Dr. Megan Threats
Dr. Megan Threats is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of vulnerable populations through the use of information and technology. Her program of research includes applying interdisciplinary strategies to reduce sexual health disparities affecting sexual and gender minorities (SGM) and Black, Latinx, and Indigenous communities.
As an early career researcher, she intends to use a community-based, critical theoretical approach to support the development, implementation, and evaluation of technology-based HIV/STI behavioral interventions. Prior to becoming a professor, Dr. Threats worked in public, academic, legal, and medical libraries. She has worked as a certified HIV/AIDS educator, and has facilitated numerous health education programs for people living with HIV and those at high-risk.
Dr. Threats has extensive experience working with first-generation, low income, and students of color both as an educator and in higher education administration (McNair Scholars Program, CSTEP, i3). She also worked in the areas of public affairs/public policy at the state and federal level. She has received many prestigious awards for both her research and work in the community.
Leveraging information + technology to support the health and well-being of communities made vulnerable by systems of oppression.
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2020)
M.S.L.I.S., Syracuse University (2013)
B.A. (dual), Michigan State University (2011)
Assistant Professor (tenure-track)
Department of Library and Information Science
School of Communication & Information
Rutgers University - New Brunswick
Visiting Faculty Fellow
Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS
School of Public Health