Richard D Clover, MD

Richard Clover

Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences
Center for Health Hazards Preparedness

Room No. 209, 485 E. Gray St.
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: 502-852-3992
Fax: 502-852-3291


Dr Clover was the founding dean of the School of Public Health and Information Sciences and is a professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences. He received his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Oklahoma City where he also did his residency and fellowship training.

Research Interests
Dr. Clover’s research interests include infectious diseases, vaccine preventable diseases, adult immunizations, health promotion and disease prevention, health hazard preparedness, and health informatics.

Board Certifications
•    1983-1990 American Board of Family Practice
•    1989-2008 Recertified ABFP

Professional & Committee Memberships
•    Member, Institute ofMedicine ofNational Academies
•    Member, Beta Pi Chapter of Delta Omega, Honorary
•    Member, Alpha Omega Alpha
•    Member, Society for Medical Decision Making
•    Member, Kentucky Institute of Medicine
•    Member, Institutional Biosafety Committee
•    Member, University Health Care, Board of Directors

NIH Scientific Reviewer, Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) Program (R15)

Journals (Peer-Reviewed)
1.Atlas RM, Clover RD, Carrico R, Wesley G, Thompson M, McKinney WP. Recognizing Biothreat Diseases: Realistic Training Using Standardized Patients and Patient Simulators. J Public HealthManagement Practice 2005, November;11(Supp): S143-S146.
2.Levin ML, Betts RF, Clover RD, et al. “Herpes Zoster and Postherpetic Neuralgia New Hope for Prevention through Vaccination”. Postgraduate Med, 2006 (Special Report): 1-18.
3.Brooks DA, Clover RD. “Pertussis Infection in the United States: Role for Vaccination of Adolescents and Adults”.
J AmBoard FamMed 2006 19: 603-611.
4.American Academy of Pediatrics Subcommittee on Diagnosis and Management of Bronchiolitis. Pediatrics, Oct 2006;118:1774-1793.
5.Zimmerman RK, Middleton DB, Burns IT, Clover RD, Kimmel SR. “Vaccines Across the Life Span”. J FamPract, February 2007.S18-S37.

Letters & Editorials
1.Atlas RM, Clover RD. Commentary on implications of the 1971 outbreak in Aralsk, Kazakhstan for U.S. smallpox vaccination policy. CRC Critical Reviews in Microbiology, (2003) 29(2):159-161.
2.Clover RD.  “Preventing Invasive Pneumococcal Disease in Children” [Editorial]. Journal of the American Board of Family Practice, 2003;16(5):464-465.

Books & Chapters
1.Clover RD “Cough”. Mengel M, Schwiebert LP (ed.) In Ambulatory Medicine, The Primary Care of Families, Third Ed. McGraw-Hill, 2001;85-92.
2.Clover RD. (ed) “Immunizations”. In Primary Care Clinics in Office Practice, WB Saunders, Philadelphia, December 2001;26(4).
3.Clover RD, Zimmerman RK.  "Immunization Practices."In Robet E. Rakel and Edward T. Bope (eds.) Conn’s Current Therapy 2002. Saunders, Philadelphia Pennsylvania 2002:141-155.
4.Haddy RI, Clover, RD. “Selected Infectious Diseases.” Robert Taylor (ed.) In Family Medicine, Sixth Ed. 2003:375-383.
5.Zimmerman RK, Clover RD. “Acute and Chronic Viral Hepatitis.” In Robet E. Rakel and Edward T. Bope (eds.). Conn’s Current Therapy. Saunders, Philadelphia Pennsylvania 2004:549-555.

1.Reducing Transmission of Pertussis-At All Stages of Life. Monthly Prescribing Reference (Supplement) 2007.
2.Pertussis: Pertinent and Preventable. Cortlandt Forum(Supplement) 2007.
3.Influenza: Overcoming Barriers to Prevention and Control. Cortlandt Forum(Supplement) 2007.

Book Reviews
1.Clover RD. (August, 1993) reviewed in Human Biology. Immune Responses, Virus Infections, and Disease by Dimmock and Minor.
2.Clover RD. Respiratory Infections by Hodder Arnold. Reviewed in Clinical Infectious Diseases 2007;45:1405–1406.

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