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.

2017 UK/Ireland Trip

Students share photos of their summer trip to London and Dublin where they have been studying the rapidly expanding global sport marketplace.

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.

Tanzania Blog

MPH Health Equity student Taylor Rogers is spending the summer doing cancer research in Tanzania! Follow her story and read her blog posts this Summer!


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.

Alumna Profile

Amber Wiest, MA ('14):

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

Deliya Banda, PhD ('11):

Empowering people to make informed health decisions Dr. Deliya Banda earned her...Read more


July 20, 2017
Right-to-know legislation is a keystone in public health policy; when people have all the...
July 17, 2017
In August, Logan Aronhalt (MA ’15) will report to Naval Air Station Patuxent River in southern...
July 14, 2017
Susan Buckenmaier went to Hawaii for two weeks, but she barely had enough time to spend one day at...
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Tuesday, August 22, 8:30 am - 4:00 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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