Infectious diseases are at the root of some of the world’s most pressing public health issues. The Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology in the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health has a long and distinguished history as a leader in graduate education, transformative research, implementation science and education in infectious diseases. A central component of our mission involves training the next generation of scientists and public health professionals to lead in the effort to reduce the impact of infectious diseases worldwide.
To accomplish our mission, we offer:
Research programs that focus on understanding the mechanisms of pathogenesis of microbial infections at the cellular and molecular level as they relate to developing methods for disease prevention and treatment.
Integrated teaching programs that are devoted to the education and training of graduate students in various molecular, immunologic, epidemiologic, and biologic aspects of microbial pathogenesis, as well as disease control and prevention.
Programs that focus on population-based education and prevention for control of infectious diseases.
Charles R, Rinaldo, PhD
Professor and Chairman