University of Maryland - School of Public Health

Keeping Marylanders Safe from Fracking

Following their release of the Marcellus Shale Public Health Study, SPH researchers have published studies that can assist researchers and communities to assess potential health risks from fracking.

ADVANCE Lecture: Prevention of Women's Age Related Diseases

Dr. Connie M. Weaver, of Purdue University, will present "Prevention of Women's Age Related Diseases: Lessons from the Road Less Traveled" on Feb. 18.

College Students Whose Friends Text & Drive are More Likely to Do it Too

More than half of students surveyed in a study by Prof. Ken Beck admitted to texting while driving in the past month, and these drivers were also more likely to think that texting and driving is less risky than it is.

Research Investigates Dietary Fungal Toxins & Poor Child Growth

Mycotoxins, contaminants found in peanuts, corn, and other staples, are an emerging concern as a cause for stunting children's growth.

Marijuana Use Patterns in College Predict Health Outcomes

Even occasional marijuana use during college may have negative effects on a student’s long-term physical and mental health, according to a new study led by Dr. Amelia Arria.

SPH Faculty and Leadership Openings

The School of Public Health invites applications for dean, faculty, and other leadership positions at the school.


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.

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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. 

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Katheryne Downes, PhD candidate

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Featured Research

Just Say No

Study Shows Parental Provision of Alcohol Increases Teen Risk of Alcohol AbuseRead more


February 4, 2016
Following their release of a state-commissioned study on the potential public health impacts of...
February 4, 2016
Communities that experience chronic environmental and social stressors have increased cumulative...
February 4, 2016
As the water contamination tragedy in Flint, Michigan brings environmental justice back into the...
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Wednesday, February 10, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Please join us for a presentation and interactive discussion regarding “ Race, Inequality, and...
Thursday, February 18, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
The University of Maryland ADVANCE Program and the School of Public Health are pleased to present a...
Friday, February 19 at 12:00 pm
Please join us for this interdisciplinary dialogue which will take place on Friday , February 19th...
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