Megan Hatch is an Epidemiologist 1 and Research Associate 1 at the Institute for Community Health. Before coming to ICH, Megan worked in Environmental public health surveillance, recording trends in adult blood lead levels. She has also worked in infectious disease surveillance and qualitative market research, where she loved being able to hear people’s stories. Her prior research includes her Master’s thesis, which examined the association between allergy status and risk of pancreatic cancer.
Her professional interests include evaluating programs centered around access to healthcare, chronic disease management, and environmental public health. At ICH she is in involved in projects about youth social and behavioral health, chronic disease, and Quality Improvement efforts for access to healthcare language services for Limited English Proficiency patients.
She chose to pursue public health as she is fascinated by patterns, large and small. Megan completed a Bachelors of Science in Pathobiology from the University of Connecticut, and her Master’s in Public Health, Epidemiology at the University of Minnesota.