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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 will provide opportunities for you to receive a stellar education, the opportunity to develop multi-disciplinary partnerships and inspire you to positively impact the health and well-being of populations worldwide.



Alumni & Employer Survey

Greetings from the MPH Program at the University of Maryland Baltimore! 

As an MPH graduate, we need your help! As part of our ongoing commitment to comprehensive program evaluation, we are reaching out to alumni and employers to solicit feedback about our MPH Program. Having alumni and employer feedback helps us to identify areas for improvement. In addition, alumni and employer feedback are important components of our accreditation standards. As you know from our recent re-accreditation process, we are striving for program excellence!

We ask that you participate in this process by completing an alumni survey that was recently distributed via email. If you did not receive the email with the survey link, please contact Ms. Buchman. Please complete the alumni survey by the close of business on July 31, 2015. We are also hoping that your supervisor will complete a 3-question  employer survey. Responses from both surveys will be anonymous and results will be used only for program evaluation. 

Alumni who complete the survey by July 31 will each receive a $5 Target gift card via email and be entered in a raffle to win a $100 gift card. The winner of the raffle will be announced when the survey closes.

We want your input and value your support in this program evaluation process. With your assistance we can continue to strengthen the Master of Public Health program educational experience at the University of Maryland Baltimore. 

You may direct any questions about the survey to Meredith Buchman at (410) 706-0539 or mbuchman@epi.umaryland.edu.

MPH New Student Orientation: Friday, August 21, 2015 10 am to 2 pm

Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) in the Gladhill Boardroom

The required orientation program for new students will take place on August 21. Orientation is being planned to acquaint you with fellow students, concentration directors, staff and faculty. Further, students will have an opportunity to learn more about various aspects of life as a MPH student. 


Cooking Matters Store Tours in West Baltimore

Want to teach people how to shop and eat healthier? The Office of Community Engagement and the Master of Public Health (MPH) Program is actively recruiting students who are interested in assisting with the Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign, a national program working to end child hunger in the United States. UMB students will lead store tours at designated grocery stores and markets in West Baltimore. The tentative start date for the program is August 24th and the program will run through November. Interested? Contact Oriyomi Dawodu for more details and visit the Cooking Matters at the Store Website.    

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 

MPH Student Leaders recognized in Nations Health

The Nations Health is a publication of American Public Health Association. In their June 15th online publication they featured universities around the country and recognized  their work in promoting National Public Health Week in April.  

 Nations Health 


We would like to extend our sincere congratulations and best of luck to the MPH graduates!

May 15, 2015 

MPH Graduates(1)Timileyin Adediran
Fana Maru Aragaw
Barisere Bobo
Susan Bright-Ponte
Jessica Caidor
Jingjing Chen
Margarita Chukhina
Jennifer Courneya
Barbrakaryne Fobi
Peris Njeri Gathura
Walid M. Hammad
JaWanna Latrice Henry
Katherine Gabrielle Holmes
Jocelyn M. Huntt
Subarna Mukherjee
Doris Yimgang Ngandjouong
Ngozi Helen Obineme
Emmanuel Oga
Lee Anne Myers Palmer
Ashley O’Neill Peddicord-Austin
David Riedel
Tolulope Adufe Sodimu
Jazmyn Nicole Thompson
Jamila Torain


MPH Program recognizes Sarah Kilby 

Congratulations to Sarah Kilby for her first place poster session award at The Changing Climate and Health Conference on April 9, 2015 at the University of Maryland. 

 Sarah Kilby 

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