Dr. Megan Threats


Dr. Megan Threats is dedicated to improving the sexual and reproductive health outcomes of sexual and gender minority communities of color through the use of informatics.

Her program of research centers using a community-engaged approach to support the development, implementation, and evaluation of culturally-appropriate, critical theory-informed informatics interventions. She also investigates the influence of social-ecological factors on health information practices and sexual and reproductive healthcare utilization. 

As an early career researcher, the goal of Threats' work is to reduce sexual and reproductive health disparities affecting SGM communities of color through the use of informatics, and by addressing​ multi-level barriers to health care engagement.

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 ProgramCSTEP, i3). She also worked in the areas of public affairs/public policy at the state and federal level. 

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 Research Faculty (REIDS Fellow)

Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS

School of Public Health

Yale University

Forward Fellow

Social Intervention Group

School of Social Work

Columbia University

Affiliate FaculTy

Center for Critical Race and Digital Studies

New York University

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