Why are we seeing a resurgence of measles in the US? Why are record numbers of parents not vaccinating their kids against this highly contagious disease? How can we help people understand and trust the science behind vaccination? Prof. Sandra C. Quinn weighs in.
Parenting practices matter in the long-term emotional and cognitive health of children, and a new report by Prof. Sandra Hofferth shows that poverty explains more differences in parenting practices than family structure.
Join us on April 9, 2015 to explore how health care reform and climate change are impacting population health, among other topics. Learn about recent research developments and how they can be applied to promote and protect the health and well-being of communities in Maryland and beyond.
Climate, Infectious Disease and Human Health in an Era of Climate Change
Rita Colwell, PhD
Distinguished University Professor, President and Chairman of CosmosID, Inc.
Becoming the Healthiest Nation: A Public Health Approach
Georges C. Benjamin, MD
Executive Director, American Public Health Association (APHA)
The School of Public Health's Department of Kinesiology will help shape the research and educational programs of a new center that will focus on health promotion, human performance and sports medicine. With a planned 23,000 square feet of clinical space, it could treat an estimated 60,000 people a year. The program will bring together experts from across the University of Maryland, College Park and Baltimore campuses.