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Kathleen Blee

Distinguished Professor of Sociology Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research

Website | Contact News Rep: Sharon Blake

412-648-7580

activism, gender, global feminism, race and racism, racial violence, social movements

Donald S. Burke

Dean, Graduate School of Public Health Director, Center for Vaccine Research Associate Vice Chancellor for Global Health, Health Sciences UPMC–Jonas Salk Professor of Global Health

Website | Contact News Rep: Allison Hydzik

412-624-3001

control of infectious diseases of global concern, emerging infectious diseases, vaccine development, avian influenza, dengue, diagnosis, hepatitis A, HIV/AIDS, infectious disease pandemic modeling and simulation, medical and public health history, prevention

Dr. Burke leads the MIDAS (Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study) Center of Excellence, which is part of a nationwide consortium funded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to investigate the development and use of computational models than can help the nation to prepare for and respond to outbreaks of infectious diseases like H1N1 swine flu.

Yuan Chang

Distinguished Professor of Pathology American Cancer Society Research Professor of Pathology Codirector, Tumor Virology Laboratory, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute

Website | Contact News Rep: Anita Srikameswaran

412-623-7721

anatomic pathology/neuropathology, molecular biology of infectious diseases, skin cancer, viral oncology

Dr. Chang and her husband, Patrick S. Moore, MD, MPH, are co-discoverers of two of the seven known cancer-causing viruses, Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (also known as human herpesvirus 8), and Merkel cell polyomavirus.

Louise K. Comfort

412-648-7606

Disaster management, organizational management, theory and behavior, policy analysis, program implementation and innovation, research methodology and modeling, disaster response management, information technology and public policy

Comfort has studied government responses to more than 19 earthquakes worldwide.

Larry E. Davis

412-624-6304

Race, diversity, and gender and class issues; interracial group dynamics; the impact of race, gender, and class on interpersonal interactions; African American family formation

William Harbert

412-624-8874

Earthquakes, seismology, exploration geophysics, environmental geophysics

Cecilia Lo

412-692-9901

Genetic causes and developmental mechanisms of congenital heart disease, pediatrics

Patrick S. Moore

412-623-7718

Basic molecular virology of malignant transformation, developing assays to detect tumor virus infection, links between viruses and cancer, skin cancer, Kaposi's sarcoma, Merkel cell polyomavirus

Audrey J. Murrell

412-648-1651

Business administration, psychology, public and international affairs, corporate social responsibility (CSR), business ethics, leadership, group dynamics, social entrepreneurship, crisis management, mentoring

Gregory Francis Reed

412-383-9862

Power electronics (FACTS and HVDC) and control technologies, renewable energy systems and integration, smart grid technologies and applications, energy storage systems, energy efficiency, power quality

Andrew B. Schwartz

412-383-7021

Brain computer interface technology, neural basis of perception to action, neural decoding of volitional arm movement, neural prostheses, neuroscience

D. Lansing Taylor

412-648-9200

Drug discovery and development, personalized medicine, protein interactions, pharmacology

Rocky S. Tuan

412-648-2222

Cartilage development and repair, nanotechnology, regenerative medicine, stem cell biology, tissue engineering, 3D printing

William R. Wagner

412-624-5327

Cardiovascular engineering, medical device biocompatibility and design, regenerative medicine, stem cell research, targeted imaging, using engineering principles to develop technologies that improve cardiovascular disease diagnosis and treatment, tissue engineering