University of Maryland - School of Public Health

Fall 2016 SPH Commencement

Dianna Abney, M.D., Health Officer for Charles County, will be the speaker for our Fall 2016 commencement ceremony.

UMD Students Design New Prince George’s County Health Center

A new Fearless Ideas Course, taught by HLSA faculty, tasks students with designing a multi-resource health & wellness center in Temple Hill, Md.

Climate Change May be to Blame for Increases in Hay Fever

More people across the entire United States are experiencing hay fever from exposure to higher than usual temperatures for their region, a new MIAEH study shows.

Kinesiology to Play Key Role in Cole Field House Project

The Center for Sports Medicine, Health and Human Performance will serve as a treatment facility for sports related injuries and a research center for investigation into neuroscience, including TBI.

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.

Alumna Profile

Jennifer Villani, PhD ('12):

Helping to improve access to high quality health careRead more
Student Profile

Katheryne Downes, PhD candidate

On a mission to make childbirth saferRead more


December 1, 2016
A new study led by Bradley O. Boekeloo and a team of researchers from the University of Maryland’s...
November 28, 2016
A recent Time article discusses research that raises concerns about sugary, caffeine-filled energy...
November 23, 2016
A new study led by Dr. Jinhee Kim, associate professor in the Department of Family Science at the...
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