University of Maryland - School of Public Health

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New grads: consider a leadership role for 2017-2018

The Top 10 Stories of the Year

As we look forward to a bright 2017, here's a glance back at the ten most-read SPH stories of 2016.

Celebrating 2016 SPH Graduates!

View photos, watch the ceremony and download the commencement program from our December 21 graduation! Also, don't forget to connect with the SPH alumni association for networking and more!

Study Examines Paths to Public Health Careers among Disadvantaged Students

Personal encouragement from mentors was a significant factor in whether high schoolers wanted to pursue a public health career.

Time Magazine: The Case Against Energy Drinks is Getting Stronger

A recent Time article features research by Dr. Amelia Arria that raises concerns about sugary, caffeine-filled energy drinks.

Using Metabolomics to Study Breast Cancer Survivorship

Dr. Cher Dallal will be using metabolomics to look at racial disparities in breast cancer survivors, thanks to a five-year American Cancer Society Mentored Research Scholar grant.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Surgeon recommendations and breast cancer choices

Newly published research shows that surgeons' recommendations are more important than celebrity medical advice.


At the School of Public Health, our academic programs and initiatives evolve to meet pressing public health issues, to better equip our students for the workforce, and to reflect our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Several new MPH concentrations - Physical Activity, Health Equity, and Health Policy Analysis and Evaluation - address important public health needs. SPH graduate students may also earn a Global Health Certificate, while courses offered jointly with the University of Maryland School of Medicine broaden student perspectives.

Public health addresses complex issues: the obesity epidemic, climate change, substance abuse, aging, health disparities and much more. The University 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.

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.

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January 11, 2017
Dr. Luisa Franzini, chair of the Health Services Administration department, is leading a Maryland...
January 9, 2017
When Dr. Marian Moser Jones, assistant professor in the Department of Family Science, conducted an...
January 6, 2017
A recent Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article looks at newly published research showing that, despite...
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