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UMD Prevention Research Center Launch

UMD-PRC to Focus on LGBTQ Mental Health

The University of Maryland School of Public Health's Prevention Research Center (UMD-PRC) is embarking on a new initiative focused on improving mental health care for sexual and gender minority (LGBTQ) persons.
SPH Graduate Open House

2019 Graduate Student Open House

Register to attend our graduate open house and explore our graduate opportunities, including a growing array of Master of Public Health concentrations.
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Study finds sexual orientation-related disparities in binge drinking

New research by Dr. Jessica N. Fish is the first to explore disparities in high-intensity binge drinking by people of different sexual orientations.
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Sustaining Safe Water and Food in the Face of Climate Change

In a special issue of the journal Environmental Research, CONSERVE Center of Excellence researchers address how we can achieve water and food security and protect public health in a changing climate.
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Living in Pink Foundation Gift Supports Breast Cancer Research

The $100,000 gift will equally support the breast cancer research initiatives of Drs. Cheryl Knott and Cher Dallal.
Flu shot

Annual Flu Shot Clinic on Oct 22

The School of Public Health will host its sixth annual flu shot clinic in the Faculty/Staff Lounge (room 0393) on Tuesday, October 22nd from 8am to 3:30pm. Register by Oct. 18!


Scene inside the School of Public Health building

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.

Alumni Profiles

Felicia Davenport, BS, '14

Achieving education goals through hands-on experience, mentorship, and...Read more
Alumna Profile

Graciela Jaschek, PhD ('14):

Addressing the health needs of underserved or understudied communitiesRead more


One of the Comfort Cases packed by students in Dr. Butler's Health class. The case includes a stuffed money, a blanket, toiletries and a bookmark
October 18, 2019
One-hundred and forty students from Dr. James Butler ’s Personal and Community Health class packed...
Feeding a Need: Survey Assessing Campus’ Lactation Facilities
October 17, 2019
This story was originally published in Maryland Today on Thursday, October 17 and written by Annie...
Dangerous Disparity: New Research Shows Heavy Drinking Risks for Sexual Minority Women
October 17, 2019
This story was originally published in Maryland Today on Thursday, October 17 and written by Sala...
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Flu Shot
Tuesday, October 22, 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
The School of Public Health will host its Sixth Annual Flu Shot Clinic in the Faculty/Staff Lounge...
An image of Maryland School of Public Health Associate Professor Dr. Sacoby Wilson giving a talk at a lectern during the Environmental Justice Symposium
Thursday, October 24, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Professor Sacoby Wilson, Associate Professor and Director of the Program on Community Engagement,...
Intermediate Stata workshop
Friday, October 25, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
We are pleased to announce that the Department of Health Policy and Management’s AcademyHealth...
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