University of Maryland - School of Public Health

Zika and the Collapse of Global Public Health

Join us for Grand Rounds with Pultizer-prize winning science writer Laurie Garrett on Oct. 17 in the Stamp Student Union!

Use it or Lose it

Master athletes who stopped exercising for only 10 days showed a decrease in blood flow to brain regions that are important for maintaining cognitive health.

Public Health Without Borders serves local schools in Sierra Leone, India

The student-run group returned to Sierra Leone and made its first trip to India this summer.

Intervention program improves contraceptive use among teen mothers

A new study by Dr. Amy Lewin evaluates the effectiveness of a patient-centered medical home intervention in preventing rapid repeat pregnancies among teen mothers.

Welcome to New Faculty Members

The School of Public Health is pleased to announce five new faculty appointments!


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.

Student Profile

Katheryne Downes, PhD candidate

On a mission to make childbirth saferRead more
Student Profile

Brooks Leitner, B.S. ('14):

Finding out what makes the best athletes the bestRead more


September 22, 2016
Dr. Sacoby Wilson, assistant professor in the Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health...
September 19, 2016
The University of Maryland , in collaboration with Rep. John P. Sarbanes and the Big Ten Academic...
September 9, 2016
Recent research conducted by Dr. J. Carson Smith, associate professor in the Department of...
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Thursday, September 29, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Night of Networking event hosted by the School of Public Health Alumni Association is a great...
Saturday, October 1, 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Calling all School of Public Health alumni, retired faculty and staff, and current faculty and...
Monday, October 3, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
This one hour workshop is open to students curious about what options beyond medical school exist...
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