University of Maryland - School of Public Health

UMD SPH open house, Oct. 24, 2014

School of Public Health Open House

Learn more about public health graduate programs at our open house 10/24. Register now to attend!
African children

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.
Ask for the Test - NLM exhibit

Public Health Ground Rounds Lecture: Responding to HIV/AIDS

On Oct. 17, Dr. Victoria A. Harden, retired director of NIH Office of History, will speak on the history of HIV/AIDS and the ongoing global response to the epidemic.
UMD Homecoming 2014 - THINK B1G!

SPH Alumni Homecoming Tailgate

We invite SPH alumni, faculty, and staff to join us for our inaugural homecoming tailgate for the 10/18 game against Iowa State! Register now (it's free)!
Couple bicycling

"Lose It to Win It" Challenge Targets Obesity

SPH students launched a year-long “Lose It to Win It” challenge for Prince George’s County residents to lose four pounds apiece, with a goal of a million pounds lost collectively.
Gas flare from fracking operation

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.


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.

window in UMD Riggs Alumni building

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

Graciela Jaschek, PhD ('14):

Addressing the health needs of underserved or understudied communities
Alumni Profiles

Felicia Davenport, BS, '14

Achieving education goals through hands-on experience, mentorship, and... Read more


UMD Public Health Without Borders in Sierra Leone
October 17, 2014
On Friday, October 10, the student organization Public Health Without Borders hosted a Supporter...
Dr. Pamela I. Clark, research professor
October 16, 2014
Dr. Pamela I. Clark, research professor in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health, was...
October 13, 2014
Family Science Associate Professor Jinhee Kim teaches graduate students how to start building their...
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NLM exhibit
Tue Sep 23 - Sat Nov 8 at 11:00 am
This National Library of Medicine (NLM) exhibition explores the rise of AIDS in the early 1980's...
Robert W Fuller
Tue Oct 21, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences and the Office of Diversity &...
Public Health Resource Fair
Fri Oct 24, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
We invite and encourage all prospective students to join us for an Open House event highlighting...
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