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Commencement 2019

A Call to Action

Dr. Leana Wen Urges Class of 2019 to Stand Up for Public Health
SPH Do Good Finalists

SPH Students Earn Prize Money in Do Good Challenge Finals

Four teams featuring SPH students placed in the Do Good Challenge finals, winning up to $5,000 each.
Damage in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria in 2017

Study Finds Higher Death Count in Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria

The study led by Associate Research Professor Raul Cruz-Cano, estimates that Hurricane Maria led to 1,205 "excess deaths" in September and October 2017.
Paula Escott

SPH Senior Wins Fulbright to Conduct Research in Argentina

Paula Escott, B.S. '19, will study how telemedicine makes healthcare available to patients in rural parts of the country.

How the Flu Pandemic Created Opportunities for Black Nurses

Associate Professor Marian Moser Jones publishes new article in the American Journal of Public Health
Dentist and dental hygienist performing a teeth cleaning on patient.

2019 Mid-Maryland Mission of Mercy & Health Equity Festival

Free emergency dental care with wraparound health and wellness services.


Scene inside the School of Public Health building

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 newer 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.

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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 unusual 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.

SPH alumni network leaders and members

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.

Featured Project

Healthy Schools, Healthy Kids

Center for Health Literacy project gives kids the tools they need to make...Read more
Featured Research

Just Say No

Study Shows Parental Provision of Alcohol Increases Teen Risk of Alcohol AbuseRead more


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