The Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences is excited to share our 2019 newsletter. There have been so many accomplishments by our faculty, staff, and students to share this year! The department has produced more than 70 publications, garnered $4.5M in grant funding, and executed 12 large projects of over $100K funding each—not to mention the many accomplishments of our 100+ students.
We seek to improve and promote health and equity by engaging individuals, communities, and systems through our research, teaching, and practice.
Healthy people living in thriving and equitable communities.
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Cancer-related beliefs and perceptions in Appalachia: findings from 3 states
The role of accountability in batterers intervention programs and community response to intimate partner violence
A systematic review of health outcomes associated with provision of representative payee services
Prevalence and correlates of prep awareness and use among black men who have sex with men and women (MSMW) in the United States
Intimate partner violence and depression among black transgender women in the USA: The potential suppressive effect of perceived social support
Nowalk authors chapter in upcoming public health guide to opioid epidemic
Latent classes of polysubstance use among adolescents in the United States: Intersections of sexual identity with sex, age, and race/ethnicity
OjO Latino: A Photovoice Project in Recognition of the Latino Presence in Pittsburgh, PA
BCHS offers student funding through four named awards and one general departmental account.
Recent awardees include Alexa Furek (MPH '19) who was awarded funds to apply geospatial mapping to the implementation of smoke-free laws. Candice Biernesser (PhD '19) used her award to explore the impact of social media on suicidal adolescents and to develop a monitoring approach for teens at high risk for suicide. Without these awards, many important research projects would not be possible.
Carol McAllister Award
Based on need and merit, awards can be used for books, fees, stipends, or travel expenses.
Karen S. Peterson Memorial Research Award for Women’s Health Assist with research or practice leading to improvement in women's health.
Joseph and Brigida Ricci Scholarship
Needs-based support for an outstanding student.
Myrna Silverman Scholarship
Needs-based support for an outstanding doctoral student.
BCHS Research Support FundAwards from this fund are made to support research toward the MPH, DrPH, or PhD degree.
It is quick and easy to support future students: