Department of Epidemiology

A person with a Pitt backpack and a winter hat walks away from the camera on a snowy campus
Finals are here. Winter is coming. Pitt psychiatry and epidemiology expert Rebecca Thurston offers reminders to care for yourself during tough times.
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The network of colleagues and mentors Benjamín Acosta-Cázares (GSPH ’15) developed at Pitt helped him establish one of the largest national health databases in Hispanic populations. Tonight, he and other Pitt Public Health alumni will be honored for their service to the field.
A person in a blue shirt holds up their hands with the words "Stop Racism" written on them.
As fall term begins, first-year Pitt students will be required to take a new course on anti-Black racism. The class, open to all students, is centered around the roots, ideology and resistance to anti-Black racism.
Ke’alohi Worthington in an straw hat and necklace
When her spring plans were toppled, Ke’alohi Worthington made the best of it, with help from her advisor in the Graduate School of Public Health. Worthington’s internship with the Department of Health in Hawaii examined how COVID-19 has affected indigenous and other populations.
Pregnant woman sitting in a chair, holding her hands over her abdomen, wearing white shirt and light green cardigan.
Mothers are dying of pregnancy-related complications at a high rate in the United States, especially African Americans. Three Pitt professors appointed to Pennsylvania’s Maternal Mortality Review Committee share perspectives with Healthy Start's CEO.