University of Maryland - School of Public Health

Center for Health Equity Partners in One Stop Health Center

The Mona Center in Temple Hills, Md., will provide a broad range of health and wellness services to the people of southern Prince George’s County.

Join us! Wrenn Scholarship Golf Scramble

Sign-up for a day of fun on the UMD golf course with SPH alumni and friends to support student scholarships!

New Academic Programs

SPH is offering new MPH degree concentrations in Physical Activity, Health Equity, and Health Policy Analysis and Evaluation. Explore our program offerings!

"Obamacare" Reduces Mental Health Costs

Affordable Care Act coverage reduced out-of-pocket costs for young adults seeking mental health or substance abuse treatment, especially among racial minorities.

Congratulations Graduates!

On May 19, 433 undergraduate and 57 graduate students received their degrees. Alumnus Andre Blackman urged graduates to envision the impact they want to make on public health and to get going on it!

How Neighborhood Environments Influence Children's Play

Research finds that parental perceptions of neighborhood environments affect children’s active play.


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

Graciela Jaschek, PhD ('14):

Addressing the health needs of underserved or understudied communitiesRead more
Alumna Profile

Jennifer Villani, PhD ('12):

Helping to improve access to high quality health careRead more


June 16, 2016
Partnership between University of Maryland, Catholic Charities of Washington, and Doctor’s...
June 16, 2016
Dr. Brit Saksvig, research associate professor of epidemiology and biostatistics, is a co-...
June 16, 2016
The connection between mental health, substance abuse and academic performance in college students...
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Thursday, August 4 - Friday, August 5, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Institute for Alternative Futures is hosting a two-day conference at the University of Maryland...
Jerry Wrenn
Friday, August 5, 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Please join us for a day of fun on the golf course with alumni and friends of the School of Public...
Tuesday, August 23, 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
We are excited to welcome the new class of School of Public Health graduate students for Fall 2016...
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