Margaret (Meg) Comeau, M.H.A.
Senior Project Director
Meg Comeau, MHA is a senior project director at the Center for Innovation in Social Work & Health (CISWH). She is a nationally recognized expert on the impact of Medicaid and federal health care reform for children with special health care needs, medically complex conditions, and disabilities. She brings more than 15 years of health care delivery and financing experience to her role as principal investigator for the Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN) to Advance Care for Children with Medical Complexity (CMC) and as principal investigator of the Catalyst Center, a project focused on improving insurance coverage and financing of care for children and youth with special health care needs.
Before joining CISWH in 2005, Meg was the coordinator of the Family Initiatives program at Boston Children’s Hospital. In that position, she incorporated family input into hospital policy and programming related to family/professional communication, pediatric palliative care, and bereavement support.
She is a member of the Leadership Circle for the Institute for Professionalism and Ethical Practice (IPEP) at Boston Children’s Hospital and also serves as faculty for IPEP’s Program to Enhance Relational and Communication Skills.
- Principal Investigator. The Catalyst Center: A National Center for Health Insurance and Financing for Children and Youth with Special Health Needs (CYSHCN). MCHB, HRSA, DHHS. U41MC13618.
- Innovative Health Care Financing Strategies for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs: a supplement to the May 2017 issue of Pediatrics
- Co-Principal Investigator. Options for Financing Care Coordination for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs. Lucille Packard Foundation for Children’s Health. 2014-2015.
- Bachman, S.S., Comeau, M., Tobias, C., Allen, D., Epstein, S., Jantz, K., and Honberg, L. "State health care financing strategies for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities." Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 50, no. 3 (2012): 181-189.
Moment of Pride
Meg was part of a group that presented to White House policy officials on the importance of Medicaid for children with complex care needs.
Well known among family and friends as an obsessive Disney World vacation planner.