Race &... Lecture Series

The Race &... Lecture Series is a lunchtime speaker series that introduces and showcases the work of our faculty. Existing faculty members will have the opportunity to briefly introduce themselves and their work and then introduce one of the new faculty members. The new faculty member can then describe their work and interests for about 15 minutes, with 10 minutes scheduled for a question-and-answer period. 

Upcoming Lectures

January 27

Register for the Jan. 27 event as a virtual attendee.

o	Onome OghifobibiOnome Oghifobibi, MD, MSc, FAAP
Neonatal Medicine Fellow 
School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics  

Presenting: Implementation of a Fetal Infant Mortality Program in Allegheny County: An initiative towards achieving Health Equity for All

This initiative focuses on reviewing infant & fetal deaths to examine associated social, economic, cultural, safety and healthcare factors, with the goal of implementing recommendations that will improve critical service delivery to these communities.

Kathryn ReedKathryn Reed, MS, PA-C, ET-P, RYT
Vice Chair for Equity, Inclusion and Community Engagement 
Assistant Professor of PA Studies 
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences 

Presenting: Black Maternal and Fetal Wellness in Pittsburgh

Our project aims to further explore the needs of Black mothers within both the community of Homewood, and the Pittsburgh community in order to accurately provide resources and education which may currently be inaccessible or difficult to access.

Recent Lectures

December 2, 2021

Watch a recording of the Dec. 2 event

Ashley HillAshley Hill, Dr.PH, MPH
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
Graduate School of Public Health 

Presenting: Frameworks to Address Inequity in Reproductive and Sexual Health

This area of research examines reproductive epidemiology, health disparities and the co-occurrence of social, environmental and biological factors that contribute to sexually transmitted  infections and adverse pregnancy outcomes.

Brittany Brown-PodgorskiBrittany Brown-Podgorski, PhD., MPH 
Assistant Professor of Health Policy & Management 
Graduate School of Public Health

Presenting: Minimum Wage Laws and Housing Cost Burden among Black Families

This study used a quasi-experimental design to test whether state minimum wage increases were associated with a significant change in the proportion of Black households with a housing cost burden less than 30% of the annual household income.


November 18, 2021

Dr. Amanda McCoyAmanda McCoy, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon
Department of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

Caring for Pediatric Osteomyelitis in a Resource-Limited Setting

Join Dr. Amanda McCoy, Assistant Professor in the School of Medicine's Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics, as she shares her experience working as a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon in Bomet, Kenya, for almost three years.

Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor Ann E. Cudd and Senior Vice Chancellor for the Health Sciences Anantha Shekhar will provide opening remarks.