The Center for Health Equity (CHE) created an inaugural Health Justice Scholars Program to support the development of Pitt Public Health scholars who have interests and/or projects in health equity and justice. This includes, but is not limited to, health equity research, policy, and practice in areas such as:
- Chronic disease
- Violence prevention
- Maternal and infant health
- Mental health
- Interventions focused on Black, Latinx, and communities of color
All Pitt Public Health students were eligible to apply for this inaugural cohort.
Scholars have access to professional development and training opportunities with their peers and CHE-affiliated faculty and experts.
Scholars have the opportunity to work closely with a CHE faculty member/researcher conducting work in areas such as chronic disease, violence prevention, maternal and infant health, mental health, and interventions focused on Black, Latinx and communities of color, and will benefit from professional development and training opportunities with their peers and CHE-affiliated faculty and experts. Scholars engage in monthly meetings to network with other Health Justice Scholars and CHE faculty.
CHE provides scholars with a maximum stipend of $1000 during the spring 2021 term with an average time commitment of 2-4 hours per week.