Christina Lee Brown Envirome Institute

The Christina Lee Brown Envirome Institute engages researchers and citizen scientists to learn how our natural, social, and personal environments impact health. We use a multidimensional model of health to explore and understand the relationships between the environment and human health. 

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Surface Water Webinar

Mark your calendars! The Christina Lee Brown Envirome Institute is hosting a webinar on January 19 from 3 to 4PM (EST) on surface water research and water monitoring.

Kentucky Waterways Alliance is monitoring two sections of Beargrass Creek for evidence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, because of their proximity to combined sewer overflow (CSO) sites near Big Rock Park and Joe Creason Park in Louisville, KY.

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Co-Immunity Releases November Study Results

Coronavirus infections in Metro Louisville likely are far higher than the already spiking rates reported by the health department according to researchers with the Co-Immunity Project at the Envirome Institute. The latest results from the ongoing research indicate infection rates increased tenfold from September to November, rising from 0.2% to at least 2%.

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Sustain Magazine

Sustain Magazine is an educational resource that shares stories, strategies, and solutions from environmental health research about innovative and immerging development practices that mitigate and improve the human health consequences of unsustainable development. You can browse all the past issues here

The 40th issue focuses on the work of the Superfund Research Center at the Envirome Institute. Read it here


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Envirome in the White House Chronicle

White House Chronicle host, Llewellyn King, interviews the director of the Envirome Institute, Aruni Bhatnagar, and director of the Center for Healthy Air, Water, and Soil, Theodore “Ted” Smith on the benefit of trees on human health and the Envirome Institute’s response to COVID-19.


Support the Envirome’s transdisciplinary team of researchers as they develop new approaches to promoting and preserving human health, increasing the understanding that healthy air, water and soil are keys to the health of all life. Make a donation online or schedule an appointment with our .