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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*

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Cynthia Baur and colleagues at the Asian American Center of Frederick

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.

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Crowd of people wearing face masks.

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.

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Travis Hyams

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.

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Happy woman gardening

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.

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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.

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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!

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

Taylor Palmer '21 Intern, PATIENTS Program, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and MPH student Read Taylor's profile
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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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Student samples water for CONSERVE Center
A member of the CONSERVE research team collects water from a field site to be analyzed for its chemical, microbial and physical qualities.