Race &... Collaboratories

Race &… Research Collaboratories

Race &… Research Collaboratories are interdisciplinary research teams, composed of faculty, policy makers, frontline service workers, community members, and other key stakeholders. The goal of the collaboratories is to mobilize the research and intervention experience and expertise of Pitt faculty to address specific problems that adversely impact the region’s Black population and/or in which the region has significant racial disparities. 

Race &… Health Collaboratory

The Race &… Health Collaboratory is focused on infant and maternal health and is led by Dr. Tiffany Gary-Webb, Special Assistant to the Provost for Race and the Social Determinants of Equity, Health and Well-being and Professor of Public Health. According to a 2019 report issued by Pittsburgh’s Gender Equity Commission, Black women in Pittsburgh are far more likely to die during pregnancy than their peers in other U.S. cities. And for Black Pittsburghers giving birth, 18 out of every 1,000 pregnancies end in a fetal death—twice the rate of white people giving birth in Pittsburgh. 

Faculty Collaborators 

Race &… Centers Collaboratory 

The Race &... Centers Collaboratory promotes collaboration between Pitt’s race-related research centers (i.e., Center on Race and Social Problems, Center for Health Equity, Center for Urban Education, Civil Rights and Racial Justice Center, Center for Ethnic Studies Research, Department of Africana Studies) to strengthen Pitt’s capacity and reputation for race-related research, teaching and community engagement, and service. 

Collaboratory Centers and Department 

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