Developing science
for a safer, more
sustainable world.

The Health and Environmental Sciences Institute (HESI) is a non-profit institution whose mission is to collaboratively identify and help to resolve global health and environmental challenges through the engagement of scientists from academia, government, industry, NGOs, and other strategic partners.

Learn more


Register now


Read more


Read more

Addressing today’s health & safety challenges

Food Safety

A safe and sustainable food supply is critical to global health. HESI advances food safety by developing and sharing the science of food and ingredient allergenicity, toxicity, and exposure assessment.

Risk Assessment

Balancing the risks and benefits of consumer products and commercial chemicals requires robust and efficient methods that inform complex human and environmental health evaluations. HESI bridges novel methods with pooled data and expertise to meet these evolving challenges.

Safe Medicines

Access to safe and effective therapies are fundamental for improving patient outcomes and enhancing quality of life. HESI’s programs link novel experimental research and innovative technologies to promote the efficient and safe development and delivery of effective drugs and vaccines.

Ecological Health

Sustainable ecosystems depend upon the health of a broad range of interconnected biota. HESI’s programs generate foundational data and approaches to enhance our understanding of complex ecological processes and their relationship to long term sustainability.

Recent publications

Partner with us

HESI partners are at the heart of our scientific programs. Join us in developing science for a safer, more sustainable world.

Contact Us

Health and Environmental Sciences Institute (HESI)
Phone: +1-202-659-8404
Fax: +1-202-659-3859

740 15th Street NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005

Stay Informed

Sign up for our monthly e-newsletter.