Madison Huggins

    Madison Huggins BA, MPH

    University of British Columbia

2020 Interdisciplinary Frailty Fellow

Supervisor: Dr. Barbara Pesut

Madison is a PhD student at the University of British Columbia Okanagan in the School of Nursing. She is studying under the supervision of Dr. Barbara Pesut at the Health, Ethics and Diversity Lab. Madison’s PhD work focuses on adapting the Nav-CARE program to address the needs of persons living at home with life-limiting illness, and dementia. She holds a Master of Public Health degree with a focus on geriatrics, Bachelor of Arts Honors degree, and Certificate in Criminology and Addictions. She has significant experience in various research positions at the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, Vancouver General Hospital, BC Cancer, and the University of Saskatchewan. Madison is a published author in the Canadian Geriatrics Journal. Her most notable research has been examining advance care planning physician documentation and patient decision making in a home-based primary care service, as well as the use of robotic animal assisted interventions in improving the quality of life of patients with dementia in an acute care hospital setting. In her spare time Madison likes to bike ride, run, play board games, read, travel and visit with friends and family.