Meghan Roney, MPH
Research Associate I

Areas of Focus: tobacco use prevention and control, health communications and social marketing, health promotion

Meghan manages the team that provides scientific support for the Food and Drug Administration’s “The Real Cost” mass media advertising campaign to prevent youth tobacco use. She helps to conceptualize, revise, and vet scientifically accurate, innovative messaging for Facebook, web, TV, and out-of-home platforms.

Meghan graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.S. in Psychology. She obtained her M.P.H. from Emory University, focusing on behavioral sciences and health education. Prior to her time at KDHRC, Meghan worked for the University of Michigan’s Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine. There, she managed several research projects on doctor–patient communication and medical decision making. While in graduate school, Meghan worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and for the U.S. Forest Service on projects dealing with sustainability and health promotion.

When she’s not at work, you can find Meghan swooning over cute dogs while walking the Beltline, trying her hand at a new baking recipe, or hiking in the North Georgia mountains.