Delta Omega


Membership in Delta Omega reflects an individual’s dedication to quality in the field of public health and to protection and advancement of the health of all people.

To submit a Pitt Public Health alumnus for consideration, send...
  1. Nomination letter summarizing the individual’s accomplishments relevant to public health — maximum of two pages
  2. Biographical sketch

Mail nominations to...
University of Pittsburgh
Graduate School of Public Health
c/o Jill Ruempler
1100 Public Health, 130 DeSoto Street, Pittsburgh, PA  15261

You can also e-mail digital documents to Jill Ruempler.

Nominations are due by February 15, 2019.
A maximum of ten alumni will be inducted each year.

Delta Omega

Delta Omega is the national honorary society for graduate studies in public health. The society was founded in 1924, when only a few graduate schools of public health existed in the United States, and now has more than 80 active chapters at accredited schools providing advanced public health degrees.

In 1984, the Pitt Public Health Omicron Chapter of Delta Omega was established. New members are inducted each year from three groups: students who are candidates for a graduate degree in public health, faculty members at the school of public health, and alumni actively engaged in public health work. Election from all three groups is based on outstanding performance—scholarship in students, teaching and research in faculty members, and community service in alumni.

Election to membership in Delta Omega is intended, not only to recognize merit, but also, to encourage further excellence in, and devotion to, public health work.

Since Delta Omega’s establishment in 1924, the meaning and scope of public health has broadened tremendously. While it is still concerned with problems of environmental sanitation and communicable disease control, public health action has come to embrace all aspects of health and disease in populations. These include the planning, organization, and support of health promotion, disease prevention, and medical care. Basic to modern public health are the social sciences as well as the natural sciences—both in the United States and internationally.

Delta Omega Stoles

If you are interested in ordering Delta Omega stoles, contact Jill Ruempler.

Delta Omega Initiation Ceremonies

During the annual alumni awards event, new alumni honor society members are inducted into the Pitt Public Health Omicron Chapter of  Delta Omega.

These initiates are models for future graduates in their contributions to the practice of public health. Nominations for alumni inductees are accepted each year.

Delta Omega News


2018 Celebration of Student Awards 

2018 Celebration of Student Awards

On April 28, 2018, Pitt Public Health celebrated recent graduates with awards given upon the culmination of a degree program. Delta Omega's honor society inductees were announced and outstanding thesis/essay and dissertation awards were conferred. Outstanding Student Awards were also given at both ... (04/30/2018)

Felter: 2018 Delta Omega Inductee 

Felter: 2018 Delta Omega Inductee

ELIZABETH FELTER (BCHS ’09) joined the faculty as assistant professor in 2010. She has been a Certified Health Education Specialist since 2001 and leads the department’s health communication/health risk communication curriculum. Her teaching portfolio has expanded to include development of infograph... (02/23/2018)

Chalhoub: 2018 Delta Omega Inductee 

Chalhoub: 2018 Delta Omega Inductee

DIDIER CHALHOUB (MMPH ’12, EPI ’15) is a postdoctoral research fellow at the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Aging Interdisciplinary Studies Aging Section. His areas of research include aging, osteoporosis, and sarcopenia, concentrating on osteoporosis and body composition with... (02/23/2018)
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