Research & Practice

Collaborate in Public Health Research and Practice

Pitt Public Health faculty and students participate in public health research and practice projects, both independently and through established centers, which encourage collaborations locally, across the country, and around the world.


Pitt Public Health is recognized for significant contributions to research in multiple areas of public health on the local, national, and international levels. Our faculty is actively involved in expanding knowledge in the public health field through scientific inquiry and innovation, and the school has a rich history of conducting groundbreaking studies, from collaborating on the development of the polio vaccine in the 1950s to timely studies of HIV/AIDS in the 1980s, to today’s virtual modeling of the spread of infectious disease.


Through the application of evidence-based science and knowledge, Pitt Public Health faculty, staff, students, and alumni make an impact in local communities and beyond. We partner with hospitals, to help them comply with the requirements of community health under the new federal tax laws; county health departments, by providing students as interns; area non-profits, where students promote public health in under-served communities; senior centers, where faculty apply scientific evaluation to help leaders make decisions about staff training, staff guidance, care planning, and care delivery; international non-profits, through which faculty conduct AIDS health training; local training for public health professionals—and the public—through the Center for Public Health Practice; and student practicum experiences with hospitals, health organizations, and senior centers.

Research and Practice Centers

Pitt Public Health supports effective public health initiatives through varied centers which promote both practice and scholarship in public health through close working relationships with community partners, research, practice-based teaching, and  service. The research centers advance scientific inquiry, serve local communities, strengthen the public health system, and further the advancement of public health. Find out more.
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