Welcome to the Elon Public Health Studies Program 

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

Public Health Studies News

Elon junior a finalist for Truman Scholarship

Amy Mullan is competing for a highly competitive national fellowship awarded each year to those with goals of working in public service or government. Winners will be announced in April. 

Lumen Scholar is all ears as she explores the impact of birth stories on first-time mothers

Michelle Reissig ’17 is among the recipients of the Lumen Prize, which provides selected students with a $15,000 scholarship and celebrates their academic and creative accomplishments.

Aid worker with experience in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan to speak on politics of humanitarian assistance, refugee crises

Federico Motka along with Joel Shelton, assistant professor of political science and policy studies, will present, "Rethinking Humanitarianism in a Fragmenting World: Lessons from Syria and Beyond” on Thursday, Feb. 9.

Ten Elon scholars named semifinalists for Fulbright Awards

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers research, study and teaching opportunities to recent graduates in more than 140 countries, with approximately 1,900 grants awarded annually in all fields of study. 

Students leverage strategic marketing to tackle health care problems during Winter Term course

Since the beginning of January, students in Health Care Strategies for the 21st Century have worked with local health care professionals to develop strategic market strategies for their organizations.