Dr. Mehta is an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Boston University School of Medicine. She received her undergraduate degree in History and Sociology from Columbia University. She obtained her medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine through the Humanities and Medicine Program, and completed a Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellowship at Columbia University and the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, in Durban, South Africa. She completed her residency training at Boston University/Boston Medical Center, and was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Dr. Mehta’s interests are in the effect of public policy on quality of and access to reproductive health care in safety net systems in the United States and South Asia. She has specific interests in LGB-TGNC health, reproductive infectious disease, and immigrant & global health. Her current work uses participatory action methods to elicit marginalized patient perspectives on reproductive autonomy and care, and incorporates these perspectives into delivery innovations that seek to reduce reproductive health disparities, maternal mortality, and low-value care.
Dr. Mehta’s clinical practice is located at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center and Boston Medical Center, where she leads the Positive Hope clinic, which provides integrated preconception, prenatal, and postpartum care for people living with HIV. She is also a member of the Boston Accountable Care Organization Community Collaborative and the Boston Medical Center Transgender Center for Medicine and Surgery.
- Director, Positive Hope Clinic, Infectious Diseases
- Mount Sinai School of Medicine, MD
- University of Pennsylvania, MS
- Columbia University, BA
- Published on 12/15/2017
Brandi K, Woodhams E, White KO, Mehta PK. An Exploration of Perceived Contraceptive Coercion at the Time of Abortion. Contraception. 2017 Dec 15. PMID: 29253582.
- Published on 12/1/2017
Bachhuber MA, Mehta PK, Faherty LJ, Saloner B. Medicaid Coverage of Methadone Maintenance and the Use of Opioid Agonist Therapy Among Pregnant Women in Specialty Treatment. Med Care. 2017 Dec; 55(12):985-990. PMID: 29135769.
- Published on 7/29/2017
Gadson A, Akpovi E, Mehta PK. Exploring the social determinants of racial/ethnic disparities in prenatal care utilization and maternal outcome. Semin Perinatol. 2017 Aug; 41(5):308-317. PMID: 28625554.
- Published on 3/9/2017
Mehta PK, Carter T, Vinoya C, Kangovi S, Srinivas SK. Understanding High Utilization of Unscheduled Care in Pregnant Women of Low Socioeconomic Status. Womens Health Issues. 2017 Jul - Aug; 27(4):441-448. PMID: 28286001.
- Published on 3/4/2017
Maru S, Bangura AH, Mehta P, Bista D, Borgatta L, Pande S, Citrin D, Khanal S, Banstola A, Maru D. Impact of the roll out of comprehensive emergency obstetric care on institutional birth rate in rural Nepal. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2017 Mar 04; 17(1):77. PMID: 28259150.
- Published on 10/13/2016
Mehta PK, Bachhuber MA, Hoffman R, Srinivas SK. Deaths From Unintentional Injury, Homicide, and Suicide During or Within 1 Year of Pregnancy in Philadelphia. Am J Public Health. 2016 Dec; 106(12):2208-2210. PMID: 27736205.
- Published on 8/27/2016
Maru S, Rajeev S, Pokhrel R, Poudyal A, Mehta P, Bista D, Borgatta L, Maru D. Determinants of institutional birth among women in rural Nepal: a mixed-methods cross-sectional study. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2016 Aug 27; 16:252. PMID: 27567893.
- Published on 7/1/2016
Saia KA, Schiff D, Wachman EM, Mehta P, Vilkins A, Sia M, Price J, Samura T, DeAngelis J, Jackson CV, Emmer SF, Shaw D, Bagley S. Caring for Pregnant Women with Opioid Use Disorder in the USA: Expanding and Improving Treatment. Curr Obstet Gynecol Rep. 2016; 5:257-263. PMID: 27563497.
- Published on 12/1/2014
Mehta P. Addressing reproductive health disparities as a healthcare management priority: pursuing equity in the era of the Affordable Care Act. Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Dec; 26(6):531-8. PMID: 25379769.
- Published on 11/1/2014
Mehta P, Pauly M. Single vs multiple embryo transfer: comparative costs and a call for change. JAMA Pediatr. 2014 Nov; 168(11):997-8. PMID: 25222350.
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