Dean's Welcome

Welcome to the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health. Just like our city of nearly 450 bridges, we are a school like no other. Spanning seven academic departments, we are a diverse and vibrant community of researchers, educators, collaborators and leaders. We are committed equally to research, education and service with a united goal of creating informed, empowered and healthy populations throughout the world.

"Maureen Lichtveld in front of Public Health building"
Maureen Lichtveld
Dean, Professor

Teaching, research and community engagement are pillars at our school. Our faculty members are thought leaders who promote health, prevent disease and work toward health equity and sustainable transformation globally. We cultivate this practice in our students through mentorship and opportunities for service learning. Our rigorous academic programs prepare students with the skills needed to assume leadership roles in public health, as exemplified by the accomplishments of our alumni.

New public health challenges face us almost every day. If you have a drive to innovate and problem-solve and are passionate about making a difference, Pitt Public Health is the right place for a student like you. Important work is waiting...apply today.

Maureen Lichtveld
Dean, School of Public Health
Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health
Jonas Salk Chair in Population Health

Meet Dean Lichtveld

A member of the National Academy of Medicine, Dean Maureen Lichtveld has nearly 40 years of experience in environmental public health. Since Jan. 1, 2021, Lichtveld has overseen the growth and continued success of Pitt Public Health. Her national and global environmental health research examines the cumulative impact of chemical and non-chemical stressors on communities facing environmental health threats, disasters, including pandemics, and health disparities.

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