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Maryland is home to cross-disciplinary experts working to eliminate racial, ethnic and gender health disparities and to respond to global health issues. We are exploring the intersection of public health and technology, policy and the built environment.

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Public Health Experts

Sandra C. Quinn

Professor and Chair, Family Science and Senior Associate Director, Maryland Center for Health Equity

School of Public Health

Stephen B. Thomas

Professor of Health Policy and Management and Director, Maryland Center for Health Equity

School of Public Health

Boris D. Lushniak

Dean and Professor

School of Public Health

Donald K. Milton


School of Public Health

Jennifer D. Roberts

Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology

School of Public Health

Sacoby Wilson

Associate Professor, Applied Environmental Health (MIAEH)

School of Public Health

Jessica Fish

Assistant Professor, Department of Family Science

School of Public Health

Public Health News Releases

UMD School of Public Health Launches New Department of Global, Environmental, and Occupational Health

New major in global health, new specialization in environmental justice will round out the department.

Rising to a Grand Challenge: Food, Energy and Water in a Changing Climate

Institutional Grant Team Works for Balanced Approaches to Existential Problems

UMD Well Water Data Finds Contamination Frequent on Farms

Extension Researcher Finds Bacteria, Suggests Filter Use to Boost Safety

UMD Public Health Study Provides Data Showing Lower Life Expectancy in Redlined Neighborhoods

Redlining’s Lingering Impacts on Health in Baltimore, Maryland

New UMD Public Health Study Shows Singing, Talking Emit More Virus

Researchers Continue to Zero in on How COVID-19 Spreads

Exercise Intervention in Older Adults Improved Brain Function Related to Memory

Adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) showed increased functional connectivity in the hippocampus after 12 week walking program

Leading Experts Call for Immediate Action to Address Inhalation Exposure to Prevent COVID-19 Infections and Deaths

UMD's Dr. Donald K. Milton and Professor of Environmental Health is amongst the list of scientific and medical expert signatories

New UMD-led Report on Improving Educational Equity and Engagement During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

Report Based on the Lived Experiences of Black, Latino and Underserved Families Recommends Solutions for School Systems to Better Support Kids

University of Maryland, Baltimore and University of Maryland, College Park Researchers Collaborate to Address COVID-19

Five joint UMB, UMCP research teams receive $500,000 in MPower Seed Grants

Parenting Through the COVID-19 Pandemic

UMD clinical psychology professor Andrea Chronis-Tuscano offers tips for families navigating the COVID-19 pandemic

UMD Prevention Research Center to Focus on LGBTQ Mental Health with new $3.75M from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

School of Public Health's Prevention Research Center will receive $3.75 million over five years from the CDC.

Transgenic Fungus Rapidly Killed Malaria Mosquitoes in West African Study

Technology developed at the University of Maryland could safely reduce malaria mosquito populations, including insecticide-resistant strains

UMD Report Finds Stark Challenges for Latino Youths in Montgomery County

Report calls for more support of students’ academic, social-emotional health

Responding to Cholera Before It Strikes

New international aid project builds on UMD scientist Rita Colwell’s foundational discoveries and ongoing work.

UMD Study Examines Association of Abortion and Antidepressants

Study finds that having an abortion does not lead to depression.

UMD Announces Partnership with The Haven at College

Collaboration will bring a recovery house and outpatient center to UMD.

Flu May Be Spread Just by Breathing, New UMD-Led Study Shows

Coughing and sneezing not required for transmission.

As U.S. Maternal Deaths Rise, UMD Research Underscores Impact of Flawed Data

Researchers urge for improved data collection to reduce maternal mortality.

UMD's IBBR Awarded NIH Grant to Investigate Body's T-cell Mechanism of Attack

$3.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will help researchers develop innovative therapeutics to fight viruses and tumors.

UMD Researcher Awarded $1.4M NIH Grant to Study Effects of Copper on Heart Health

Research aims to provide answers to unexplained heart attacks that occur frequently in animals and humans.

UMD's Colwell Awarded 2017 International Prize for Biology

Renowned scientist honored for discoveries in marine microbiology, bioinformatics and cholera prevention.

UMD Researchers Discover Link Between Regular Energy Drink Use and Later Drug Use Among Young Adults

Study results show that energy drink users might be at heightened risk for other substance use, particularly stimulants.

Public Health in the News


A ‘uniquely American’ challenge: Group of local universities offer ideas to reduce gun violence


Health officials turn to Black-owned barber shops and hair salons as possible Covid-19 vaccination sites

Washington Post

A new national model? Barbershop offers coronavirus shots in addition to cuts and shaves.

Reader's Digest

6 Places you're most likely to catch coronavirus

Washington Post

Public health experts say ‘we can’t give up on testing’ as vaccinations ramp up


In environmental justice push, Md. lawmakers look to decrease harmful toxins

The New York Times

Scientists Call on C.D.C. to Set Air Standards for Workplaces, Now

The New York Times

Get Wise to Covid Rumors

Washington Post

Confusion and chaos: Inside the vaccine rollout in D.C., Maryland and Virginia

Washington Post

One county has twice as many covid-19 deaths. The other does much better with vaccinations.

U.S. News

A Recipe for Trouble? Reversal of California Outdoor Dining Ban Has Heads Spinning

Washington Post

A diverse suburb’s biggest pandemic challenge: Distributing the vaccine equitably


For Scientists Who Study Virus Transmission, 2020 Was A Watershed Year


US service workers brace for another MAGA rally in Washington, DC


How Do We Stop This Surge? Here's What Experts Say Could Help

Washington Post

Va. to tighten coronavirus restrictions amid rise in infections; Md.’s caseload hits record


Not trusting the FDA, Black doctors’ group creates panel to vet Covid-19 vaccines


Updated CDC guidance acknowledges coronavirus can spread through the air

The Atlantic

The Coronavirus Is Revealing Football’s Human Cost


Building Trust At The Barber Shop


Public Health Expert Calls To Repair Distrust In A COVID-19 Vaccine

Pew Trusts

Searing Heat Will Make COVID-19 Racial Disparities Worse

AP News

Rich Americans spew more carbon pollution at home than poor

Mother Jones

Let’s Connect the Dots Between Environmental Injustice and the Coronavirus


Blacks, Hispanics Hit Harder by the Coronavirus, Early U.S. Data Show

The New York Times

Coronavirus Crisis Threatens Push for Denser Housing

NBC News

African Americans may be dying from COVID-19 at a higher rate. Better data is essential, experts say.

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