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Pitt Public Health at the APHA Annual Meeting

Pitt Public Health students, faculty and alumni has a big presence each year at the annual APHA Annual Meeting & Expo. If you'll be participating this Fall be sure to touch base with your Pitt colleagues who will be presenting. Or, if you're unable to attend, stay up on what's happening via social media.


Pitt Public Health faculty and students presenting at this year's conference include: 

Saturday, November 4

The Society for the Analysis of African American Public Health Issues (SAAPHI) 
Tiffany Gary-Webb, PhD, MHS
Program:  Mentoring and Professional Development Panel

Monday, November 6

Environment:  State of the Literature on Housing and Cardiometabolic Health: A Missed Opportunity for Neighborhood Research and Natural Experiment Studies 
Tiffany Gary-Webb, PhD, MHS, Sarah Miller, BS 
Session:  3086.0 Built Environment Posters

Adapting the National Diabetes Prevention Program for Men: Qualitative findings on the significance of an all-male program 
Tiffany Gary-Webb, PhD, MHS
Session:  3057.0 Let's talk about Men's Health: Innovative strategies addressing nutrition, physical activity, and obesity. Program:  Men’s Health Caucus

Making Life Easer: Using Informatics to Prepare for and Respond to Emergencies and Disasters 
(Poster - 11.6 from 10:30-11:30)
Elizabeth Van Nostrand, JD 
Session: 3092.0 Hurricane, weather and environmentally-related injury and disaster poster session
Program: Injury Control and Emergency Health Services

“Where is Yogi Berra when we need him?” (Invited Oral Presentation)
Bernard D. Goldstein, MD
Session: 3196.0 Learning from the 1980s: Critical historical perspectives on Reagan-era activism for health equity and climate justice. Program: Spirit of 1848 Caucus

A World Without EPA- Speaker 2”  Invited Oral Presentation: 
Bernard D. Goldstein, MD
Special Session:  3010.1 (9:10 a.m.) 

Tuesday, November 7

Integrating Public Health and Health Care: Using Informatics to Improve Population Health 
(Oral Presentation - 11.7 4:30-6:00)
Elizabeth Van Nostrand, JD|
Session: 4402.0 Software Support: Can it Work Globally?  Program: Health Informatics Information Technology

Cycle Series - Homeless Experiences of Menstruation 
Sara Baumann, MPH  (BCHS ’19) & Jessica Burke, PhD, MHS
Global Public Health Film Festival: Inform, Educate, Empower, Session 3 (Film Screening) 
4:30 - 6:00 p.m. – Scheduled Screening Time: 4:42 p.m.

"Importance of evidence-based decision making for a healthy environment" (Invited Oral Presentation)
Bernard D. Goldstein, MD
Session: 4377.0 Putting Science up-front: Community, Regional and Federal Applications
Program: Importance of evidence-based decision making for a healthy environment 

School-Based Mass Drug Administration to Prevent Soil Transmitted Helminth Infection in School-Age Children in Capiz and Iloilo Provinces Post-Typhoon Haiyan: Findings from Key Informant Interviews 
Eva Chernoff (MMPH/MD Candidate  ’19)
APHA-SA, Global Health Poster Session, 12:30 - 1:30 PM; Hall B2/B3 - GWCC 

Wednesday, November 8


  • Elizabeth Van Nostrand, JD will be receiving a Delta Omega award for her course, Law in Public Health Practice
  • Joan Anson, MS, Ed, PC will serve as a career consultant on November 6-7, 2017 at the Georgia World Congress Center, Booth #729

Share your experience

Share your experience at the APHA Annual Meeting through comments, photos and videos. Whatever your platform preference, you can help cover the conference via social media: 

  1. Email - Send a photo with your poster or after your presentation to
  2. Facebook - Share a great shot of colleagues over lunch by posting to our wall at Or, just post and then tag with #PittPubHealth and #APHA.
  3. Twitter - Share your impressions, a snapshot, or live tweet from the presentation you find most interesting or important. Don't forget to tag with #PittPubHealth and #APHA and tweet to @PittPubHealth
  4. YouTube - Want to go all out as a roving reporter?  Use your cell phone to take a 30-second video of your colleague or classmate introducing her poster. Just for one sentence of introduction and one sentence about their work.  Then share the video with

Example:   "Hi I'm Sandy Moretown from the Department of Epidemiology at Pitt Public Health.  I'm presenting my original research at APHA on intestinal disease propagation among cruise ship workers."

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Pitt Reception at APHA

APHA conference participants and area alumni are invited to a special Pitt Public Health Reception. Connect with peers, professors, and current students. Please
RSVP for the reception

Registration for the APHA meeting is not required.

Questions? Contact Jill ruempler at

About the APHA Annual Meeting

Thousands of public health professionals come together at the American Public Health Association’s Annual Meeting & Expo to learn, network and advance their careers.

Who will be there?

The people who make a difference in public health:

  • Professionals at the global and national levels, including past surgeons general and heads of health organizations around the world.
  • Leaders from state and local health departments.
  • Educators, including professors and deans from the leading public health schools and programs.
  • Most importantly, YOU will be there, making connections and educating those around you.

What will I learn?

More than 4,000 abstracts are presented at the Annual Meeting on topics covering all areas of public health. Take a peek into the many sessions you’ll be able to attend using APHA's Online Program. View session details and specific abstracts to make the most of your time during the meeting. There is something for everyone.  Check out a number of must-attend sessions and events on the APHA Schedule at a Glance.

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