University of Maryland - School of Public Health

Childhood Exposure to Medicaid Linked to Better Adult Health

Expanding publicly funded health insurance to low-income children could have long-term benefits for adult health, according to new SPH research.

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Unintended Pregnancy

A new study by Dr. Rada Dagher examined why African American and Hispanic women have higher rates of unintended pregnancy than White women.

Improving Fitness May Counteract Brain Atrophy in Older Adults

A new study by Dr. Carson Smith showed that an exercise intervention in older adults increased the thickness of their brain’s cortex, the outer layer of the brain that shrinks with Alzheimer’s disease.

SPH Graduate Course Catalogue

View upcoming graduate courses at the UMD School of Public Health and at the University of Maryland Baltimore's Dept. of Epidemiology and Public Health.

Encouraging “Community-Engaged Research”

An AJPH publication by Devon Payne-Sturges examines EPA strategies to encourage researchers to partner with communities.

UMD Student Team Wins APHA Codeathon

Doctoral student Junaed Siddiqui was on the team that developed the winning Text4Health app that provides information on how lifestyle choices affect your lifespan.

Join the Health Equity Movement

APHA TV featured a video about the MD Center for Health Equity's activities designed to tackle racial and ethnic health disparities, including health promotion in barbershops.

SPH Faculty and Leadership Openings

The School of Public Health invites applications for dean, two department chair positions, one director position, and multiple faculty posts.


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. 

Alumna Profile

Deliya Banda, PhD ('11):

Empowering people to make informed health decisions Dr. Deliya Banda earned her...Read more
Alumna Profile

Graciela Jaschek, PhD ('14):

Addressing the health needs of underserved or understudied communitiesRead more


November 23, 2015
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – A new study from the University of Maryland School of Public Health examined...
November 20, 2015
Nisha Ligon, the producer of educational cartoon company Ubongo Kids, was reading international...
November 19, 2015
Expanding publicly funded health insurance to low-income children could have long-term benefits for...
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