Hi I’m Meghan, a project manager at the Subject Matter Lab.
What’s your role in the Subject Matter Lab?
I manage our opioid and stigma work, including the development of our Beyond Stigma video series. I also work on a set of health policy research activities looking at how drugs used to treat opioid use disorder are regulated in Canada and its implications for patients.
What did you do before joining Subject Matter?
I worked as a data scientist for two years in the Health AI team at Deloitte. Before that, I spent nearly a decade at university. Starting with a Bachelor of Arts and Science from McGill University, followed by a Master of Science from the University of Ottawa, and finishing with a PhD at the University of Toronto and the Hospital for Sick Children.
What do you like to do outside of work?
Outside of work, I spend most of my time eating and exercising. I love trying new foods, especially when travelling. I spend most of the summer on my road bike and most of the winter marathon training with my husky.
A few more questions, just for fun:
- If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
It would be devastating to only eat one meal for the rest of my life. But I think I would choose pizza. At least you can vary the toppings and make it work for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert.
- What is the last book you read?
I have a slight obsession with astronomy and just finished Cosmos by Carl Sagan for the second time. I think it’s both fascinating and terrifying how little we know about our place in the universe.
- Would you describe yourself as a morning person or evening person? Why?
Easily a morning lark. I naturally wake up between 6 and 7 am, no matter what time I went to bed. Staying up past midnight for me is a form of torture.