Chief Deputy Director, Los Angeles County Departments of Public Health
Megan McClaire is chief of staff of the Los Angeles Department of Public Health, where she oversees the Center of Health Equity and Office of Planning, a program rooted in community engagement and crosssector collaboration to address health equity issues impacting county residents. She also directs implementation efforts for priority initiatives within the department. Previously, Megan was at Advancement Project California, a next-generation, multiracial civil rights organization. In that capacity, she led efforts that used community-driven and data-informed approaches to address social and health inequities affecting California residents. She has also worked at the Boston Public Health Commission.
Megan graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she earned both a BS in health planning and administration and an MS in public health.
Megan developed and led the Health in All Policies and Boston Fit City initiatives — cross-programmatic and interagency efforts to incorporate health equity and obesity prevention into city policies and practices. In that role, Megan co-led the completion of the first city-sponsored health impact assessment. She also acquired funding and co-managed a health impact assessment on Boston’s living wage ordinance, which demonstrated to city leadership how economic policies serve as a social determinant of health.