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Adrienne P. Bratcher, PhD

Assistant Professor

Dr. Adrienne P. Bratcher is an Assistant Professor in the Biomedical Science Department. She came to Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine from the University of Louisville, where she served as Assistant Clinical Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Health Sport Sciences. She has more than 11 years of experience in leadership, teaching, and advising. Throughout her career, Dr. Bratcher has focused on providing students with a rigorous and challenging education, along with the confidence, tools, and skills required for success.

Education and Training

  • BS, Tennessee State University
  • MS, University of Louisville
  • PhD, University of Louisville

Years

Selected Prior Positions

2007

Research Fellow
University of Louisville Department of Physiology and Biophysics

2008

Adjunct Professor
University of Louisville Department of Health Sport Sciences  

2008

Adjunct Professor
Jefferson Community and Technical College Department of Biology

2008-2012

Instructor, EXP Graduate Program Coordinator
University of Louisville Department of Health Sport Sciences

2009-2010

Adjunct Professor
DeVry University Department of Biological Sciences
2012-2016 Assistant Professor, EXP Graduate Program Coordinator
University of Louisville Department of Health Sport Sciences
2016-2019 Assistant Clinical Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
University of Louisville Department of Health Sport Sciences

Years

Selected Honors and Awards

2004, 2005

American Physiological Society NIDDK Minority Travel Award

2006

Dean’s Moment of Honor Award

2007

Outstanding Leadership in Enhancement of Diversity, University of Louisville Commencement Award
2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2018 University of Louisville Student Athlete Red and Black Faculty Mentor 
2010 University of Louisville Provost Award for Exemplary Advising 
2010 University of Louisville Top 9 Faculty Favorite Award
2013 YMCA Black Adult Achiever Award
2014 National Minority Access Role Model Award
2016 University of Louisville Athletics Mentor of the Year
2019 University of Louisville Black Faculty Member of the Year

Selected Publications

Selected peer-reviewed research manuscripts

  • Joshua, IG, Zhang, Q, Falcone, JC, Bratcher, AP, Rodriguez, WE, Tyagi SC. (2005). Mechanisms of Endothelial Dysfunction with Development of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: Role of Insulin and C-Peptide. J Cell Biochem, 96 (6):1149-1156.
  • Narayanan N, Pushpakumar SB, Givvimani S, Kundu S, Metreveli N, James D, Bratcher AP, Tyagi SC. (2014). Epigenetic regulation of aortic remodeling in hyperhomocysteinemia. FASEB J, 28 (8): 3411-3422.
  • Bratcher, A. (2014). Central Endocrine Hormones Review. Life-Science Teaching Resource Community-APS Archive. http://www.lifescitrc.org/resource.cfm?submissionID=9221.

Selected scholarly presentations

  • Bratcher AP, Joshua IG (2003, April). Altered in vivo responsiveness to acetylcholine and endothelin by microvessels of rats on a high salt diet. Poster presented at Experimental Biology 2003, San Diego, CA.
  • Bratcher AP, Joshua IG (2004, April) Decreased in vivo responsiveness to acetylcholine and endothelin by arterioles of rats on a high salt diet. Poster presented at Experimental Biology 2004, San Diego, CA.
  • Bratcher AP, Ash-Shaheed Ali J, Joshua I.G. (2005, April). The effects of high dietary salt intake on large and small resistance vessels in the rat. Poster presented at Experimental Biology 2005, San Diego, CA.
  • James D, Bratcher A, Joshua IG (2013, April). The Role of Antioxidant Tempol on Endothelial-Mediated Vascular Responsiveness. Poster presented at ACC (Atlantic Coast Conference) Meeting of the Minds, Winston-Salem, NC.
  • Narayanan N, Pushpakumar SB, Qipshidze N, Bratcher A, Tyagi N, Tyagi S (2013, April). Epigenetic inhibition by 5 Aza 2’ deoxycytidine mitigates hypertension in hyperhomocysteinemia. Poster presented at Experimental Biology 2013, Boston, MA.
  • Bratcher A, Joshua I. (2016, April) Acute effects of high salt intake on endothelial-mediated dilation and constriction in the vasculature. Poster presented at Experimental Biology 2016, San Diego, CA.