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SPH Celebrates 15 Years

The University of Maryland School of Public Health is celebrating its 15th anniversary. Please enjoy this special publication, which commemorates the milestone anniversary and recognizes the school’s innovative scholarship and public health initiatives across the United States and around the world.

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Discover Your Heart: Interactive Trail Teaches About Cardiovascular Health

Kinesiology Professor Jim Hagberg developed the “Heart Discovery Trail,” which opens February 11 in honor of American Heart Month, as an existing one-mile loop that includes educational signs bearing heart facts and quizzes.

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Explore public health

At the University of Maryland School of Public Health, we are driven by a passion to break down the barriers that keep individuals, families, communities and populations from attaining optimum health and wellness. Explore some of the ways we work to promote health, prevent disease and prolong active, high-quality lives through the topics below.

Make a difference with a degree from UMD Public Health

  • Mental Health
  • Health Literacy
  • Family and Child Health
  • Climate Change and Health
  • Physical Activity
  • Health Equity
  • Health Care Access
  • COVID-19

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Fearlessly Promoting Health for All

At the University of Maryland School of Public Health, we are driven by a passion to break down the societal barriers that keep individuals, families, communities and populations from optimum health and wellness everyday. Join us on a fearless journey to do public health good!

2800+
Undergraduate and Graduate Students in the School of Public Health

The School of Public Health has extraordinary professors and faculty who are dedicated to continuous student success.

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~$19M
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Research & Innovation

SPH research is making a difference in critical areas, from climate change’s impacts on health, physical activity’s benefits to aging brains and culturally competent mental health care's role in LGBTQ+ persons' health, among others.
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A member of the CONSERVE research team collects water from a field site to be analyzed for its chemical, microbial and physical qualities.