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Kinesiology Anniversary Events

Join the Department of Kinesiology during UMD Homecoming week to celebrate their 125 year legacy!
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Graduate Orientation 2018

We are excited to welcome the new class of School of Public Health graduate students for Fall 2018 on August 21st! Register and learn about next steps.
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Abortion Does Not Cause Depression, new study finds

Research by Dr. Julia Steinberg suggests that policies based on the notion that abortion harms women's mental health are misinformed.
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SPH Welcomes New Delta Omega Inductees

The Gamma Zeta chapter of the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health at the UMD School of Public Health is pleased to announce its 2018 inductees.
Heart Health

Kinesiology's Steven Prior Receives NIH Grant to Study Artery Disease

Prior will study neuromuscular rehabilitation to improve function in older adults with peripheral artery disease, an illness that affects nearly 20% of older adults.


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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.

Featured Research

Just Say No

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Alumni Profiles

Felicia Davenport, BS, '14

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


Research Professor Dina Borzekowski with the muppet known as Grover
July 16, 2018
Throughout the School of Public Health’s first 10 years, faculty and students have actively engaged...
Public Health Science major Ugochi Chinemere interacts with children at the Abigail D. Butcher School in Calaba Town, Sierra Leone
July 9, 2018
A group of six University of Maryland students, accompanied by Behavioral and Community Health...
Gretchen DeSilva
June 18, 2018
Dr. Gretchen De Silva, Assistant Clinical Professor in the University of Maryland School of Public...
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Tuesday, August 21, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
We are excited to welcome the new class of School of Public Health graduate students for Fall 2018...
2017 SPH barbecue
Thursday, August 23, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The SPH Fall Welcome Back Cookout will be held at SPH on the parking lot overhang behind the School...
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