Dr. Bruce Pitt is former chair (2001-2018) and current Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health within the Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh. In addition, he is a Professor in the Bioengineering Department and in the Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is a scientific content advisor for UPMC Immune Transplant Therapy Center (ITTC). He holds a BA from Brown University and a PhD in Environmental Physiology from The Johns Hopkins University Department of Environmental Health Sciences.
In addition to his academic appointments, Dr. Pitt is also an active research investigator with primary interests in the molecular and cellular biology of the lung. To date, his work is focused primarily on
Molecular pharmacology of pulmonary circulation
Zinc homeostasis in vascular endothelium
Phospholipids and pulmonary endothelium in acute lung injury
Nitric oxide in lung biology
Dr. Pitt is a Member of the American Physiological Society (former President Respiration Section) and the American Thoracic Society (former chair Pulmonary Circulation and Respiratory Cell Molecular Biology Assemblies). He has been a reviewer for the American Lung Association, the American Heart Association, Veterans Administration, the California Tobacco-Related Pulmonary Disease Program, and member of several study sections of the National Institutes of Health including Lung Biology Pathology (former chair), KO8 Mentored Scientist Award, and HLBI Program Project parent committee. He was on the Scientific Advisory Board of iNO Therapeutics, the Parker B. Francis Foundation and Gilead Pharmaceuticals Sciences Research Scholars Program in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension.
View a list of Dr. Pitt’s publications here.