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Division Director/Epidemiologist Lead
Virginia Department of Health
"I want to ensure that individual voices are heard and that our stakeholders can see that the data aren't just numbers we count, but individuals."
Three words to describe me:
driven, compassionate, curious
The best part of my job:
seeing data lead to actionable solutions
Something that would surprise others about me:
I think people would be surprised that I'm a social introvert. While I prefer to be in the background, in deep thought and reflection, I light up at the opportunity to talk about charts, graphs, and data.
With 10 years of experience in public health, Meagan Robinson is dedicated to ensuring the effective use of data, epidemiology, and applied research in facilitating equitable, data-driven decision making. In her current role as division director and epidemiologist lead at the Virginia Department of Health, Meagan oversees a staff of more than 30 across the Division of Population Health Data, which includes four units — Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology and Evaluation, Population Health Surveys, Prevention and Health Promotion Epidemiology and Evaluation, and the Virginia Cancer Registry.
Meagan’s passion for public health and bettering her community began while she was an intern for the Mississippi State Department of Health. She rose through the ranks designing, implementing, and evaluating epidemiological studies and surveillance measures related to multiple maternal and child health projects and funding opportunities.
Meagan received an MPH and Doctorate of Public Health from Jackson State University and a BS in biological sciences from Mississippi State University.