Tiffany Gary-Webb: Special Assistant to the Provost

October 19, 2021

Dear Colleagues,

I am delighted to announce that Tiffany Gary-Webb has accepted my offer to serve in the Office of the Provost as Special Assistant to the Provost for Race and the Social Determinants of Equity, Health and Well-being. This two-year appointment began on September 1, 2021.

In this new assignment, Tiffany 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 the other core components of the Race and Social Determinants Initiative.

Tiffany is also an Associate Professor in the Department 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 Mailman School of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. An accomplished researcher, Tiffany 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/environmental determinants of chronic disease and implementing interventions to improve prevention and control. Her research program focuses on three defined areas: the social determinants of diabetes and obesity, interventions to improve diabetes outcomes for Minority populations, and translation of research findings to practice and real-world evaluation. 

Tiffany has held leadership positions in several national organizations, including the American Diabetes Association (ADA), the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the Council on Black Health (CBH). 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.

Tiffany holds a BS from Pennsylvania State University; and an MHS and PhD from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

She is uniquely suited to work with the Office of the Provost to implement the work surrounding such a critically important university-wide initiative. I know that her efforts will significantly benefit the Office of the Provost, the School of Public Health, the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh and, most importantly, the children and families of the region and beyond. 

Please join me in warmly welcoming Tiffany to the Office of the Provost and to this significant new role.

Ann E. Cudd
Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor

Professor of Philosophy
University of Pittsburgh