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Record-Breaking Campaign Success Yields Outsized Public Health Impact

The School of Public Health raised a record $26.3 million for the UMD Fearless Ideas Campaign, an 188% increase above our original goal. The support has bolstered student scholarships, grown the Global Health Initiative, accelerated the creation of the school’s Office of Public Health Practice and expanded critical faculty research.

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Taking on a Toxic Legacy

Historical and ongoing obstacles prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from protecting Americans from cumulative toxic exposures, according to a new publication by Devon Payne-Sturges and Robert Sprinkle.

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Winter 2021 Commencement

The University of Maryland School of Public Health's 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. 

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SPH Faculty Openings

We are recruiting for several faculty positions, including:

  • Professor and Chair, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Assistant or Associate Professor, Behavioral and Community Health
  • Assistant Professor (3), Health Policy and Management
  • Assistant Professor, Family Science
  • Associate Director, Horowitz Center for Health Literacy
  • Graduate Director, Applied Environmental Health
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A man walks through a deserted airport terminal in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Monday after the United States and other nations imposed travel bans on the country, where the Omicron variant of COVID-19 was first detected.  AP Photo/Jerome Delay

Amid Arrival of New COVID Variant, SPH Expert Directs Attention to What Works

Though it will likely be unclear for some time how effective vaccines are against the new omicron variant, messaging should continue to bolster “what we know,” said Sandra Quinn, professor and chair of the Department of Family Science: Vaccines have been remarkably safe and effective against every variant so far.

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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

  • 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!

Undergraduate and Graduate Students in the School of Public Health

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

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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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A member of the CONSERVE research team collects water from a field site to be analyzed for its chemical, microbial and physical qualities.