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Revolutionary Acts: How the discussion of HIV risk matters for the health of Black men who have sex with men

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....  

amFAR/Pitt Scholars Study HIV Health Disparities

The current cohort of amfAR fellows, who hail from Paraguay, South Africa, Indonesia, and Brazil, are developing public health responses to HIV health disparities.  

BCHS Doctoral Student Doing Research in Brazil this Summer

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." 

Dorsey Honored with Early Career Excellence Award

Rashida R. Dorsey (BCHS '06) was recognized with the Early Career Excellence Award on May 20, 2016, at the annual Alumni Awards Dinner. 

Alumni Inducted into Delta Omega Honor Society at 2016 ceremony

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)  

BCHS's Mary Hawk recognized with 2016 Craig Teaching Award

Assistant Professor, Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, Mary Hawk  (BCHS '__, '__) was recognized with the Craig Teaching Award at 2016 Convocation.  Presented annually to a nominee selected by students and past honorees, this award for faculty excellence in teaching and mentoring was established by alumnus James L. Craig, MD, (MPH '63).    

JHF Patient Safety Fellowship - Applications Due 4/25

This fellowship is designed to foster the next generation of healthcare leaders in quality through introduction to PRHI’s Perfecting Patient methodology. 

Students Binge Drink Less in Locales with More Affirmative LGBTQ School Climates

Both heterosexual and gay/lesbian students report less binge alcohol consumption when living in states or cities that have greater proportions of schools with programs and policies that support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth, according to new research from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. 

The Evans Fellowship program is now accepting applications!

Looking to become a leader? Want a deeper focus on social justice, communication, management, community organizing, and grant writing skills to add to your public health toolbox?  

BCHS Doctoral Student Studies Bullying in Sexual Minorities

Robert Coulter will have his research on bullying and how it affects sexual-minority youth development published in an upcoming issue of the American Journal of Public Health.  

Evans Fellowship - $10,000 towards MPH/MSW

Looking to become a leader? Want a deeper focus on social justice, communication, management, community organizing, and grant writing skills to add to your public health toolbox? Find out how the Evans Fellowship can provide $10,000 towards your MPH/MSW joint degree by contacting  Dr. Mark Friedman at   

How Do We Agree On What “Good” Patient Studies Look Like?

It seems intuitive: Want to do a good study to improve patient care? Then use real-world evidence to find out what works and what doesn’t – and how to fix it. But without common standards for conducting such studies it can be difficult to gather the support needed to make research-based changes. Sally Morton , Ph.D., professor and chair of biostatistics at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and director of the Compara... 

New Course Announcement- BCHS 2515 Worksite Health Promotion

BCHS 2515: Worksite Health Promotion, Dr. Elizabeth Felter, Thursdays 11-1, 2 Credits, Spring 2016  

Pitt study looks at HIV+ older adults leading healthy lives

Ron Stall, PhD, Professor in BCHS and Director of the Center for LGBT Health Research, was featured in the Pittsburgh Trib Total Media for his HIV study.  

Interdisciplinary Latino Research Network (ILRI)

The Center for Health Equity has initiated a mentoring and networking program for faculty and students who are Latino or are interested in working in Latino health.  

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