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Health Disparities Seen in Baltimore among Black Residents

Health disparities across the U.S. are related to factors like race, income, and education level. From the poverty rate to premature births and average life expectancy, these inequalities perpetuate health problems faced by citizens across the country, including Maryland. This problem is especially pronounced in Baltimore, a diverse city where about 63% of the residentsContinue reading “Health Disparities Seen in Baltimore among Black Residents”

Maryland Blue Crabs in the Chesapeake Bay

Summer is not complete in Maryland without blue crabs. Blue crabs are known across the country for their distinctive coloring and delicious taste, with around 594 million originating from Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay. In fact, an estimated one-third of the nation’s blue crab catch comes from the Bay. Although these crabs are not endangered, their populationContinue reading “Maryland Blue Crabs in the Chesapeake Bay”


Hello! After receiving a Science for the Public Good grant from the Union of Concerned Scientists, we—Graduate Science Policy at UMD members Sarah Benish, Aditi (Addie) Dubey, Liz Friedman, and Rachel Lamb— are excited to officially initiate strategic planning for a science policy fellowship for the State of Maryland. Similar to other state science policyContinue reading “Welcome!”

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