Meg Watson, MPH
Meg Watson, MPH, has been an epidemiologist in the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control’s Epidemiology and Applied Research Branch since 2006. Her research focuses primarily on issues related to skin cancer and human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated cancers.
Ms. Watson led the development and served as the lead writer for the Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer, published in 2014. She was hired originally as a fellow and worked under the guidance of Dr. Mona Saraiya to produce a special supplement edition of the journal Cancer, titled “Assessing the Burden of HPV-Associated Cancers in the U.S.” She led the production and publication of a special supplement edition of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology examining melanoma in the United States, which was published in 2011. In addition to these large projects, she has conducted several additional analyses and projects, primarily using cancer surveillance data.
The most recent articles Ms. Watson has first-authored include—
- 2016 Melanoma burden and recent trends among non-Hispanic whites aged 15–49 years, United States.
- 2016 Ultraviolet radiation exposure and its impact on skin cancer risk.
- 2015 CDC Grand Rounds: prevention and control of skin cancer.
- 2015 Provider management of equivocal cervical cancer screening results among underserved women, 2009–2011: follow-up of atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance.
- 2014 Cervical cancer incidence and mortality among American Indian and Alaska Native women, 1999–2009.
- 2013 Preventing skin cancer through reduction of indoor tanning: current evidence.
- 2013 Cervical cancer screening among women by hysterectomy status and among women aged ≥65 years—United States, 2000–2010.
- 2012 Human papillomavirus-associated cancers—United States, 2004–2008.
- 2011 Melanoma surveillance in the United States: Overview of methods.
- 2009 Update of HPV-associated female genital cancers in the United States, 1999–2004.
- 2008 Burden of cervical cancer in the United States, 1998–2003.
- 2008 Using population-based cancer registry data to assess the burden of human papillomavirus-associated cancers in the United States: overview of methods.
Ms. Watson is featured in the following podcasts—