Maggie McGuire, MPH, CPH

Research Associate
Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

Maggie has been involved in anti-sexual violence work for many years. Starting with hotline volunteering at the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, she then held multiple positions most recently with Ohio’s statewide coalition, the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence. In December 2019, Maggie received her Masters of Public Health from Cleveland State University and successfully defended her capstone research on improving cultural competency trainings regarding treatment of transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals in healthcare settings.

Q: Why is your work at the Begun Center important to you, to our community, and to the world?
From experience working with and advocating for survivors of sexual assault, I am motivated to be part of research that can improve their experience within the systems intended to helpful and to build upon current best practices.

Q: What is a cause about which you are particularly passionate?
Improving the quality and accessibility of public health and victim services for underserved populations.