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Megan is a strategic communications professional with more than 10 years of experience. She is the Director of Public Relations and Communications at Iora Health and a part-time lecturer.
While the Director of Communications at the Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care, she oversaw a strategic and comprehensive communications plan that brought the Center into the national spotlight. She also was responsible for PR, branding, and content distribution through a variety of channels including the Center’s website, social and print media, and events.
Prior to joining the Center, Megan was Senior Press Officer at Physicians for Human Rights. While at PHR she oversaw the launch of human rights reports and coordinated web presence, press outreach, social media engagement, and collateral production. By strengthening PHR’s relationship with members of the media and garnering placements on CNN, BBC, and Al Jazeera and in The New York Times, TIME Magazine, and The New Yorker, she helped to increase awareness of PHR’s brand and position its researchers as leading experts. Prior to joining PHR, Megan was a Senior Account Executive at New England’s largest PR firm where she crafted clients’ communications strategies and managed social media and media relations for clients in various industries. Megan also worked at a boutique PR firm in New York and in the events and marketing department at The Boston Globe. In these roles she planned large fundraisers, managed promotional campaigns, and created advertising materials.
Megan is a founding member of the Harvard Medical School LGBT Advisory Committee, an advisory committee to the Dean on key priorities that address issues of importance to the Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Mental Medicine LGBT community.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Northeastern University, graduating magna cum laude. She received a Masters in Management from Simmons College in 2017, and graduated with high honors. In 2016, she published original research on examining, "The effect of social media on purchasing behavior," at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute.