FORWARD MAGAZINE - Pitt Public Health MPH alumna Ivette Lopez (BCHS ‘90) was recently recognized in Seton Hill’s Forward magazine for her work in addressing diverse health problems, including HIV/AIDS, diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. Lopez directs Latino Health Initiatives and serves as an associate professor of Public Health, Behavioral Science and Health Education at Florida A & M University.
Dean's Scholar Sarah Sanders (BCHS '18) chose to pursue a career in public health after she was exposed to the roadblocks women and families sometimes face when trying to access consistent, quality health care. “On a small scale I was able to address some of these barriers,” she says, “I envision a world, or at least a city, where culturally competent health care pervades on a community level, where folks are being cared for at every interval o...
Like many high school students who excel in the quantitative sciences and express a desire to enter health care, Helen Ann Lawless (BCHS '18) was encouraged to become a doctor. “Once I discovered the field of public health, I knew I could still be involved in the health field while exploring my interests in population health, I changed my major...and never looked back.” Today, she marvels on her journey from a Pitt undergraduate to a Pitt Pub...
KDKA RADIO - Lauren Bealafeld Brungo (BCHS ’15), nurse supervisor for the Allegheny County Health Department, gave flu shots live-and-on-air to KDKA Morning Show hosts Larry and John. Check out the insider video.
Kristina Wint (BCHS '17) interned this summer at Community Human Services (CHS) in Oakland as part of the Bridging the Gaps program where Pitt Public Health students work directly with underserved populations to better understand their health needs.
PITT MAGAZINE - In fall 2014, President Barack Obama activated the USPHS Commissioned Corps, a uniformed service of public health officers. He called David de la Cruz (BCHS '91), a captain in the U.S. Public Health Service, and other Corps volunteers to be "hope multipliers" in Liberia, where the country was being ravaged by the West African Ebola outbreak. More than 10,000 people became infected in Liberia alone. Assigned as the deputy officer...
PITT MAGAZINE Marcus Poindexter (BCHS '10, SOC WK '10) was recently recognized in Pitt magazine--and in a local ad campaign--for helping to strengthen communities and address significant societal challenges. "Poindexter is among the hundreds of Pitt social work students who annually log the collective equivalent of $6 million in services to the Pittsburgh area."
Dr. Mary Hawk, assistant professor of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, works with local needle exchange program Prevention Point Pittsburgh to fight the opioid epidemic. Together, they are working to get an overdose reversal drug into the hands of people most at risk of overdose.
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Dr. Christina Mair, assistant professor of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, discusses how she plans to use hospitalization data from the last 15 years to research rates of abuse, overdose and dependence. The data will help her locate one high-risk region within two hours of Pitt’s campus, where she will conduct further research to get a full view of the problem from both th...
For Leigh Bukowski, MPH, having the opportunity to present her LGBT-related research at the 2016 AIDS International Conference in South Africa was a dream come true.A few short hours after her presentation, the experience was made even more special when she was awarded the 2016 Joep Lange and Jacqueline van Tongeren Prize for Young Investigators for Track D, Social and Political Research, Law, Policy and Human Rights. Her abstract, “Physical ass...
Derrick D. Matthews, assistant professor in the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, focuses his research upon the disproportionate burden the HIV epidemic has on black gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in the U.S....
The current cohort of amfAR fellows, who hail from Paraguay, South Africa, Indonesia, and Brazil, are developing public health responses to HIV health disparities.
Lycia Tramujas Vasconcellos Neumann's research is titled "The Role of Community Support for Healthy Aging: A study with low income community dwelling seniors in Brazil."
Rashida R. Dorsey (BCHS '06) was recognized with the Early Career Excellence Award on May 20, 2016, at the annual Alumni Awards Dinner.
Four alumni were inducted into Pitt Public Health's Omicron Chapter of the Delta Omega Honor Society during the 2016 Alumni Awards dinner.
- Andrew Althouse (EPI '13)
- Gwendolyn Haile Cattledge (EPI '89)
- Mary H. Huynh (EPI '03)
- Christina Louise Wilds (BCHS '97, '06)