University of Maryland - School of Public Health

New York Times: Why Exercise Is Good for the Heart

Research by kinesiology Professor Stephen Roth demonstrated that the benefits of exercise are related to telomere length in the heart’s chromosomes.

SPH Blood Drive

Give something that means something! Schedule your appointment online to donate blood with SPH on Feb. 24.

Washington Post: Students get glimpse of virtual reality—and then reality

The hunt for solutions to the dangers of distracted driving came to a University of Maryland classroom Monday as students got to see for themselves what a smartphone-related crash might look like.

SPH Students Travel to Study in Three Continents

Three separate groups of School of Public Health students scattered to three continents for study abroad programs over the recent break.

Public Health Research at Maryland 2017

Explore and learn about recent advances in public health, ongoing research opportunities and the potential for new collaborations!

The influence of race on attitudes towards the flu vaccine

A new SPH study is the first to explore racial factors and how they may influence vaccine attitudes and behaviors.


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 new 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.

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 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.

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.

Alumna Profile

Jennifer Villani, PhD ('12):

Helping to improve access to high quality health careRead more

Mission of Mercy & Health Equity Festival

Time lapse video shows the set up and break down of the free dental clinic that...Read more


February 20, 2017
A Q&A with Dr. Andrew Fenelon , assistant professor in the Department of Health Services...
February 20, 2017
In an article about traffic pollution near schools , Applied Environmental Health Assistant...
February 17, 2017
Six School of Public Health faculty members have been named Elevate Fellows for 2017, way up from...
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