Research Studies

Overview     Epidemiological Studies     Clinical Studies     Laboratory Studies


Our Research Support is the only self-sufficient group at the University of Louisville with the capacity to conduct independent, large-scale population-based studies. Its revolutionary approach, provides interdisciplinary results and inter-professional learning for research endeavors across the University. At CERID, we structure our research into three main areas: Epidemiological Studies, Clinical Studies, and Laboratory Studies.

Epidemiological Studies

Considered a cornerstone methodology of public health research, our epidemiological studies benefit from our holistic research capabilities. We can conduct and publish research effectively on a large scale.

  • Burden of COVID-19 in Kentuckiana

    Define the incidence, epidemiology, and clinical outcomes of patients with COVID-19 in the Louisville, Kentucky and southern Indiana.

  • Post COVID-19 Research Clinic

    This clinic evaluates the short-and long-term health consequences of COVID-19 for patients previously diagnosed with the infection.

  • Meningococcal Carriage Study

    This study aims to evaluate presence of meningococcal bacteria in college students which will help define the need for preventive vaccination.

Clinical Studies

Led by our Principle Investigator Forest Arnold, clinical studies are approached through observation or trial. Our clinical studies require the combined efforts of community-based interventions and quality care from our team of investigators.

  • Janssen Evergreen RSV Vaccine Study

    (Actively Recruiting) A medical research study to evaluate the effectiveness of an investigational RSV vaccine in protecting against lower respiratory tract disease.

  • Janssen Ensemble Vaccine Study

    A medical research study to evaluate a vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19 involving the Johnson & Johnson Janssen vaccine.

  • Rapid ART HIV Study

    This study aims to determine if rapid start of antiretroviral therapy increases retention in HIV medical care.

  • PrEP HIV Study

    This study aims to determine the risk factors, outcomes, and affordability of obtaining PrEP for the enrolled patients for HIV prevention.

Laboratory Studies

The Division of Infectious Diseases utilizes the Infectious Diseases Laboratory for most research activities and stores samples in their biorepository. Our expert faculty members also conduct and manage their own research.

  • UofL Infectious Diseases Laboratory

    Our in-house, CLIA Certified research laboratory, measures and executes procedures, treatment, and effects of a study on a given population.

  • UofL Infectious Diseases Biorepository

    Developed for the discovery of pathogens and biomarkers, the biorepository now includes specimens and data support for COVID-19 research.

  • Doster Laboratory

    The Doster Laboratory is led by Ryan Doster, MD, Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, and is focused on bacterial infections during pregnancy.