Mary Herbert (BCHS '05) was recognized on May 20, 2016, with the Margaret F. Gloninger Service Award at the annual Alumni Awards dinner.
The Margaret F. Gloninger Service Award is presented annually since 1993 to to an alumnus/na who has made a significant contribution to the school or to the greater community through volunteer service. This award was established in honor of the late Margaret Fitzgerald Gloninger (MSHyg ’66), Pitt Public Health graduate and former faculty member in maternal and child health.
Herbert is clinical director and administrative coordinator for The Program for Health Care to Underserved Populations (PHCUP), Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh. She began her work there as an AmeriCorps member in 1998, after several years working in biomedical research at both the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and Allegheny Health Education and Research Foundation. Shortly after, she was hired as the program’s first clinical coordinator and has served as the clinical director for the program since 2006. Herbert oversees day-to-day operation and coordination of PHCUP clinics including case management efforts, development of policies, procedures and expansion of services, service learning initiatives, specialty services, and outcomes. She is also involved in program fund-raising and strategic planning. She has presented posters and given talks at the Pennsylvania Public Health Association, American Public Health Association, Pennsylvania Free Clinic Association, and the Health Care for the Homeless National Conferences related to patient care, service learning, pharmaceutical access, safety-net clinical services, the Affordable Care Act, health policy, and health outcomes. In 2010, she received the UPMC Physician Services Division Award for Staff Excellence for Service to the Community. In 2012, she received the Inaugural Excellence in Leadership Award from the Pittsburgh Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, and was recently inducted as an honorary member into the Beta Delta chapter of the Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society. Herbert holds a Master of Science in biology from Indiana University of PA and a Master of Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh.