University of Maryland School of Public Health, celebrating ten years 2007-2017

AMA presents Distinguished Service Award to Dean Lushniak

SPH Dean and Former Acting Surgeon General of the United States Boris Lushniak received the award for meritorious service in the science and art of medicine.

Supporting Rural Health in Maryland

New UMD/Walsh Center report on the unique challenges facing the health system serving five Eastern Shore counties will inform Maryland health policy.

Robert and Barbara Gold launch public health innovation competition

Our founding dean and his wife have endowed the Robert S. and Barbara A. Gold Public Health Innovation Award to spark public health innovation, design thinking and solutions in public health.

Delta Omega Honors Kecia Ellick and Joanne D’Silva

Congratulations to our very own doctoral students, Kecia Ellick and Joanne D’Silva, two of 28 students selected nationwide to present research at the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health poster session at APHA 2017!

Twitter may predict health outcomes

Her newly published study in the American Journal of Public Health extracted and aggregated tweets about food and exercise from over 600,000 users.

Celebrating Ten Years with the School of Public Health

Join us to mark the 10th anniversary of the founding of the UMD School of Public Health.

Gambling and substance use are linked

Students who participate in gambling activities might also be prone to substance use given an overlap of risk factors, according to a new analysis of data from the College Life Study.


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.

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.

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):

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Felicia Davenport, BS, '14

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