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300+ Peer Review Publications

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71 Active Awards

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Our faculty, students, and professional staff are involved in public health research aimed at advancing knowledge about risk and protective factors (at personal, environmental, and societal levels) that inform policy and interventions to improve population health.

Whether you are an experienced independent investigator, an early-career faculty, or a student, we believe you belong here, you can contribute, and you can become part of the growing public health research community.

During Fiscal Year 2022, our faculty submitted 86 extramural grant proposals to a diverse pool of funding agencies. Projects led by our faculty received $19.9 million in funding from federal, state, and private sources to tackle tough issues such as cancer, opioid use disorder, environmental risks, injuries, and health disparities in communities throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky and across our nation. This research has translated into more than 300 peer review publications during FY 2022.

Our researchers are team scientists collaborating with researchers from other colleges and disciplines within the university as well as nationally and internationally. We provide the necessary research support and resources and can be reached by email at

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Latest Research News & Events

UK's East Palestine Health Tracking Study receives NIEHS award to expand ongoing research

As announced by the White House on Feb. 16, the University of Kentucky’s East Palestine Health Tracking Study, under the leadership of Erin Haynes, Dr.P.H., chair of the UK College of Public Health Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health, received new funding from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS).

CPH Research: Recent Publications January 2024

University of Kentucky College of Public Health faculty, staff, and students are frequent authors and collaborators on articles that advance research, provoke thought, and inspire action.

Call for Abstracts | Deadline February 14

Depression’s influence on breast cancer treatment and survival

Feitong Lei, Ph.D., with the University of Kentucky College of Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics, is part of a team that looked at data surrounding female patients diagnosed with primary invasive breast cancer in Kentucky and who also had a depression diagnosis before their cancer diagnosis, after cancer diagnosis, or before and after (persistent depression).

Public Health Showcase 2024

A unique opportunity for sharing innovative work in public health research, community practice, teaching, and workforce development.

John P. Wyatt, M.D. Environment & Health Symposium

Universities and agencies from across the state have partnered to present research and practice on environment and its impacts on health with specific emphasis on Kentucky.

CCTS Spring 2024 Conference

Join us and the University of Kentucky's Center for Clinical and Transitional Science (CCTS) at the 19th Annual CCTS 2024 Spring Conference: "Dissemination and Implementation Across the Translational Spectrum" event at the Central Bank Center on April 9th, which includes the College of Public Health Research Day.