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CENTER FOR BIOETHICS AND HEALTH LAW

Founded in 1987 as the Center for Medical Ethics, and given an expanded mission and renamed in 1998, the University of Pittsburgh Center for Bioethics and Health Law is committed to bringing together scholars and researchers from a variety of disciplines to cooperate in addressing issues in bioethics and law from both theoretical and clinical perspectives. 

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CENTER FOR PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE

The Center for Public Health Practice (CPHP) was founded in 1995 with line-item appropriation of $250,000 from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to enhance the linkages between the academic and practice arenas of public health. Its mission is to become a national model for academic public health practice by advancing the scholarship of practice within the mission of the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health through research, teaching, and service. 

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CENTER FOR RESEARCH ON HEALTH CARE

The Center for Research on Health Care (CRHC) provides a forum for talented multidisciplinary investigators from throughout the university community to collaborate in high-quality health services research and train future investigators in methods and practices critical to the conduct of rigorous and exemplary research. 

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HEALTH POLICY INSTITUTE

The Health Policy Institute (HPI) pursues its mission to enhance health in the Pittsburgh region by improving healthcare decision-making through a variety of interrelated activities such as the Governance Initiative. The Initiative addresses increasingly difficult challenges that face those who govern healthcare organizations through HPI’s Governance Briefings. 

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PHARMACEUTICAL ECONOMICS RESEARCH GROUP

The core mission of the Pharmaceutical Economics Research Group is to optimize medication use to improve patient health and efficiency of the healthcare system. 

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Additional Centers & Institutes

Find out more about other affiliated centers, institutes, and laboratories at Pitt Public Health.

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