Family Faculty, IPEP
Senior Project Director, Center for Advancing
Health Policy and Practice, Boston University
Meg Comeau is a nationally recognized expert on the impact of Medicaid and federal health care reform on children with complex care needs. She is a principal investigator for Boston University's Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN) to Advance Care for Children with Medical Complexity (CMC) and as co-principal investigator of the Catalyst Center, a project focused on children and youth with special health care needs.
As the mother of a young woman with a complex genetic disorder, Meg helps to bring the voice and experience of family members to the work of the Institute. She contributes, with her fellow family faculty members, to planning and developing curricula, advising the actors and facilitating IPEP educational offerings.
“I know first-hand how important it is—and how difficult– to combine the science of medicine with the art of healing. My work with the Institute is one of the most satisfying things I do. I feel I’m really helping to make a difference in the quality of the health care experience for families and care providers alike.”
Prior to joining Boston University, Meg was a member of the Children’s Hospital Boston Center for Families staff for seven years, where she was the coordinator of the Family Initiatives program. In that role, Meg was responsible for facilitating family input into hospital policy and programming design. Her major projects focused on issues related to pediatric palliative care, bereavement support and improving family/professional communication. She holds a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Simmons College, and has earned several honors, including the David S. Weiner Award for Outstanding Leadership in Child Health (2000) from Children’s Hospital Boston.