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Megan Knauss

Clinical Innovations Program Manager

Experience: As the Clinical Innovation Programs Manager, Megan helps shape and execute the Alliance of Community Health Plan’s clinical innovation strategy, which supports and advances ACHP’s vision and mission and guides its learning and innovation efforts. Prior to joining ACHP, she worked for a wildlife conservation and animal advocacy nonprofit, where she served as the Program & Executive Assistant.

Hometown: Chattanooga, TN
Chattanooga is known as “The Scenic City” and is beloved by outdoor enthusiasts.

Academia:
Master’s in Social Work, University of Alabama
B.S. in Psychology, Birmingham-Southern College
Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) in the District of Columbia

Awards and Publications:

“In Addition to Stigma: Cognitive and Autism-Related Predictors of Mental Health in Transgender Adolescents” (Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology), 2021

They thought it was an obsession”: Trajectories and perspectives of autistic transgender and gender-diverse adolescents (Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders)

MSW Award for Excellence in Social Work Writing, 2012

Edward C. Tolman Award in Psychology, 2010

Did you know?
Megan volunteers with Children’s National Health System as a researcher on autism spectrum disorder and gender nonconformity.

Making Health Care Better

ACHP is the voice of a unique approach in health care today, one that puts the patient at the center with plans and clinical teams collaborating to improve health outcomes and reduce costs. Our advocacy focuses on providing policymakers with tested solutions, rooted in a model that is proven to deliver better value for patients, employers and taxpayers.

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