Emma A. Meagher, MD


Professor, Medicine and Pharmacology
Vice Dean and Chief Clinical Research Officer
Senior Associate Vice Provost for Human Research
Associate Dean, PSOM Master’s and Certificate Programs
Director, Translational Research Education

Emma A. Meagher, MD

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

Dr. Meagher's educational interests are in the fields of translational research methodology and career development for graduate and pre- and postdoctoral students; and novel modalities for education in pharmacology for undergraduate medical students. Dr. Meagher's research interest is in the development of novel therapeutics in dyslipidemia. Her clinical practice focused on cardiovascular risk modification, with an emphasis on dyslipidemia management, hypertension, and women's cardiovascular health. 

In her roles as Vice Dean and Chief Clinical Research Officer, and as 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 roles asAssociate Dean for PSOM Master’s and Certificate Programs, and as Director of Translational Research Education, Dr. Meagher is responsible for the rapidly growing portfolio of professional education opportunities provided by the Perelman School of Medicine.

Dr. Meagher is certified as a Master Trainer via the NIH-funded National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN). At Penn, she has implemented a Research Mentor and Mentee Training program for investigators conducting clinical and translational science. Dr. Meagher has received recognition for her efforts in education through numerous teaching awards, including the university's highest teaching honor, the Lindback Award for Medical Education (2005), and the Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges (2014).