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UMD Awarded $1 Million Grant to Help Rural Maryland with Opioid Crisis

UMD Awarded $1 Million Grant to Help Rural Maryland with Opioid Crisis

University of Maryland Extension and SPH faculty and partners received $1 million grant to help rural Maryland communities combat the opioid crisis.
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How do Community Organizations Benefit LGBTQ Youth Mental Health?

In a new study, Dr. Jessica Fish explores who engages in and benefits from communal LGBTQ organizations.
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Study Finds Sexual Orientation-Related Disparities in Binge Drinking

New research by Dr. Jessica Fish is the first to explore disparities in high-intensity binge drinking by people of different sexual orientations.


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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.


Mission of Mercy & Health Equity Festival

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Alumna Profile

Graciela Jaschek, PhD ('14):

Addressing the health needs of underserved or understudied communitiesRead more


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Air Pollution and Neurodevelopment: Translating From Biology to Epidemiology to Policy with Devon Payne-Sturges
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Join the Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER) for a workshop titled, "Air Pollution and...
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