Emma A. Meagher, MD


Vice Dean and Chief Clinical Research Officer
Director, Clinical and Translational Research Training
Senior Associate Vice Provost, Human Research

Emma A. Meagher, MD

Emma A. Meagher, MD, serves as Associate Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Meagher graduated cum laude with her Medical degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland, and completed postgraduate training in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Pharmacology.

In her roles as Vice Dean and Chief Clinical Research Officer, and Senior Associate Vice Provost for Human Research, Dr. Meagher oversees the institution's clinical research infrastructure and its portfolio, and sets the strategy for Penn Medicine's clinical research enterprise. In her role as Director of Clinical and Translational Research Training, Dr. Meagher is responsible for three Master's degree programs, three certificate programs, annual workshops, and symposia directed at undergraduates; medical, dental and nursing students; pre-doctoral and postdoctoral trainees; and faculty in PSOM, SON, SDM, SVM and SEAS; in addition to educational curricula directed at clinical research support staff.

Dr. Meagher is certified as a Master Trainer via the NIH-funded National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN), and initiated the development of research mentor training at Penn in 2012. Developed out of a collaborative effort between Penn and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), with materials from the University of Wisconsin and the Penn Wharton business school, over 100 faculty from Penn and CHOP have participated to date. She has also successfully incorporated a Mentee Training curriculum for Master's in Translational Research students.

Dr. Meagher's research interests are in the development of novel therapeutics for dyslipidemia, and the evaluation of innovative educational methodologies for clinical and translational scientists. She currently serves as President of the Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) and chairs its Education Committee.