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Aruni Bhatnagar

Chief, Division of Environmental Medicine and Director, Christina Lee Brown Envirome Institute, University of Louisville

Aruni Bhatnagar is director of the Christina Lee Brown Envirome Institute / AHA Tobacco Regulation Center at the University of Louisville, where he is the Smith and Lucille Gibson Professor of Medicine and a Distinguished University Scholar. Bhatnagar has spearheaded the development of the new field of environmental cardiology, which examines how environmental exposures affect cardiovascular health and disease risk. He has received the Norman Alpert Award from the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences and the Outstanding Mentor Award from the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools. Bhatnagar is the principal investigator of The Green Heart Louisville Project, a community-based clinical trial examining how an increase in neighborhood greenery affects the levels of air pollution and cardiovascular disease risk. He has published over 300 research articles and is the host of the podcast “Elements of Nature.”

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