In 1995, Margaret (Meg) Bouvier received a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Bouvier’s dissertation work was published as a two-author paper in the Journal of Neuroscience (pdf). Meg went on to pursue post-doctoral research at NIH.
Meg Bouvier is an active member of the American Medical Writers Association and Mt. Sinai School of Medicine Alumni Association. Meg Bouvier Medical Writing is a woman-owned small business.
In 1997, Dr. Bouvier became a writer in the Press, Policy, and Communications office of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), writing primarily for the Human Genome Project (HGP). Meg was privileged to work for current NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins, then Director of the HGP and NHGRI. Among her duties, Dr. Bouvier:
- Wrote press releases, fact sheets, backgrounders, PSAs, and policy articles
- Contributed to Senate Appropriations Testimony and Budget Justifications to Congress
- Penned sentences for President Clinton and Vice-President Gore’s speech writers, including sentences for the State of the Union Address
- Helped Dr. Collins with lecture preparation and fact checking, and assisted on his Shattuck Lecture for the New England Journal of Medicine.
After leaving NIH, Meg launched a freelance medical writing career. She founded Meg Bouvier Medical Writing in 2007. Her company has successfully worked with medical centers, universities, and private foundations to improve the way they communicate about their biomedical research. Dr. Bouvier has helped clients land over $250 million in federal funding.
Fun Facts about Meg–Did you know?
- Meg trained extensively as a dancer
- Her uncle named a commercial strain of dahlia after her, called “Meggie”
- She studied piano for 14 years and french horn for 8 years
- She grew up in and around NYC, happily living there for almost 30 years
- However she now owns a Victorian home in a small New England college town
- Meg is a voracious reader and you can connect with her on Goodreads
- A favorite way to spend time is traveling, walking in a city, going to museums, and sampling ethnic food
- She is left-handed and proficient at reading and writing backward
- She speaks French well enough that Parisians are nice to her
- Was captain of her high school field hockey team
- Loves cross-country skiing
- Is a neat freak