Meg O'Brien, PhD

Managing Director, Global Cancer Treatment

Dr. Meg O’Brien is the Managing Director of Global Cancer Treatment at the American Cancer Society. She leads a portfolio of projects in Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Rwanda, and Swaziland that expand access to cancer treatment and essential pain medicines. 

She was the Research Director of the Consortium for Strategic HIV Operations Research at the Clinton Health Access Initiative and worked on the establishment of HIV treatment clinics for the US government's PEPFAR program in Tanzania as a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health. She also worked as the Chief Epidemiologist of the HIV Outpatient Clinic in New Orleans while completing her doctorate in epidemiology at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.  Dr. O'Brien started her career in Washington, DC as a biostatistician at Statistics Collaborative, Inc. while earning her Master's Degree in International Health from the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, and has a degree in Biology and a certificate in African Studies from Georgetown University.