Margaret Griffin, Deputy Director of Ideation

Meg rejoined the HITLAB team after furthering her studies at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and working across Southeast Asia implementing mHealth interventions and championing digital health efforts for reproductive health and other neglected health issues. She consulted with the Population Council, Bangladesh to strategically engage key stakeholders as a means of garnering support and enthusiasm for woman’s health in the region. She has extensive experience conceptualizing, implementing, and evaluating health IT research, programming, and interventions worldwide. She brings a passion for strategic innovation, collaborate thinking, and an entrepreneurial perspective to find solutions for pressing health problems.

Her previous work at HITLAB included managing, developing, supporting, and implementing health technology research. Meg managed several studies including an activity study aimed at improving fall detection devices for elderly populations, co-authoring several publications. She has experience writing research protocols, working through the IRB process, recruiting subjects, and coordinating programmatic efforts. She was an essential grant development team member helping the Lab successfully win several grants. Meg has presented Lab research to the United Nations, the NIH, APHA, mHealth Summit, and other health IT conferences. She is also the co-inventor on several health IT and mHealth patents.

Meg attended Fordham University, where she received numerous awards in both leadership and community service.