MPH in Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology
Madison is a current MPH student studying maternal and child health epidemiology. She received her Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in community health with a focus on health education and health administration. During that time, she was an intern for the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District facilitating comprehensive sex education to middle school students in at-risk communities across Champaign County. This past summer she worked at the Illinois Department of Public Health, conducting a statewide surveillance analysis of severe maternal morbidity. This year, she’s working as an MCH research assistant on projects including Illinois Healthy Start and IBCCP.
Madison’s interest within MCH is in reproductive and perinatal epidemiology, maternal morbidity and mortality, access to care, and data-informed program development.
After grad school, Madison hopes to continue learning more in the field of MCHEPI through a fellowship program. Afterwards, she aspires to work in a state or local health department in an MCH epidemiology or research role.
Fun Fact- She spent a month studying in Cape Town, South Africa, which led her to pursue a graduate degree in epidemiology!