University of Maryland - School of Public Health

Public Health Research @Maryland 2015: The Changing Climate and Health

Third Annual Public Health Research@Maryland

Join us April 9, 2015 to learn and discover how public health research on the College Park and Baltimore campuses is informing a better state of health in Maryland and beyond.
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Research Training Programs for Minority Undergrads

Apply by February 15 for STAR and ADAPT, training programs for underrepresented or disadvantaged students interested in research on cardiovascular disease and aging.
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In the News: The Benefits of Winter Workouts

In a Washington Post article on cold weather workouts, a Kinesiology Instructor explains the benefits and gives safety tips on exercising outdoors in the winter.
Fall 2014 Commencement

Fall 2014 Commencement

On December 21, more than 260 School of Public Health undergraduate and graduate students received their diplomas at Commencement.
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.

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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. 

Student Profile

Damian Waters, MS ('09), PhD Candidate:

Developing programs to support low-income fathers
Alumna Profile

Deliya Banda, PhD ('11):

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


UMD SPH Prof. Sandra Hofferth
January 28, 2015
Parenting practices matter in the long-term emotional and cognitive health of children. A new...
January 26, 2015
Dr. Dina Borzekowski (Department of Behavioral and Community Health) and her team have won the...
January 26, 2015
Kinesiology Associate Professor Jae Kun Shim has been awarded a Tel Aviv University-University of...
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Wed Feb 11, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Please join us for a presentation and interactive discussion regarding “Being a Vegan is Easy. All...
Dr. Joan Reede
Wed Mar 11, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
The University of Maryland ADVANCE Program, School of Public Health, and School of Public Health...
Repeats every month in April, May on the second Wednesday until Wed May 13 2015 .
Please join us for an exciting semester in the exchange of meaningful discussions regarding health...
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