Center of Excellence for
Research in Infectious Diseases

Our Executive Director, Forest Arnold, DO, leads with the philosophy that information for improved health should be complimentary and available to all. From idea to publication, our diverse team of experts realizes this ideology to ensure the best results for our partners and community.


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The Center of Excellence for Research in Infectious Diseases is an internationally recognized epidemiological center that conducts high quality, independent research to provide innovative healthcare advancements for the Louisville community and beyond

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A Self-Sufficient, academic Center of Excellence with the Capabilities for large-scale, population-based research


Study Design

Our experts carefully construct high quality study designs to meet the exact needs of our clients. 

Study Execution

Local to Louisville, CERID has access to multi-site enrollment at eleven hospitals in the Kentuckiana area.

Database Design

Our team’s attention to detail and access to innovative systems allow us to design databases that capture and record transformative data.


Our commercial laboratory provides dual support model testing, enabling quicker treatment decisions and comprehensive clinical research.


Our biorepository stores more than 70,000 human specimen linked to clinical data, provides consultation, and routinely ships biological samples to health system leaders.


Equipped with the most up to date methodologies, our biostatistics experts analyze and transform data into interpretable results ready for dissemination.


By observing patterns in de-constructed sources of data, our team uses computer models to display the diffusion of disease through a population.


The structure of our data platform ensures organization and security for the individual.


We achieve excellence in all avenues of our work by overseeing every step of the research process. This guarantees the highest quality research for our clients.


Our team has the capacity to compile large quantities of epidemiological data into interactive problem-solving models and interfaces.

Data Integration &
Application Development

We offer unique software programs and source destinations to compile data into one convenient source and rapidly develop applications.


Our team can combine analytical writing and clinical research concepts to design manuscript-ready publications.