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Our Top Stories of 2019

Our Top Stories of 2019

Revisit our most-read stories of the past year, from countering online bots and trolls to climate change's impact on allergies to the Mission of Mercy that provided free dental care to the underserved and much more.
Warning—The Surgeon General Has Determined...

Warning—The Surgeon General Has Determined...

Dean Lushniak sheds light on the historical, economic and social context behind U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terrys's 1964 Advisory Committee on Smoking and Health report.
Building Trust, Styling Hair, Saving Lives

Building Trust, Styling Hair, Saving Lives

In a December workshop, HAIR health advocates, scientists and community partners convened to collaborate and bridge the gap between health care professionals and the Black community through barbershops and hair salons.
Maryland Labor Trafficking Symposium

Maryland Labor Trafficking Symposium

Join the UMD SAFE Center and the Prince George's County Human Trafficking Task Force at the Maryland Labor Trafficking Symposium on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. Attorney General Brian Frosh is the keynote speaker.


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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

Greg Raspanti, MPH ('12)

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

Katheryne Downes, PhD candidate

On a mission to make childbirth saferRead more


Julia Steinberg
January 17, 2020
Julia Steinberg , assistant professor of family science at the University of Maryland School of...
Sacoby Wilson
January 15, 2020
Associate Professor Sacoby Wilson never aspired to be vegan. But on January 1, 2020 he spent $200...
Study Evaluates ACA Preventive Health Services Use Among Asian Americans
January 14, 2020
Asian Americans have lower cancer screening rates than whites, but higher use of other preventive...
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The Maryland Labor Trafficking Symposium
Wednesday, January 29, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Join the University of Maryland SAFE Center for Human Trafficking Survivors and the Prince George's...
2020 SPH Student Engagement Fair
Thursday, February 13, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
The School of Public Health Engagement Fair is an opportunity to showcase the School's student...
Giving Day 2020
Wednesday, March 4, 12:00 am - 11:15 pm
Save the date for Giving Day ! As the largest day of giving at the University of Maryland, this...
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