University of Maryland - School of Public Health

SPH Fall Festival Food Drive

Help us raise over 350 lbs of food for our campus's staff & students in need!

UMD at APHA 2016

At the American Public Health Association annual meeting, SPH researchers will present on more than 50 public health topics. Learn more and RSVP for the UMD reception on Oct. 30!

Health Literacy Month Lecture

Join the Center for Health Literacy for a special lecture by Dr. Linda Harris on Oct. 27.

Former U.S. Deputy Surgeon General to Serve as New Dean

Dr. Boris D. Lushniak will become dean of the School of Public Health on January 9, 2017. Read more about him.


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

Deliya Banda, PhD ('11):

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

Healthy Schools, Healthy Kids

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


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October 26, 2016
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October 24, 2016
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Monday, October 24 - Friday, October 28, 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
From Monday, 10/24 through Friday, 10/28 the School of Public Health will be collecting...
Thursday, October 27, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
In celebration of Health Literacy Month, join the Department of Behavioral and Community Health for...
Friday, October 28 - Sunday, October 30, 11:00 am - 7:45 pm
Organized by Crossroads Adaptive Athletic Alliance, WWG16 is the first ever CrossFit competitive...
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