UofL Superfund Research Center - Community Engagement Core

 The University of Louisville Superfund Research Center (ULSRC) supports research about environmental health impacts of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as 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. Here is a video that describes the work of the center. https://youtu.be/CTdFgBl-Sgg

Dr. Lauren Heberle, leads the Community Engagement Core component of the grant. The CEPM works closely with ULSRC researchers and members of the Louisville community to communicate concerns and needs. We support both the ULSRC researchers and trainees in building their capacity for community engaged research and scholarship. 

You can read about the ULSRC Research Projects and Cores here. 

Frequently asked questions about Superfund sites and federal programs are discussed here.

In 2019, the Community Engagement Core established an open Community Advisory Board that meets to discuss, support, and learn about research efforts of the ULSRC. In December of 2019, the CAB nominated and confirmed a Coordinating Committee to guide the CEC activities and serve as connectors to the ULSRC and the broader public in Louisville, KY. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Coordinating Committee, or would like to be included in our Community Advisory Board meetings, please send us an email using this form.

As a result of COVID-19 much of the work of the ULSRC CEC moved on-line. We have created a publicly available ULSRC CAB google drive folder that includes information about our Coordinating Committee meetings, our broader Community Advisory Board Meetings, and our Community Knowledge Exchange Sessions. The public can view these documents and resources HERE.

Questions about Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)? Read about indoor sources and other common sources and ways to protect yourself.

You can also read about lead poisoning or safer urban gardens.

For detailed information about Lee's Lane Landfill (Superfund site in Louisville, KY) click here

To learn more about the history of Riverside Gardens and Lake Dreamland, the neighborhoods adjacent to the Lee's Lane Land fill, click here.