University of Maryland - School of Public Health

UMD SPH open house, Oct. 24, 2014

School of Public Health Open House

Learn more about public health graduate programs at our open house 10/24. Register now to attend!
New faculty 2014-15

SPH Welcomes New Faculty

The School of Public Health is pleased to announce two new departments chairs and new faculty for the 2014-15 academic year.
Aerial scene from Mission of Mercy/Health Equity Festival at UMD's XFINITY Center

Mission of Mercy and Health Equity Festival

The Center for Health Equity and Catholic Charities' event provided an estimated $1.5 million worth of dental care to more than 1,200 people.
School of Public Health Building

New Public Health Science Bachelor's Degree

Undergraduates in College Park can now choose the Public Health Science degree to prepare for a variety of health professional careers.
Site of fracking operation in WV

UMD Public Health Study to Inform MD Decision on Fracking

SPH report on potential public health risks from fracking in western MD's Marcellus Shale region released

New MPH Concentration in Physical Activity

Prepare for a career that integrates physical activity into public health practice


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.

window in UMD Riggs Alumni building

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. 

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
Alumna Profile

Jennifer Villani, PhD ('12):

Helping to improve access to high quality health care


SPH new staff 2014
September 30, 2014
The School of Public Health is pleased to announce eight new staff members, who have joined the...
Dr. Haider
September 29, 2014
Dr. Muhuiddun Haider, research associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Public...
West African children
September 25, 2014
As global attention focuses on the world’s largest ever outbreak of Ebola and governments and...
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Ask for the Test, AIDS is Not Over poster
Tue Sep 23 - Sat Nov 8 at 11:00 am
This National Library of Medicine (NLM) exhibition explores the rise of AIDS in the early 1980's...
Wed Oct 1, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
On October 1, School of Public Health students are launching a year-long program called “ Lose It...
Wed Oct 8, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The Collegium of Scholars is a Maryland Center for Health Equity (M-CHE) forum, which through a...
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