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

‘Elon University Faculty: Passionately Curious’ celebrates faculty scholarship

The 2018 edition of the President’s Report highlights the accomplishments of the university’s outstanding educators. These intellectual leaders exemplify the kind of drive and commitment that makes Elon such a distinctive academic community.

Longmire-Avital, Madzima and alumna co-author article in Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal

Associate Professor of Psychology Buffie Longmire-Avital, Assistant Professor of Exercise Science Takudzwa "Titch" Madzima and Elyse Bierut '16 examined the rates of engagement in high-calorie burning activities of black and white American collegiate females.

Elon faculty voices highlighted

Cindy Fair, Tony Crider, Haya Ajjan and Jean Rattigan-Rohr shared their innovative scholarship, insights into teaching and approaches to community engagement at Elon Talks: Faculty Voices.

Cynthia Fair named Watts-Thompson Professor

Professor Cynthia Fair of the Department of Public Health Studies is renowned for her research into the changes in the HIV/AIDS epidemic. 

Elon alumni and professor present at the International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam

Sarah Alger ’17 and Samantha Perry’18 joined Professor Cynthia Fair in the Department of Public Health Studies at the 22nd International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam where the group presented research.