Director, Office of Health Sciences Diversity
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University of Pittsburgh
Mario Browne is the Director of Health Sciences Diversity at the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences. Mario holds a BS in Biology and a BS in Medical Technology from Salem International University and a MPH from the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public Health. He is a member of the Delta Omega Honors Society for Public Health Excellence, an alumnus of the Emerging Leaders in Public Health Scholars program at UNC Chapel Hill and the Minority Training Program in Cancer Control Research at UCLA. He served as Public Health Administrator for the Allegheny County Health Department's Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, responsible for promoting county-wide public health promotion/disease prevention programs. Prior to that Mario served as Project Director and Community Health Coordinator for the University of Pittsburgh Center for Minority Health, now known as the Center for Health Equity (CHE). He was responsible for engaging community-based organizations as partners to eliminate health disparities and conducted community outreach, education and health promotion related to the national health disparity priority areas. Mario currently serves as the co-chair for the CHE's Community Research Advisory Board (CRAB), the Advisory Boards for the Pennsylvania Department of Health Equity, and previoiusly on the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Justice and the Consumer Health Coalition Board of Directors. Mario is a member of the American Public Health Association where he serves on the Black Caucus of Health Workers Board of Directors, and the Society of Public Health Education where he serves as the co-chair of the Health Equity Community of Practice. Mario was recognized by the New Pittsburgh Courier as one of the "50 Men of Excellence" in 2011.