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Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health

Our Department’s Mission

The Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health focuses on impactful research and innovative individually tailored student programs that translate to actions, policies and interventions at local, national, and global levels. Faculty members' expertise includes environmental justice, policy, climate change, food and water safety, and airborne transmission of infectious diseases and pollution. Faculty, staff and students work together on cutting-edge research to inform health professionals, decision-makers and the public, engaging and empowering communities, and creating actionable solutions to advance environmental and human health.    

Our Degree Programs

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MPH, Environmental Health Sciences

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Drought season on maize crop plantation

MS, Environmental Health Sciences

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Student samples water for CONSERVE Center

PhD, Environmental Health Sciences

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Children in Ethiopia Washing hands

Certificate, Global Health

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Why I Chose Maryland

“The professors were truly invested in the students and their success across the SPH. The mentorship I received made a big difference for me. I continue to engage with my professors and work with several of them.”

 

Allison Gost, alumna of the School of Public Health at the University of Maryland

Connect With Us

Get in Touch WIth Our Graduate Program Directors

Paul Turner
Graduate Director
mieh-grad@umd.edu
 

Maurice Rocque
Coordinator
mrocque@umd.edu
(301) 405-5509

 

Plan a Visit!
Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health
SPH Building, 4200 Valley Drive, Rm 2234T
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-2611

Contact: Maurice Rocque
Email: mrocque@umd.edu
Phone: (301) 405-5509

Find directions and parking information on the SPH visitor page.

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