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 anthropologists and Lumen Scholar present research in D.C.

Three Elon faculty members and a university Lumen Scholar shared their work at the 2014 American Anthropological Association annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

Janelle Armstrong- Brown presented at APHA Conference

Janelle Armstrong-Brown, assistant professor of public health studies, presented her research at the 142nd Annual American Public Health Association Conference. 

Elon names inaugural Leadership Prize recipients

A new award provides students with $10,000 to research and understand problems of interest to them and then use their leadership abilities to test potential solutions.

Cindy Fair presents at Health Care Transition Research Consortium Research Symposium

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.

Career Moves: SPDC resources help alum land job with Ronald McDonald House

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.