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Inoculating Against the Spread of Viral Misinformation

Inoculating Against the Spread of Viral Misinformation

New study finds anti-vaccine ad buyers have successfully leveraged Facebook to reach targeted audiences while some pro-vaccine ads face rejection by the platform's anti-politics filters.
New Gift Supports Civic Engagement for Retirees

New Gift Supports Civic Engagement for Retirees

A gift from former Dean Jane Clark and partner Jill Whithall will support a program that offers retirees an opportunity to give back through service to the State.
Infectious Disease Expert Explains the Science of Flu

Infectious Disease Expert Explains the Science of Flu

Dr. Donald Milton offers insight into the 2019–­20 flu season and the nature of the flu virus itself.
Study Informs Effort to Reduce Racial Gap in Babies Born Prematurely

Study Informs Effort to Reduce Racial Gap in Babies Born Prematurely

Black women are almost twice as likely to give birth prematurely as white women in the U.S. A new study informs the effort to reduce this racial gap.
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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.

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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

Greg Raspanti, MPH ('12)

Training students through the Global Public Health Scholars ProgramRead more
Alumna Profile

Jennifer Villani, PhD ('12):

Helping to improve access to high quality health careRead more

IN THE NEWS

2019-2020 Philip Merrill Presidential Scholars, Sari Lerner and Shifali Mathews
November 14, 2019
Two Public Health undergraduates, Shifali Mathews (Public Health Science) and Sari Lerner (Family...
Health Equity Master’s Students Receive Do Good Grant for Community Knowledge Workshops
November 14, 2019
Coming to a community near you in spring 2020: “Nobody’s Guinea Pig: Your Rights in Research.”...
Re-Purposed, Not Retired: New Gift to Sustain Program That Offers Retirees an Opportunity to Give Back
November 13, 2019
Former Dean, Partner Make Gift Supporting Program That Offers Retirees an Opportunity to Give Back...
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Events

Social Determinants of Health Film Festival
Monday, November 18 - Thursday, November 21, 6:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Join the SPH Department of Behavioral and Community Health for the Social Determinants of Health...
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Wednesday, November 20, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Register now to attend the FREE Public Health Virtual Fair on November 20th! Meet Representatives...
Fearless Conversations: In Vaccines We Trust
Thursday, November 21, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Join the School of Public Health Alumni Network as we engage in "Fearless Conversations: In...
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