Meghan’s research interests focus on various aspects of the treatment of metastatic disease to the spine. From a basic science perspective, Meghan is interested in understanding the underlying mechanisms of metastatic spread to the spine with a focus on molecular mechanisms and signaling pathways involved in metastases of hormonally responsive cancers including breast and prostate. Specifically, Meghan is interested in the interaction of the extracellular matrix and tumor microenvironment with hormonal processing within these cells. Clinically, her research focuses on the experiences of patients with metastatic disease to the spine. Meghan is currently interested in evaluating the use of palliative care in this patient population and studying the sociodemographic disparities in health related quality of life outcomes for these patients.
|2020||Albert Schweitzer Service Fellowship|
|2018||DukeMed Engage Service Fellowship|
|2017||Rauch Family Scholarship for Duke University School of Medicine|
|2016||Graduated with Distinction from Duke University in Neuroscience|
|2016||Summa Cum Laude from Duke University|
|2012||ACC Academic Honor Roll for swimming|
|2012-2016||Dean’s List with Distinction|