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

Campus events to recognize National American Indian Heritage Month

A range of events during the month of November is organized by the Center for Race, Ethnicity & Diversity Education and its partners. 

Pulitzer-winning oncologist Siddhartha Mukherjee details evolving fight against cancer in Baird lecture

Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, the author of "The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer," offered his insights to a crowd of nearly 600 gathered in McCrary Theatre on Sept. 20. 

Fair, alumni publish articles in public health journals

Cindy Fair, chair of the Department of Public Health Studies, has co-authored three journal articles with recent graduates relating to the maturing cohort of adolescents and young adults with perinatally acquired HIV. 

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.