Public Health Training Center

Commonwealth of Kentucky Region IV PHTC

The University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences is proud to be the Commonwealth of Kentucky Local Performance Site (LPS) for the Region IV Public Health Training Center (PHTC) located at Emory University Rollins School of Public Health in Atlanta.

The purpose of the Commonwealth of Kentucky PHTC LPS is to strengthen the competencies of the current and future public health workforce, expose public health students to the value of working in underserved areas, advocate for public health systems and policies, and contribute to the work of the national PHTC program.  This mission will be achieved through the provision of workforce trainings in collaboration with partners, faculty and student collaborative projects, and student placements.


The Commonwealth of Kentucky PHTC offers public health training workshops, continuing education, student field placements, and regional health assessment and collaborative development.

Kentucky TRAIN Online Modules

-- Structures and Functions of Public Health 
-- Basic Tenets of Risk Communication for Public Health Professionals
-- Measles 411
-- Outbreak Update 2014-2015
-- Assessment & Management of Travelers & Returnees to the US from Countries with Active Ebola
-- Introduction to Data Collection and Reliability
-- Bivariate Linear Correlation
-- Influences on Correlation Coefficients
-- Relative Risks and Odds Ratios
-- Various Rates Used in Clinical Research
-- Validity in Health Sciences
-- Data Collection Assessment: Examples and Resources
-- Probability Overview
-- Principles of Confidence Intervals
-- Confidence Intervals of Relative Risks and Odds Ratios
-- Infection Control and Prevention: Burden of Infectious Diseases in Hospitals

Student Field Placements

Areas of Expertise

  • Infectious diseases
  • Public health preparedness
  • Public health policy
  • Academic-community partnerships
  • Community health assessment
  • Addressing the needs of underserved populations

Key Partners


W. Paul McKinney, MD, Commonwealth of Kentucky PHTC LPS Director, School of Public Health and Information Sciences

Colette Davis, MSPH, Commonwealth of Kentucky PHTC LPS Program Coordinator, School of Public Health and Information Sciences

J. Glen Reid,Commonwealth of Kentucky PHTC LPS Financial Manager, School of Public Health and Information Sciences

For More Information

To get more information about the public health training opportunities available in Kentucky, please contact Colette Davis at

School of Public Health and Information Sciences

The UofL School of Public Health and Information Sciences was established in 2002. The school offers several academic programs in the core disciplines of public health -- biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental and occupational health, health promotion and behavioral sciences and health management. We offer undergraduate degrees (BS and BA) as well as advanced degrees including a Master of Public Health (MPH), Master of Science (MS and MSc), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

University of Louisville

The University of Louisville, the state’s largest urban university, is home to approximately 22,500 undergraduate and graduate students. It was a municipally supported public institution for many decades prior to joining the university system in 1970. The university has three campuses. The 287-acre Belknap Campus is three miles from downtown Louisville and houses seven of the university's 12 colleges and schools. The Health Sciences Center is situated in downtown Louisville's medical complex and houses the university's health-related programs and the University of Louisville Hospital. The 243-acre Shelby Campus is located in eastern Jefferson County.

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