Professor Steven Albert, Chair of the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, is the newly appointed Philip B. Hallen Endowed Chair in Community Health and Social Justice, recognizing the exceptional quality and importance of his career-long commitment to conducting research intended to improve the health and functioning of vulnerable populations, his teaching, service and leadership, and his dedication to health equity.
Assistant professor TODD BEAR has been appointed to the CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) national workgroup which provides oversight for the BRFSS through annual reviews and recommendations concerning the content of the survey, sample design modifications, and protocol adjustments. Congratulations, Todd!
TRIB LIVE - This year's flu vaccine cut infection risk by less than half, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention co-authored by RICHARD ZIMMERMAN, associate professor in Behavioral and Community Health Sciences and professor of family medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Zimmerman runs the Pittsburgh arm of a group that studies flu vaccine effectiveness for the CDC.
UNIVERSITY TIMES - Selected for this award in recognition of his “pioneering efforts in the field of HIV pre-vention and LGBT health,” RON STALL is praised as a leader in the development of behavioral risk reduction interventions because he has “directed the field to look at HIV from a new angle, setting today’s standard.” The highly competitive Chancellor’s Distinguished Research Award is given to Pitt faculty with an outstanding and continuin...
MIRROR - Pitt Public Health researchers CANDY KAMMERER ( HUGEN ), RYAN MINSTER ( HUGEN ), TREVOR ORCHARD (EPI), CHIP REYNOLDS (BCHS), AKIRA SEKIKAWA (EPI), and JIAN-MIN YUAN (EPI) have discovered that apps for weight loss may not be the dieting aid you were hoping for.
YOU TUBE - In a short documentary for the Integrated Design Lab, RICHARD GARLAND, director of the BCHS Center for Health Equity's Violence Prevention Project, shares his thoughts on community violence.
AIDS AND BEHAVIOR - Congratulations to Ron Stall, James Egan, and the Pitt/amFAR fellows on their profiled work in HIV-prevention research regarding gay, MSM and transgender (GMT) populations in low- and middle-income countries. "The HIV Scholars Program at the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for LGBT Health Research is a prime example of a creative and dynamic approach to raising the expertise needed within GMT populations to respond to the g...
JESSICA BURKE, associate professor of behavioral and community health sciences, was recently appointed as the new associate dean for education of the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, effective March 1, 2017.
STEVEN ALBERT, professor and chair of Pitt Public Health's Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, has been appointed deputy editor-in-chief for Innovation in Aging , a new peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal launched by the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) -- the nation's largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging.
PUBLIC SOURCE profiles how Pitt Public Health alumnus AARON ARNOLD (BCHS '12) is working to limit overdose deaths from fentanyl-laced opioids as executive director of PREVENTION POINT PITTSBURGH . Read the full story.
The current cohort of amfAR fellows, who hail from Paraguay, South Africa, Indonesia, and Brazil, are developing public health responses to HIV health disparities.
Alumna and assistant professor Mary Hawk (BCHS '12) was recognized with the Craig Teaching Award at 2016 Convocation. Hawk has been on the faculty in BCHS since 2012. She teaches a core BCHS class called Program Planning and Proposal Writing. She also does nonprofit work centered on HIV/AIDS direct services, grants management, and organizational leadership.