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Dr. Megan Threats, PhD MSLIS

Director and Principal Investigator

The Health Justice Informatics Lab at the University of Michigan

Dr. Megan Threats


Dr. Megan Threats is an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan School of Information and the Founding Director of the Health Justice Informatics Lab at the University of Michigan. Dr. Threats’ research focused on three main areas: 1) structural and social determinants of health and information inequities on racialized, gendered, and sexual minoritized groups, 2) health information and technology practices of multiply marginalized groups, and 3) experiences of and resistance to systems of oppression, including: racism, sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination, and classism. Through her interdisciplinary work, she aims to use findings from her research to collaboratively develop informatics interventions, resources and programs to improve the health and well-being of marginalized populations.  


Dr. Threats has experience leading multidisciplinary teams in industry and academia in the design and implementation of health informatics interventions, consumer-facing information resources and programs for diverse groups within health and information institutions. She currently teaches courses on the topics, SI 647: Information Resources and Services, SI 554/ HBEHED 654 Consumer Health Informatics. 


Dr. Threats received a PhD in Information Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a Master of Science in Library and Information Science from the iSchool at Syracuse University, and a dual Bachelor of Arts in Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy and Comparative Culture and Politics from Michigan State University.

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