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Public Health

If you have a broad range of health-related interests and a passion for making a difference, the public health major at Meredith will be a good fit for you. This interdisciplinary program offers a strong liberal arts education combined with the opportunity to gain specific skills in a rapidly growing field.



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Carolina Perez-Heydrich
Public Health Program Coordinator
149 Science/Mathematics
(919) 760-8020
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At Meredith, you will have opportunities to pursue in-depth research under the guidance of faculty mentors. You'll be prepared for a professional position as a public health generalist, and you'll be well-equipped to pursue an advanced degree in public health if you choose to do so.

Career Outlook

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Public health is a diverse and rapidly growing field. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, public health-related employment opportunities are expected to grow in the coming decade in response to global concerns such as emerging diseases, bio-terrorism, infectious disease surveillance, and water resource issues. Read more »

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Tori Edwards

Victoria (Tori) Edwards, ’18, has accepted challenges inside and outside the classroom, while discovering a passion for quality healthcare and her desire for advocacy.

Katie Murphy

Katie Murphy

At Meredith, Katie Murphy has come to see how her sense of responsibility is a strength.

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Erin Murray

For Erin Murray, ’19, the quest for choosing the right college ended when she caught her first glimpse of Johnson Hall as she drove down Main Campus Drive as a high school senior.

Public Health Videos

Strong Story | Lindsay Parlberg

Strong Story | Lindsay Parlberg

Lindsay is a strong student and the first woman in Meredith’s history to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health.

Strong Story | Lindsay Parlberg

Lindsay is a strong student and the first woman in Meredith’s history to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health.

Carolina Perez-heydrich

Why is it so difficult to eradicate some diseases?

Public Health Program Coordinator Carolina Perez-Heydrich explains what makes some diseases so difficult to eradicate. 

Why is it so difficult to eradicate some diseases?

Public Health Program Coordinator Carolina Perez-Heydrich explains what makes some diseases so difficult to eradicate. 

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