Months after residents sound the alarm, Pennsylvania 'cracks' down on Shell plant
“If my car doesn’t pass inspection, I’m not really allowed to drive that car,” said James Fabisiak.
Alison Sanders won a grant to support an undergraduate student’s research
Assistant professor Alison Sanders earned the Undergraduate Faculty Research Grant from the Society of Toxicology.
Youth use collaborative filmmaking to visualize mental health experiences
Our work focuses on using art, specifically film, for elevating discussions about sensitive public health topics, encouraging collaboration, and supporting advocacy.
New study explores how exposure to mix of toxic metals impacts developing kidneys
Chronic kidney disease is a growing problem worldwide and in the aging U.S. population. But could the groundwork for this progressive disease have been laid while its victims were still in utero?
Newly launched research at the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health seeks to determine if pregnant mothers’ environmental exposure to toxic metals impacts kidney development in their babies, setting the stage for a problem that doesn’t become apparent until the baby is an adult.
As climate change erodes land and health, one tribe fights back
“Stress triggers hormones that let you eat more, and eat more junk,” says Dean Maureen Lichtveld.
U.S. overdose deaths plateau in 2022, but still exceed 100,000
“Anybody looking at this with historical trends in mind, and a bit of statistics in mind, will probably say it’s not going to go down,” said Dr. Burke.
Q&A: Health changes during menopause associated with increased cardiovascular risk
Healio spoke with El Khoudary about how the transition to menopause is associated with CVD risk.
Pitt Health Policy Institute names new director of Medicaid Research Center
Evan S. Cole, PhD, MPH, has been named director of the University of Pittsburgh Health Policy Institute’s Medicaid Research Center (MRC).
Sowing new seeds of collaboration
Pitt’s School of Public Health and Swanson School of Engineering award $220K to four collaborative projects addressing climate change, global health and environmental justice
Student accolades and honors
The School of Public Health recognizes awards and achievements made by students during the spring semester.
Dean’s Day 2023
Faculty accolades and honors
The School of Public Health celebrates honors and achievements made by faculty members during the spring semester.
Faculty grants awarded
Congratulations go to School of Public Health faculty members who have received new grant awards to support their research:
Q&A: Medical TV shows contribute to views on vaping-related lung injury
To learn more about these storylines, Twitter findings and implications of this research, Healio spoke with Beth L. Hoffman, PhD, MPH.
‘This makes sense’: WHO downgrading COVID-19 follows general trends
“COVID is a disease; it’s still killing people, but it’s much less of a problem than it was one or two years ago,” said Dr. Roberts.
Salk exhibit media coverage
Media outlets across Pittsburgh showcase the Jonas Salk Legacy Exhibit