Christina Lee Brown Envirome Institute

The Christina Lee Brown Envirome Institute engages researchers and citizen scientists to learn how our natural, social, and personal environments impact health. We use a multidimensional model of health to explore and understand the relationships between the environment and human health. 

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Envirome Researchers are Featured in JAMA’s Health Forum

Aruni Bhatnagar, director of the UofL Christina Lee Brown Envirome Institute, Ted Smith, director of the Institute’s Center for Healthy Air, Water and Soil, along with a colleague from the Harvard University Global Health Initiative, co-authored an article recently published in JAMA Health Forum. The article "Wastewater Surveillance Can Have a Second Act in COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution" analyzes the impacts of wastewater surveillance and its implications for improving vaccination.

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Return to Health, the Role of Nature in Human Health

Join us as environmental medicine researchers and therapists discuss the benefits of nature for human health in an in-depth panel discussion. Following the conversation, the audience will be transported to natural environments throughout Kentucky on the big screen accompanied by music provided by School of Music faculty keyboardist, Amy Acklin.

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Sustain Magazine

Sustain Magazine is an educational resource that shares stories, strategies, and solutions from environmental health research about innovative and immerging development practices that mitigate and improve the human health consequences of unsustainable development. You can browse all the past issues here

The 40th issue focuses on the work of the Superfund Research Center at the Envirome Institute. Read it here


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Envirome in the White House Chronicle

White House Chronicle host, Llewellyn King, interviews the director of the Envirome Institute, Aruni Bhatnagar, and director of the Center for Healthy Air, Water, and Soil, Theodore “Ted” Smith on the benefit of trees on human health and the Envirome Institute’s response to COVID-19.


Support the Envirome’s transdisciplinary team of researchers as they develop new approaches to promoting and preserving human health, increasing the understanding that healthy air, water and soil are keys to the health of all life. Make a donation online or schedule an appointment with our .