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Megan Diamond

Manager, Health Initiative, The Rockefeller Foundation

Megan Diamond is a Manager on the Covid-19 Response & Recovery team, where she leads the wastewater surveillance portfolio. Over the past year, Megan has drawn on her experience in research and strategic stakeholder engagement to facilitate a collaborative network of wastewater testing experts, support innovative initiatives in local health departments and advocate for the use of wastewater-based epidemiology as a sustainable public health tool.  Prior to working at The Rockefeller Foundation, Megan was the Assistant Director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, where she oversaw the organizations programmatic initiatives and managed an international consortium on health systems comparisons. She has conducted research on mental health and reproductive rights in the Middle-East and West Africa, and worked as an analyst on the first multi-country, non-communicable disease cohort in sub-Saharan Africa.  She holds a Master’s degree in epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Authored Content

  • Dec 21 2021
    Blog Post Optimizing Disease Detection and Containment Through a #WasteBeforeCase Approach When a new public health threat emerges – like the highly infectious Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus – detecting the first case before there has been widespread community transmission can be like searching for the proverbial needle in a haystack. Yet wastewater testing is a tool optimized to do just that. People infected with […] Aparna Keshaviah, Megan Diamond
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