University of Maryland - School of Public Health

Public Health Research @Maryland 2015: The Changing Climate and Health

Third Annual Public Health Research@Maryland

Join us April 9, 2015 to discover how public health research at the University of Maryland is informing a better state of health in Maryland and beyond.
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Graduate Accepted Applicants Day

We welcome all our accepted graduate program applicants to campus on Friday, March 27, 2015.
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Get Involved

Students, alumni, faculty and public health professionals are invited to provide input on School of Public Health programs as we undergo our review and re-accreditation by CEPH.
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Kinesiology Students Create Map of Crime Near UMD Running Trails

KNES students used police data and GIS to map crime “hot spots” along UMD running trails
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.


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

Jennifer Villani, PhD ('12):

Helping to improve access to high quality health care
Alumni Profiles

Felicia Davenport, BS, '14

Achieving education goals through hands-on experience, mentorship, and... Read more


March 26, 2015
SPH's Dr. Jo Zimmerman, kinesiology instructor and trainer, talked about the effect of technology...
March 26, 2015
In an op-ed published by Time magazine, Dr. Dina Borzekowski, professor of Behavioral and Community...
March 23, 2015
On March 9, 2015, Brenda Frese, head coach of the top-seeded Maryland women's basketall team, gave...
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Wed Mar 4 - Tue Mar 31 at 12:00 pm
The following 2015 women's history month events are sponsored by School of Public Health...
Fri Mar 27, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
University of Maryland Extension will host free income tax preparation in partnership with...
Lose It to Win It 5k
Sat Mar 28, 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Participate in UMD's Good Neighbor Day and join the Lose It to Win It 5k run/walk, with a route...
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