Meaghan is a PhD student with a Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the College of the Holy Cross. Prior to beginning her doctoral degree, Meaghan worked with university centers for excellence in neurodevelopmental and related disabilities (with an emphasis on children with autism spectrum disorders and youth who are deaf and hard of hearing). Before working in the area of children and youth with special health care needs, Meaghan worked on tobacco control and prevention with Special Olympics International and the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services. Her research interests include adolescent health from a life course perspective with a focus on substance abuse prevention through effective health communication. Meaghan is currently a Faculty Research Assistant at the School of Public Health’s Prevention Research Center (UMD-PRC) working on community-based participatory research.
Masters in Public Health, Johns Hopkins University
Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, College of the Holy Cross