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Solutions for a Healthier World

Spanning seven academic departments, Pitt Public Health is a forward-thinking and vibrant community of students, educators, researchers, collaborators and leaders.


Dean Maureen Lichtveld, Chair Sally Wenzel and Assistant Professor Nesta Bortey-Sam

MPH in environmental and occupational health accredited by national council

The School of Public Health is pleased to announce the MPH in Environmental and Occupational Health degree program has been accredited by the National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC).

Parks township nuclear waste dump. Photo credit: Louis B. Ruediger

Parks Township nuclear waste cleanup faces awareness gap

Preliminary results from a survey sent out by Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences master’s degree candidate Ariana Scott suggest a startling lack of awareness, with a majority of respondents indicating they aren’t attending community information meetings.

Beth Hoffman

Class explores how media impacts perceptions of health issues

“For better or worse, media is such a large part of our lives,” notes Beth Hoffman, assistant professor of behavioral and community health sciences who started a new class this spring, “Entertainment Media and Health.” The challenge is to harness it for good, she says.