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The SPH Happiness and Wellness Initiative

The Happiness and Wellness Initiative aligns with the University of Maryland School of Public Health mission: “to promote and protect the health and well-being” of our diverse communities throughout Maryland, the nation, and the world.

Vision: To promote happiness and well-being for all, aligning with the University of Maryland School of Public Health Vision of “physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all people throughout our local and global communities.”

Mission: To proactively strengthen health and wellness, while prioritizing resiliency, through strength-based communications, training, curriculum, research, and assessment. 

Happy and Well e-Newsletter

A weekly e-newsletter featuring tips on "spreading a little happiness," The Well Terp, Some Good News stories and upcoming events.

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The Well Terp

Science-based wellness tips, techniques and strategies to improve your own well-being from certified health and wellness experts in the field!

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Some Good News

Our Happiness and Wellness Initiative shares "some good news" from the SPH and our extended community. Submit your own good news by email to

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Meet the Happy and Well Team

Portrait of Brielle Merchant

Brielle Merchant

Project Coordinator, Office of the Dean
Portrait of Erin McClure

Erin McClure

Director of Operations & Chief of Staff; Diversity Officer, Office of the Dean
Portrait of Caitlin Waite

Caitlin Waite

Program Administrative Specialist, Office of the Dean
Portrait of Amanda Grimes

Amanda Grimes

Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration, Office of the Dean