Public Health Studies prepares students with the knowledge and skills to address the public health challenges of the 21st century. Students apply interdisciplinary approaches and the population health framework to the analysis of the determinants of health and disease and to interventions to eliminate or control diseases and other health impairing conditions. The pursuit of health equity at the local, national, and global levels is emphasized. Students are prepared to enter the workplace in public health settings and/or continue their education in the field of 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
The Elon community held a special gathering on Thursday to explore a facility that now houses the psychology and human service studies departments, as well as the public health studies program.
Professors L. Kim Epting, Cynthia Fair and Caroline Ketcham were honored Aug. 18, 2014, when faculty from Elon College, the College of Arts & Sciences gathered in the Lakeside Meeting Rooms to plan for the upcoming academic year and to celebrate colleagues’ achievements.
Caley Mikesell is one of eight fellows from around the world spending June and July in rural India to help research and develop holistic programs aimed at improving conditions for impoverished villages.
A trio from the Class of 2014, including one student who was among the first to complete the requirements of the university’s new Peace Corps Prep Program, will soon head around the world to serve local communities.
Colby Halligan secured the nation's premier academic award for students dedicated to careers in the environment, tribal public policy or Native American health care.