University of Maryland - School of Public Health


Extreme Heat and Precipitation Are Increasing Salmonella Infections

Extreme heat and precipitation are increasing salmonella infection risk, particularly in coastal communities, a new SPH study shows.
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UMD SPH Participates in White House Summit on Climate Change & Health

Dean Jane Clark joined public health, academic and government leaders on June 22 for the White House Summit on Climate Change and Health.
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Celebrating Fathers Involved in Childcare

Fathers overall have significantly increased time spent caring for children over the last decade, a new study shows.
Graduate student orientation

New Graduate Student Orientation

Sign-up to attend the School of Public Health orientation for grad students on August 25th!

Junaed Siddiqui, PhD student, Wins Maryland Innovate 4 Health Challenge

Siddiqui's mobile health app, “ePuffin,” is designed to prevent type II diabetes in kids
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MD Colleges Promote Student-Parent Conversations About Drinking

A collaborative of 14 Maryland colleges launched College Parents Matter, a website designed to help parents talk with their college-age children about alcohol.
Jerry Wrenn at the Golf Scholarship Scramble

Play Golf, Support Public Health Students

Join us for the 12th annual Wrenn Scholarship Golf Scramble on Aug. 7and support student scholarships! Register by July 17.


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. 

Featured Project

Healthy Schools, Healthy Kids

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

Just Say No

Study Shows Parental Provision of Alcohol Increases Teen Risk of Alcohol Abuse


June 29, 2015
Our biomechanics faculty, Drs. Ross Miller and Jae Shim, in collaboration with Dr. David Klossner...
June 29, 2015
Extreme heat and precipitation events, which are expected to increase in frequency and intensity...
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June 29, 2015
Dean Jane Clark joined public health, academic and government leaders on June 22, 2015 for the...
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Jerry Wrenn
Fri Aug 7, 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Please join us for a day of fun on the golf course with alumni and friends of the School of Public...
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Mon Aug 24, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
The University-wide graduate school new student orientation will be held in the Grand Ballroom at...
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Tue Aug 25, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
We are excited to welcome the new class of SPH students! Please register for orientation by August...
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