Megan Lahr


  • MPH, Public Health Administration and Policy, University of Minnesota, 2017
  • BA, Sociology, Kenyon College, 2010


Megan’s work with the Flex Monitoring Team focuses on quality of care and best practices in Critical Access Hospitals, as well as quality measures data analyses related to the MBQIP program. She has also completed research in access to care for rural individuals, rural caregiving, and health care and support services for older adults in rural communities. Prior to working at the RHRC, Megan worked at the State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) on a variety of projects related to access, cost, quality, and health outcomes. She also spent several years working in federal policy for U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar. While working in the Senate in Washington, D.C. and Minneapolis, MN, Megan held several positions focusing on operations, policy development, health reform, and healthcare outreach and casework.

Research Interests

  • Health policy and systems
  • Access to care
  • Health equity