Margaret Eaglin, MPH, MUPP

Adjunct Faculty

Margaret Eaglin, MPH, MUPP, has served as a senior epidemiologist with the Chicago Department of Public Health for the past 19 years, specializing in infectious disease. Currently, Margaret works for the Communicable Disease (CD) program’s Enteric Unit. Her work involves the following activities: supervising and providing oversight over the work of the Enteric team, which comprises of student interns who are assisting CD staff with foodborne investigations; coordinating reportable disease investigations with the CD staff; and serving as primary liaison with the public health, clinical laboratories and Communicable Disease and Food Protection programs during foodborne disease investigations. Prior to her work with CDPH, Margaret was a fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, as well as the University of Chile in Santiago, where she specialized in neuroepidemiology and congenital malformations.

In addition to her work with CDPH, Eaglin is a member of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Global Climate Change Workgroup, which develops policy statements, tools and resources to increase local public health engagement in climate change action. She has conducted several presentations and workshops on the impact of climate change on public health, as well as the integration of public health into sustainability planning. She is also a Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists mentor. Eaglin’s research interests include climate change adaptation and mitigation, health equity, social and environmental justice, sustainability and urban design.

Margaret holds both a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from the University of Michigan School of Public Health, and a Master of Urban Planning and Policy in Economic Development and Environmental Planning from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Urban Planning and Policy.

Currently, she is a Doctor of Public Health candidate in Leadership at the University of Illinois, at the Chicago School of Public Health. Her dissertation is focused on understanding how large urban local public health departments are addressing the intersection of climate, health and equity within their health equity practice.