Mission of Mercy Volunteers Needed

Mission of Mercy needs your help! Volunteer to escort patients, check-in and out, and set up/break down. Groups are welcome to serve together for a shift.

Study reveals pattern of high-intensity drinking

An alarming number of college students are engaging in harmful drinking patterns that go beyond “binge” drinking.

Ms. Erin McClure wins Staff Teamwork and Community-Builder Award

Housing Assistance Linked to Improved Health Care Access

Receiving federal housing assistance increased people's likelihood of having health insurance and access to regular care, according to a study by Dr. Fenelon.

Mr. Josh Montfort named George F. Kramer Practitioner of the Year

Tanzania Blog

MPH Health Equity student Taylor Rogers is spending the summer doing cancer research in Tanzania! Follow her story and read her blog posts this Summer!


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

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

Developing programs to support low-income fathersRead more
Alumna Profile

Jennifer Villani, PhD ('12):

Helping to improve access to high quality health careRead more


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