Delta Omega

Delta Omega

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Delta Omega is the national honorary society for graduate studies in public health. The society was founded in 1924, when only a few graduate schools of public health existed in the United States, and now has more than 80 active chapters at accredited schools providing advanced public health degrees.

In 1984, the Pitt Public Health Omicron Chapter of Delta Omega was established. New members are inducted each year from three groups: students who are candidates for a graduate degree in public health, faculty members at the school of public health, and alumni actively engaged in public health work. Election from all three groups is based on outstanding performance—scholarship in students, teaching and research in faculty members, and community service in alumni.

Election to membership in Delta Omega is intended, not only to recognize merit, but also, to encourage further excellence in, and devotion to, public health work.

Since Delta Omega’s establishment in 1924, the meaning and scope of public health has broadened tremendously. While it is still concerned with problems of environmental sanitation and communicable disease control, public health action has come to embrace all aspects of health and disease in populations. These include the planning, organization, and support of health promotion, disease prevention, and medical care. Basic to modern public health are the social sciences as well as the natural sciences—both in the United States and internationally.

Delta Omega Stoles

If you are interested in ordering Delta Omega stoles, contact Jill Ruempler.

Delta Omega Initiation Ceremonies

During the annual alumni awards event, new alumni honor society members are inducted into the Pitt Public Health Omicron Chapter of  Delta Omega.

These initiates are models for future graduates in their contributions to the practice of public health. Nominations for alumni inductees are accepted each year.

Delta Omega News

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Hernandez: 2019 Delta Omega Inductee 

Hernandez: 2019 Delta Omega Inductee

Inmaculada Hernandez (HPM ’16) is assistant professor in the Pitt School of Pharmacy. She earned her PharmD degree and a master's in health economics in Spain and completed her PhD at Pitt Public Health in three years. She has earned multiple academic awards as she continues her career in the healt... (04/22/2019)
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King: 2019 Delta Omega Inductee 

King: 2019 Delta Omega Inductee

Wendy King (EPI ’04) is associate professor of epidemiology at Pitt Public Health. Her work is focused on the design, coordination, and analysis of multicenter cohort studies and randomized clinical trials. She is currently the principal investigator of the data coordinating center for three prospe... (04/22/2019)
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Rosano: 2019 Delta Omega Inductee 

Rosano: 2019 Delta Omega Inductee

Caterina Rosano (EPI ’03) is a physician-scientist and neuroepidemiologist at the forefront internationally of investigating the mechanisms underlying physical and cognitive independence in older adults. Her publication record includes more than 100 peer-reviewed research papers that trace a logica... (04/22/2019)
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