Superfund Research Center - Community Engagement Core

 The University of Louisville Superfund Research Center (ULSRC) supports research about how environmental exposure to volatile organic compounds (VOCs) increases the risk of cardiometabolic diseases - a major concern for Louisville residents living near the city's chemical and power plants as well as those exposed to VOCs from other outdoor and indoor sources.

Dr. Lauren Heberle, director of the Center for Environmental Policy and Management, is lead project investigator for the Community Engagement Core component of the grant. The CEPM works closely with ULSRC researchers and members of the Louisville community to address public health concerns and needs during the five-year period of research. We support both the ULSRC researchers and trainees in building their capacity for community engaged research and scholarship.