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University of Maryland School of Public Health: Advancing a Better State of Health

The New Measles:
Understanding the Latest Outbreak

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. 


Money Matters More than Marital Status in How Parents Raise Kids

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.



The Changing Climate and Health:
Third Annual Public Health Research@Maryland Day

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.

Keynotes include:

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)


SPH to Play Lead Role in New UMD Center for Sports Medicine, Health, and Human Performance

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.
Recent Research
Improving the Cultural Competency of Health Professionals in Europe

Youth Alcohol Choices Linked to the Media They Consume

Social Network Influences on Condom Use by Female Sex Workers in China

Co-occurring Depression and Substance Abuse Linked to Lower Income

Father Involvement Associated With Decreased Stress in Infants of Teen Moms
Student Spotlight

Public Health Without Borders Expands Its Reach

Public Health Without Borders (PHWB), a University of Maryland student organization based in the School of Public Health, sent two student teams to Ethiopia and Peru in January 2015 to partner with local communities on projects to improve community health. Learn more...

Kinesiology Students Map Crime Along Area Running Trails

Kinesiology honors students and a GIS mentor created an online tool to assist runners who utilize area running trails, color coding sections of the trails based the incidence of violent crimes over a six month period.
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Faculty Profile:
Mona Mittal, PhD

Understanding Domestic Violence & HIV

Alumna Profile:
Julia Marcus, '14

The December '14 commencement student speaker reflects on what she learned at UMD.
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SPH Accreditation: Make your Voice Heard!

The University of Maryland School of Public Health is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) and we are currently undergoing our reaccreditation review. You are invited to participate in our re-accreditation process by  commenting on our draft self-study document.

Upcoming Events

Mon Mar 9, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Joan S. Hult Women’s History Month Lecture: Ms. Brenda Frese
Wed Mar 11, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
ADVANCE Lecture: The Art and Science of Mentoring with Harvard’s Dr. Joan Y. Reede
Thur April 9 (all day):
Public Health Research @ Maryland – The Changing Climate and Health
Mon May 4, 6:30 pm
SPH Honors Convocation 2015
Fri May 22, 9:00 am
SPH Spring 2015 Commencement


SPH in the News

Live Science Op-Ed: Why 'Fifty Shades' Could Give Dangerous Message to Teens
Christian Science Monitor: Single parent or poverty? Study looks at which affects good parenting most

Capital News Service: Bill would mandate eight-year moratorium on fracking
Washington Post: Don’t be afraid of the cold – the surprising allure & benefits of an outdoor workout
Washington Post: These two states had the same basic information about fracking. They made very different decisions

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