Welcome to the Elon Public Health Studies Program 

The Public Health Studies major prepares students with the knowledge and skills to address the public health challenges of hte 21st century. Students apply interdisciplinary and population health frameworks to the analysis of the determinants of health and interventions to address diseases and other health conditions. The pursuit of health equity at the local, national, and global  levels is emphasized. Students are prepared to enter the workplace and/or continue their education in public health or related fields. 

"The Public Health Studies minor has enabled me to explore different aspects of public health and helped me with my applications for graduate school. I intend to pursue a career in public health, so the more experience I gain as an undergraduate, the more prepared I will be as a professional."

-Dana Wolff '09

Public Health Studies News

Lisa Wade, 'Hookup Culture' - Oct. 2

Elon University's Women's, Gender and Sexualities Studies program invites Lisa Wade for The Lauren Dunne Astley Memorial Lecture in LaRose Digital Theatre, Koury Business Center at 7:30 p.m. 

Peggy Orenstein, "Girls & Sex" - Jan. 17
Elon University's Women's, Gender and Sexualities Studies program invites Peggy Orenstein for The Lauren Dunne Astley Memorial Lecture in Lakeside Hall, Moseley Center at 6 p.m.

 

SURE students offer look into summer research initiatives

Fifty-four Elon students presented the work they've undertaken during Summer Undergraduate Research Experiences, an eight-week deep dive into research. 

Elon senior spending summer in Ethiopia with Harvard public health research program

Sarah Holdren '18 is participating in the Harvard University School of Public Health's Multidiscipinary International Research Training program in Ethiopia.

Oprah Winfrey visits Elon to celebrate graduation of one of her ‘daughter girls’ 

Nosipho Shangase '17, who graduated from the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa, has become an accomplished public health scholar at Elon and will pursue her doctorate in the field.