The Center of Excellence for Research in Infectious Diseases is an internationally recognized source for innovative research of epidemiologic illnesses. The Center conducts high-quality, independent research to provide the latest healthcare advancements in prevention and treatment of infectious diseases. 


Julio Ramirez, MD FACP

Executive Director

Forest Arnold, DO

Director of Clinical Research

Steven Gootee, MHI

Director of Research Operations

Ruth Carrico, PhD FSHEA RN CIC

Director of Epidemiological Research

Leslie Wolf, PhD

Director of Laboratory Research

Emily Just, MA

Director of Administration

Center of Excellence for 

Research in Infectious Diseases

501 E. Broadway, Suite 100

Louisville, KY 40202

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