Senior Researcher, Health and Human Rights

Megan McLemore is a senior researcher in the Health and Human Rights Division of Human Rights Watch, where her work focuses on access to HIV/AIDS and drug treatment, as well as healthcare in prisons and other detention settings in the United States. Megan is an attorney whose career has focused on US civil rights issues and international human rights with a focus on prisoners, women, and persons living with HIV/AIDS. Her experience includes monitoring prison conditions for the federal courts, litigating class actions to improve prison medical treatment, and coordinating legal rights workshops for women with HIV/AIDS in Rwanda. Megan has a law degree from New York University and a masters in law, focusing on international human rights, from the University of Toronto.