Research interests: Inequality, health, demography, social policy and policy evaluation, quantitative research methods
Meghan Zacher is a PhD student in Sociology. She is broadly interested in researching the causes and consequences of health disparities within the United States and internationally; in particular, she intends to study the health implications of social inequality and past and current social policy. Prior to beginning graduate studies, she spent several years at the Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer in Melbourne, Australia, where she was involved in research monitoring trends in tobacco use and evaluating the effects of recent tobacco control initiatives. Also, for her senior thesis in Sociology she was supported by an NSF grant to study variations in the representation of recent atrocities in Darfur by diverse organizations and over time. She is originally from a suburb of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and received a B.A. in Sociology and Statistics from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities in 2011.
B.A. in Sociology and Statistics, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, 2011