Assistant Professor and Department Co-Chair
Integrative Health Studies
School of Professional Psychology and Health
MA, California Institute of Integral Studies
BA, University of Colorado, Boulder
Megan is pursuing a Ph.D. in Social Health Psychology and holds an MA in Integrative Health Studies from CIIS, and a BA in psychology, with an emphasis on cognitive psychology. She has extensive knowledge in ayurvedic medicine and yogic philosophy. Her research examines how our perceptions impact physiology (such as inflammatory biomarkers and cortisol), social connection, and long-term health behaviors underlying noncommunicable diseases. With an interest in factors that promote resilience to adversity, she focuses on translational work that informs how research on health mindsets can inform behavioral interventions and public policy.
Megan has a thriving integrative health coaching practice and is the founder of COPIA Health, a company dedicated to teaching integrative, mindful, and sustainable lifestyle practices for individual, community, and environmental flourishing. She has done program development and facilitation for diverse organizations, including integrative medicine centers, transitional women's homes, social worker training centers, environmental awareness groups, benefit corporations, and health and wellness centers.
Megan's courses focus on both experiential and scientific knowledge, supporting students in establishing meditative practices, integral lifestyle practices, social and cultural awareness, personal and community empowerment, social equality, and wellness entrepreneurship. She teaches Mindfulness and Stress Physiology, Sustainable Health and Ecological Resilience, and the Wellness Entrepreneurship. Read more about these courses on the Master's in Integral Health program page.