Leadership

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Dean: Maureen Lichtveld

The dean is the school’s chief academic and administrative officer. Her responsibility is to provide strategic leadership for all academic and administrative affairs at Pitt's Graduate School of Public Health, as well as to foster productive relationships with faculty, students, staff, donors, alumni, and other constituencies. 

Pitt Public Health and the University community look to the dean to provide strong collaborative leadership in public health education, research, practice, and service. She is expected to serve as a catalyst and advocate for research that has an impact on science and local, national, and international communities; to enhance communication, and to foster a vibrant intellectual community among all constituencies within the school. The department chairs report directly to the dean. 

The dean has key relationships with the deans of the other schools of the health sciences and with UPMC. She has collaborative relationships with other schools at the University, regional campuses of the University, the Allegheny County Health Department, community organizations and neighborhoods, and foundations and corporations.

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INTERIM VICE DEAN:
Jessica G. Burke

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Associate Dean for Research:
Jeanine Buchanich

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Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs:
Catherine L. Haggerty

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Associate Dean for Academic Affairs:
JESSICA G BURKE

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Associate Dean for Administration and Finance:
Renae Brinza

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Associate Dean for Enrollment:
Cindy Bryce

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Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion:
Tiffany Gary-Webb

DEAN EMERITUS: 
DONALD S. BURKE

2007-2019

DEAN EMERITUS: 
BERNARD GOLDSTEIN

2001-2005

Department Chairs

Velpandi Ayyavoo (interim chair)
Behavioral and community health sciences (BCHS)

Jong H. Jeong (interim chair)
Biostatistics (BIOST)

Sally E. Wenzel 
Environmental and occupational health (EOH)

Anne B. Newman 
Epidemiology (EPID)
Jane Cauley, executive vice chair

Julie M. Donohue
Health policy and management (HPM)

Daniel E. Weeks (interim chair)
Human genetics (HUGEN)

Jessica G. Burke (interim chair)
Infectious diseases and microbiology (IDM)

Student Leadership

We have nine active student organizations that focus on diverse topics in public health and around the world.

View a list of student organizations.

Board of Visitors

Appointed by the chancellor, Pitt Public Health Board of Visitors members are drawn from top experts in public health, corporate, and civic leaders, and alumni, with diversity of membership a priority.  The board provides

  • candid, comprehensive, and informed reaction to Pitt Public Health educational objectives and programs
  • advice in strategic planning efforts
  • accountability to external constituencies.

Find out more about the Board of Visitors.

Pitt Public Health Council

School governance activities are unified in one principal body, the Pitt Public Health Council, a union of key administrators, department chairs, the chairs of the standing committees, and representatives from the student body.

Learn more about the council.