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 statewide coalition of colleges and universities also recognized an Elon student with its Community Impact Award for leadership and service.
Matthew Crumpton '17 was presented with the first Richard Lichetenstein Leadership Award during his time at the University of Michigan's Summer Enrichment Program.
The second annual Undergraduate Public Health Research Collaboration was held at Elon on Friday, Sept. 23, and brought together students and faculty from Elon, Davidson College and Furman University.
Elon advances a growing national movement, engaging recent graduates in a year of community service following graduation.
Hannah Allen '15 and Cindy Fair co-authored research that looked at perceptions about parenting from young parents with perinatally acquired HIV. The research was presented at the International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, in July.