Dana Madalon, OTD, OTR/L

Instructor, OT Programs


St. Augustine, FL


College of Health Sciences


Autism Spectrum Disorder
Community Mental Health
Mental Health


Bachelor of Science for entry level practice Occupational Therapy, Indiana University
Post-Baccalaureate in Occupational Therapy, Quinnipiac University

Research Interests

Functional Communication to decrease problem behaviors
Trauma Informed Care

Dana Madalon has been an occupational therapist for more than 25 years. She graduated with her bachelor’s degree in 1992 from Indiana University and holds a master’s degree from Quinnipiac University. She is currently completing her post-professional doctorate from Sullivan University in Louisville, KY.

Madalon recently became Board Certified in Pediatrics through the American Occupational Therapy Association. She has worked in a variety of settings throughout her career, including skilled nursing, rehabilitation and pediatrics. Her most recent clinical experience has been to work with adults and children with dual diagnosis of mental health problems and behavioral concerns. Madalon worked closely with members of the Louisville community to find foster homes for children with histories of abuse and trauma. Her other interests include hippotherapy, in which she has volunteered and ran a hippotherapy program for adults and children with dual diagnoses. Madalon joined the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in January 2022 as an Instructor on the St. Augustine, FL campus.