Megan Srinivas

Representative | Des Moines, IA

Dr. Megan Srinivas grew up in small town Iowa as the daughter of two Indian immigrants and is serving her first term in the Iowa House of Representatives (House District 30). She is an infectious disease physician and translational health policy researcher who focuses on delivering care to rural and low-resource settings in the US and globally. Dr. Srinvias recently led a NIH-funded study analyzing legislative defunding of family planning health centers that was published in JAMA. She also recently co-led a World Health Organization project advancing access to sexual and reproductive health care in resource-limited settings. She is the host of the American Medical Association (AMA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention health equity podcast, Stories of Care. Additionally, she serves at the infectious disease expert for Iowa Primary Care Association’s Project ECHO.

Dr. Srinivas was the youngest member on the Iowa State Board of Education, appointed by Secretary Tom Vilsack. She is a national delegate to the American Medical Association, a Senior Atlantic Fellow for Health Equity, sits on Iowa’s National Alliance for Mental Illness’s Board of Directors, and serves on the Iowa Supreme Court’s Access to Justice Commission. In the legislature, Dr. Srinivas has been a leader on reproductive health, mental health, and opioid harm reduction issues. She is a large proponent for workers’ rights, inclusive public education, and regenerative agriculture policies.