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SPH and Public health without borders students deliver one of many workshops about topics like nutrition, first aid, hand-washing, oral rehydration therapies and Typhoid/Cholera prevention

Support Public Health Without Borders

A new Launch campaign supports students who are committed to promoting public health globally. Help SPH Terps develop sustainable health education projects across the globe!
The text reads: Abortion does not increase a women's risk of attempting suicide, yet at least twelve states require women to be told that abortion increases their risk of suicidal thoughts or behavior or other mental health problems before getting one. To the right is a map of the United States with the twelve states referenced in the text highlighted in yellow. The image cites a study in The Lancet Psychiatry, Nov. 19, 2019

Abortion Does Not Increase Risk of Attempting Suicide

A 17-year study led by Dr. Steinberg found little difference in the risk of women attempting suicide before and after an abortion.
 5 Things Parents, Caregivers Need to Know In a World of Media ‘Constancy’

5 Things Parents, Caregivers Need to Know in a World of Media ‘Constancy’

Reducing screen time is the go-to solution in families battling media overuse, but another approach might be needed as it gets harder to escape screens.
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.
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.


Scene inside the School of Public Health building

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.

Alumna Profile

Amber Wiest, MA ('14):

Passionate about health as a facet of social equality and justiceRead more
Student Profile

Katheryne Downes, PhD candidate

On a mission to make childbirth saferRead more


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Fall sph commencement
Monday, December 16, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The University of Maryland School of Public Health will hold its Fall 2019 graduation ceremony for...
Accelerated BS/MPH Program Online Information Session
Wednesday, January 15, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The School of Public Health now offers an accelerated BS/MPH program which allows select students...
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...
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