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Facilities at Pitt Public Health

With support from donors, the University of Pittsburgh, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Pitt Public Health is nearing completion of an $80-million, multi-year expansion and renovation project. The most significant investment in our physical plant since the founding of the school in 1948, the “Building for a Healthier World” project has funded the creation of new, state-of-the-art laboratories, academic areas, and communal spaces. 

Pitt Public Health's main complex now consists of three unified structures a completely renovated Parran Hall, Crabtree Hall, and the new laboratory pavilion. 

With construction slated to wrap in late 2017 and office moves in early 2018, we plan on a big ribbon-cutting event in conjunction with the school's 70th Anniversary Celebration and Alumni Reunion in mid March 2018. 

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Latest Construction and Facilities Announcements

New conference rooms available for school-wide use in 2018

New conference rooms on the first floor of Parran Hall have become available, including Public Health 1150 (formerly 110) and Public Health 1149 (formerly 109).  These rooms can be reserved through Karen M. Perkins in the Dean's Office, as can  A312 and A521. Rooms 4128 and 4140 are now reserved for EOH.  Additional classrooms are Public Health 2121C and Public Health 3121C, which can be reserved through the registrar's office.  

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Opening hours
(Normally open 7- 8 on weekdays, and 10-3 on weekends & holidays)   

Entrance doors are currently unlocked on the following schedule:   

  • 5th Avenue Entrance: 7 AM - 8 PM
  • DeSoto Street Entrance: 7 AM - 7 PM
  • Loading Dock: 7 AM - 6 PM
  • Crabtree garage entrances (1st/2nd floors & 4th floor+):  7 AM - 6 PM

Common areas

  • 1st floor commons
  • Departmental break rooms, including commons areas on south end of Lab Pavilion floors 2, 3, and 4. (See your department administrator for access).
  • Student quiet study rooms in most departments opening Dec. 4
  • Crabtree 4th floor kitchen

Student computer lab & printer


Lab Pavilion access

Lab Pavilion floors are swipe access only (from Parran South hallways or directly from elevator).

Student lockers Crabtree 7th floor (see Office of Student Affairs to reserve)
Filtered water Fill bottles at Crabtree 4th floor water fountain
Hot water sinks Departmental kitchens; Crabtree 4th floor kitchen; A521 Crabtree
Refrigerators Departmental student study rooms, starting spring 2018
Microwave ovens Commons care, departmental study rooms, starting spring 2018
Showers Ground floor, starting spring 2018
Lactation room Crabtree 4th floor
(see Office of Student Affairs for access)
Meditation room Crabtree 3rd floor, starting spring 2018
Cafe in the Commons Mon-Thurs 7:30-5, Friday 7:30-2

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 UNIT  Spring 2018 (after moves)

BCHS department

Parran 6

BCHS student services


Biostatistics department

Parran 7

Biostatistics student services


EOH department

Parran 4

EOH student services


Epidemiology department

Parran South 5, Crabtree 5

Epidemiology student services

A536 and A537

HPM department

Crabtree 6

HPM student services


Human Genetics department

Parran 3

Human Genetics student services


IDM department

Parran 2, Crabtree 2

IDM student services



Office of Student Affairs

Ground floor

MMPH student services


Global Health student services


Dean’s Office

 1st floor
 Technology support   1st floor  & 
 Communications  1st floor  &



Public Health Dynamics Lab

 Crabtree 7

Center for Public Health Practice

 Crabtree 7

Center for LGBT Health Research

 Parran 6

Center for Health Equity

 Parran 6

Center for Global Health


Parran South 5, Crabtree 5

A536 and A537


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Construction Photos


Facilities News


Commons Cafe grand opening! 

Commons Cafe grand opening!

This morning we enjoyed the Commons Cafe Grand Opening, with none more excited than Dean Burke! Have you checked out the offerings? So good to have a welcoming place to connect and collaborate! (09/08/2017)
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