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School of Public Health Fall 2018 Commencement

The Fall 2018 SPH graduation ceremony will be held on December 19 at the Reckord Armory. Neil Meltzer, president and CEO of LifeBridge Health, will be the keynote speaker.
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Stark Challenges for Latino Youths in Montgomery County

Study finds Latino youths make up the largest ethnic group in the Montgomery County, Md., school system and show high levels of motivation, but face significant barriers to success in their studies, work and life.
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Maryland Center for Health Equity Receives Award at 2018 APHA

The Maryland Center for Health Equity has been recognized by the American Public Health Association (APHA) with its 2018 Health Equity Award for its work improving the health of Maryland residents.

UMD Convenes Bi-National Meetings on Sustainable Water Reuse

School of Public Health Professor Amy Sapkota and colleagues brought together world leaders working toward food production solutions as society faces future challenges like climate change and declining freshwater supplies.
Jennifer Roberts

Jennifer Roberts Selected as Harvard Fellow

Dr. Roberts has been selected as a JPB Environmental Health Fellow. The program supports scholars committed to developing solutions and supporting policy changes that address environmental, social, and economic health disparities.


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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 newer 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.

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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 unusual 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.

SPH alumni network leaders and members

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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Promoting Oral Health for Moms and Babies

The video "Healthy Mouths for You and Your Baby" aims to educate moms on good...Read more
Student Profile

Damian Waters, MS ('09), PhD Candidate:

Developing programs to support low-income fathersRead more


Scholars Strategy Network
December 10, 2018
In a newly released podcast from the Scholars Strategy Network, Health Services Administration...
Dr. Fish
December 10, 2018
Family Science Assistant Professor Dr. Jessica Fish received a Summer 2019 Research and Scholarship...
Best of 2018
December 7, 2018
It’s been quite a year here at the School of Public Health. Our students, faculty and staff have...
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Wednesday, December 19, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Congratulations to the class of 2018! The University of Maryland School of Public Health will hold...
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Wednesday, March 6, 8:30 am - 11:45 pm
Save the date for Giving Day 2019! As the largest day of giving at the University of Maryland, this...
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