Faculty Profile

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Megan Threats, PhD, MS

  • Assistant Professor, Health Management and Policy
  • Assistant Professor of Information, School of Information
Dr. Megan Threats is an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan School of Information. 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. The aims of her 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, and a Forward Fellow at the Columbia University Social Intervention Group.

  • PhD, Information Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • MS, Library and Information Science, Syracuse University
  • BA, Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy, Michigan State University
  • BA, Comparative Culture and Politics, Michigan State University

Email: threats@umich.edu 
Phone: 734-647-0826