Centers and Institutes

Faculty of the UofL Division of Environmental Medicine are affiliated with the following institutes and centers.

Affiliated Research Institutes and Centers

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.

American Heart Association Tobacco Regulation Center

ATRAC has helped to shape the production, marketing, and regulation of tobacco and tobacco-related products since 2013. ATRAC projects discover the underlying damage from tobacco use that leads to heart disease, identify biomarkers for detecting cardiovascular injury, and identify effective communication methods for changing perceptions about tobacco use.

Center for Healthy Air Water & Soil

Using the Circle of Health in Harmony as a guiding philosophy, the Center for Healthy Air Water and Soil creates a healthier Louisville by building an urban, living laboratory to support innovative environmental projects. The Center for Healthy Air Water and Soil works to empower Citizen Scientists to take part in scientific research by promoting a greater understanding of the multifaceted nature of health and by implementing a health in all policies approach for urban development.

Diabetes and Obesity Center

The Diabetes and Obesity Center supports leading edge research to generate new knowledge to prevent and manage diabetes and obesity. Their collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach to research yields dynamic results towards finding effective strategies to prevent, treat, and manage these chronic diseases.

Diabetes, Obesity, and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Clinic

UofL Physicians now offers a collaborative clinic specializing in the prevention, treatment, and management of diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease through clinical and educational care. The Diabetes, Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Clinic is led by Andrew DeFilippis, M.D., M.Sc.; Shahab Ghafghazi, M.D., MRCP; Sri Prakash Mokshagundam, M.D.; and Rachel Keith, Ph.D., MSN, ANP-C. The clinic is a collaboration between UofL Physicians-Cardiovascular Medicine and the UofL Physicians-Diabetes and Obesity Center. Professional staff includes certified diabetes educators, registered dietitians, exercise physiologists, and research nurses. We also offer an intense tobacco cessation program by a tobacco treatment specialist.

Superfund Research Center

The Superfund Program studies the effects of chemical exposure on risk for developing heart disease, diabe­tes, and liver disease in populations living near toxic waste disposal sites. The Superfund Program creates new technologies to detect toxic chemicals in the environment and trains new investiga­tors in the field of environmental science.