MSc in Public Health, London Metropolitan University
BSc in Sociology, University of West Georgia
Cross-sector partnership, community engagement, qualitative research, evaluation, and the social determinants of health
Meck is a research coordinator for the Prevention Research Center at Georgia State University, with their concentrated efforts in refugee and immigrant health in Clarkston, GA. Her research interests are broadly refugee health, specifically in women’s health, patient utilization of services among low-proficiency English speakers and mental health.
Prior to this role, Meck worked as a research coordinator for the Atlanta Regional Collaborative for Health Improvement (ARCHI) for two years and contributed to its evaluation in partner engagement and development. Before working in research, she worked for three years in direct services in refugee resettlement (Inspiritus), specifically in workforce training and job placement within 6 to 9 months of their arrival. While working along the continuum of service delivery in refugee resettlement, it informed her vision for Clarkston to be a place to advance health and opportunity for all. Meck draws upon experience in cross-sector partnership, community engagement, qualitative research, evaluation, and the social determinants of health.