Madison Davidson Promotes Health in the Community

Published: December 12th, 2012

Category: Department Life, Student News

Madison Davidson is an undergraduate senior in the Bachelor’s of Health Science (BHS) Program, College of Public Health and Health Professions. Madison was recently recognized for having the best project in her Service Learning Course, instructed by Dr. Moorhouse.

Service Learning is a course that provides students with the opportunity to volunteer and conduct a supervised project in the community. Madison volunteered at Living Well, a fitness and wellness center for University of Florida faculty and staff.

Madison developed health education materials and activities that pertained to monthly health topics aligned with the 2012 National Health Observances. The topics included Healthy Aging, Breast Cancer and Diabetes.

Madison is currently in the Public Health Track of the BHS Program. “I really enjoy public health because of the amount of people you can reach and also the prevention aspect it offers,” she commented.

Madison is planning on getting her MPH with a concentration in epidemiology. As someone who was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes as a child, she hopes to eventually conduct research with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation on the causes of Type 1 Diabetes as well as possible cures and treatments. “I feel that having diabetes at such a young age made me more responsible and also was a large contributor to my interest in the health field,” she said.

In addition to her school priorities, she works part time at O2BKids! In her free time she enjoys reading, crafts and spending time with her friends and family.