University of Maryland - School of Public Health

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World AIDS Day: What We Know and Don’t Know About HIV

In honor of World's AIDS Day on Dec. 1, an expert panel convened by the UMD-Prevention Research Center will discuss stigma, access to care, and other HIV-related issues.
Public Health Terps Support Scholarship Day 2014

UMD Scholarship Day Challenge

For 24 hours on Dec. 10, the School of Public Health is asking for your donations to support student scholarships. Let's win this challenge!
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Symposium on Environmental Justice and Health Disparities

Attend the free Dec. 6-7 Symposium on environmental justice and health issues affecting MD and DC. Register now!
The Big Ten things to know about the SPH

The Big Ten Things to Know about the SPH

Did you know that the SPH has the most diverse student body at UMD? Learn more about what's happening in our dynamic and growing school in this Big Ten photo feature.
New Bachelor's Degree in Public Health Science

New Undergraduate Degree: Public Health Science

A strong curriculum in the natural sciences and public health prepares students to address the growing health challenges facing global communities today.
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Research: Race/Ethnicity Differences in Uninsured's Preventive Service Use

Health Services Administration researchers found that uninsured African Americans and Hispanics are more likely to use some preventive care services than uninsured whites.


Public health addresses complex issues: the obesity epidemic, climate change, substance abuse, aging, health disparities and much more. The Universty 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.

Learn more about us.

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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.

Grounded in the philosophy that health starts where we live, learn, work and play, the University of Maryland School of Public Health partners with communities and applies research to promote health, advance health equity and create policies that will enhance health across the lifespan. We conduct research in local communities to improve food access, reduce HIV/AIDS and prevent chronic disease, among other goals. We also maximize the impact of our research through collaborations with a variety of community organizations, academic partners, state and local health departments, and other public health agencies. 

Student Profile

Damian Waters, MS ('09), PhD Candidate:

Developing programs to support low-income fathers
Student Profile

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

Finding out what makes the best athletes the best


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November 25, 2014
According to a new study from researchers in the University of Maryland School of Public Health,...
November 24, 2014
A newly published study of teen mothers and their infants in Washington DC by Family Science...
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November 19, 2014
A first-of-its-kind investigation into young adults with co-occurring depression and substance...
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Mon Dec 1, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
In honor of World's AIDS Day on Dec. 1, an expert panel convened by the UMD-Prevention Research...
Tue Dec 2, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Film has become an increasingly popular medium for outreach, education, and awareness of certain...
Environmental justice and health
Sat Dec 6 - Sun Dec 7, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Initiative on Community Engagement, Environmental Justice and Health (CEEJH), and The Maryland...
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