Megan Buran is the senior professional research assistant to the Dean of the Colorado School of Public Health. She received her BS in Psychology from the University of Georgia and MPH from Georgia State University. She previously managed research for Georgia State University's Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science. Her areas of research interest include environmental and occupational health, specifically health effects of nicotine and tobacco, radiation and uranium exposure, and air pollution. She is currently working with the COVID-19 Response Team at the Colorado School of Public Health, which provides COVID-19 modeling for the state of Colorado.