Megan Vodzak

Program Manager

Megan recently joined the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center as a Program Manager for the Crowe Lab. She helps manage the human subjects research, which includes donor recruitment and coordination, IRB development and compliance, and research collaborations related to target infectious diseases and One Health. She recently came from Washington, DC where she had been working as a Research Specialist with the Smithsonian’s Global Health Program. There her focus was the USAID-funded Emerging Pandemic Threat PREDICT project in Myanmar and Kenya, which works to build capacity and conduct viral surveillance in humans, domestic animals, and wildlife at high risk human/animal interfaces. Megan received both a BS in Neuroscience and MS in Biology from Bucknell University. Through her studies and research at Bucknell, she was able to explore various aspects of bat physiology, disease ecology, biodiversity, immunology, and pathogens. Megan’s interests in infectious diseases led her to pursue an MPH at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.