Office of the Dean (SPH)
The Global Health Initiative will coordinate and better inform about current and future service, research, and educational opportunities related to global health across campus, all which will be interdisciplinary and practical. Ongoing activities and programs include the Global Public Health Scholars program, Public Health Without Borders and a Global Health Certificate program.
Applied Environmental Health (MIAEH)
The Applied Environmental Microbiology and Exposure Assessment Lab within the University of Maryland School of Public Health focuses on evaluating the complex relationships between environmental microbial exposures and human infectious diseases.
The laboratory supports research in quantifying individual level exposures to air pollutants including volatile organic compounds (VOCs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and particulate matter (PM). Ongoing laboratory work supports exposure assessment in epidemiological studies using air samples as well as biological samples such as urine, blood and saliva.
The Community Engagement, Environmental Justice, and Health (CEEJH) Laboratory mission is to educate impacted communities about environmental justice and health issues. Through technical assistance and collaboration, communities are empowered to address environmental injustice and environmental health disparities.
A Center of Excellence at the Nexus of Sustainable Water Reuse, Food, and Health, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture-National Institute for Food and Agriculture, is focused on facilitating the adoption of transformative on‐farm solutions that enable the safe use of nontraditional irrigation water on food crops and effectively reduce the nation’s agricultural water challenges that are...
The Environmental And Spatial Epidemiology Lab (EASEL) is engaged in a variety of research, including spatial modeling and mapping, evaluating environmental exposures associated with chronic health outcomes, and examining the intersection between mind, body, environment and health.
An overview of Dr. Payne-Sturges' research activities.
The Environmental Health in Vulnerable Populations Lab focuses on studying exposures to environmental contaminants arising from consumer product use among vulnerable populations understudied and underrepresented in public health research with a focus on women of reproductive age, pregnant women, children, low-income populations, and occupational populations.
The Exposome Small Molecule Core Facility, or the Core, supports the research endeavors of faculty and students across the UMD community. The highly sensitive and accurate instruments available at the Core enable researchers to analyze small molecules in a variety of natural products, environmental samples and human bio-samples.
Principal Investigator: Dr. Donald Milton
Senior Scientist: Dr. Sheldon Tai
See the website of our current project: CATCH the Virus Study
Shared facilities include a field sample preparation lab (room 2121), post-PCR lab (room 2125), temperature controlled weigh and microscopy lab (room 2131C), and a freezer area and a general equipment and preparation lab (room 2127).
Behavioral and Community Health
The UMD Center for Health Behavior Research (CHBR) includes a clinical facility designed to address research questions focused on tobacco use.
The nation's first center specifically dedicated to understanding the health and development of young adults, the Center on Young Adult Health and Development aims to focus on conditions that affect the young adult population such as depression, substance abuse, and obesity.
The Community THRIVES Lab conducts community-engaged, transformative health research at the intersection of family violence, early childhood, and adolescent sexual health intervention.
Mission: To conduct service, teaching, and research in partnership with community-based organizations and vulnerable populations to address health disparities.
The University of Maryland Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science (UMD TCORS), funded by U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is focused on the study of a wide range of tobacco products and their impact on public health.
This partnership's goal is to improve the health of Seat Pleasant residents, and to enhance learning and research for students and faculty of the University of Maryland. These goal will be achieved by students and faculty providing health education services to Seat Pleasant residents that might not otherwise be available.
The Young Adult Drug Involvement Research Assessment (YADIRA) Lab focuses on racial and ethnic health disparities in substance use and dependence, specifically tobacco and marijuana use among urban youth and young adult populations.
Epidemiology and Biostatistics
The center conducts statistical and bioinformatics analysis, data mining, and quantitative risk assessments in areas of public health and biomedical research. We provide our services via research collaborations.