Dr. Lauren C. Heberle is the Director of the Center for Environmental Policy and Management and Associate Professor of Sociology. Dr. Heberle is also the lead investigator for the Community Engagement Core of the UofL Superfund Research Center. She teaches environmental and social policy courses and urban sociology. Her expertise is in community participation in environmental decision making. Her areas of research include urban redevelopment, environmental policy, environmental justice, community engagement, and sustainable development. She serves as a member of or expert witness to a variety of local and federal task forces and committees.
NIH/NIEHS Superfund Research Center, Community Engagement Core, 2017-2022.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Brownfields Training, Research, and Technical Assistance (K6) Grant, Sub-award through the Metropolitan Institute at Virginia Tech, 2014-2019.
University of Louisville, Cooperative Consortium for Transdisciplinary Social Justice Research: Faculty Grants:
"Housing Justice in Louisville Metro and Beyond" 2017-19 PI.
"Learning how the Community Leads: Evaluating and Informing City-Based Participatory Engagement in West Louisville" 2017-19 Co-Investigator
U.S. HUD "Market Analysis/Affordable Housing Needs Assessment," 2014-2015 Sub-award through the Louisville Metro Human Relations Commission.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Brownfields Area-wide Assessment Grant, Sub-award through Louisville Metro. 2013-2016.
U.S. HUD Sustainable Communities Capacity Building Grant, Phase II. 2013-2015.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Training and Technical Assistance to Small Public Water Systems. 2012-2016.
U.S. Center for Disease Control, Community Transformation Grant. 2012-2014 Sub-award via Louisville Metro Public Health.
Metropolitan Housing Coalition, "State of Fair and Affordable Housing Report for Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government." 2012.
U.S. HUD Sustainable Communities Capacity Building Grant, Phase I. 2011-2013.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Brownfields Area-wide Assessment Grant, Sub-award through Louisville Metro. 2011-2013.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Finance Center Region 4. 2009-2015.
Metropolitan Housing Coalition, "State of Metropolitan Housing Report" 2006-present.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Brownfields Cleanup and Redevelopment, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, 2005-2008 “Brownfields Training Research, and Technical Assistance Grant and Cooperative Agreement”.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Policy, Economics and Innovation Development, Community and Environment Division, 2005-2006 “Study of Smart Growth Policies That Spur Brownfields Revitalization”.