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Distinguished Terrapin Award

Recognizing Public Health Heroes

A new SPH award will recognize outstanding professional achievement, service to the school, cultivation of a culture of philanthropy and/or advancement of one of the Dean’s strategic priorities.
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Alumna Spotlight: Allison Gost Breitenother (MPH '17)

Alumna Allison Gost Breitenother (MPH, Environmental Health Sciences '17) is playing a leading role in Maryland's public health strategy for climate change.
Cohen Schwartz Family

Donor Story: Generous Gift Advances the SPH Global Health Initiative

Robb Cohen and his wife Gail Schwartz have donated a $100,000 campaign gift to the Global Public Health Fund. The newly named Robb Cohen & Gail Schwartz Collaboratorium recognizes their generosity.
Fall SPH Commencement 2018

Congratulations to the Class of 2018!

On December 19 at the Reckord Armory we recognized our most recent graduates. Check out the photos, video and speakers from the day.
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Stark Challenges for Latino Youths in Montgomery County

Study finds Latino youths make up the largest ethnic group in the Montgomery County, Md., school system and show high levels of motivation, but face significant barriers to success in their studies, work and life.


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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.

Alumni Profiles

Felicia Davenport, BS, '14

Achieving education goals through hands-on experience, mentorship, and...Read more
Featured Project

Promoting Oral Health for Moms and Babies

The video "Healthy Mouths for You and Your Baby" aims to educate moms on good...Read more


2019 Global STEWARDS cohort
January 15, 2019
The new UMD Global STEWARDS Training Program , funded by the National Science Foundation, welcomed...
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January 15, 2019
Dr. Dylan Roby is an associate professor and the associate chair of the Department of Health...
Dr. Clark and Dr. Jill Whitall
January 14, 2019
Former School of Public Health Dean Jane E. Clark remembers how much college tuition cost her in...
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Wednesday, January 23, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cannabis use by college students is very different today compared with even a decade ago. Increases...
Thursday, February 21, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Tuesday, February 26, 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Researchers at UMD are actively engaged in providing new and exciting insights into the aging...
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