Commonwealth of Kentucky Public Health Training Center

at the University of Louisville

The purpose of the Commonwealth of Kentucky Public Health Training Center (PHTC) is to strengthen the competencies of the current and future public health workforce, expose public health students to the value of working in underserved areas, advocate for public health systems and policies, and contribute to the work of the national PHTC program.  This mission will be achieved through the provision of workforce trainings in collaboration with partners, faculty and student collaborative projects, and student placements.  The University of Louisville is proud to be the Public Health Training Center affiliate for the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

The University of Louisville, located in Kentucky’s largest metropolitan area, is home to approximately 22,500 undergraduate and graduate students. It was a municipally supported public institution for many decades prior to joining the university system in 1970.  The university has three campuses.  The Health Sciences Center is situated in downtown Louisville’s medical complex and houses the university’s health-related programs and the University of Louisville Hospital. The University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences was established in 2002. The school offers several academic programs in the core disciplines of public health and offers undergraduate degrees (BS and BA) as well as advanced degrees including the Master of Public Health (MPH), Master of Science (MS and MSc), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

  • Public health preparedness
  • Public health policy
  • Academic-community partnerships
  • Community health assessment
  • Addressing the needs of underserved populations
  • Center for Health Hazards Preparedness
  • Eastern Kentucky University College of Health Sciences
  • Kentucky Department for Public Health
  • Kentucky TRAIN
  • Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness
  • The Commonwealth Institute of Kentucky
  • University of Kentucky College of Public Health
  • Western Kentucky University College of Health and Human Services
  • Kentucky Area Health Education Centers (AHECs)
  • Public Health training workshops/continuing education
  • Regional health assessment and collaborative development
  • Student field placements

Paul McKinneyW. Paul McKinney, MD

LPS Director

Dr. Paul McKinney is Professor and Associate Dean for Research at the School of Public Health and Information Sciences, University of Louisville, where he also serves as the Director of the Center for Health Hazards Preparedness. His earlier experience in the field of public health includes service as an Epidemiology Intelligence Service officer with the Centers for Disease Control from 1981-83. Since 1998, he has been a liaison member of the Centers for Disease Control’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), representing the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR).  Dr. McKinney is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health.


Colette DavisColette Davis, MSPH, MS

Program Coordinator

Colette Davis is a PhD student in Epidemiology at the University of Louisville.  She has a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from Mississippi State University, a Master of Science in Biology from Mississippi College, and a Master of Science in Public Health from Meharry Medical College. She has served as the President of the UofL Student Chapter of the Kentucky Public Health Association, KPHA. Colette is a member of Tau Sigma National Honor Society.  She is interested in health disparities, socioeconomic factors, racial/ethnic disparities, the built environment, and nutritional factors as they relate to chronic and infectious diseases. She is also interested in how maternal factors influence pediatric adverse health outcomes.


Glen ReidJ. Glen Reid

Financial Manager

Glen Reid is the research grants coordinator at the University of Louisville, School of Public Health and Information Sciences.  He is the primary liaison for all grant and contract submissions at the school where he assists in preparation of budgets, applications, and post-award reports; monitors faculty and staff compliance with university training requirements; helps facilitate the promotion and tenure review process; and collaborates with the director of external affairs on strategic planning.  Mr. Reid received a Master of Arts in higher education administration from the University of Louisville.