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

Passionately Curious: Cindy Fair examines how children with pediatric HIV transition to adolescence and young adulthood

Fair, professor of public health studies and human service studies and Watts/Thompson Professor, is one of eight Elon faculty members featured this year in "Passionately Curious," the annual Elon University President's Report. 

Cindy Fair and Francesa Music '19 present on adolescent and young adult cancer survivors and fertility preservation

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.

Elon students receive State Department scholarships to study Hindi, Arabic

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.  


Public health performance: Lumen Scholar uses creative arts to help students in Ghana learn about malaria 

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.

Public health students, alumni, & professors present at the American Public Health Association conference

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.