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The Master of Public Health (MPH) Program is a professional degree program that is administratively based in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health within the School of Medicine at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). Accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), our 42 credit hour program has three concentrations: Epidemiology, Community & Population Health and Global Health. 

Building upon the rich history and tradition of excellence of the School of Medicine as well as the dynamic academic community, the MPH Program is vibrant and growing. The MPH Program enjoys a strong research environment with outstanding university resources. Being part of a unique campus environment has made it possible for broad-based interdisciplinary scholarship, research, practice, leadership and policy. In addition to our MPH degree, our collaboration with other UMB professional schools has made it possible for us to offer six dual-degree programs: DDS/MPH, JD/MPH, MD/MPH, MS (Nursing)/MPH, PharmD/MPH and MSW/MPH.

Our MPH Program provides opportunities for you to receive a stellar education, the opportunity to develop multi-disciplinary partnerships and you will be inspired to positively impact the health and well-being of populations worldwide.



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MPH Program Recognizes Pearlene Lee, MD

Dr. Pearlene Lee, MPH student and Preventive Medicine Resident, published an editorial in the Baltimore Sun promoting the need for a mandatory flu vaccination in Maryland. Her publication is titled,  "Maryland needs mandatory flu vaccination.   


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Please join us in the SOPHAS Virtual Fair! 
                           Sphhas Virtual Fair Nov 2015 


Congratulations to Marla Yee!            

She was selected as a President's Fellow. Ms. Yee is a dual degree student in the Master of Public Health and the Doctor of Dental Surgery Programs.

                                                                             President's Fellows 

The MPH Program Welcomes New Students!

Orientation                                           The MPH Program welcomed its new students during Orientation on August 21, 2015. The goal of orientation was for students to feel connected to the MPH community and the University environment. The students received warm welcomes from Jay Magaziner, PhD, MS. Hygiene – Professor and Chair, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health and Diane Marie St. George, PhD- Assistant Professor and MPH Program director. Our program faculty, staff and current students who served as orientation leaders were included in the program to assist attendees by explaining expectations, helping to form campus connections, encouraging student involvement and advising about campus resources and services.

We'd like to acknowledge our New Student Orientation Team, led by: Lauren Gritzer. Team members included: Sam Abrams, Leah Perrotta, Katie Campbell, Nate' Hickman and Marla Yee. We wish our new students well and are delighted that they are part of our MPH community!


MPH Program Recognizes Sarah Uehara

Sarah Uehara, MPH Student publishes op-ed in Baltimore Sun titled,
"Why do poor kids get more cavities?" Sarah is a part of the University of Maryland's Dual Degree Doctor of Dental Surgery and Master of Public Health Program and her concentration is Epidemiology. 


                                     Sarah Uehara                                 

MPH Students Awarded Paul Ambrose Scholarship

 C.Egbulem                                             2015 Paul Ambrose Scholar 

BIOGRAPHY: Donna Egbulem is a joint Master's degree candidate in Social Work and Public Health. She is also a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Burkina Faso, 2012-2014). Her academic and community work have focused on reducing health disparities, improving access to maternal and child health care among transient populations, and decreasing violence and firearm injuries in Baltimore City. She has a keen interest in fortifying public health infrastructures by explicitly linking and aligning health care delivery systems with community resources and social services.

PROJECT: Donna and her research team will work to combat misconstrued perceptions of violence as normative behavior by involving neighborhood specific assets such as churches, beauty salons, barbershops and recreational centers in anti-violence awareness and prevention. The goal is to imbue the community with conflict resolution strategies and reduce homicide susceptibility. A monitoring and evaluation system will be created to capture qualitative data for the program. In addition to linking social services with medical services for the patient, this research project also seeks to combine patient -centered services with community outreach services; the goal is to build a bridge between victims and survivors.
2014 Paul Ambrose Scholar

BIOGRAPHY: Marla Yee is a dual degree student in Dentistry and Public Health. She is originally from Kingston, Jamaica but lives in Baltimore, MD. She was a second year student when she received the Paul Ambrose Scholar Award. "I love dentistry and I love public health too so, this year I'll be taking a year off from dental school to complete a Master in Public Health. I'm a food enthusiast and when I'm not busy with school, I like to cook, bake and try new recipes.

PROJECT: Increasing the proportion of adults who receive an oral and pharyngeal cancer screening from a dental professional.
    Marla Yee 


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