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Toxic Pesticides on the Rise in Our Food

New research shows that neonicotinoid insecticides are increasingly prevalent in our foods and raises concerns about the cumulative risks of exposure.
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Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Youth Twice as Likely to End Up in US Foster Care

System Designed to Protect May Be Harming Children, Researchers Say
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Student Profile: Lakeshia Watson, MPH

Lakeshia knew from a young age that she was going to be a sexual health activist and advocate. At UMD, she is exploring the social and structural factors of HIV and sexually transmitted infections among vulnerable populations.
Mr. Neil Meltzer with student speaker Mina Griffioen and SPH Dean Dr. Boris Lushniak at the fall 2018 SPH commencement ceremony.

Philanthropy in Action: Fostering the Next Generation of Healthcare Leaders

LifeBridge Health has committed a $50,000 gift to endow the new LifeBridge Health Maryland Promise Scholarship.
Study Abroad in Bolivia: Summer 2019

Study Abroad in Bolivia: Summer 2019

Apply by March 1, 2019 to study abroad in Bolivia this summer!


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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 newer 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.

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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 unusual 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.

SPH alumni network leaders and members

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.


Mission of Mercy & Health Equity Festival

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

Deliya Banda, PhD ('11):

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


February 15, 2019
New research from the University of California, the Commonweal Institute and Friends of the Earth...
February 14, 2019
Opioid use disorders have increased exponentially in the past decade, including among pregnant...
Mr. Neil Meltzer with student speaker Mina Griffioen and SPH Dean Dr. Boris Lushniak.
February 12, 2019
LifeBridge Health has committed a $50,000 gift to endow the new LifeBridge Health Maryland Promise...
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 Dr.Benjamin Greenwood
Friday, February 22 at 10:15 am
Dr. Benjamin Greenwood will present the results of his lab's latest pharmacological and optogenetic...
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Tuesday, February 26, 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Researchers at UMD are actively engaged in providing new and exciting insights into the aging...
Giving Day 2019 Save the Date
Wednesday, March 6, 8:30 am - 11:45 pm
Save the date for Giving Day 2019! As the largest day of giving at the University of Maryland, this...
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