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Staff Profile: Meg Hargreaves, Ph.D., Joins Community Science

Public health expert Margaret B. Hargreaves, Ph.D., joined Community Science as Principal Associate on February 4, 2015.  In her new role, Dr. Hargreaves will contribute to Community Science’s long and established track record in leading community change, business development, and project direction, providing valuable mentorship to early-career professionals.

“Meg’s rigor, deep thinking, and passion for community and systems change will strengthen our ability to assist our clients to build community capacity,” said Community Science Principal Associate and CEO David Chavis, Ph.D. “Meg has been a kindred spirit, and now she will be part of our community. Her national experience working with public and private funders, providing valuable thought leadership, guidance, and evaluation services, is a great addition to our company.”

Dr. Hargreaves brings more than 20 years of experience and has served in senior research positions in both the public and private sector. She has specialized in health care and social policy, advising policymakers, organizations, and institutions in planning, managing, and evaluating public health, healthcare, and social programs targeting diverse low-income populations, including racial and ethnic minorities as well as people living with HIV/AIDS.   Her unique experience and skills will provide Community Science clients with expert advice on shaping policies that build stronger communities.

Dr. Hargreaves received her Ph.D. in health disparities, health policy, and evaluation from the Union Institute and University; she also received an M.P.P. in social welfare policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

“Community Science researches and provides the best evidence for our clients to inform public understanding and policymaking,” said Dr. Chavis. “Meg’s depth and breadth of experience adds value to our work and to our commitment to building healthy, just, and equitable communities.”

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