University of Maryland - School of Public Health

Honoring SPH Faculty during Women's History Month

The School of Public Health is proud to recognize the scholarship contributions of our female faculty during women's history month.

Kinesiology study names car riding as kids' most common sedentary behavior

This finding is specific to the D.C./Maryland/Virginia metropolitan area, which has the third longest commute time among U.S. cities.

Public Health Research at Maryland 2017

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

Foreign-born Asian Americans found to have 7 times higher hepatitis B

Compared to the U.S.-born population, immigrants from many Asian countries, in which hepatitis B is endemic, are more likely to be infected with hepatitis B, a viral infection that attacks the liver.

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.


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.

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

Amber Wiest, MA ('14):

Passionate about health as a facet of social equality and justiceRead more


March 23, 2017
Americans are the fattest people in the world, according to this WalletHub round-up of information...
March 16, 2017
Family Science Associate Professor Mia Smith-Bynum co-authored an article summarizing research...
March 15, 2017
In this article about creating a better environment for Chesapeake Bay conservation efforts, Dr...
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Sunday, March 19 - Sunday, March 26, 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday, March 27 at 2:00 pm
Dr. Charles Matthews from the National Cancer Institute will discuss opportunities for...
Friday, March 31, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Network with industry leading global health organizations looking to hire Terps! Employers will...
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