Megan Curran is a pediatric rheumatologist at Children’s Hospital of Colorado and an associate professor of pediatrics at University of Colorado School of Medicine. She is the pediatric rheumatology fellowship director at the University of Colorado and is co-chair of fellowship programming for CU Department of Pediatrics and a long-term student (ABT, "all but thesis") in the Masters of Health Professions Education program at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Dr. Curran's scholarly interests within medical education include competency-based education/assessment and expanding pediatric rheumatology education outreach to trainees, practicing providers and allied health professionals. Dr. Curran is a steering committee member for the Subspecialty Pediatrics Investigators Network (SPIN), a collaborative research organization within the Longitudinal Educational Assessment Research Network (LEARN) supported by the Association of Pediatric Program Directors. SPIN studies focus on educational initiatives and topics that relate to pediatric subspecialty education. Megan, an avid mystery novel reader and crossword puzzle solver, lives in Denver with her husband Adam, a mathematics professor at University of Colorado Denver, and their two dogs Hazel (pit bull mix) and Greta (Greater Swiss Mountain Dog). They enjoy hiking, camping and watching TV.
The OuchMyLeg! website was initially supported by the Department of Pediatrics at Northwestern University. Some funding for the site and research conducted through OuchMyLeg! was made possible by a Clinician Scholar Educator award from the Rheumatology Research Foundation.
PRIME (Pediatric Rheumatologists Interested in Medical Education) was started by Megan Curran in 2008 when it became apparent that there are many pediatric rheumatologists completing scholarly work in the field of medical education. PRIME served as a network for pediatric rheumatology educators and through the years has expanded to include any physician or educator (not just rheumatologists) with an interest in improving pediatric rheumatology and musculoskeletal (PRMSK) education.