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Public Health’s Tiffany Gary-Webb named special assistant to the provost

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Tiffany Gary-Webb has been appointed special assistant to the provost for the Race and the Social Determinants of Equity, Health and Well-being Initiative.

Gary-Webb will lead the Race & Health Collaboratory and work with John Wallace, vice provost for diversity and development, his staff and the staff of the Center on Race and Social Problems to implement core components of the Race and Social Determinants Initiative.

Gary-Webb is also an associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology and associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion in Pitt’s Graduate School of Public Health. She has also held faculty positions at several other top-tiered schools of public health, including the Columbia University and Johns Hopkins. Gary-Webb has authored or co-authored more than 120 scientific publications including journal articles, book chapters and editorials.

Her research agenda is the culmination of more than 20 years of experience working to understand the social and environmental determinants of chronic disease and implementing interventions to improve prevention and control.

Gary-Webb has held leadership positions in several national organizations, including the American Diabetes Association, the American Public Health Association and the Council on Black Health. She is now expanding her national and international reach to work on larger structural issues that will affect the nation’s progress toward understanding and eliminating health disparities.

Read Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor Ann E. Cudd’s announcement of the appointment.