Department of Exercise, Health, and Sport Sciences

Meredith Madden Ed.D., ATC

Assistant Professor of Athletic Training
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Office Location

106C Science Building Portland Campus

Faculty Office Hours Spring 2022

By appointment



Academic Degrees

  • University of Southern Maine, Certificate of Graduate Study in Healthcare Quality & Patient Safety, 2020
  • Boston University, Ed.D in Curriculum & Teaching, 2014
  • Washington College, M.A. in Psychology, 2009
  • Boston University, B.S. in Athletic Training, 2007


Meredith Madden, EdD ATC joined the faculty of the Athletic Training Education program at the University of Southern Maine in 2018.  She earned her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training and Doctorate in Education from Boston University in Boston, MA; her Master of Arts in Psychology from Washington College in Chestertown, MD; and a Certificate of Graduate Study in Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety from the University of Southern Maine’s Muskie School of Public Service in Portland, ME.

Meredith has a diverse clinical background, providing athletic training services at the high school, collegiate (DI & DIII), and semi-professional (women’s tackle football) levels, urban and rural communities, and different socioeconomic settings. She loves to keep her athletic training skills current through per diem coverage at various colleges as well as serving her community at volunteer opportunities, including marathons and the Special Olympics events. 

Her passion lays in her service and leadership activities in the athletic training program at USM and the profession. She currently acts as the NATA District I representative on the Professional Development Committee which develops continuing education for athletic trainers, and is the state of Maine’s Lead for the NATA ATs Care Commission which coordinates peer-to-peer crisis management. Additionally, her passion for service intersects her research interests including concussion education and partnering with the Special Olympics Maine to improve healthcare quality and access for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Dr. Madden’s areas of contemporary expertise in teaching focus on healthcare administration and professional responsibility to prepare and mentor students for a successful transition to practice; and acute care and non-orthopedic evaluation where she emphasizes critical reasoning skills through the use of high fidelity simulation, cultural competence, and interprofessional education.

Areas of Expertise

  • Immediate and Emergency Care
  • Healthcare Administration and Professional Responsibility
  • Quality Improvement
  • High-Fidelity Simulation
  • Interprofessional Education
  • Mental Health Recognition and Interventions
  • Concussion/Concussion Education

Research Interests

Current research interests and projects involve concussion and concussion education, health promotion and injury recognition & management in athletes with intellectual and developmental disabilities, use of telehealth in athletic training, healthcare quality and patient safety, and interprofessional education.