University of Maryland - School of Public Health

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Developing Tests to Identify Influenza Threats

Dr. Milton, MIAEH professor, received a $5M grant from IARPA to help detect “biomarkers” in lab workers suspected of working with influenza viruses to create a bioweapon.
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Helping Urban, Minority Teens Co-Parent

Dr. Amy Lewin's pilot program, Strong Foundations, tailors evidence-based methods to the needs of teenage parents
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Dr. Pamela Clark on WAMU's Kojo Nnamdi Show: Is vaping harmful?

Dr. Clark explains what we do and don't know about the public health effects of e-cigarettes.
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UMD SPH Participates in White House Summit on Climate Change & Health

Dean Jane Clark joined public health, academic and government leaders on June 22 for the White House Summit on Climate Change and Health.

Extreme Heat and Precipitation Are Increasing Salmonella Infections

A new SPH study shows that coastal communities are most vulnerable to salmonella infections related to extreme weather events.
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New Graduate Student Orientation

Sign-up to attend the School of Public Health orientation for grad students on August 25th!


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

Katheryne Downes, PhD candidate

On a mission to make childbirth safer
Student Profile

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

Finding out what makes the best athletes the best


July 30, 2015
Donald Milton, DrPH, MD, professor in the University of Maryland School of Public Health, received...
July 30, 2015
In a 2015 report by WalletHub, an online information resource for consumers and small business...
July 30, 2015
The University of Maryland School of Public Health hosts two National Institutes of Health-funded...
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Fri Aug 7, 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Please join us for a day of fun on the golf course with alumni and friends of the School of Public...
Tue Aug 11 at 7:00 pm
Dr. Amelia Arria, co-leader of the Maryland Collaborative to Reduce Drinking and Related Problems...
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Mon Aug 24, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
The University-wide graduate school new student orientation will be held in the Grand Ballroom at...
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