UL 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.


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. 

For information about Superfund Sites and other sites of concern in this region, see the following links.

Lee's Lane Landfill (Louisville, KY) click here.

Bullitt County, KY Overview of Sites of Concern click here.

Valley of the Drums (Bullitt County, KY) click here.

Smith's Farm (Bullitt County, KY) click 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.