Megan Weil Latshaw

As the Environmental Health Director at the Association of Public Health Laboratories, Dr. Latshaw works to strengthen environmental and public health laboratories. Her team focuses on creating a national biomonitoring system, testing for agents of chemical terrorism, and building a home base for environmental laboratories.
In 2007, Latshaw was named one of 107 Regional Finalists for the White House Fellows Program - the Nation's most prestigious program for leadership and public service.
While on sabbatical in Central America for the last six months of 2006, Latshaw drafted a screenplay for a feature length film outlining the history of leaded gasoline in the US.
Prior to that, she served as the Senior Director for Environmental Health Policy at the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. While there, Latshaw established the State Environmental Health Directors group, and worked on policies for issues such as the Children’s Health Study and school cafeteria inspections.
Her doctorate is in Environmental and Occupational Health from the Johns Hopkins University, where she continues to serve as a Faculty Associate. Additionally, she holds a Masters in Environmental Health Sciences, a Certificate in Risk Sciences and Public Policy, and a Bachelors in Biology from the same University. As part of her research, Dr. Latshaw completed the first study of blood mercury levels and cognitive function in older adults in the US. Her results, which were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association and covered in major news venues, demonstrated that higher blood mercury levels were not consistently associated with poorer performance on tests of cognitive function.
Born and raised outside Philadelphia, Dr. Latshaw currently resides in Baltimore with her husband Scott, President of Latshaw Wealth Management, and their daughter Scout. She enjoys volunteering, acting, reading, golfing, traveling, and scuba diving.
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