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Eric Davidson's personal mission is to serve, teach, and lead so that the health, leadership abilities, and personal development of others is strengthened!

Eric has been employed with the EIU health service since 1996. During this time, he has overseen the expansion of the Health Service's Health Promotion efforts and advised several student groups including BACCHUS, Health Fair Planning Committee, Colleges Against Cancer, Alpha Phi Omega, and several others.

Eric is currently a national volunteer with The BACCHUS Network as the Illinois State Coordinator. In the past, he has served as Secretary of the American College Health Association's Health Promotion Section and the 2007 President of the Illinois Society for Public Health Education. Eric is currently a member of the American College Health Association's Alcohol and Drug Task Force, the NASPA Alcohol and other Drug Knowledge Community, and the Illinois Suicide Prevention Alliance. Eric is a graduate from Southern Illinois University - Carbondale with a Doctorate of Philosphy in Education with a focus in Health Education. His doctoral dissertation focused on predictors of sleep quality and quantity in college students.

His research interests include: sleep quality and quantity and its effect on academic success/performance in college students, factors influencing flu vaccination of college students, health service utilization and its impact on collegiate academic success, health behaviors and their impact on collegiate academic success, effective substance abuse and sexual health education interventions for college students, and collegiate peer education efforts.

In his spare time, Eric enjoys being with his family, watching 80's one-hit wonder videos on YouTube, viewing the original Star Wars trilogy, memorizing 80's pop culture trivia, and mowing his lawn.

Eric can be reached at (217) 581-7786 or by email at esdavidson@eiu.edu.