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

Carroll co-authors book chapter in new volume on ending the opioid epidemic

With co-authors from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Carroll offers practical advice for public health and law enforcment professionals trying to work together.

Elon public health studies alumni and
faculty publish article in AIDS Patient Care and STDs

The article by Jamie Albright '13, Oliva Varney '13, and Watts-Thompson Professor Cynthia Fair focused on provider perspectives of the sexual and reproductive health needs of adolescents with HIV. 

Bonnie Bloxom ’19 awarded Fulbright grant to study in Taiwan

Bloxom, who majored in biology and public health studies, will pursue a master’s degree in global health at National Taiwan University.

Six student-athletes recognized as CAA Leadership and Sport Excellence Award winners

Elon against leads the conference in the number of students selected for the award which honors leadership, integrity, teamwork and sportsmanship on and off the field. 

Elon student brings experiences home from studying in Tanzania

Engagement Scholarships open the door to life-changing global studies opportunities for students, a priority of the Elon LEADS fundraising campaign.