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Welcome back 2019-20

Welcome Back!

Welcome back new and returning #publichealthterps!
2019 STAR/ADAPt Students

Supporting Minority Students Seeking Futures in Health

Two programs funded by the NIH give minority students and those from disadvantaged backgrounds opportunities to do research in a safe space to learn and grow.
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Soaring Temperatures Mean Rising Peril to Kidney Disease Patients

New study finds that on intensely hot days, people suffering from advanced kidney disease face higher rates of hospitalization and death.
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Indian “Sesame Street” Show Improves Preschoolers’ Skills

New research indicates that “Sesame Street’s positive impact on kids’ development can carry over to other countries and cultures.
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2019 SPH First Look Fair

Join us for a First Look at all the School of Public Health has to offer!
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2019 Mid-Maryland Mission of Mercy & Health Equity Festival

Free emergency dental care with wraparound health and wellness services.
Global STEWARDS 2019 Application

Global STEWARDS 2019-20 Application

The Application period for the 2020 Cohort of UMD Global STEWARDS is now open!


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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 newer 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.

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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 unusual 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.

SPH alumni network leaders and members

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.

Student Profile

Greg Raspanti, MPH ('12)

Training students through the Global Public Health Scholars ProgramRead more
Alumna Profile

Deliya Banda, PhD ('11):

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


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August 23, 2019
UMD School of Public Health Assistant Professor Devon Payne-Struges called for a Maryland ban on...
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Wednesday, August 28, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join UMD Global STEWARDS for an information session on the application process for the UMD Global...
SPH First Look Fair
Tuesday, September 3, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
This event is an opportunity to showcase SPH student organizations and programming to our school...
Tuesday, September 10, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
PHACE's mission is to facilitate the translation of public health science into policy and change...
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