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Department of Epidemiology and Public Health

The Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH) has grown over the past few decades into one of the largest basic science departments in the University of Maryland at Baltimore, School of Medicine. EPH makes significant contributions to the teaching mission at the School of Medicine and brings in annual research dollars that, on average, represents approximately 9% of all NIH funding at the School of Medicine.

Our research strengths are reflected in the substantial amount of direct research funding that we receive each year. Our specialty deals with the causes, distribution, prevention, and control of disease.

We have outstanding, multifaceted graduate programs, including the CEPH-accredited Master of Public Health (MPH), and MS degrees in epidemiologyclinical research, and biostatistics. We offer PhD degrees in epidemiologymolecular epidemiology and gerontology. Learn more about our other degree programs.

School of Medicine Council
Epidemiology & Public Health Representatives
Term 2020-2022

Jennifer Albrecht, PhD (GECO)

Kathryn Hughes Barry, PhD, MPH (CaEpi)

Colin Stine, PhD (GECO)

Laurence Magder, PhD (Biostats)

Diane Marie St. George, PhD (Academics/MPH)


Yuji Zhang, PhD (Biostats)

Laundette Jones, PhD (PrevMed)

Karen Coffey, MD, MPH (GECO)

Kartik Kaushik, MSc, PhD (PrevMed)

The SOM Council “provides a forum for faculty members to discuss, deliberate and vote on issues vital to their interests as well as to the School of Medicine.” Each department is allocated slots based on the department’s size.  Members and Alternates report on the previous month’s discussions/actions at EPH Faculty Meetings. All faculty are welcome to attend SOM Council.

The Council meets monthly. Click the link below for the schedule:

2021 Council Schedule

Annual EPH Town Hall Meetings

Each year, EPH holds a Town Hall Meeting where faculty, staff, and students are invited to review the past year's successes.

Town Hall Slides: 2021

Town Hall Slides: 2020

Town Hall Slides: 2019



Kudos! is a space for EPH faculty and staff to recognize a fellow colleague, coworker, or classmate who has helped them in some way on a specific project or initiative, or deserves general recognition for the unique way they contribute to life here at EPH.

2021 Kudos displayed at EPH 2021 Virtual Town Hall