Megan Vaness Threats Ph.D., MSLIS

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. In her work, she uses anti-racist praxis and methods to document the existence and elucidate the magnitude of individual, social, and structural-level determinants of health and information inequities related to race/ethnicity and sexual orientation. The goal of her research program is to empower racial/ethnic minoritized  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 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. Her work has been supported by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institute on Mental Health, and National Library of Medicine. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2020.