Adrienne Bratcher

Adrienne Bratcher

Director of Graduate Studies
Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Health & Sport Sciences
Room 105F - SAC E
adrienne.bratcher @

Dr. Bratcher's CV [PDF]

Dr. Adrienne teaches undergraduate and graduate Anatomy and Physiology courses. Her previous research interests included microvascular responsiveness to various vasoactive agents associated with the development of hypertension and diabetes.

Academic Background

  • PhD, Physiology and Biophysics, University of Louisville
  • MS, Physiology and Biophysics, University of Louisville
  • BS, Chemistry, Tennessee State University

Teaching Areas

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Human Physiology
  • Practicum in Health and Human Performance
  • Exercise Science Internship

Research Areas

  • Hypertension
  • Type I and Type II Diabetes

Honors and Awards

  • UofL Athletics Mentor of the Year, 2016
  • National Minority Access Role Model Award, 2014
  • YMCA Black Adult Achiever Award, 2013

Recent Publications

  • Bratcher, A. (2014). Central Endocrine Hormones Review. Life-Science Teaching Resource Community-APS Archive. href="
  • Narayanan N, Pushpakumar SB, Givvimani S, Kundu S, Metreveli N, James D, Bratcher AP and SC Tyagi. (2014). Epigenetic regulation of aortic remodeling in hyperhomocysteinemia. FASEB J, 28 (8): 3411-3422.
  • Rodriguez-Alverez,W, Bratcher,A, D’Souza,S, and Joshua,I. Low level short-term arsenic exposure impairs endothelial mediated vascular relaxation. Will submit to Cardiovascular Toxicology.