University of Maryland - School of Public Health

Public Health Without Borders serves local schools in Sierra Leone, India

The student-run group returned to Sierra Leone and made its first trip to India this summer.

Intervention program improves contraceptive use among teen mothers

A new study by Dr. Amy Lewin evaluates the effectiveness of a patient-centered medical home intervention in preventing rapid repeat pregnancies among teen mothers.

Kinesiology student kayaks in Rio Olympics

26-year-old Ashley Nee, the lone USA competitor for women's kayak slalom, placed in semifinals at Rio Olympics

New Academic Programs

SPH is offering new MPH degree concentrations in Physical Activity, Health Equity, and Health Policy Analysis and Evaluation. Explore our program offerings!

Become a Legacy Leader!

Marylanders age 50+ can serve as volunteer leaders in government offices and the nonprofit sector through our Legacy Leadership Institute for Public Policy training. Apply Now!

WYPR: Why Exercise?

Kinesiology's Jo B. Zimmerman discussed the benefits of exercise beyond weight loss on WYPR’s Midday with Sheilah Kast.

Family Science alumnae compete in Rio

Katie O’Donnell Bam, ’11, and Jill Witmer, ‘14, alums of the family science department and former UMD field hockey players, are competing in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.


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.

Student Profile

Brooks Leitner, B.S. ('14):

Finding out what makes the best athletes the bestRead more
Alumna Profile

Amber Wiest, MA ('14):

Passionate about health as a facet of social equality and justiceRead more


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