Louisville, Kentucky (WDRB) – A former medical chief in Louisville has died.
Dr. Adewale Troutman passed away on Thursday at the age of 76. Trotman has focused his career on health equity and community activism.
Troutman served as director of the Health and Wellness Department of the Louisville Metro from 2004 to 2010.
During his tenure as director, Trotman created an anti-smoking law that gained national prominence and founded the first Center for Health Equality. The anti-smoking law abolished smoking in restaurants and workplaces.
Troutman also started the mayor’s healthy hometown movement, which encouraged active lifestyles of people in the community.
While in Louisville, Troutman was also an associate professor in the University of Louisville’s School of Public Health and Information Sciences.
According to the New York College of Medicine, Troutman has appeared in a nationwide PBS television series called Unnatural Causes: Do Inequalities Make Us Sick? She focused on the health disparities affecting African Americans.
He was president of the American Public Health Association (APHA).
After leaving Louisville, Troutman became Associate Dean for Health Equality and Community Engagement at the University of South Florida’s School of Public Health. He served as Executive Director of Public Health Practice and Leadership in Florida covering children and families.
Trotman left behind his wife, Denise Vasquez Troutman, who previously led the Center for Women and Families in Louisville and four children.
The Celebration of Life takes place on August 6 in Tampa. The Dr. Adewal Troutman Memorial Fund was set up at the Community Foundation in Louisville to donate, click here.
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