University of Maryland - School of Public Health

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SPH Fall 2014 Commencement

On December 21, a graduation ceremony will be held for UMD School of Public Health students, featuring speaker Dr. John Ruffin, founding director of NIMHD.
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Graduate Programs Application Deadlines Are Approaching

Are you a prospective graduate student of the School of Public Health? Check out the application deadlines and make sure you are on-track!
The Big Ten things to know about the SPH

The Big Ten Things to Know about the SPH

Did you know that the SPH has the most diverse student body at UMD? Learn more about what's happening in our dynamic and growing school in this Big Ten photo feature.
New Bachelor's Degree in Public Health Science

New Undergraduate Degree: Public Health Science

A strong curriculum in the natural sciences and public health prepares students to address the growing health challenges facing global communities today.
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Research: Race/Ethnicity Differences in Uninsured's Preventive Service Use

Health Services Administration researchers found that uninsured African Americans and Hispanics are more likely to use some preventive care services than uninsured whites.


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.

Learn more about us.

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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

Graciela Jaschek, PhD ('14):

Addressing the health needs of underserved or understudied communities
Alumna Profile

Jennifer Villani, PhD ('12):

Helping to improve access to high quality health care


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December 17, 2014
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December 15, 2014
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Dr. John Ruffin
Sun Dec 21, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
On December 21, a graduation ceremony will be held for University of Maryland School of Public...
Wed Feb 11 at 12:30 pm
Please join us for an exciting semester in the exchange of meaningful discussions regarding health...
Joan Reede
Wed Mar 11, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
The University of Maryland ADVANCE Program, School of Public Health, and School of Public Health...
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