HESI maintains an independent website. For more information on HESI and its scientific programs please visit www.hesiglobal.org.
Engage scientists from academia, government and industry to identify and resolve global health and environmental issues.
Creating science-based solutions for a sustainable, healthier world.
HESI 's scientific programs bring together scientists from around the world from academia, industry, and regulatory agencies and other governmental institutions, to address and reach consensus on scientific questions that have the potential to be resolved through creative application of intellectual and financial resources. This “tripartite” approach forms the core of every HESI scientific endeavor. As a non-profit organization, HESI provides a unique, objective forum for initiating dialogue among scientists with different perspectives and expertise. Industry sponsors provide primary financial support for HESI programs, but HESI also receives financial and in-kind support from a variety of U.S. and international government agencies.
HESI was established in 1989 as a global branch of the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) to provide an international forum to advance the understanding of scientific issues related to human health, toxicology, risk assessment, and the environment. In 2002, HESI was recognized by the United States government as a publicly supported, tax-exempt organization, independently chartered from ILSI.