Who We Are
We are faculty, staff, and Public Health Class of 2023 graduates united by a common goal: to make it possible for a future MPH student from an underserved community to attend Pitt Public Health.
This past summer, the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health hosted 38 undergraduate students from all over the country as part of the John D. Lewis Public Health Undergraduate Scholars Program, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The goal of the eight-week residential program was to encourage historically underserved college students to consider careers in public health, and advance health equity by increasing the diversity of the public health workforce. The program focused on maternal child health, environmental justice, the relationship between climate and health, and incorporated internship placements, classroom instruction, group activities and mentorship. Lewis Scholars carry their experiences and knowledge forward into careers or graduate school with a keen awareness of the role public health plays in supporting safe and healthy communities.
The goal is to continue encouraging underrepresented students to consider careers in public health by creating the John Lewis Scholar Award, which will be awarded to a prospective MPH student. Please join us and support a Lewis Scholar so together we can ensure a brighter and more equitable future for public health.
How You Can Help
- Donate now using this EngagePitt page! Click either the "Give Now" button at the top of the page to enter a custom amount, or select a Giving Level along the righthand side of the page and click "Contribute."
- Share our campaign with your networks. Even if you are unable to give at this time, you can take immediate action to help us by sending our link to family, friends, colleagues, and anyone you think would be interested in supporting our goal. The wider the net, the better!
This is a great opportunity to demonstrate your commitment to the importance of representative and diverse expertise in public health! Thank you for your support.
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