Pitt Public Health Appoints New Associate Deans of Education and Student Affairs

Associate Dean for Education

Eleanor Feingold, PhD, professor and vice chair in the Department of Human Genetics and professor in the Department of Biostatistics, has been appointed the new associate dean for education at Pitt Public Health. She officially assumed the associate deanship on November 1. As Associate Dean for Education, Feingold’s primary role will be the direction and management of all graduate education activities within the Graduate Programs in Public Health including supervision of curriculum, graduate course evaluations and new program development (Doctoral, Master’s and Certificate programs). She will also be working with Pitt Public Health leadership in implementing the strategic goals and objectives of the school and assisting with the accreditation process.

Feingold maintains an active teaching and advising role, and has been active in various educational committees including the committee to develop the MPH program in human genetics; graduate program director for the human genetics component of the interdisciplinary biomedical sciences PhD program; director of graduate studies for the Department of Human Genetics PhD, MS, and MPH programs; and membership on the curriculum committee for human genetics. At the school-wide level, she has chaired the Admissions and Student Performance Committee, the Educational Policies and Curriculum Committee, and the Academic Integrity Hearing Board.

Feingold’s doctorate is in statistics, with an emphasis in probability and stochastic processes, from Stanford University. Her primary research interests are statistical methods for gene mapping, epidemiology, and etiology of Down syndrome, and statistical methods for emerging genomic technologies. This year, she was elected a fellow of the American Statistical Association.

Feingold has demonstrated exceptional commitment to curriculum development and academic integrity. She is ideally qualified to take on this vital role.

Associate Dean for Student Affairs

Cindy Bryce, PhD, has been appointed as the new associate dean for student affairs at Pitt Public Health. She will officially assume the associate deanship on January 1, 2011, but will ease into the position with a soft start date of November 1. In addition, she will have a primary faculty position in the Department of Health Policy & Management, where she currently has a secondary appointment. As Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Bryce will be responsible for all aspects of the administration of the Office of Student affairs and direct its activities in recruitment, admissions, graduation, student awards, special events, and career services. She will contribute to ASPPH reports and oversee compliance with CEPH student requirements. 

Bryce is currently the director of degree-granting programs in clinical research at the Institute for Clinical Research Education here at Pitt. She is also a core faculty member of the Center for Research on Health Care at the School of Medicine; an affiliate faculty member of the Center for Bioethics and Health Law; associate director of degree-granting programs in medical education at the Institute for Clinical Research Education; associate professor of medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine; and a secondary faculty member of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute.

Bryce’s doctorate is in policy analysis from the Heinz School of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University. She was a postdoctoral fellow in health services research at the VA Medical Center in Durham, N.C. She received numerous awards and recognition for her teaching while at CMU, has co-directed the Health Services Writing Project at Pitt, and is a member of the Educational Curriculum Committee for the Clinical and Translational Science Institute.

Bryce has a true passion for building quality in graduate student programs, and she will be an outstanding new leader at Pitt Public Health.


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