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The University of Maryland is engaged in research and education to increase knowledge, promote racial equity and social justice, and work toward the eradication and dismantling of structural and systemic racism. Our research across disciplines focuses on a variety of topics, including social policies and reforms, policing, the criminal justice system, sentencing and incarceration, voting and social movements, health equity, work and the economy, family, violence, the arts and humanities, geography, and climate. Drawing from our diverse disciplines and the expertise of our faculty, our researchers are engaging in these topics using solution- and change-oriented approaches.

Video: Bringing Healthcare to the Barber's Chair

Through Shots at the Shop, the University of Maryland, the White House and community partners team up to save lives, turning barbershops and beauty salons into trusted health information centers during the pandemic and beyond. Watch on YouTube

Dr. Stephen Thomas, School of Public Health professor and director of the Maryland Center for Health Equity, shares the story behind this #FearlesslyUMD community-engaged research. Video by Bethany Swain.

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