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), women, and Black, and Latinx 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 ProgramCSTEP, 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

Yale University

Forward Fellow

Social Intervention Group

School of Social Work

Columbia University

Affiliate Facutly

Center for Critical Race and Digital Studies

New York University

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