Megan M. Tschudy, M.D., M.P.H. is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Lead Faculty for the Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Data Management Core (BEAD) at the Johns Hopkins University; and Medical Director of the Harriet Lane Clinic. Dr. Tschudy’s research aim is to increase health equity by redesigning the health system to improve community based-care. She focuses on ways to increase family and community engagement, such as through community health workers, and reimagine school-based health interventions. Her work extends beyond the traditional health services research space to incorporate community-based metrics, such as absenteeism. Grants from Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars and a Maryland Medicaid Managed Care Organization currently support her community- and school-based asthma research. Dr. Tschudy previously led a national quality improvement project funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau to improve family engagement in pediatric primary care. She also received an Academic Pediatric Association Young Investigator Award and NIH Loan Repayment Program in Disparities Research.
As Medical Director of the Johns Hopkins Harriet Lane Clinic, Dr. Tschudy oversees a large academic pediatric clinic that provides primary care and wrap-around services to low-income children and their families. The clinic is a training site for over 100 fellows, residents, and medical students per year. Dr. Tschudy is actively involved in education, serving as a teaching attending, clinical course director, and mentor. She was co-editor of the Harriet Lane Handbook, 19th Edition, which is one of the most widely used pediatric handbooks worldwide. Dr. Tschudy graduated from Amherst College with Distinction in Neuroscience and Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She completed a residency in Pediatrics and served as Chief Resident at Johns Hopkins. She received her Master in Public Health (MPH) concentrating in health disparities from the Bloomberg School of Public Health and completed a General Academic Pediatrics Research Fellowship in the Johns Hopkins Division of General Pediatrics.