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Facilities at Pitt Public Health

With support from donors, the University of Pittsburgh, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Pitt Public Health has completed a $77 million, multi-year expansion and renovation project. The most significant investment in our physical plant since the founding of the school in 1948, the “Building for a Healthier World” project has funded the creation of new, state-of-the-art laboratories, academic areas, and communal spaces. 

Departmental Student Services Staff





Behavioral and Community Health Sciences Paul Markgraf 412-624-3107
Biostatistics Renee Valenti 412-624-3023
Environmental and Occupational Health Bryanna Snyder 412-383-7297
Epidemiology Lori Smith 412-383-5269
Health Policy and Management Jessica Dornin 412-624-3625
Human Genetics Noel Harrie 412-624-3066
Infectious Diseases and Microbiology TBD 412-624-3331
Multidisciplinary MPH Jessica Dornin 412-624-3625
Peace Corps Master's International Track Rachel Mauer 412-624-6904

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 Unit Location

BCHS department

6th floor

Biostatistics department

7th floor

EOH department

4th floor

Epidemiology department

5th floor

HPM department


Human Genetics department

3rd floor

IDM department

2nd floor

Office of Student Affairs


Dean’s Office

1st floor
 Technology support  4th floor  & 
 Communications 1100  &



Public Health Dynamics Lab

 7th floor

Center for Public Health Practice

 7th floor

Center for LGBT Health Research

 6th floor

Center for Health Equity

 6th floor

Center for Global Health


Parran South 5, Crabtree 5

A536 and A537


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Common areas

  • 1st floor commons
  • Departmental break rooms, including commons areas on south end of Lab Pavilion floors 2, 3, and 4. (See your department administrator for access).
  • Student quiet study rooms in most departments>
    (HPM and MMPH spaces opening summer 2018)
  • 4th floor kitchen

Student computer lab & printer


Lab Pavilion access

Lab Pavilion floors are swipe access only (from Public Health South hallways or directly from elevator).

Student lockers 7th floor, north
(see Office of Student Affairs to reserve)
Hot water sinks Departmental kitchens; 4th floor kitchen; A521 
Refrigerators Departmental student study rooms, starting spring 2018
Microwave ovens Commons cafe, departmental kitchens and study rooms (starting summer 2018)
Showers Ground floor
Lactation room 4th floor
(see Office of Student Affairs for access)
Meditation room 3rd floor, starting summer 2018
Cafe First floor commons. Mon-Thurs 7:30-5, Friday 7:30-2

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Facilities Announcements

Schoolwide Electronic Surplus Pick-Up

Starting AUGUST 6, place your items near 4127 or A432. These areas will be clearly marked. Small electronic lab equipment can be included provided that you have followed proper decontamination processes as prescribed by the Department of Environmental Health and Safety and have the decontamination form attached. Everything will be picked up on August 8.   

For additional information or to report a facilities issue, contact Ann Ostroski,

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Facilities News


Origins of Pitt Public Health's iconic "Cantini Man" sculpture, according to King Friday (VIDEO) 

Origins of Pitt Public Health's iconic "Cantini Man" sculpture, according to King Friday (VIDEO)

In charming footage from an early episode of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," famed Pittsburgh muralist and sculptor, Virgil Cantini shares the maquette for his scientific "Man" sculpture and explains his vision for the work. The angular, larger-than-life metallic figure has adorned the Fifth Avenue ... (04/16/2018)

Commons Cafe grand opening! 

Commons Cafe grand opening!

This morning we enjoyed the Commons Cafe Grand Opening, with none more excited than Dean Burke! Have you checked out the offerings? So good to have a welcoming place to connect and collaborate! (09/08/2017)
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Opening hours

Entrances are normally open during regular business hours according to the schedule below and from 10 AM - 3 PM on weekends & holidays.

  • 5th Avenue Entrance 7AM-8PM
  • DeSoto Street Entrance 8AM-7PM
  • Loading Dock: 8 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Garage entrances: card access only
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