Megan Moreno, MD, MSEd, MPH

Position title: Professor, Interim Department Chair

Division of General Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine
For Academic Inquiries: (608) 265-5835


BA, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
MD, George Washington University, Washington, District of Columbia
Residency, Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
Fellowship, Adolescent Medicine and STD/HIV Research, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Master of Public Health, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

Professional Activities

Dr. Megan Moreno is tenured professor and interim chair in the Department of Pediatrics. Nationally, Moreno is co-medical director of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Center of Excellence: Creating a Healthy Digital Ecosystem for Children and Youth. She has served as a reviewer for more than 30 journals in the fields of pediatrics, adolescent health, medical education, digital health, behavioral health, and public health and currently serves as associate editor of JAMA Pediatrics and editorial board member for the Journal of Adolescent Health. She is the recipient of dozens of honors and awards, including an AAP Council of Communications and Media’s Holroyt-Sherry Award for Career Achievement (2020), an American Pediatrics Society Norman J. Siegel New Member Outstanding Science Award (2021–2022), and a UW–Madison WARF Kellett Mid-Career Fellowship (2021).

Clinical Interests

Moreno is an adolescent medicine physician interested in complex medical conditions and the intersection of physical and mental health among adolescents.

Research Interests

Moreno’s research focuses on the intersection of technology and adolescent health. She is principal investigator of the Social Media and Adolescent Health Research Team (SMAHRT). In addition to research projects, SMAHRT leads two research programs: 1) the Technology and Adolescent Mental Wellness (TAM) program, which funded research, built a community of professionals around this topic, and includes a TAM Youth Advisory Board that is an integral part of the program’s mission and function, and 2) the Summer Research Scholars program, which provides adolescents exposure and experience in research in the area of adolescent health and social media as investigators.