Urban Studies Program

Dr. Carolyn Carson





3500 Posvar Hall
(412) 648-7489
Fax: (412) 648-9074


PhD, Carnegie Mellon University, 1995

Research Areas

Urban Issues and Health Policy; Issues Related to Race, Women and Minorities; History of Medicine

Courses Taught

Urban Studies Field Placement Seminar

Introduction to Urban Studies

Urban Studies Field Research Seminar

International Urbanism

Integrated Field Trip Abroad - Paris/London

Selected Publications

"Lessons Learned: The Unintended Consequences of Policy Decisions Affecting Maternity Services for Pittsburgh's African Americans." Journal of Health and Social Policy (forthcoming 2007)

Healing Body, Mind, and Spirit: The History of the St. Francis Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 1995)

"And the Results Showed Promise...Physicians, Childbirth, and Southern Black Migrant Women, 1919-1930: Pittsburgh as a Case Study," Journal of American Ethnic History (1994)

"Maternity Care in the Progressive Era: The Elizabeth Steel Magee Hospital," Pittsburgh History Part 1 (1994)

Other Activities

Community Outreach Partnership Program

Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Urban Studies Program
University of Pittsburgh
3500 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15260