Meg O’Connor joined the Women and Health Initiative in March of 2016 as project manager working on projects related to Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality and Respectful Maternal Care. Prior to joining the W&HI, she managed the Partnership for Influenza Vaccine Introduction (PIVI), a drug donation/infrastructure building project led by the CDC and The Task Force for Global Health in Atlanta, Georgia. Her responsibilities with PIVI included everything from leading program communications to coordinating supply chain logistics for vaccine donations.
Before PIVI, Meg was with the Emory Global Health Institute at Emory University, where she worked with the Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa on an evaluation of South Africa’s national maternal and infant morbidity and mortality reporting systems as well as the One Eleuthera Foundation and Cancer Society of Eleuthera on a community needs assessment for the islands of Eleuthera and Harbour Island, Bahamas. She has also worked with the Emory Interfaith Health Program to evaluate their CDC-supported Influenza Initiative, identifying best practices for vaccination programs trying to reach African American populations.
Meg has a BA in Communication from Villanova University, a Masters in Public Health from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, and a Masters in Theological Studies from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University. Her graduate work focused on exploring the connection religion and public health, with an emphasis on the ways religion and religious institutions can be leveraged to improve access to care and resources for vulnerable and hard-to-reach populations.