MS, Data Analytics & Information Systems, Shepherd University
MA, Sociology, East Carolina University
BA, Sociology, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
In her role with the Health Affairs Institute, Megan supports the State Opioid Response (SOR) program evaluation team as an embedded employee within the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Behavioral Health (BBH). Although this work is primarily quantitative, she also serves on the Overdose Data to Action (ODTA) project assisting with qualitative analysis of interviews aiming to assess the implementation process across the northern portion of the state. Prior to joining Health Affairs, Megan was a sociology instructor and served as the associate dean of behavioral and social sciences at Blue Ridge CTC in Martinsburg, W.Va. In this position, she oversaw program assessment for all academic areas in the behavioral and social sciences department and initiated a new program in human services based on student feedback.
Megan has expertise in mixed methodology used in sociology, with additional study in data analytics and software systems. For several years, she has specialized in program evaluation for initiatives helping to fight the opioid crisis in West Virginia.