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 names 2017 Lumen Scholars

The university's top award comes with $15,000 to support and celebrate academic and creative achievements.

Krygsman named the next Elon Postgraduate Fellow at Comprehensive Rural Health Project in India

Johanna Krygsman '17, a public health senior, will be the 6th Elon Postgraduate Fellow at CRHP India. She will spend one year supporting and learning from the coprehensive development nonprofit - the Comprehensive Rural Health Project - in Jamkhed India. 

Read On Elon program opens with 'The Life You Can Save'

Professors Raj Ghoshal and Katherine Johnson facilitated a student discussion of Peter Singer's "The Life You Can Save: Doing Your Part to End World Poverty," as the inaugural Read On Elon event.

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.