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A patient in a first-stage study of a potential vaccine for COVID-19 receives a shot in March at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle. Ted S. Warren/AP

How to Repair Distrust In A COVID-19 Vaccine

Prof. Sandra Quinn is interviewed by NPR's Leila Fadel on the current opposition to a coronavirus vaccine, which is rooted in a climate of conflicting information.
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The Stop Covid-19 study seeks participants

Help researchers find out how coronavirus spreads through air.
Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Updates and resources on COVID-19, how UMD is responding, info on public health faculty experts and the latest news stories.
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Race Matters: Responding to Injustice, Discrimination and Systemic Racism

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The Atlantic: We Need to Talk About Ventilation

Dr. Don Milton discusses the science behind airborne transmission and why we should be avoiding the "three C's" - closed spaces, crowded places and close conversations in this article by Zeynep Tufekci.


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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.

Student Profile

Brooks Leitner, B.S. ('14):

Finding out what makes the best athletes the bestRead more
Student Profile

Damian Waters, MS ('09), PhD Candidate:

Developing programs to support low-income fathersRead more


Pew Research Center
July 30, 2020
In an interview with Stateline, an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts, Sacoby Wilson,...
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July 30, 2020
Edmond Shenassa, associate professor of family science and co-author Andrew Williams PhD '17,...
Donald Milton, President Darryll Pines and Jake Bueno de Mesquita discuss data from a virus study.
July 27, 2020
Don Milton, professor of environmental health, along with lead author and post doctoral fellow Jake...
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