The External Advisory Board (EAB) is appointed by the Center Director following consultation and input from the Internal Advisory Board (IAB). The EAB provides an independent assessment of SWEHSC programs and progress and insight for future direction. Members of the EAB are all distinguished scientists selected for their excellence in specific areas of research and for their familiarity with the research activities of SWEHSC investigators. It should be noted that all EAB members have expertise in translational research and environmental exposures relevant to SWEHSC, and considerable experience in program administration, grant and manuscript review, and multidisciplinary initiatives. Thus, the EAB is well-equipped to consult on the translation of collaborative, interdisciplinary efforts into major scientific advances.