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
Professor Fair and the public health major, alongside cancer advocate Megan-Claire Chase, presented their work at the American Psychosocial Oncology Society conference in Atlanta on Feb. 28, and the Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine conference in Washington, D.C., on March 7.
Shariq Ali ’20, Ashley Jutras ’20 and Styrling Rohr ’19 have received Critical Language Scholarships from the federal government to study foreign languages deemed critical to U.S. diplomacy and outreach.
Stephanie Ntim ‘19 is among the recipients of the Lumen Prize, which provides selected students with a scholarship and celebrates their academic and creative accomplishments.
Elon students Stephanie Ntim '19, Taylor Jones '19, Samantha Perry '18 and Sarah Holdren '18 presented research at the American Public Health Association Conference held Nov. 10-13 in San Diego.
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.