Welcome to the University of Louisville Study Center, led by the University of Louisville’s School of Public Health and Information Sciences. The University of Louisville Study Center supports the National Children’s Study in Jefferson County.
The National Children’s Study is the largest long-term study of environmental and genetic influences on children’s health ever conducted in the United States. The Study will include 100,000 children from across the country and will collect information about their health and where they live, learn, and play, from before birth to age 21. It will examine neighborhoods and schools, chemical exposures, food and water, cultural differences, geographic locations, behavior, and other factors that contribute to health. The goal is to improve the health and well-being of all children for generations to come.
485 East Gray Street
Louisville, KY 40202
Dr. David Tollerud, Center Director, is a nationally recognized leader in environmental health, with extensive experience in environmental and occupational health research. He brings over 25 years of experience in the design, conduct, and analysis of epidemiological studies, including the use of biomarkers, and provides overall direction for the Center.
Dr. Deborah Davis, Center Co-Director, has a multidisciplinary background in newborn and child health and development, developmental assessment, and developmental research, and close links with the region’s neonatology and pediatrics community.
Dr. Irma Ramos is a pediatrician with extensive experience in community outreach and education in environmental health, particularly in minority and environmentally impacted communities. She will lead the Community Engagement and Liaison Team.
Dr. Jeffrey King is the Division Director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and General Obstetrics at the University of Louisville. His research interests include the Safe Motherhood Initiative and improving maternal health care.
Bruce Gale, M.S., and the Urban Studies Institute will provide telephone interviewing capabilities and enhanced GIS and demographics expertise.
Sharon Nuss, M.S., Manager of Research Operations, will coordinate the team recruiting provider locations and ultimately participants into the Study.
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