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Megan.Jehn@asu.edu

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Mail Code: 2402

Matthews Center 203S School of Human Evolution and Social Change (Map)
(480)965-5524

Bio

Megan Jehn, Ph.D.,M.H.S. is a epidemiologist and member of the School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University. She is the Approach Head for Global Health. She also holds affiliate appointments at the Global Institute for Sustainability, the ASU Decision Theater and the School of Public Affairs. Dr. Jehn received her Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in Clinical Epidemiology with a specialization in Nutritional Epidemiology. Dr. Jehn teaches epidemiology, global health and quantitative research methods. 

Research Interests

My research interests include the application of quantitative research methods and technological innovations to improve public health emergency preparedness. My emergency preparedness research program uses simulation and visualization tools to help policy makers understand and make better decsions about complex problems. My colleagues and I have developed six emergency preparedness exercises to date focusing on pandemic influenza, anthrax attacks, and legal preparedness. These exercises are used by state and local health departments to assist with capabilities-based planning and public health preparedness. The exercise development process is also embedded in a larger research process, which includes a variety of assessment tools supported by modeling, simulation, and social-science metrics. 

Courses

Fall 2015

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASB 484 Internship
ASB 492 Honors Directed Study
ASB 493 Honors Thesis
ASB 497 Honors Colloquium
ASB 499 Individualized Instruction
ASB 580 Practicum
ASB 584 Internship
ASB 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 592 Research
ASB 790 Reading and Conference
ASB 792 Research
ASB 799 Dissertation
SSH 484 Internship
SSH 590 Reading and Conference
SSH 591 Seminar
SSH 593 Applied Project
SSH 790 Reading and Conference
SSH 792 Research
SSH 799 Dissertation

Summer 2015

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASB 300 Food and Culture
ASB 443 Cross-Culturl Stds Global Hlth
ASM 201 Epidemics and Outbreaks
SSH 403 Cross-Culturl Stds Global Hlth
SSH 593 Applied Project

Spring 2015

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASB 580 Practicum
SSH 484 Internship
SSH 492 Honors Directed Study
SSH 493 Honors Thesis
SSH 499 Individualized Instruction
SSH 590 Reading and Conference
SSH 593 Applied Project
SSH 790 Reading and Conference
SSH 792 Research
SSH 799 Dissertation

Fall 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASB 100 Introduction to Global Health
ASB 580 Practicum
ASB 584 Internship
SSH 100 Introduction to Global Health
SSH 484 Internship
SSH 492 Honors Directed Study
SSH 493 Honors Thesis
SSH 499 Individualized Instruction
SSH 590 Reading and Conference
SSH 593 Applied Project
SSH 790 Reading and Conference
SSH 792 Research
SSH 799 Dissertation

Summer 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASB 100 Introduction to Global Health
SSH 593 Applied Project

Spring 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASB 584 Internship
SSH 484 Internship
SSH 492 Honors Directed Study
SSH 493 Honors Thesis
SSH 494 Special Topics
SSH 499 Individualized Instruction
SSH 590 Reading and Conference
SSH 591 Seminar
SSH 593 Applied Project
SSH 790 Reading and Conference
SSH 792 Research
SSH 799 Dissertation

Fall 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASB 584 Internship
SSH 294 Special Topics
SSH 484 Internship
SSH 492 Honors Directed Study
SSH 493 Honors Thesis
SSH 499 Individualized Instruction
SSH 590 Reading and Conference
SSH 593 Applied Project
SSH 790 Reading and Conference
SSH 792 Research
SSH 799 Dissertation

Spring 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASB 100 Introduction to Global Health
SSH 100 Introduction to Global Health
SSH 493 Honors Thesis
SSH 499 Individualized Instruction
SSH 593 Applied Project
SSH 790 Reading and Conference
SSH 792 Research
SSH 799 Dissertation

Fall 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
SSH 294 Special Topics
SSH 484 Internship
SSH 492 Honors Directed Study
SSH 493 Honors Thesis
SSH 499 Individualized Instruction
SSH 590 Reading and Conference
SSH 790 Reading and Conference
SSH 792 Research
SSH 799 Dissertation

Spring 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HSM 505 Managerial Epidemiology I
SSH 484 Internship
SSH 492 Honors Directed Study
SSH 493 Honors Thesis
SSH 499 Individualized Instruction
SSH 590 Reading and Conference
SSH 591 Seminar
SSH 593 Applied Project
SSH 790 Reading and Conference
SSH 792 Research
SSH 799 Dissertation

Spring 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HSM 584 Internship
SSH 593 Applied Project

Publications and Other Intellectual ContributionsGoogle Scholar

  1. Wilson, NL, Jehn, ML, York S, Davis CM.. Peri-operative Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasy Implant Documentation and Identification Practices: Implications for Use of Unique Device Identification in Orthopedic Surgery. J of Arthroplasty (2014).

  2. Zhong W, Kim Y, Jehn ML. Modeling dynamics of an influenza pandemic with heterogeneous coping behaviors: case study of a 2009 H1N1 outbreak in Arizona. Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory (2013).

  3. Araz O, Jehn ML. Improving public health emergency preparedness through enhanced decision-making environments: A simulation and survey based evaluation.. Journal of Technological Forecasting and Social Change (2012).

  4. Book chapter: Zhong, W., Lant, T., Jehn, M., & Kim, Y. Pandemic influenza simulation with public avoidance behavior. Simulation for Public Inquiry.. Springer (2012).

  5. Megan Jehn. A prospective study of plasma ferritin and incident diabetes: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study. American Journal of Epidemiology (2006).

