University of Maryland - School of Public Health

Fracking in Maryland

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
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.

Mid-Maryland Mission of Mercy (MOM) & Health Equity Festival

Free dental and healthcare services will be provided for more than 1,000 patients, Sept. 5 and 6.
UMD Public Health Without Borders in Sierra Leone

Public Health Without Borders Students Travel to Sierra Leone

The team designed health education programs to improve water sanitation and hygiene.

New MPH Concentration in Physical Activity

Prepare for a career that integrates physical activity into public health practice
Kineisology Associate Professor J. Carson Smith

Exercise Keeps Hippocampus Healthy in People at Risk for Alzheimer's



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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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. 

Worcester County school children learn about health literacy
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Center for Health Literacy project gives kids the tools they need to make... Read more
Child brushing teeth
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August 26, 2014
Dr. Mei-Ling Ting Lee, professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, received a...
Lori Simon Rusinowitz
August 21, 2014
Dr. Lori Simon-Rusinowitz, associate professor for Health Services Administration and Interim...
August 20, 2014
Dr. Debra H. Bernat, research assistant professor in the Department of Behavioral and Community...
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Mission of Mercy free dental clinic
Fri Sep 5 - Sat Sep 6, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The University of Maryland Terrapins' basketball court will transform into a mobile dental clinic...
SOPHAS Virtual Fair
Wed Sep 10 - Thu Sep 11, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Prospective students can find out more about the University of Maryland School of Public Health, as...
Wed Sep 10, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Featured Speaker: Dr. Chantel Rodriguez Miller Fellow in History Department of History, University...
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