Meagan Bluestein, MPH
Research Assistant III
Meagan Bluestein, MPH is a Research Assistant III for the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health study Age of Initiation in Youth and Young Adults (PATHAI_YAYA). She has had several different roles with the Center, including Research Assistant II on the Texas Sprouts project, Research Assistant II with the Statistical and Marketing Core of the Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science (TCORS), Graduate Research Assistant with the Statistical and Marketing Core of TCORS, Teaching Assistant for Dr. Adriana Perez, and data collection with SPAN.
Her role as a Research Assistant III with PATHAI_YAYA focuses on survival analysis, data management, manuscript generation, and providing support for various tasks related to ongoing and novel projects.
Prior to working at the Center, Meagan obtained her MPH in Epidemiology at the Austin Campus of UTHealth. She also attended The University of Texas at Austin where she received a Bachelor's degree with Honors in Psychology and a double major in Anthropology. Her background as an undergraduate research assistant across several domains of psychology led her to pursue a Master's degree in a field related to human health and behavior. Meagan graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health in Austin in May 2017 with a Master’s in Public Health in Epidemiology.
Outside of work, Meagan enjoys hiking with her dog, yoga, live music, and camping.
The overall goal of the Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science (TCORS) on Youth and Young Adults is to develop an integrated program of research and training to provide scientific evidence, and a career path for regulatory scientists, to support U.S. tobacco regulation.
This study involves a prospective secondary analysis of the first three waves of the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study among U.S. youth (aged 12-17 years) and young adults (aged 18-24 years) who reported never use at Wave 1.