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The Big Ten things to know about the SPH

The Big Ten Things to Know about the SPH

Did you know that the SPH has the most diverse student body at UMD? Learn more about what's happening in our dynamic and growing school in this Big Ten photo feature.
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World AIDS Day: What We Know and Don’t Know About HIV

In honor of World's AIDS Day on Dec. 1, an expert panel convened by the UMD-Prevention Research Center will discuss stigma, access to care, and other HIV-related issues.
Public Health Terps Support Scholarship Day 2014

UMD Scholarship Day Challenge

For 24 hours on Dec. 10, the School of Public Health is asking for your donations to support student scholarships. Let's win this challenge!

Advancing the Diversity of the NIH-funded Workforce

The Center for Health Equity joins the University of Wisconsin in leading a new NIH-funded mentor training initiative to enhance biomedical workforce diversity.
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Symposium on Environmental Justice and Health Disparities

Attend the free Dec. 6-7 Symposium on environmental justice and health issues affecting MD and DC. Register now!


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.

Learn more about us.

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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

Promoting Oral Health for Moms and Babies

The video "Healthy Mouths for You and Your Baby" aims to educate moms on good... Read more
Alumna Profile

Deliya Banda, PhD ('11):

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


Rada Dagher and Kerry Green
November 19, 2014
A first-of-its-kind investigation into young adults with co-occurring depression and substance...
Ellen Clark and Charlotte McCafferty
November 18, 2014
School of Public Health undergraduate students Ellen Clark and Charlotte McCafferty received the...
November 17, 2014
A report issued by the Pew Charitable Trusts highlights the efforts of 2003 SPH alum Jessica Donze...
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Mon Dec 1, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
In honor of World's AIDS Day on Dec. 1, an expert panel convened by the UMD-Prevention Research...
Tue Dec 2, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Film has become an increasingly popular medium for outreach, education, and awareness of certain...
Environmental justice and health
Sat Dec 6 - Sun Dec 7, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Initiative on Community Engagement, Environmental Justice and Health (CEEJH), and The Maryland...
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