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$31.7 Million In funding from federal, state, and private sources

Fiscal Year 2023

300+ Peer Review Publications

Fiscal Year 2023

71 Active Awards

Fiscal Year 2023

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 2023, our faculty received 71 extramural awards from a diverse pool of funding agencies. Projects led by our faculty received $31.7 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 2023.

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

Proposal Submission Deadlines

  1. Initiation Form
    • As Soon as Possible (at least 30 days)

  2. Budget Information
    • As Soon as Possible

  3. Finalized None-Scientific Documentation to Your CGS Pre-Award Grant Specialist
    • 6 Business Days Before Sponsor Deadline

  4. Finalized Scientific Documentation to Your CGS Pre-Award Grant Specialist
    • 4 Business Days Before Sponsor Deadline

CGS Pre-Award Grant Specialists will compile the documentation into the IAF as item are finalized and will route forward for review and approval to OSPA. OPSA will review as documents are received to ensure appropriate time for feedback and final review for submission.

  1. Submission to Sponsor

Interim Associate Dean for Research

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Svetla Slavova, PhD

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Meet the Collaborative Grant Services Team

UK College of Public Health Grant Support Pre-Award & Post-Award “Preview"

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Collaborative Grant Services Specialists Supporting CPH Investigators

Pre-Award Services
Department, Center, or Unit Pre-Grant Specialist Email
Associate Dean for Research (7P610) Tyler Bentley
Biostatistics (7P180) Tyler Bentley
Center for Innovation in Population Health (7P270) Elizabeth Crolley
Epidemiology & Environmental Health Brett McCourt
Health Services Management (7P160) Brett McCourt
Health, Behavior, and Society (7P150) Tyler Bentley
Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center (7P210) Brett McCourt
Public Health Business & Finance Tyler Bentley
Post-Award Services
Department, Center, or Unit Pre-Grant Specialist Email
Associate Dean for Research (7P610) Bonnie Gay
Biostatistics (7P180) Stacy Drury Duke
Center for Innovation in Population Health (7P270) Stacy Drury Duke
Epidemiology & Environmental Health Bonnie Gay
Health Services Management (7P160) Bonnie Gay
Health, Behavior, and Society (7P150) Bonnie Gay
Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center (7P210) Stacy Drury Duke
Public Health Business & Finance Bonnie Gay

Research Centers and Institutes

Within the Office of the Vice President of Research (VPR) at the University of Kentucky, access all additional research centers and institutes.

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Access our College's database of research expertise, sponsored grants & contracts, and individual scholar profiles.

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Undergraduate Research

Explore all of our undergraduate research opportunities to foster your curiosity and development through mentored, self-directed work.

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Latest Research News & Events

CPH recognizes faculty, staff and researchers at Summer Assembly

The University of Kentucky College of Public Health (CPH) recently honored its faculty and staff at the college’s Summer Assembly.

New consortium to advance research on infectious disease prevention, treatment

The Consortium for Understanding and Reducing Infectious Diseases in Kentucky (CURE-KY) will foster multidisciplinary collaborations to address the burden of infectious diseases in the Commonwealth and beyond.

CPH trio shine at National Conference on Undergraduate Research

CPH’s Princess Magor Agbozo, Sara Dickens, and Maylee Skovron traveled to Long Beach, Calif., for the three-day NCUR, which is the largest symposium of its kind in the world, bringing together nearly 4,000 undergraduate students each year from all fields and disciplines.

Public Health Showcase celebrates policy success stories, students’ research

The event, sponsored by the University of Kentucky College of Public Health, provided an invaluable platform for sharing research, innovative community practices, transformative teaching methodologies, and strategies for workforce development within the realm of public health.

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.

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.

Public Health Showcase 2024

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

Writing Effective Conference Abstracts

In this presentation "Writing Effective Conference Abstracts," all UK students are invited to learn how to craft an effective confere