About Dr. Hellmann

About Dr. Hellmann:


Jason Hellmann in labJason L. Hellmann, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Center for Cardiometabolic Science, a part of the Division of Environmental Medicine at the University of Louisville. He received his Ph.D. in Physiology and Biophysics in 2011 from the University of Louisville.

Dr. Hellmann completed his post-doctoral training in Dr. Matthew Spite's Laboratory at Brigham and Women's Hospital-Harvard Medical School and was recruited back to the University of Louisville as faculty in 2016.

Dr. Hellmann's studies have uncovered previously unknown mechanisms by which inflammation is sustained in atherosclerotic lesions and adipose tissue in obesity, which has contributed to the emerging concept that chronic inflammation in cardiometabolic disease persists due to a failure of endogenous pro-resolving lipid mediator pathways.

Recent findings in the Hellmann Laboratory have uncovered previously unknown pathways by which exercise training stimulates the production of pro-resolving lipid mediators and shorten the duration of acute inflammatory responses.