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Edmund Ricci, PhD, M.Litt

Edmund M. Ricci, Ph.D., M.Litt

Edmund M. Ricci, Ph.D., Professor Sociology in Public Health, is Director of the Institute for Evaluation Science in Community Health, Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh.  He also serves as Associate Director of the University of Pittsburgh/UPMC Institute on Aging

Dr. Ricci has served as consultant to numerous local, national and international organizations such as the American Cancer Society, World Health Organization, Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Cancer Institute, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  He recently completed a four-year term as Chair of the “Research Training Study Section” of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, DHHS.

He has been a “visiting” faculty member at the World Health Organization Center for Health Development, Kobe, Japan, the Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Lisbon, Portugal and the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica.  He serves as a member of the Board of Examiners, Sri Venkateswara University, Andhra Pradesh, India.  Dr. Ricci has designed, directed or participated in more than 300 scientific evaluation studies which have assessed the mission, structure and operation of a wide range of health and human service programs and organizations.  He has published widely in peer reviewed journals on issues concerning the organization, financing, management and outcomes of health and human service programs and on methods for conduction scientific evaluation studies.

Dr. Ricci is a member of the Behavior Sciences Council, Association of Schools of Public Health, the Scientific Advisory Committee for the International Resuscitation Research Center, and he has served as a member of the National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council, Committee on Emergency Medical Services.  He currently serves as a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Social Work in Public Health (formerly Health and Social Policy) and he previously served as Co-Editor of Health Policy Quarterly.  He is a member of the Editorial Board of Pre-Hospital and Disaster Medicine which is published by the World Association of Emergency and Disaster Medicine and of the Journal of Race and Social Problems.

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