University of Maryland - School of Public Health

Health Literacy Program Named Outstanding MD Rural Health Program

The MD Rural Health Association awarded the Worcester County Public Schools’ health literacy program, developed in part by SPH's Center for Health Literacy, Outstanding MD Rural Health Program.

College Students’ Nonmedical Use of Prescription Stimulants

Dr. Amelia Arria's research team received a NIDA grant to study and curtail the nonmedical use of prescription stimulants by college students.

Improving Health in Veterans with PTSD: The Warrior Canine Connection

New research by FMSC Professor Epstein investigates how engaging military service members in training service dogs affects their family relationships and mental health.

HLSA Launches Two New MPH Programs

The Dept. of Health Services Administration introduced two new MPH degree programs this fall, one in Health Policy Analysis and Evaluation and one in Health Equity.

SPH Fall Newsletter

The warrior canine connection, new faculty, APHA reception & more! Read the latest SPH news in our Fall newsletter.


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.

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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

Katheryne Downes, PhD candidate

On a mission to make childbirth safer
Student Profile

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

Developing programs to support low-income fathers


October 6, 2015
The Maryland Rural Health Association awarded the Worcester County Public Schools’ health literacy...
September 30, 2015
Dr. Amelia Arria, director of the Center on Young Adult Health and Development (CYAHD) and...
September 30, 2015
Dr. Sacoby Wilson, assistant professor in the Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health,...
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Thu Oct 1 - Fri Nov 20, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Department of Family Science in the University of Maryland School of Public Health (SPH) has been selected to host the National Library of Medicine (NLM) exhibition Confronting Violence: Improving Women’s Lives from September 17 through November 20, 2015.
Thu Oct 1 - Sat Oct 31 at 11:15 am
October is Disability Awareness Month (DAM) and the President's Commission on Disability Issues (...
Fri Oct 9 at 2:00 pm
The Department of Sociology, the Department of Family Science, the Maryland Population Research...
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