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Megan Threats, PhD, MSLIS

Visiting Research Scientist

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Megan Threats, PhD, MSLIS


Dr. Megan Threats is Visiting Research Faculty in the School of Public Health. She is an incoming Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan School of Information, and an affiliate at the Center for Critical Race and Digital Studies. The aims of her research program are to: 1) document the existence and elucidate the magnitude of individual- (e.g., behaviors), interpersonal- (e.g., intersectional stigma), and structural-level (e.g., institutions, policies, laws) determinants of sexual and reproductive health and information inequities related to race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender; 2) develop, implement, and evaluate the efficacy of point-of-care and behavioral informatics interventions that aim to address social determinants of health, with an emphasis on racism and sexual orientation discrimination; 3) empower racial/ethnic minoritized LGBTQ communities to engage in the design of informatics interventions and consumer health information technologies using health justice and intersectionality as grounding frameworks; and 4) translate her research findings into the development of evidence-based policies, programs, and practices that address social determinants of health and improve the health outcomes of racial/ethnic minoritized LGBTQ communities.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Information and Library Science (2020)
    Syracuse University, School of Information Studies (2013)
  • BA
    Michigan State University, Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy (2011)
  • BA
    Michigan State University, Comparative Cultures and Politics (2011)