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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 has completed a $77 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. 

Departmental Student Services Staff

Department Contact / Office E-mail / Telephone
Behavioral and Community Health Sciences
Paul Markgraf
Public Health 6104 
Biostatistics Renee Valenti
7135 Public Health
Environmental and Occupational Health Penny Weiss
Epidemiology Lori Smith
5117 Public Health
Health Policy and Management
Jessica Dornin
A631 Public Health
Human Genetics Noel Harrie
3139 Public Health
Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Abby (Michael) Kincaid
2122 Public Health
Multidisciplinary MPH Jessica Dornin
A631 Public Health
 Global Health (certificate)  
A311 Public Health

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 Unit Location

BCHS department

6th floor

Biostatistics department

7th floor

EOH department

4th floor

Epidemiology department

5th floor

HPM department

6th floor, north

Human Genetics department

3rd floor

IDM department

2nd floor

Office of Student Affairs

A519 moving to Ground floor, summer 2018

Dean’s Office

1st floor
 Technology support  3rd floor  & 
 Communications 1st floor  &



Public Health Dynamics Lab

 7th floor, north

Center for Public Health Practice

 7th floor, north

Center for LGBT Health Research

 6th floor

Center for Health Equity

 6th floor

Center for Global Health


Parran South 5, Crabtree 5

A536 and A537


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Opening hours

Entrances are normally open during regular business hours of 7- 8 on weekdays and 10-3 on weekends & holidays, except as noted:   

  • 5th Avenue Entrance
  • DeSoto Street Entrance
  • Loading Dock: 7 AM - 6 PM
  • Garage entrances: card access only

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>
    (HPM and MMPH spaces opening summer 2018)
  • 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 7th floor, north
(see Office of Student Affairs to reserve)
Hot water sinks Departmental kitchens; 4th floor kitchen; A521 
Refrigerators Departmental student study rooms, starting spring 2018
Microwave ovens Commons cafe, departmental kitchens and study rooms (starting summer 2018)
Showers Ground floor
Lactation room 4th floor
(see Office of Student Affairs for access)
Meditation room 3rd floor, starting summer 2018
Cafe First floor commons. Mon-Thurs 7:30-5, Friday 7:30-2

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Facilities Announcements

Facilities Update: New proximity readers installed for access to freezer rooms

The new freezers on the ground floor (G003H and G003A) will require access cards with the new proximity function for entrance.  

For additional information or to report a facilities issue, contact Ann Ostroski,

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Facilities News


Origins of Pitt Public Health's iconic "Cantini Man" sculpture, according to King Friday (VIDEO) 

Origins of Pitt Public Health's iconic "Cantini Man" sculpture, according to King Friday (VIDEO)

In charming footage from an early episode of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," famed Pittsburgh muralist and sculptor, Virgil Cantini shares the maquette for his scientific "Man" sculpture and explains his vision for the work. The angular, larger-than-life metallic figure has adorned the Fifth Avenue ... (04/16/2018)

Film explores 1968 origins of "Cantini Man" sculpture through Mr. Rogers 

Film explores 1968 origins of "Cantini Man" sculpture through Mr. Rogers

In "Virgil Cantini: The Artist in Public," Will Zavala, associate professor at Pittsburgh Filmmakers/PCA, examines the public art of famed Pittsburgh muralist and sculptor Virgil Cantini. Highlights include footage from a charming 1968 interview of the artist on one of the first episodes of Mister R... (03/08/2018)

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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