In 2007, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences launched a program of new research centers called Disease Investigation through Specialized Clinically Oriented Ventures in Environmental Research (DISCOVER).


The University of Washington's DISCOVER center studies the mechanistic relationship between cardiovascular disease and traffic related air pollution. The study is composed of five closely linked projects that explore this relationship through a diverse set of research approaches. Our ultimate mission is to transfer the findings of the center rapidly into the development of improved clinical and public health practice.