Health Literacy & Science Writer


Meghan Watkins

As a Health Literacy & Science Writer, Meghan applies health literacy and plain language principles to translate complex science into words that are simple, yet accurate. For the Clearly Communicating Clinical Trials (C3T) program, she works as a writer and editor, to break down the intricacies of clinical trials into easily digestible formats.

Meghan believes that simple language and accurate health information can empower people and lead to better health outcomes, and that it all starts with science communication. Her belief that everyone has a right to make truly informed health decisions drives her passion for plain language and patient advocacy. On the C3T team, she works to present complex science to the general public in a variety of easy-to-understand formats.

Before joining HLM, Meghan completed a health communication fellowship at the National Cancer Institute in the Surveillance Research Program. During her time there, she learned the importance of presenting complex data in a visually pleasing and simple format for the general public. Before this, she worked in non-profit development and as a respite caregiver, both of which helped her find her passion for advocacy and learn how she can use her voice to improve the lives of others.

Meghan holds a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in health behavior and health education with a specialization in health communication, from the University of Michigan, and a bachelor's degree is health science from University of Missouri - Columbia.

Meet our team

We have more than 100 years of combined experience in health literacy, public health, science, public policy, medical communication, and translating complex health information into plain language. 

Click on a member of the HLM team to learn more about them.