The Center for Sustainable health (CSH) was established in 2009 at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute thanks to the generous financial support of the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust.

Originating as the Partnership for Personalized Medicine (PPM), Sustainable Health began as a three-way collaboration among the Translational Genomics Research Institute in Phoenix, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, and the Biodesign Institute located on the Arizona State University campus in Tempe. The Center is led by its Chief Scientist, Dr. Lee Hartwell, and Director, Dr. Michael Birt.