University of Maryland School of Public Health, celebrating ten years 2007-2017

Robert and Barbara Gold launch public health innovation competition

Our founding dean and his wife have endowed the Robert S. and Barbara A. Gold Public Health Innovation Award to spark public health innovation, design thinking and solutions in public health.

Homecoming 2017

Join the SPH Alumni Network for a special event on Saturday October 28! Alumni from SPH and all legacy programs are invited!

An Inconvenient Sequel

We invite you to attend a special screening of An Inconvenient Sequel – a must-see, powerful documentary about climate change on the University of Maryland campus on Friday, October 27.

Twitter may predict health outcomes

Her newly published study in the American Journal of Public Health extracted and aggregated tweets about food and exercise from over 600,000 users.

SPH 10th anniversary reception at 2017 APHA meeting

Join us for a 10th anniversary reception on Monday, November 6, in conjunction with the annual American Public Health Association meeting.

Celebrating Ten Years with the School of Public Health

Join us to mark the 10th anniversary of the founding of the UMD School of Public Health.

Gambling and substance use are linked

Students who participate in gambling activities might also be prone to substance use given an overlap of risk factors, according to a new analysis of data from the College Life Study.


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.

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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