Welcome to the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. Founded 60 years ago in response to the needs of the local community, Pitt Public Health is now recognized for its significant contributions to public health on local, national, and international fronts.
Pitt Public Health is one of the nation’s leading schools of public health, ranking third among schools of public health in terms of NIH funding. All seven of the school’s outstanding departments boast a diverse faculty, rich in backgrounds, disciplinary approaches, and research interests. GSPH has collaborative relationships with all of the University’s health science schools, community organizations, and the local and state health departments.
Pitt Public Health is situated in the heart of Western Pennsylvania’s health care corridor, affording easy access to biotechnology firms as well as the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center—one of the country’s premier health care systems. This unique environment provides students with unparalleled opportunities for education, research, and service.
While public health has dramatically advanced during the 20th century, the field faces significant new challenges. Pitt Public Health is committed to meeting these challenges by preparing the next generation of public health leaders. Through rigorous programs in teaching, research, and service, our students acquire the knowledge and skills required to assume leadership roles in public health.
Pitt Public Health is an academically challenging and exciting place to be. I invite you to explore our website and learn more about our school and commitment to training the next generation of public health leaders.
Donald S. Burke, MD
UPMC-Jonas Salk Chair in Global Health