Health care experts selected to advise Pitt on pandemic response

The newly formed Chancellor’s Healthcare Advisory Group will help guide University officials in their ongoing response to the COVID-19 virus.  

This group of experts, chaired by Anantha Shekhar, Pitt’s new senior vice chancellor for health sciences, will recommend University-wide health standards and guidelines needed for returning operations to the University’s campuses as well as for monitoring and revising those requirements as the University adapts to the changing environment.

The advisory group members are:

  • John Williams, chair in pediatric immunology and professor of pediatrics, School of Medicine; an infectious diseases expert

  • Mark Roberts, professor and chair, health policy and management, Graduate School of Public Health, a public health modeling expert

  • Anne Newman, endowed chair, population health sciences; professor and chair, epidemiology; Graduate School of Public Health; a public health epidemiology expert

  • Sally Wenzel, chair of Environmental Health; professor and chair, environmental and occupational health, Graduate School of Public Health; an environmental health expert

  • Jay Frerotte, assistant vice chancellor for environmental health and safety, an emergency preparedness expert

  • Kimberly Moses, senior associate legal counsel

  • Maggie McDonald, associate vice chancellor for academic affairs and international programs, Health Sciences; associate professor of epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health; will act as the group’s coordinator.

Policy specialist Tyler Tenney will help facilitate and support the work of the group.