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 embrace a multidimensional New Vision of Health to explore and understand the relationships between the environment and human health.

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Universal Basic Neighborhood Project

The University of Louisville and Simmons College of Kentucky are partnering to investigate the relationship between the characteristics of a neighborhood and the health of its residents.

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Trager MicroForest Project

This project will examine the impact of a small, intensely planted urban forest on human health and well-being, biodiversity, air quality, and micro-climates. What we learn could inform the way we combat climate change by integrating nature into urban environments to create healthier cities.

The latest news on the Trager MicroForest Project

Environmental Science and Technology

Drs. Jin Chen and Zhengzhi Xie’s research made the cover story for Environmental Science and Technology. Their article describes a new method for analyzing exposures to chemicals, which will enhance our ability to study these exposures on an individual level.

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Wastewater-based Disease Surveillance for Public Health

Wastewater surveillance was a valuable component of the U.S. public health response in the nation’s emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and is worthy of further development and continued investment, says a report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Watch a video about the Envirome Institute’s wastewater work

Envirome Institute Researcher Serves the White House

The Envirome Institute’s Dr. Natasha DeJarnett has joined The White House Council on Environmental Quality for a one-year fellowship as deputy director for environmental justice data and evaluation.

Check out this Q&A; about her role and the council's work


Support the Envirome Institute’s transdisciplinary team of researchers as we 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 Sr. Director of Development.