A self sufficient, academic center of excellence with the capabilities for large-scale population based research


Our Research Support is the only self-sufficient group at the University of Louisville with the capacity to conduct independent, large-scale population-based studies. Its revolutionary approach, lends interdisciplinary results and inter-professional learning for research endeavors across the University. At CERID, we structure our research into three main areas: Epidemiological Studies, Clinical Studies, and Laboratory Studies.



Considered a cornerstone methodology of public health research, our studies provide a clearly defined scope and depth, engrossing the unifying features of our research. 


 Within population groups, we understand the risk factors associated with specific diseases and how to navigate through our desired study groups, producing large publications at scale.

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Led by our Principle Investigator Julio Ramirez, the clinical studies are approached through observation or trial. Our clinical studies require combined efforts from community-based interventions and quality care from our team of investigators.


Using our in-house research laboratory, the Center of Excellence for Infectious Diseases is provided the proper amenities to measure and experiment procedures, treatment, and effects of a study on a given population.


Research and training is performed prior to these studies and further research is measured through our team of trained professionals.

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Center of Excellence for 

Research in Infectious Diseases

501 E. Broadway, Suite 100

Louisville, KY 40202

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