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Pitt Public Health Scientists Present Latest Findings at the APHA 2014 Annual Meeting

New Orleans, November 18, 2014 - University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health experts will be sharing preliminary research and receiving major awards at the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting in New Orleans November 15-19, 2014. More than 12,000 people are expected to attend.
This year’s meeting focuses on the theme “Healthography: How Where You Live Affects Your Health and Well-Being.” Several of the Pitt Public Health presentations fit squarely into this theme with in-depth investigations of public health in Allegheny County.

Child Abuse, Adversity Associated With Poor Health and Employment Outcomes Later in Life

People who currently fall into low-income and educational brackets are up to five times as likely to have faced abuse and adversity during childhood as people who fall into higher socioeconomic groups, according to a Pitt Public Health analysis of Allegheny County residents.


Datasets Used by Policymakers, Scientists for Public Health Analyses Inconsistent

A Pitt Public Health investigation shows commercially available datasets containing a wealth of information about food and alcohol establishments differ significantly, raising concerns about their reliability as sources of information that could be used to set public policy or conduct scientific research.

Pitt Epidemiologist Honored for Innovations in Public Health

Lewis Kuller, M.D., Dr.P.H., former chair of the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology, will receive the prestigious John Snow Award from the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the Royal Society for Public Health in England.

​The Science of Resilience: Bringing Together Environmental, Public Health Research

When talking about health, where you live matters. To illustrate this point, former University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health Dean Bernard Goldstein, M.D., charted several key health factors for the Gulf Coast during his talk Tuesday to open a session on “Healthography” at the American Public Health Association’s 2014 annual meeting in New Orleans.

In western Pennsylvania, a region with a very small and scattered Latin American population, Patricia Documét, M.D., Dr.P.H., discovered that if you want to forge community connections to improve health, it helps to loosen up.

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