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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Jo Zimmerman on WAMU's Kojo Nnamdi Show: Licenses for Fitness Trainers?

More people are turning to personal trainers for help in accomplishing their fitness goals. But the title "personal trainer" carries different meanings across the US.

New Course: Fundamentals of Global Health

New in Fall 2015, MIEH605: Fundamentals of Global Health introduces students to the multi-dimensional approach to health across various economic and social levels throughout the world.

Training the Next Generation of Biomedical Researchers

Two SPH programs - STAR and ADAPT - prepare underrepresented students for careers in health and science research.

Public Health Without Borders in Ethiopia

PHWB students traveled to Ethiopia to develop a curriculum to improve nutrition and health in an Ethiopian community.


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.

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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. 

Alumna Profile

Deliya Banda, PhD ('11):

Empowering people to make informed health decisions Dr. Deliya Banda earned her... Read more
Student Profile

Greg Raspanti, MPH ('12):

Training students through the Global Public Health Scholars Program


August 27, 2015
On Tuesday, August 25, the School of Public Health hosted an all-day orientation for our new...
Kimberly Mitchell, PhD '14
August 21, 2015
Dr. Kimberly Mitchell (PhD in Behavioral and Community Health, '14), chief of the Division of...
August 20, 2015
Dr. Suzanne Randolph, Associate Professor Emerita in the Department of Family Science, is the...
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Wed Sep 9, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Please join us for a presentation and interactive discussion regarding “Sex Trafficking in the...
Mon Sep 21, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Please join the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics for a seminar given by Dr. Bo Lu from...
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Thu Sep 24, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
SPH will host its Second Annual Flu Shot Clinic in the faculty and staff lounge. Last year 102...
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