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New Director for Pitt Center for Public Health Practice

Dr. Wendy Braund

Dr. Braund is a leader in public health practice and preventive medicine on a national stage, and we are proud to have her guide our efforts to move public health research and policy into practical application.

The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health has selected Wendy Elizabeth Braund, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.Ed., F.A.C.P.M., as the new director of its Center for Public Health Practice and associate dean for public health practice. She will join the school’s faculty as a professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management.

Braund, who has a strong history in public health administration, most recently served as state health officer and public health division administrator for the Wyoming Department of Health. She will join Pitt Public Health on July 1.

“Dr. Braund is a leader in public health practice and preventive medicine on a national stage, and we are proud to have her guide our efforts to move public health research and policy into practical application,” said Donald S. Burke, M.D., Pitt Public Health dean and UPMC-Jonas Salk chair of global health. “She is a dynamic and innovative practitioner with extensive experience in public service and policy. I am confident she will craft and lead a strategic vision for the center’s future and continue to build on regional collaborations to improve population health.”

Pitt Public Health’s Center for Public Health Practice was established in 1995 with a mission of linking academia with professional public health practice to contribute to better health for all Pennsylvanians. The center has a strong focus on education and runs or provides support for programs that train public health practitioners in the latest best…

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