CHIP Eligibility

University of Pittsburgh students who have completed the equivalent of one year in the following graduate programs are eligible to participate in the Bridging the Gaps Community Health Internship Program (some exceptions are made depending on prior experience):

  • Graduate School of Public Health

  • School of Dental Medicine

  • School of Medicine

  • School of Nursing

  • School of Pharmacy

  • School of Social Work

Pittsburgh Students who meet the eligibility criteria must:

2020 BTG CHIP Community Partners – University of Pittsburgh

  • Braddock Youth Project

  • Casa San Jose

  • Center of Life - Summer Camp

  • Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center (COTRAIC), Early Head Start and Greater Hazelwood Family Center

  • Sojourner House, Inc. - MOMS

  • Youth Enrichment Services - YES

  • Youth Opportunities Development

See 2020 Project Summaries

BTG Advisory Board – University of Pittsburgh
Sharon Connor, PharmD, School of Pharmacy
Aliya Durham, MSW, MPIA, School of Social Work
Joan Harvey, MD, Associate Dean, Office of Student Affairs, School of Medicine
Ann Mitchell, PhD, RN, HNC, School of Nursing  
Tracy M. Soska, MSW, School of Social Work
Martha Ann Terry, PhD, Graduate School of Public Health
Rafa Ifthikar, medical student, BTG alumnus
Chelsey Lim, medical student, BTG alumnus
Mary Mekeal, social work student, BTG alumnus

Community Preceptors:
Joy Cannon, BA
Deborah Gallagher, MSW
Sharon Higginbothan, PhD
Laura Kelly, MSW
Rev. Tim Smith
Brandon Ziats, BS

Bridging the Gaps Program Faculty and Staff

Thistle Elias, DrPH, MPA 
University of Pittsburgh BTG Program Director

Brandi Boak, BS, CNP

Graduate School of Public Health
6123 Public Health
Pittsburgh, PA  15261

Joan Harvey, MD
University of Pittsburgh 
School of Medicine