Poster Guidelines


You may submit a research poster when you register. 



Faculty and students are invited to showcase their research and learn about interdisciplinary studies addressing critical public health issues for Marylanders, the region, the nation and beyond in the era of healthcare reform. Poster abstracts should be 350 words or less, and can address a wide range of topics.

Categories Include:

  • Behavioral Health, Mental Health, Substance Abuse 
  • Cancer Prevention and Control
  • Environmental Health, Environmental Justice
  • Family, Child, Adolescent Health (includes Maternal & Child Health)
  • Health Care, Access, Insurance
  • Health Disparities
  • Health Literacy, Health Communications, Health Education
  • Infectious Disease
  • Obesity Prevention
  • Occupational Health
  • Physical Activity, Exercise Physiology, Movement
  • Research Methods
  • Surveillance, Community Needs Assessment, Pedagogy
  • Tobacco and Other Nicotine Products


Posters should be no larger than 4' x 4'. You will be assigned a space that is this size. A regular poster size is about 3' x 4'. Posters must be placed in the Grand Ballroom of the Stamp Student Union between 7:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 6. You will be assigned a specific space when you arrive. Presentation walls, tacks, and velcro will be available for you to hang your poster. Posters should be removed at the end of the day. Any remaining posters will be collected and can be retrieved from the Office of the Dean in the School of Public Health (room 2242). Please contact the Office of the Dean at (301) 405-2438 if you have questions or need to make other arrangements for picking up your poster.

Faculty and students from the University of Maryland School of Public Health can access logo files for use on their posters at:​


Student presented posters will be judged during the poster session between 12:30-2:45 p.m., so that presenters may grab lunch between 12-12:30 p.m. Poster quality will be rated on criteria such as: identification of research problem; appropriateness of research design and of data analysis; interpretation of results; clarity of oral presentation; description of relevance of findings to public health and overall presentation skills. Awards will be announced and presented at 4:30 p.m.

Judges: View the judging criteria evaluation form
Form will be available on-site as well.