New Report on Opioid Addiction Crisis

The Hazelden Betty Ford Institute for Recovery Advocacy and the UMD SPH have partnered on a report that sheds new light on the national crisis of addition to prescription painkillers, heroin and other opioids.

MdPHA Annual Conference 2017

Register now for MdPHA’s Annual Conference, hosted by the University of Maryland School of Public Health. Featuring RADM Sylvia Trent-Adams, Acting Surgeon General, as keynote speaker

SPH Grad Student Orientation 2017

Register for the Graduate Student Orientation here.

Summer 2017 Recommendations

We asked SPH faculty members what they would be throwing into their beach bags and picnic baskets this season, and what podcasts and television shows they would be enjoying. Check it out!

Mission of Mercy Volunteers Needed

Mission of Mercy 9/7-9/10 to Provide Free Dental Care. Volunteers are needed to escort patients, check-in and out, and set up/break down. Groups are welcome to serve together for a shift. Learn more!

Housing Assistance Linked to Improved Health Care Access

Receiving federal housing assistance increased people's likelihood of having health insurance and access to regular care, according to a study by Dr. Fenelon.


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.

Featured Project

Healthy Schools, Healthy Kids

Center for Health Literacy project gives kids the tools they need to make...Read more

Mission of Mercy & Health Equity Festival

Time lapse video shows the set up and break down of the free dental clinic that...Read more


August 14, 2017
Family Science Associate Professor Marian Moser Jones was interviewed recently by Alex Cummings,...
August 11, 2017
Dr. Amy Sapkota and Dr. Amir Sapkota are back on campus after a six-month stint in Nepal conducting...
August 10, 2017
Detectives were on campus last week, but they didn’t come to solve crimes. These investigators were...
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Tuesday, August 22, 8:15 am - 3:30 pm
We are excited to welcome the new class of School of Public Health graduate students for Fall 2017...
Wednesday, August 23, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
The SPH Fall Assembly for faculty and staff will be held from 9:00-11:00 a.m. We will introduce new...
Friday, September 8 - Sunday, September 10, 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Mission of Mercy and Health Equity Festival will return to the Xfinity Center in September 2017...
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