University of Maryland - School of Public Health

Work the Plank on Maryland Day!

Join the UMD School of Public Health and Kinesiology alumnus and "trainer to the stars" Steve Jordan '98 in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest group holding a plank position for one minute!

Join us Saturday April 29!

The School of Public Health will host 11 different events and interactive learning activities on Maryland Day! We hope to see you there!

Commencement Spring 2017

Congratulations to the class of 2017! Your graduation is right around the corner.

Relive PHRM 2017!

Check out the highlights of Public Health Research @ Maryland Day 2017 on Storify!

Doctoral Students Bring Home 1st Place in SOPHE Educators Competition

Congratulations to our PhD students, Tracy Zeeger and Heather Platter!


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 new 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.

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 unusal 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.

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.

Alumna Profile

Jennifer Villani, PhD ('12):

Helping to improve access to high quality health careRead more
Alumna Profile

Graciela Jaschek, PhD ('14):

Addressing the health needs of underserved or understudied communitiesRead more


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Friday, April 28, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
The Physical Cultural Studies Graduate Student Association – located within the Department of...
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