Carnegie Mellon University

Steven Abramowitch

Dr. Steven Abramowitch

Professor, Department of Bioengineering
University of Pittsburgh


Steven D. Abramowitch is a Professor of bioengineering and William K. Whiteford faculty fellow at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering. He is nationally and internationally recognized as a leader for his work on biomechanics related to female pelvic health, generating more than $10M in research funding and publishing more than 75 peer reviewed journal articles that have been collectively cited over 5500 times.

Dr. Abramowitch has also received a number of accolades for his work focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). He is the co-PI of two major NSF grants creating opportunities and changing environments to ensure the success of underrepresented and underserved students in Engineering at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. His STRIVE program has received the highest award at the University of Pittsburgh for work related to DEI. In addition, Dr. Abramowitch was recognized by the Biomedical Engineering Society with their highest award related to the DEI in 2019.

Dr. Abramowitch received his BS (Applied Mathematics, 1998) and PhD (Bioengineering, 2004) degrees from the University of Pittsburgh. He joined the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh as a Research Assistant Professor in 2004 and was promoted to the rank of Assistant Professor in 2007, to the rank of Associate Professor (with Tenure) in 2015, and the rank of Professor in 2021. He was appointed as a William Kepler Whiteford Faculty Fellow in 2016.