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Megan Threats

Assistant Professor
University of Michigan School of Information


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Information Science ( University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill )

Discipline Area

Health Sciences;Social & Behavioral Sciences

Societal Priority

(STEMM);Health & Health Equity - physical

Social Category Focus

Gender, Sexuality, & Sexual Orientation;Race & Ethnicity


Dr. Megan Threats is an Assistant Professor in the School of Information and the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan. She is also Visiting Research Faculty at the Yale School of Public Health. The goal of her research program is to leverage informatics to achieve health justice with and for racial/ethnic minoritized and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) communities. In her work, she uses anti-racist praxis and methods to document the existence and elucidate the magnitude of determinants of health and information equities related to race/ethnicity and sexual orientation.

Current Work

The aims of Dr. Threats' research program are to empower racial/ethnic minoritized and LGBTQ communities to engage in the design and implementation of informatics interventions and consumer health technologies that aim to combat racism and sexual orientation discrimination; as well as, translate her findings into the development of policies, programs, and practices that reduce health disparities and improve health outcomes among racial/ethnic minoritized and LGBTQ communities. Dr. Threats is an affiliate with the Center for Critical Race and Digital Studies at New York University, and a Forward Fellow at the Columbia University Social Intervention Group.

Research Area Keyword(s)

health informatics; intersectional stigma; sexual and reproductive health; health justice; LGBTQ people of color