Goldstein Award

Thank you for your applications!

The Goldstein Award application has closed for 2022. Look for details next fall on the application for 2023. Next year's award will be administered by the Center for Public Health Practice. 


The award was established in 2005 by Dr. Goldstein, then Dean of Pitt Public Health and a Professor in Environmental and Occupational Health, and his wife Russellyn Caruth, an adjunct professor in environmental and occupational health. 

The Bernard D. Goldstein Award was established for students or postdoctoral fellows at the Graduate School of Public Health working in one of two areas:

  1. Environmental Health Disparities or
  2. Public Health Practice

The award is available annually alternating between those two areas and is awarded to eligible students through a competitive application process.


The 2022 Bernard D. Goldstein Award in Environmental Health Disparities and Public Health Practice

Students and Postdocs: If you're working or studying in an area related to environmental health disparities, apply for a $2,000 scholarship to help defray the cost of opportunities to enhance your training as a public health practitioner, such as: 

  • tuition
  • conference travel
  • professional organization membership
  • textbooks
  • supplemental training such as public speaking or scientific writing

Award Details

In 2022, any graduate degree-seeking student enrolled in Pitt Public Health who is working or studying in an area related to public health practice with a faculty member who has an association with the Center for Health Equity is eligible to apply. 

Recipients may use the award to defray the costs of opportunities that would enhance their training as a public health practitioner. The applicant must defend the use of the award in the application. One scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $2000.

Application Guidelines

Students interested in applying must submit an application with the following materials: 

  • A brief project overview describing the project or course of study that the applicant has undertaken with the Center Health Equity
  • Faculty contact information for the Center for Health Equity faculty member with which the applicant is working or studying (see list below).

The project overview should be no longer than four typed pages, 12-point font, double-spaced. It should include the following sections:

  • Background (how does the project or course of study address an important public health problem)
  • Project goals and objectives (what will the project or course of study do to address this problem)
  • Relevance to public health practice (how does the project or course of study advance the cause of public health practice)
  • Budget justification (how will awarded funds be used).

The application deadline is November 23, 2022, and awards will be announced mid-December. Award winners will be notified by letter.

Review Criteria

A panel composed of the Pitt Public Health Dean (or the associate dean for student affairs), the director of the Center for Health Equity, and at least one additional faculty member from the center will review the applications and make the decision. Awards will be made based upon the applicant’s proposal, the appropriateness of the project, and whether the applicant is working on a project with a faculty member who has an association with the Center for Health Equity. 

Associated Faculty 

See CHE and associated faculty