CERID RESEARCH DIVISIONS

Health Disparities

The Research Division on “Health Disparities” investigates variations in the occurrence of  infectious diseases between socioeconomic and geographically defined population groups.

 

Anupama Raghuram, MD, is the Director of the Research Division on “Health Disparities.” Dr. Raghuram is a faculty member in Infectious Diseases at the University of Louisville. She is leading the University of Louisville Ryan White Program for comprehensive care of patients living with HIV infection.

 

Global Health & Pandemic Preparedness

The Research Division on “Global Health and Pandemic Preparedness” investigates mechanisms to improve the health of populations in the global context as well as mechanisms to protect the public from the emergence of infections against which the human population has little or no immunity.

 

Ruth Carrico, PhD, is the Director of the Research Division on “Global Health and Pandemic Preparedness.” Dr. Carrico is a faculty member in Infectious Diseases at the University of Louisville. She is leading the University of Louisville Global Health Program.

 

Community Engagement

The primary role of this unit is to facilitate ongoing communication between the Center, the community and other stakeholders. One of the Center’s goals is to engage community members in research in order to improve the health of the Louisville community. For success, community partners must be involved in crafting a community research agenda, have a voice in Center activities, and be involved in reviewing and communicating outcomes.

Dawn Balcom, DNP, is the Director of the Community Engagement Unit.This unit will facilitate the development and implementation of a shared research plan with our community members and other stakeholders.

High Risk Populations
The Research Division on “High Risk Populations” investigates mechanisms to improve prevention and treatment of infectious diseases occurring in groups of people in our community with a higher than expected risk.

 

Mark Burns, MD, is the Director of the Research Division on “High Risk Populations.” Dr. Burns is a faculty member in Infectious Diseases at the University of Louisville. He is leading the University of Louisville Bone and Joint Infections Program.

 

Infections in Critical Care
The Research Division on “Infections in Critical Care” investigates mechanisms to improve treatment of infectious diseases occurring in patients admitted to intensive care units. The most severe and lethal forms of infections, such as sepsis and septic shock, are common in intensive care setting.

 

Rodrigo Cavalazzi, MD, is the Director of the Research Division on “Infections in Critical Care.” Dr. Cavalazzi is a faculty member in Pulmonary Medicine at the University of Louisville. He is leading the University of Louisville Hospital Medical Intensive Care Unit.

 

Hospital Infection Control & Epidemiology
The Research Division on “Hospital Infection Control & Epidemiology” investigates mechanisms to make the hospital a safe environment by preventing harm to the patient and employees. The focus of the program is to investigate mechanisms for preventing infections that patients may acquire during the course of receiving treatment for other conditions within a healthcare setting.

 

Leslie Beavin, MD, is the Director of the Research Division on “Hospital Infection Control & Epidemiology.” Dr. Beavin is a faculty member in Infectious Diseases at the University of Louisville. She is leading the Louisville Veterans Hospital Infection Control and Epidemiology Program.

 

Antimicrobial Stewardship
The Research Division on “Antimicrobial Stewardship” investigates mechanisms to improve antibiotic use, improve patient outcomes, and minimize development of bacterial resistance.

 

Julie Harting, PharmD, is the Director of the Research Division on “Antimicrobial Stewardship.” Dr. Harting is a faculty member in Infectious Diseases at the University of Louisville and a faculty member at Spalding University School of Pharmacy. She is leading the University of Louisville Hospital Antimicrobial Stewardship Program.

 

Inflammation & Immunity

The Research Division on “Inflammation & Immunity” investigates the host inflammatory and immunologic response to infectious diseases.

 

Rafael Fernandez-Botran, PhD, is the Director of the Research Division on “Inflammation & Immunity.” Dr. Botran is a faculty member in Pathology & Immunology at the University of Louisville. He is leading a comprehensive cytokine laboratory research at the University of Louisville.

 

Microbiology & Laboratory Medicine
The Research Division on “Microbiology & Laboratory Medicine” investigates new techniques for early and accurate diagnosis of infectious diseases and etiologic agents.

 

Leslie Wolf, PhD, is the Director of the Research Division on “Microbiology & Laboratory Medicine.” Dr. Wolf is a faculty member in Infectious Diseases at the University of Louisville. She is leading the University of Louisville Microbiology Reference Laboratory.

 

 

Informatics & Data Science
The Research Division on “Informatics & Data Science” investigates new mechanisms for using technology to extract research information from data. Data visualization and machine learning are important areas of research for this division.

 

William Mattingly, PhD, is the Director of the Research Division on “Informatics & Data Science.” Dr. Mattingly has a degree in Computing Engineering and is a faculty member in Infectious Diseases at the University of Louisville.