strengthen environmental health policy.

Our Philosophy  

  • Our membership is open to environmental epidemiologists and other scientists worldwide.
  • We provide a forum for the discussion of problems unique to the study of health and the environment by supporting annual meetings, newsletters, critical reviews and commentaries, workshops, and regional events.
  • We facilitate communication across disciplines by involving epidemiologists, toxicologists, exposure analysts, and other environmental scientists and moral philosophers in our annual meetings and committees.
  • We support innovative approaches to substantive or methodologic problems and applications of environmental epidemiology by featuring new research at our annual meetings and supporting new researchers.
  • We use environmental epidemiology to inform public policy by developing consensus statements, scientific commentaries, and acting as liaisons with academic, governmental, inter-governmental, non-profit and business institutions.
  • We support the involvement of scientists from around the world and subsidizing membership costs for scientists in developing countries to encourage their participation.

Our Conflict of Interest Policy

It is our policy that the efforts and activities of officers, councilors, committee chairs and other Society members performed on behalf of the ISEE not be compromised by any significant conflict of interest including:

  • Engaging in any business or other activities that would directly or indirectly materially adversely affect the ISEE, including but not limited to affecting the reputation, professionalism or finances of ISEE.
  • Using the ISEE membership and platform to pursue or support personal ideological or financial gains beyond the norms expected from membership of a professional scientific society.
  • Influencing nominations for awards or provision of travel awards to benefit oneself.
  • Seeking sponsorship from exhibitor, sponsor, contractor, or any other person or entity as conference organizer that would result in personal financial profit.

You can read more about this policy, and download our conflict of interest form here. (pdf)

ISEE Leadership


Mark Nieuwenhuijsen, PhD

Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)
Barcelona, Spain

Michelle Turner, PhD

Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)
Barcelona, Spain

Beate Ritz, MD, PhD

University of California
Los Angeles, California, USA


Alistair Woodward, PhD, MBBS

University of Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand

Eunhee Ha, MD, PhD

Ewha Womans University
Seoul, Republic of Korea

Danielle Vienneau, PhD

Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
Basel, Switzerland

Joel Kaufman, MD, MPH

University of Washington
Seattle, Washington, USA

Mildred Maisonet, PhD

East Tennessee State University
Tennessee, USA

Nelson Gouveia, MD, MSc, PhD

University of Sao Paulo Medical School
Sao Paulo, Brazil

ISEE Website

For further information you may refer to ISEE website; www.iseepi.org

Contacting ISEE

For questions or information about applying for or renewing your membership, membership status, your member subscription to Epidemiology, or joining a committee please contact the ISEE Secretariat.

International Society for Environmental Epidemiology
c/o Infinity Conference Group, Inc.
1035 Sterling Road, Suite 202
Herndon, VA 20170 USA
Phone: 1-703-925-0178, toll free (US only): 844-369-4121
Fax 1-703-925-9453
E-mail: secretariat@iseepi.org