  6. Megan Jehn. Does weight status influence perceptions of physical activity barriers among African-American women. Ethnicity and Disease (2006).

  7. Megan Jehn. Prevalence of overweight among Baltimore City schoolchildren and its associations with nutrition and physical activity. Obesity (2006).

  8. Megan Jehn. Elevated serum ferritin and risk of the metabolic syndrome in US adults. Diabetes Care (2004).

  9. Megan Jehn. New High Blood Pressure Guidelines Create New At-Risk Classification: Changes in. J Cardiovasc Nurs (2004).

  10. Jehn, Megan. Utility of blood pressure monitoring outside of the clinic setting (2002).

  11. Megan Jehn. Results of the Diet, Exercise, and Weight Loss Intervention Trial (DEW-IT). Hypertension (2002).

  12. Megan Jehn. The effect of ambient temperature and barometric pressure on ambulatory blood pressure variability. Am J Hypertens (2002).

  13. Megan Jehn. One year follow-up of overweight and obese hypertensive adults following intensive lifestyle therapy. Journal Human Nutrition and Dietetics

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Presentations

  1. Wilson, N and Jehn, ML Implant Documentation and Identification Practices In Orthopedic Surgery: Implications for Use of Unique Device Identification. Academy of Health. (Jun 2013).
  2. Jehn, ML Bringing Modeling to your Public Health Department - Why You Should Listen Decision Support and Modeling Resources for States and Local Public Health Departments. Institute of Medicine Panel- Public Health Preparedness Summit. (Mar 2013).
  3. Kim Y, Zhong W, Jehn M, Lant T. Public Risk Perception during the Novel H1N1 Flu Pandemic.. Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM). (Nov 2011).
  4. Jehn M, Lant T. Community knowledge, risk perception and preparedness for the 2009 influenza A/H1N1 pandemic. T. he 3rd North American Congress of Epidemiology. (Jun 2011).
  5. Lant T, Hodge J, Arias J, Jehn ML. Building evidence for legal decision-making in real time: Legal triage during declared emergencies.. Keeneland Conference. (Mar 2011).
  6. Jehn, M Improving Public Health Preparedness Through Enhanced Decision-Making Environments: Lessons Learned from Preparing for and Responding to the Novel Influenza A H1N1 Pandemic.. Simulations and Exercises for Educational Effectiveness (U-SEEE) CDC Review Committee Meeting. (Sep 2010).

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Research Activity Research Awards

  1. Wilson,Natalia Ann * , Jehn,Megan L , Reiser,Mark R , . Impact of Barcode Scanning using Unique Device Identification in Orthopedic Surgery. HHS-AHRQ (4/1/2014 - 3/31/2016).
  2. Lant,Timothy W * , Basile,George Matthew , Hodge,James , Jehn,Megan L , Kim,Yushim , Lynk,Myles V , Marchant,Gary E , . Building evidence for legal decision-making in real time: Legal triage during declared emergencies. RWJF (12/1/2009 - 5/31/2011).
  3. Jehn,Megan L * Lant,Timothy W Pahle,Robert . ASU Decision Theater Project for Pandemic Influenza. Pinal County (10/1/2009 - 6/1/2012).
  4. Jehn,Megan L * Lant,Timothy W . Improving publlic health preparedness through enhanced decision-making environments: lessons learned from preparing for and responding to the Novel.... U of Minn (9/30/2009 - 9/29/2010).
  5. Lant,Timothy W * Basile,George Matthew Fowler,John Jehn,Megan L Kim,Yushim . Risk Communication Analysis and Simulation for Pandemic Influenza Preparedness. AZ DEPT OF HEALTH SERVICES (9/16/2009 - 9/15/2010).
  6. Lant,Timothy W * Jehn,Megan L Markus,Allan Louis . HSEEP Compliant Pandemic Flu Simulation. AZ DEPT OF HEALTH SERVICES (6/18/2008 - 6/17/2010).

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Service

  1. American Heart Association, grant reviewer (2014 - present)
  2. ASU Pandemic Planning Medical Subcommittee, committee member (2014 - present)
  3. Global Health Brigades, Faculty mentor (2014 - present)
  4. Arizona Department of Health Services, Crisis Standards of Care Committee, committee member (2014 - present)
  5. Arizona Department of Health Services, advisor (2013 - present)
  6. Sundevils for Public Health, Faculty advisor (2013 - present)
  7. Sundevils for Public Health, Faculty advisor (2013 - present)
  8. Global Health, Approach Head (2012 - present)
  9. Global Health, Approach Head (2012 - present)
  10. ASU Pandemic Planning Committee, committee member (2012 - present)
  11. ASU Student Red Cross Club, Faculty Mentor (2012 - present)
  12. ASU Student Red Cross Club, Faculty Mentor (2012 - present)
  13. ASU Student Red Cross Club, Faculty Mentor (2012 - present)
  14. IMS Health Foundation, executive board member (2009 - present)
  15. Search Committee, Evolutionary Medicine, committee member (2014)
  16. Search committee, Mathematical Epidemiology, committee member (2014)
  17. CLAS Committee on Committees, Member (2012 - 2013)
  18. Executive Committee, Member (2012 - 2013)
  19. Grad Committee, Member (2012 - 2013)
  20. SHESC, Global Health Approach Head (2012 - 2013)
  21. Admissions Committee, member (2010 - 2011)
  22. Global Health Admissions Committee, member (2010 - 2011)
  23. Personnel Committee, Member (2010 - 2011)
  24. MPH Program Committee, member (2010)
  25. Admissions Committee, member (2009 - 2010)
  26. Graduate Program Committee, member (2009 - 2010)

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Curriculum Vitae / Resume

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