SPH Winter 2021 Commencement (In-Person)
The University of Maryland School of Public Health's in-person Winter 2021 Commencement Ceremony will be held in-person on Tuesday, December 21 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST at the UMD Xfinity Center.
Image from the 2018 SPH Winter Commencement*
Health Literacy Spans Language Divide
With $4M from HHS, the UMD Horowitz Center for Health Literacy is training community health workers to meet the needs of myriad language communities, dispel misinformation and improve health literacy by spreading accurate information in culturally appropriate ways.
The New York Times | Is the Coronavirus Getting Better at Airborne Transmission?
The Alpha variant traveled more efficiently in small droplets and the Delta variant may have continued this evolution, according to new research by SPH Professor Don Milton and team.
SPH Doctoral Grad Thrives in Leadership Program at the NIH
As a Presidential Management Fellow at the All of Us Research Program, Travis Hyams, PhD '20, will help the National Institutes of Health with an ambitious goal, to recruit more than one million people nationwide to be a part of one of the most diverse medical databases in history.
Healthy Garden, Healthy You
Asst. Professor Rachel Rosenberg Goldstein received NIH-NLM funding to provide information and tools on the links between gardening and human health in Baltimore City and Prince George's County, Maryland.
University of Maryland COVID-19 Information
Free KN95 masks are available to the UMD community throughout campus, including at the Stamp Student Union and residence halls. These masks provide better protection for you and reduce the spread of the virus from someone wearing one. You are also less likely to develop COVID-19 after close contact with someone who tested positive when wearing a KN95 mask. These masks are extremely effective as they can filter 95% of the virus particles in the air.
In compliance and coordination with public health guidance, COVID-19 data, and Prince George’s County mandates, the University of Maryland continues to require masks to be worn indoors by all, regardless of vaccination status. Read UMD’s announcement.
All students, faculty and staff who will be on the University of Maryland campus this fall are also required to be vaccinated against COVID.
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
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!
The School of Public Health has extraordinary professors and faculty who are dedicated to continuous student success.