University of Maryland - School of Public Health

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SPH Spring 2015 Commencement

More than 500 students will graduate from the School of Public Health Class of 2015 on Friday, May 22!
President Loh at Assembly

President Loh Speaks at SPH Assembly; Faculty & Staff Awards

On May 13, University of Maryland President Wallace Loh presented at the School of Public Health’s Spring Assembly. Faculty and staff received 2014-15 awards.
PCEMI award winners

SPH Wins 3 President’s Commission on Ethnic Minority Issues Awards

Two Family Science students, Christopher Gaines and Damian Waters, and the Maryland Center for Health Equity received PCEMI awards for their outstanding contributions to UMD's equity efforts.
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2015 Honors Convocation Recognizes Outstanding SPH students

View photos and details from our first annual Honors Convocation.

Connecting Low-Income Patients to Primary Care Could Reduce ER Visits

SPH study shows that linking uninsured patients to safety-net clinics could provide better continuity of care and reduce costs.
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Dr. Miller Wins Promising Scientist Award from ISB

Dr. Ross H. Miller, in the Dept. of Kinesiology, received the 2015 Promising Scientist Award from the International Society of Biomechanics for his biomechanical research.
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Dr. Hofferth on NPR: Does It Matter How Much Time Parents Spend With Kids?

Family Science Professor Hofferth weighs in on The Diane Rehm Show


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. 


Mission of Mercy & Health Equity Festival

Time lapse video shows the set up and break down of the free dental clinic that... Read more
Featured Research

Just Say No

Study Shows Parental Provision of Alcohol Increases Teen Risk of Alcohol Abuse


Jenna Beckwith Messman
May 20, 2015
FMSC doctoral student Jenna Beckwith Messman has been presented a Champion of Diversity Award by...
Ana Palla-Kane
May 20, 2015
On May 15th, Dr. Ana Palla-Kane led the first Disability Awareness and Advocacy training in the...
PCEMi award
May 20, 2015
Two students from the Department of Family Science, Christopher Gaines and Damian Waters, and the...
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UMD Graduation
Fri May 22 at 9:00 am
Congratulations to the class of 2015! On May 22 at 9 am, a graduation ceremony will be held for...
Kirk and Cindy after hiking
Tue Jun 9, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Kirk Sinclair, PhD, and his wife Cindy hiked the 5,000 American Discovery Trail in 2012 - a journey...
Jerry Wrenn
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...
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