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 professor of human service studies and coordinator of the university's Public Health Studies program traveled to Houston in October to share findings of her research with collaborators from the consortium, Duke University and Elon University.
Emily Delaplane ’14 turned to the Student Professional Development Center last spring for advice and feedback when applying for a position in Delaware helping the families of hospitalized children.
North Carolina Campus Compact recognized the public health studies major with its 2014 Community Impact Student Award.
The purpose of this study is to identify differences in eating patterns of undergraduate students based on their residential environment.
The Elon community held a special gathering on Thursday to explore a facility that now houses the psychology and human service studies departments, as well as the public health studies program.