University of Maryland - School of Public Health

UMD at APHA 2016

At the American Public Health Association annual meeting, SPH researchers will present on more than 50 public health topics. Learn more and RSVP for the UMD reception on Oct. 30!

Health Literacy Month Lecture

Join the Center for Health Literacy for a special lecture by Dr. Linda Harris on Oct. 27.

Former U.S. Deputy Surgeon General to Serve as New Dean

Dr. Boris D. Lushniak will become dean of the School of Public Health on January 9, 2017. Read more about him.


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.

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October 20, 2016
Eight Global Public Health students and other School of Public Health majors were honored by the...
October 20, 2016
As the state prepares to vote on marijuana legalization this fall, the Vermont Department of Health...
October 19, 2016
Dr. Stephen B. Thomas, director of the Maryland Center for Health Equity and professor of Health...
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Tuesday, October 25, 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Bioscience Day is an annual event on the College Park campus that features research talks,...
Tuesday, October 25, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Don't miss the opportunity to connect with recruiters and learn more about careers in the field of...
Wednesday, October 26, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics will be hosting a Biostatistics and Risk...
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