I am passionate about reducing the burden of preventable illness. By focusing on population health and social and policy change, my work can affect many people. I am fortunate to have a job where I can make a major impact on public health.
Meg Watson, MPH, is an epidemiologist in the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She is a subject matter expert in skin cancer and human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated cancers. In addition to authoring and co-authoring more than 30 scientific journal articles, she served as the lead writer and scientific expert for The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer. She has organized the production and publication of two scientific journal supplements, one to assess the burden of HPV-associated cancers in the US and one to examine melanoma surveillance in the US, and she leads division-wide work groups on skin cancer and HPV-associated cancer.