Kimberly Tumlin, PhD
Assistant Professor
111 Washington Ave.
CPH 204B
Lexington, KY 40536
Contact: | 859.218.2017



PhD, Animal Science
University of Kentucky


MPH, Environmental & Occupational Health
University of Alabama at Birmingham


MS, Food Science and Technology
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


BS, Animal Science
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


Kimberly Tumlin, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health and has a joint appointment in Rehabilitation Sciences in the College of Health Sciences. Dr. Tumlin’s research focuses on equestrian and occupational health associated with equestrian sport, and equine assisted activities/therapies. As Director of Research for the Jockey Equestrian Initiative (JEI), Dr. Tumlin collaborates with multidisciplinary teams of researchers to align research strategies that support jockey, exercise rider, and other equestrian sports activities. The JEI is an integral component of the UK Sports Medicine Research Institute. As an equestrian and small horse farm owner, Dr. Tumlin understands the challenges, needs, and complexity of equestrian fitness, risk management, and environmental exposures.

Research Interests:
  • Equestrian Health
  • Air quality with emphasis on populations interacting with horses
  • Environmental and occupational risk management