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

Jennifer Carroll publishes new book on substance use and health politics in Ukraine

Carroll's new book, "Narkomania: Drugs, HIV, and Citizenship in Ukraine," has been released from Cornell University Press.

Elon names 2019 Lumen Scholars

The university's top undergraduate research award comes with $20,000 to support and celebrate academic and creative achivements. 

Passionately Curious: Cindy Fair examines how children with pediatric HIV transition to adolescence and young adulthood

Fair, professor of public health studies and human service studies and Watts/Thompson Professor, is one of eight Elon faculty members featured this year in "Passionately Curious," the annual Elon University President's Report. 

Cindy Fair and Francesa Music '19 present on adolescent and young adult cancer survivors and fertility preservation

Professor Fair and the public health major, alongside cancer advocate Megan-Claire Chase, presented their work at the American Psychosocial Oncology Society conference in Atlanta on Feb. 28, and the Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine conference in Washington, D.C., on March 7.

Elon students receive State Department scholarships to study Hindi, Arabic

Shariq Ali ’20, Ashley Jutras ’20 and Styrling Rohr ’19 have received Critical Language Scholarships from the federal government to study foreign languages deemed critical to U.S. diplomacy and outreach.