Whether as members of communities or in their careers, Davidson students will engage with complex public health challenges that require critical thinking, consideration of values, and the ability to communicate effectively. 

Davidson College is an innovative leader in undergraduate public health education grounded in the liberal arts, encompassing a contemporary vision of public health focused on foregrounding structural inequality and the social, political, and behavioral determinants of health. 

"My interest in the intersection of medicine and the social sciences to make healthcare more equitable grew at Davidson College…To explore the field further, I attended Dr. Karen Meagher's lecture on antimicrobial stewardship at Davidson, which solidified my interest in bioethics and led me to apply to the Mayo Clinic Biomedical Ethics Postbaccalaureate Research Program. Now, I work at Mayo Clinic as a biomedical ethics research trainee, researching the impact of scarce resource allocation policy during crises on the aging patient population and those with disabilities and chronic conditions, improving care for patients with limited English proficiency and complex care needs, and advocating for the expansion of autonomy-affirming care for incarcerated patients. Dr. Karen Meagher is now a mentor of mine at Mayo Clinic! The public health and bioethics educational programming at Davidson College has been so formative not only for my research interests, but also my career.” 


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Join the Public Health Interest Outlook 365 Group & Email List

Receive Emails from the Department of Public Health

Using your Davidson email, join the Outlook Public Health Interest Group to receive emails on programming information, upcoming events, and opportunities.  Recent alumni using a non-Davidson email may email us publichealth@davidson.edu and request group membership.

Current students, faculty and staff follow the instructions below to subscribe to receive information from the Public Health Interest Group. Be sure that you are logged into your Davidson email account when subscribing to this list.

  1. Open Outlook
  2. On the Home tab, select Browse Groups. This maybe a right click or click on the “...” on the navigation bar to see this option
  3. In the search box, enter Public Health
  4. Scroll to the Public Health Interest Group and select Join

You should receive a welcome message from the Public Health Interest Group and the group will be added to your Outlook Group list. If you have any problems subscribing to this Outlook Group, contact us at publichealth@davidson.edu.


Public Health

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Davidson College - Public Health
209 Ridge Rd
Box 5000
Davidson, NC 28035