Hi, I'm Dr. Megan Srinivas
Megan is an Iowa native and local doctor based in Des Moines. She was elected to represent District 30 in the Iowa House of Representatives in 2022, making her the youngest woman of color ever elected to the Iowa Legislature. In the 90th General Assembly (2023) Megan is the Ranking Member of the Administration and Regulation Budget subcommittee, and serves on the Agriculture, Commerce, Judiciary, and State Government committees.
Megan was raised in small town Iowa and graduated from Fort Dodge Senior High. Megan went on to receive undergraduate and graduate degrees from Harvard University and her medical degree with a certificate in teaching from the University of Iowa’s Carver College of Medicine. She completed her internal medicine residency at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and infectious disease fellowship at the University of North Carolina. Her roots in Iowa drove her to return home to improve health care in her community. Seeing Iowa's broken health care system as a physician pushed her to run for the Iowa House.
A LIFE OF SERVICE
Megan has always prioritized making Iowa a better place to live. Megan was appointed by Governor Vilsack to serve as the first student representative on the Iowa State Board of Education. She also started and led Presents of Hope for 10 years, a community effort focused on providing essential items as well as holiday presents to children and women in the YWCA homeless shelter and the domestic abuse shelter. During the fall of 2020, Megan chaired Iowa’s Biden-Harris COVID Response Council.
DEDICATION TO THE COMMUNITY
Megan is an infectious disease (ID) physician, public health policy researcher, and serves as an ID expert for Iowa Primary Care Association. She runs a small business consulting in public health and infectious disease for entities across the country and around the world. Megan hosts the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and American Medical Association (AMA) infection prevention and health equity podcast, "Stories of Care." She also serves on the Iowa Supreme Court’s Access to Justice Commission and sits on the board of the Iowa chapter of the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI Iowa).