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2019 SPH First Look Fair

Join us for a First Look at all the School of Public Health has to offer!
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2019 Mid-Maryland Mission of Mercy & Health Equity Festival

Free emergency dental care with wraparound health and wellness services.
Damage in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria in 2017

Study Finds Higher Death Count in Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria

The study led by Associate Research Professor Raul Cruz-Cano, estimates that Hurricane Maria led to 1,205 "excess deaths" in September and October 2017.
Paula Escott

SPH Senior Wins Fulbright to Conduct Research in Argentina

Paula Escott, B.S. '19, will study how telemedicine makes healthcare available to patients in rural parts of the country.
Nurses

How the Flu Pandemic Created Opportunities for Black Nurses

Associate Professor Marian Moser Jones publishes new article in the American Journal of Public Health
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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 Project

Promoting Oral Health for Moms and Babies

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

Healthy Schools, Healthy Kids

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

IN THE NEWS

Dr. Angela Byars-Winston
July 8, 2019
Earlier this month, the Maryland Center for Health Equity's Disparity Populations and Community...
School children watch Ubongo programming in a classroom. Source: Ubongo
June 28, 2019
Screen time is now almost synonymous with inactivity and intellectual decline. But it’s not all bad...
Professor Barbara Curbow
June 28, 2019
As of July 1, 2019, Professor Barbara Curbow, who has served as chair of the Department of...
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Events

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Tuesday, August 20, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
We are excited to welcome the new class of School of Public Health graduate students for Fall 2019...
2017 SPH cookout
Thursday, August 22, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
SPH Fall Assembly for Faculty and Staff | 9 am -12 pm The SPH Fall Assembly for faculty and staff...
Learning scales
Friday, August 23, 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
This is a great opportunity for graduate student teachers to grow professionally and start the...
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