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Time to Act on Climate Justice

The 2021 UMD Environmental Justice and Health Disparities Symposium, convened by the Center for Community Engagement, Environmental Justice and Health, led by Dr. Sacoby Wilson, featured national, state and local leaders working to advance racial equity and environmental justice. Read some event highlights and access session recordings featuring topics including urban heat islands, food sovereignty, transportation equity, air quality and much more.

2021 EJ Symposium Highlights
A quarantined participant in a flu virus transmission study breathes into a machine developed by UMD Professor Don Milton to measure virus content in breath.

UMD to Lead $15M Project Investigating the Role of Aerosols in Flu Transmission

Professor Donald Milton and collaborators hope to put the debate over how viruses spread to bed with help from a $15 million research award from the NIH. Milton will lead a five-year randomized, controlled trial that will enable us to better respond to respiratory pandemics.

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Welcome New SPH Faculty and Staff!

Welcome and congratulations to all of our new faculty and staff! Some are already part of our community and are being recognized for new roles/titles, while others are joining us this academic year.

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University of Maryland COVID-19 Information

Effective Sunday, August 8, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.: In compliance and coordination with public health guidance, COVID-19 data, and Prince George’s County mandates, the University of Maryland will now require masks to be worn indoors by all, regardless of vaccination status. Read UMD’s announcement.

All students, faculty and staff who will be on the University of Maryland campus this fall are also required to be vaccinated against COVID.

View vaccine requirements for Fall 2021.

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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 & 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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A member of the CONSERVE research team collects water from a field site to be analyzed for its chemical, microbial and physical qualities.