Kenneth Palmer, Ph.D.

Environmental Justice & Health Disparities and Climate Change & Health (EHC) Research Interest Group Member


Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Director, Center for Predictive Medicine for
Biodefence and Emerging Infectious Diseases
University of Louisville
Dr. Palmer’s primary research interests are in infectious disease, and Dr. Palmer has an evolving interest in understanding how environmental pollutants and climate change impact modify the pathogenesis serious infectious disease. Over the past three years, Dr. Palmer has made investments in equipment and infrastructure to facilitate studies of how toxicants such as alcohol and common environmental pollutants affect infectious diseases

Research Keywords: Acrolein, air pollution, pandemic, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, hypertension, cardio metabolic

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