CHPR Staff Bios
Meghan Weyrich, M.P.H.
Meghan Weyrich joined the Center January 2011. She serves as the UC Davis project manager for the multi-center, randomized-controlled trial “Better Effectiveness After Transition for Heart Failure” (BEAT-HF) study. Led by UCLA, this study examines the effects of enhanced inpatient education coupled with post-discharge telephone follow-up and remote telemonitoring on readmission rates for elderly patients with heart failure.
Meghan also works as a research analyst on a variety of projects, including a recent CDC-funded project examining the scope and burden of prescription opioid misuse and overdose, and the effectiveness of state-run programs and policies to reduce the rate of misuse and overdose. During the legislative season, Meghan works on the California Health Benefits Review Program, providing public health analyses of California legislation impacting health benefits. Meghan received an MPH from the Boston University School of Public Health with a focus on community health sciences.