Journal Club

The Center for Health Equity hosts a monthly Journal Club meeting to facilitate dialogue about health equity among faculty, students, staff, and community members. We hope to spark an intellectually, enriching discussion regarding ways to research a problem or intervene to contribute to the solution.

Spring 2019 Journal Club Meetings

   Friday, January 11                   1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

  Friday, February 15                  1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

(Homewood Community Engagement Center)

    Friday, March 1                   1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

   Friday, April 12                1:00 pm – 2:00 pm


Meetings will be held in Room A521 Crabtree Hall, Graduate School of Public Health 

While housed in BCHS, the Journal Club is open to faculty, students, staff, and community members who are interested in health equity from Pitt Public Health and beyond. Journal Club members will take turns in choosing a journal article they find particularly interesting and that can stimulate discussion.  Manuscripts are also discussed and feedback is provided to the authors.  Faculty-student, staff-student, faculty-staff, community-faculty, and community-staff facilitator teams are encouraged. 

If you want to volunteer to facilitate, please contact Chantel Durrant at


Selected Past Journal Club Topics

May 1: Presenters: Joanne Russell, Assistant Dean & Director, Center for Global Health & Maria Abunto, MMPH Candidate

United Nations General Assembly, (2014). The road to dignity by 2030: ending poverty, transforming all lives and protecting the planet. Synthesis report of the Secretary General on the post-2015 sustainable development agenda.  

Dec. 7th: Presenters: Mario Browne, BCHS Doctoral Student & Director, Office of Health Sciences Diversity, and Julie Kenyon, MPH Student

Rust G., Levine R.S., Fry-Johnson Y., Baltrus P., Ye J., & Mack D. (2012). Paths to Success: Optimal and Equitable Health Outcomes for All, Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 23 (2): 7-19.  

Nov. 16th: Presenters: Jeanette Trauth, Associate Professor and Francesca Flores, MPH student

Schulz, A., Williams, D., Israel, B., & Bex Lempert, L. (2002). Racial and Spatial Relations as Fundamental Determinants of Health in Detroit, The Milbank Quarterly, 80(4), 677-707 

Oct. 5th: Presenters: Jason Flatt, BCHS Doctoral Student and Laura Macia, PhD, BCHS

Catell, V. (2001). Poor people, poor places, and poor health: the mediating role of social networks and social capital.  Social Science & Medicine,  52 (2001) 1501–1516 

Sept. 7th: Presenters: Mark Friedman, Assistant Professor, and Beatrice Lors, MPH/MSW student