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Flu may be spread just by breathing, new study shows

Dr. Donald Milton (left) and a study participant in the Gesundheit II machine, which is used to capture and analyze influenza virus in exhaled breath. Credit: Baltimore Sun

Public Health Research @ Maryland 2018: Register Now

Registration is now live for this year's Public Health Research @ Maryland: Reimagining Health, Partnerships, Programs, Policies taking place on April 3rd from 9am - 5:30pm.

Grand Rounds: Carolyn Tucker Halpern

Join the Department of Family Science for a Grand Rounds lecture by Carolyn Tucker Halpern, PhD, on March 7th from 1-2:30pm in the Friedgen Family Student Lounge (SPH 2236).
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Campus Pantry Fills Growing Need Among Terps

An SPH alumna and faculty member are behind the effort to address food insecurity among UMD students. Their research into food insecurity's impacts aims to help students stay in school and succeed.

SPH Student + Alumni Night of Networking

Through networking, you can gain valuable advice from professionals in your field of interest and make connections that can lead to new opportunities. Join us on April 5th from 6-8pm in the Friedgen Student Lounge!


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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.

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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.

Alumni Profiles

Felicia Davenport, BS, '14

Achieving education goals through hands-on experience, mentorship, and...Read more
Student Profile

Katheryne Downes, PhD candidate

On a mission to make childbirth saferRead more


February 19, 2018
A team from the University of Maryland’s School of Public Health is launching a long-term...
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February 19, 2018
The wait is almost over for SPH students competing for the first annual Gold Award. On March 28,...
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February 19, 2018
In an extensively researched story about pollution of drinking water in two different areas of...
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Wednesday, February 21 at 6:30 pm
A powerful documentary about the extraordinary team of doctors and activists - including Paul...
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Friday, February 23, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join School of Public Health faculty, staff and students Friday, February 23 for an urgent...
Dr. Michael Marshal
Wednesday, March 7, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Please join us for a presentation and interactive discussion regarding “Gender as a Social...
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