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Megan Clayton

Research Scientist


PhD, Public Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
MPH, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
BS, McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia


Megan Clayton is a research scientist with expertise in qualitative research, evaluation planning and design, reporting, and public speaking. Since joining RTI in 2015, Dr. Clayton has served in a leadership role for a health equity-focused evaluation of interventions designed to address social determinants of health (Improving Social Determinants of Health - Getting Further Faster: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials and the National Association of County and City Health Officials Mixed-Methods Retrospective Evaluation). She also serves as a technical leader for The Accountable Health Communities Evaluation that’s focused on addressing patients’ health-related social needs. Dr. Clayton is experienced in leading the design and training for qualitative data collection and analysis.

Previously, she worked as a research assistant for and served as a Lerner Fellow with the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future. In these roles, she worked with students, educators, researchers, policymakers, and nonprofits to identity and advance data-driven policies and strategies to promote a healthier, more equitable, and resilient food system.

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