University of Maryland - School of Public Health

Public Health Without Borders UMD student in Ethiopia with schoolchildren

Support Public Health Without Borders Project in Ethiopia

Donate by May 8 to help send UMD students to Ethiopia for a community project focused on improving child nutrition.

Husman Lecture: Dr. Michael J. Joyner on Physical Inactivity

On May 8, Dr. Joyner of the Mayo Clinic will present, "Physical Inactivity: What's Next?"
Poster Winners

Public Health Research@Maryland Poster Winners

We congratulate the student researchers for their award-winning posters.
Amanda Hemmer

Health Services Graduate Student Amanda Hemmer Wins Fulbright

Ms. Hemmer received a 2015-16 Fulbright grant to study hospital finance and health system reform in Denmark
mother and sons

Dr. Hofferth on NPR: Does It Matter How Much Time Parents Spend With Kids?

Family Science Professor Hofferth weighs in on The Diane Rehm Show
Kids eating health lunch at school

Text2BHealthy Recognized for Health Education Innovation

A text message program led by Dr. Stephanie Grutzmacher, which provides parents with tips to improve their child's nutrition and physical activity, will receive the 2015 Priester Award for Health Education Innovation.
New Bachelor's Degree in Public Health Science

New Undergraduate Degree: Public Health Science

A strong curriculum in the natural sciences and public health prepares students to address the growing health challenges facing global communities today.


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.

window in UMD Riggs Alumni building

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. 

Alumna Profile

Jennifer Villani, PhD ('12):

Helping to improve access to high quality health care
Alumna Profile

Graciela Jaschek, PhD ('14):

Addressing the health needs of underserved or understudied communities


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Amy Lewin
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Family Science Assistant Professor Amy Lewin develops intervention to strengthen the coparenting...
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UMD Graduates
Mon May 4, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The University of Maryland School of Public Health is pleased to host the 2015 Honors Convocation,...
Wed May 6, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Come hear a panel of UMD students share their personal journeys with mental health needs and...
Michael J Joyner
Fri May 8, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Dr. Michael Joyner will deliver the annual Kinesiology Husman Lecture , “Physical Inactivity: What...
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