Traci, Meg Ann
Research Associate Professor
Project Director, Research Associate Professor
The Montana Disability and Health Program
Meg Ann Traci is a senior scientist with expertise in both early childhood and life-span development. Her research has been committed to improving the health of persons with disabilities. She has extensive experience in grant writing, having developed and sustained a productive program of research, development, and systems change in health promotion for over 20 years. She is the Principal Investigator and Project Director of the Montana Disability and Health Program, a partnership between the Montana Department of Health and the University of Montana Rural Institute supported through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (7/1/2016 to 6/30/2021). MTDH also is one of five states funded by the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors to ‘reach persons with disabilities through healthy communities’ work being conducted in Lewis and Clark and Butte-Silver Bow Counties. Dr. Traci also is coordinating partners to engage families of children with special health care needs in systems improvement efforts through a statewide concerns report method. Dr. Traci is the co-chair for the University of Montana Human and Family Development minor.