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Leslie Fields and Sacoby Wilson

Building Power for Environmental Justice

The eighth UMD Environmental Justice and Health Disparities Symposium was held August 11-13, 2022 and attended by hundreds of environmental organizers, community advocates, EJ leaders and elected officials. Participants focused on how to make the most of the moment to advance environmental health and racial justice, while also drawing inspiration from past struggles.

Photo: Leslie Fields (Sierra Club) presents Professor Sacoby Wilson, director of the Community Engagement, Environmental Justice and Health group, with the Robert Bullard EJ Award at the 8th UMD EJ Symposium. 

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Welcome New SPH Faculty & Staff!

More than 10 new faculty and staff joined the School of Public Health this fall, bringing expertise in cancer disparities, reproductive health policy, alcohol use, Black adolescent boys' development, health communication, LGBTQ mental health and more.

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Staying Healthy on Campus

While wearing a mask is no longer required while indoors in most situations, masks are a significant defense against the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses. The School of Public Health recommends wearing a KN95 mask (or similar) while indoors for added protection. Masks will continue to be required in all patient care areas, including the University Health Center. 

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Explore public health

At the University of Maryland School of Public Health, we are driven by a passion to break down the barriers that keep individuals, families, communities and populations from attaining optimum health and wellness. Explore some of the ways we work to promote health, prevent disease and prolong active, high-quality lives through the topics below.

Make a difference with a degree from UMD Public Health

  • Mental Health
  • Health Literacy
  • Family and Child Health
  • Climate Change and Health
  • Physical Activity
  • Health Equity
  • Health Care Access
  • COVID-19

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Fearlessly Promoting Health for All

At the University of Maryland School of Public Health, we are driven by a passion to break down the societal barriers that keep individuals, families, communities and populations from optimum health and wellness everyday. Join us on a fearless journey to do public health good!

Undergraduate and Graduate Students in the School of Public Health

The School of Public Health has extraordinary professors and faculty who are dedicated to continuous student success.

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Research and impact

Research & Innovation

SPH research is making a difference in critical areas, from climate change’s impacts on health, physical activity’s benefits to aging brains and culturally competent mental health care's role in LGBTQ+ persons' health, among others.
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Student samples water for CONSERVE Center
A member of the CONSERVE research team collects water from a field site to be analyzed for its chemical, microbial and physical qualities.