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Health & Community Systems

  • 3500 Victoria Street
  • 415 Victoria Building
  • Phone: 412-624-2469
  • Fax: 412-383-7293

The Department of Health and Community Systems includes faculty who have expertise in both in-patient and community settings. This department provides courses in nursing care of older adults, psychiatric-mental health nursing, and community health nursing in the undergraduate program, as well as oversees the RN Options and Accelerated 2nd Degree Tracks in the BSN program. Additionally, this department includes several master’s program advanced specialty role areas of concentration and the master’s and DNP area of concentration in psychiatric-mental health nursing.

Administration

Department Chair Judith Erlen,
PhD, RN, FAAN
412-624-1905 jae001@pitt.edu
Vice Chair for Administration Ann M. Mitchell, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN 412-624-9005 ammi@pitt.edu
Vice Chair for Research Carol Stilley,
PhD, RN
412-383-7284 css100@pitt.edu
Department
Administrator
Janeen Laforce 412-624-6706 laforcej@pitt.edu

 

Undergraduate

Accelerated 2nd Degree Track Michael Beach,
DNP, ANCP-BC, PNP
412-624-9654 beachm@pitt.edu
Community Health Nursing      
Gerontological Nursing Linda Garand,
PhD, GCNS-BC
412-383-7946 ligst4@pitt.edu
RN Options Track Irene Kane,
PhD, MSN, RN CNAA,HFI,
412-624-9908 irk1@pitt.edu
Psychiatric/Mental Health Ann M. Mitchell,
PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN
412-624-9005 ammi@pitt.edu

 

Master's and Doctor of Nursing Practice Areas of Concentration

Clinical Nurse Specialist - Psychiatric Mental Health Kathryn Puskar,
DrPH, RN, FAAN
412-624-6933 krp12@pitt.edu
Psychiatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Heeyoung Lee,
PhD, APRN- BC
412-624-5073 leehee@pitt.edu

 

Master's Nurse Specialty Role Areas of Concentration

Nurse Education Susan A. Albrecht,
PhD, RN, CRNP, FAAN
412-624-2403 saa01@pitt.edu
Nursing Informatics Elizabeth LaRue,
PhD, MLS, AHIP
412-624-3801 eml17@pitt.edu
Nursing Research Elizabeth A. Schlenk,
PhD, RN
412-624-4103 els100@pitt.edu

 

PhD Catherine M. Bender,
PhD, RN, FAAN
412-624-3594 cbe100@pitt.edu