San Diego
October 17, 2018

The University of Maryland's School of Public Health is headed to San Diego from Nov. 10 to Nov. 14 for the American Public Health Association (APHA) meeting.

Come join us for several events, visit our booth, and catch student and faculty presentations during the meeting.


Faculty and students from the University of Maryland School of Public Health, as well as those from other disciplines on the College Park campus and other
University of Maryland campuses will present scientific papers and posters at the APHA meeting this year. 

See a list of faculty and student presentations at APHA 2018 »


Maryland Center for Health Equity to Recieve APHA PHEHP 2018 Health Equity Award 

The Maryland Center for Health Equity (M-CHE) has been selected as the APHA Public Health Education and Health Promotion (PHEHP) Section’s 2018 Health Equity Award recipient. M-CHE Director Dr. Stephen Thomas will accept the competitive Health Equity Award on behalf of the Center during the PHEHP Awards Luncheon taking place on Tuesday, November 13 from 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (#417.0, 7AB - SDCC). The award honors extraordinary individuals or organizations that have made significant advances in health education or health communications research, programs, or practice to improve health equity, and the elimination of health disparities at the national, state, local or international levels. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Thomas and M-CHE faculty and staff.

Doctoral Student Laura Drew to Present at 2018 APHA Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health Poster Session

Fourth-year Maternal and Child Health doctoral student, Laura Drew, is one of 29 students selected nationwide to present her research at the APHA Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health poster session taking place on Tuesday, November 13 from 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.(#4298.0, Hall A/C - SDCC). Her poster titled, “Macrosomia and Neonatal Morbidities in the United States,” was nominated by the UMD SPH’s Delta Omega Gamma Zeta chapter for presentation at the national meeting. Co-authors include advisor, Marie Thoma, an assistant professor in the Department of Family Science and Perinatal Epidemiologist and Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist, Katherine Grantz of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

MPH Student Yooni Choi Selected as APHA's 2018-19 Barbara Starfield Medical Care Scholarship Award Recipient

Yooni Choi, a health services administration MPH student, has been awarded the 2018 APHA Medical Care Section's Barbara Starfield Scholarship Award. The pupose of the award is to develop leadership within the Medical Care Section of the American Public Health Association. The award provides financial support to permit advanced training in advocacy for the major goals of the Medical Care Section and allows awardees to attend the full roster of Medical Care Section-related activities. In her scholarship application essay, Choi discussed her experience in the primary care department at Children’s National Health System and her field experience of seeing patients needs that were greater than just medical care. Choi's experience as a Barbara Starfield Medical Care Scholar will allow her to partner with the Medical Care Section to spotlight the social determinate of health needs in all of our community members across the state.


Come visit us at booth 633 in Exhibit Halls A-C. You can find us here.
The booth will be staffed during the following times:

  • Sunday, November 11
    1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

  • Monday, November 12
    9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

  • Tuesday, November 13
    9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.


All-APHA Workout with Steve Jordan ‘98, Trainer to the Stars

Monday, November 12 | 6:15 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.

MLK Promenade Park, San Diego, CA
(Hilton Gaslamp frontage-across from Hard Rock Hotel)

Start your day of conference meetings with an early morning workout with UMD alumnus Steve Jordan, a per-sonal trainer to the stars! This year is the 125th anniversary of the UMD Department of Kinesiology and all are invited to celebrate our legacy in advancing the science of human movement and its importance in promoting public health. Get active with us!

Registration is not required for the workout.

UMD Alumni Reception

Monday, November 12 I 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Mission Brewery
1441 L Street San Diego, CA 92101

Join fellow Terps in San Diego for a social event hosted by School of Public Health Dean Boris Lushniak, who formerly served as Acting Surgeon General of the United States and is a charismatic promoter of healthy living and the University of Maryland! All UMD graduates are invited! A Mexican buffet by San Diego Taco Company and award winning Mission Brewery beverages will be served.