Directory Calendar News Careers Alumni Giving

Student Research

Student Research Makes an Impact

Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology (IDM) students from each of the four degree programs are involved in research in either laboratory or community settings. Students have access to a variety of resources while enrolled in their respective programs, as summarized in the table below.

Degree Program Primary Type of Research Length of Research Involvement Presentation Opportunities Research projects/ Field experiences
MPH-PEL Community-based with potential for hybrid involving laboratory 6-9 months
  • IDM Annual Research Day
  • Pitt Public Health Dean’s Day
  • PPHA or APHA Meetings
  • Allegheny County Health Department
  • West Penn Allegheny Health System
  • UPMC
MPH-MIC Community-based 6-9 months
  • IDM Annual Research Day
  • Pitt Public Health Dean's Day
  • PPHA or APHA Meetings
  • Allegheny County Department of Emergency Services
  • Prevention Point Pittsburgh
  • UPMC
MS Laboratory-based 2 years
  • IDM Data/Journal Club
  • IDM Annual Research Day
  • Pitt Public Health Dean's Day
  • Scientific Conventions & Symposiums
Laboratory research with primary or secondary faculty
PhD Laboratory-based 5 years
  • IDM Data/Journal Club
  • IDM Annual Research Day
  • Pitt Public Health Dean's Day
  • Scientific Conventions & Symposiums
Laboratory research with primary or secondary faculty


© 2017 by University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health

Login  |  Sitemap