University of Maryland - School of Public Health

Advancing the Diversity of the NIH-funded Workforce

The Center for Health Equity joins the University of Wisconsin in leading a new NIH-funded mentor training initiative to enhance biomedical workforce diversity.
UMD SPH reception in New Orleans, Nov. 17, 2014

Alumni Reception in New Orleans, Nov. 17

Join alumni, faculty, students, staff and friends for a networking reception in conjunction with the APHA annual meeting.
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Sign-up! SPH Flu Shot Clinic

The School of Public Health will host an on-site flu shot clinic for SPH faculty, staff, graduate students, and undergraduate students. Register by October 31!
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Public Health Study to Inform Md. Decision on Fracking

Fracking could threaten air quality, workers' health, and the social and healthcare systems in Western Md., study says.
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Health Inequalities, Disease Epidemics, & Global Security

As global attention focuses on Ebola, new research led by Dr. Sandra Quinn draws attention to how health inequalities contribute to infectious disease transmission and unequal burdens of morbidity and mortality for some groups.


Public health addresses complex issues: the obesity epidemic, climate change, substance abuse, aging, health disparities and much more. The Universty of Maryland School of Public Health, located at one of the nation's leading public research universities, offers an unusal breadth of expertise to explore these and other issues through public health disciplines as well as lenses as varied as engineering, arts and humanities, business and public policy.

Learn more about us.

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While our School of Public Health launched in 2007, we are built upon a foundation of disciplines that have a long and rich history at the University of Maryland. As such, we celebrate the thousands of Terps who have graduated from our legacy departments as well as our recent SPH alumni. We welcome you, as well as our many friends and colleagues, to engage in School of Public Health activities and to explore ways to support our growth and success.

Grounded in the philosophy that health starts where we live, learn, work and play, the University of Maryland School of Public Health partners with communities and applies research to promote health, advance health equity and create policies that will enhance health across the lifespan. We conduct research in local communities to improve food access, reduce HIV/AIDS and prevent chronic disease, among other goals. We also maximize the impact of our research through collaborations with a variety of community organizations, academic partners, state and local health departments, and other public health agencies. 

Alumna Profile

Amber Wiest, MA ('14):

Passionate about health as a facet of social equality and justice
Student Profile

Katheryne Downes, PhD candidate

On a mission to make childbirth safer


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October 27, 2014
Thanks to the generosity of the University Health Center , the School of Public Health will host an...
October 24, 2014
Dr. Donald Milton, professor and director of the Maryand Institute for Applied Environmental Health...
October 23, 2014
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) joins the University of...
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Mon Oct 27 - Fri Oct 31, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The SPH Undergradute Center for Academic Success and Achievement (CASA) will be collecting...
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Fri Oct 31, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Lecture Title: “Disability Sports Diplomacy at the U.S. Department of State” Ann Cody is the former...
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Fri Oct 31, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Introducing Disability Support Service's Student Advisory Board and the Delta Alphi Pi Honor...
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