Meghan McClain Garcia, APRN, FNP-C, MPH, AAHIVS

Meghan McClain Garcia APRN, FNP-C, MPH, AAHIVS is a Family Nurse Practitioner and board certified HIV specialist. She currently works at the Community Health Center, Inc as a primary care provider and a provider for their Center for Key Populations where her practice centers on providing care to underserved populations and those that often encounter barriers to care and greater levels of stigma. Her expertise includes HIV care, gender-affirming care, healthcare for the homeless, substance use disorders, viral hepatitis, social determinants of health, and diabetes management.  Meghan obtained her Bachelor of Arts in International Studies as well as her Masters of Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2012 and 2013, respectively. She then attended the Yale School of Nursing, graduating with her Masters of Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) with a concentration in diabetes management in 2017. Completing the Community Health Center, Inc (CHCI) FNP residency in 2018, she then went on to complete their Fellowship in Key Populations in 2019 and has worked for the health center ever since. Meghan serves as a preceptor for the FNP and Adult Gerontology residency programs as well as for Yale School of Nursing and considers teaching a passion of hers. Outside of work she is a longstanding board member for GRACE Cares, Inc, an international NGO. One of her greatest achievements was the establishment of a community health worker program in the Dominican Republic that has trained women community leaders for nearly a decade. When she is not working, Meghan enjoys spending time with her family, travelling, running, playing soccer, reading, and gardening.