Megan Gerber, MD, MPH

Megan Gerber
72 E. Concord St Building A

Biography

Dr. Gerber is a nationally recognized expert in intimate partner violence (IPV) detection and intervention in medical settings and on trauma-informed primary care. Her research has focused on medical outcomes after interpersonal trauma. She currently serves as the Medical Director of women’s health at VA Boston Healthcare System (VABHS) and was appointed as Senior Consultant to Women’s Health Services, VA Central Office in October, 2016. Dr. Gerber co-chaired the national VA Taskforce on IPV that drafted and implemented system-wide guidelines and recommendations. She leads the Boston site for the VA Women’s Health Practice-Based Research Network and serves as the Boston site director for the BU-VABHS Women’s Health Fellowship. In 2014, she received the David Littman Award for excellence in clinical care and teaching at VA Boston. Dr. Gerber is the editor of Trauma-informed Healthcare Approaches: A Guide for Primary Care (Springer, 2019), https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783030043414

Other Positions

  • Associate Professor, General Internal Medicine, Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine

Education

  • Pennsylvania State University, MD
  • Harvard School of Public Health, MPH
  • University of Pennsylvania, BA

Publications

  • Published on 11/27/2019

    Danitz SB, Stirman SW, Grillo AR, Dichter ME, Driscoll M, Gerber MR, Gregor K, Hamilton AB, Iverson KM. When user-centered design meets implementation science: integrating provider perspectives in the development of an intimate partner violence intervention for women treated in the United States' largest integrated healthcare system. BMC Womens Health. 2019 11 27; 19(1):145. PMID: 31771557.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 11/18/2019

    Katon JG, Gerber MR, Nillni YI, Patton EW. Consequences of Military Sexual Trauma for Perinatal Mental Health: How Do We Improve Care for Pregnant Veterans with a History of Sexual Trauma? J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2020 Jan; 29(1):5-6. PMID: 31738642.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 8/16/2019

    Iverson KM, Adjognon O, Grillo AR, Dichter ME, Gutner CA, Hamilton AB, Stirman SW, Gerber MR. Intimate Partner Violence Screening Programs in the Veterans Health Administration: Informing Scale-up of Successful Practices. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 Nov; 34(11):2435-2442. PMID: 31420827.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 4/17/2019

    Grillo AR, Danitz SB, Dichter ME, Driscoll MA, Gerber MR, Hamilton AB, Wiltsey-Stirman S, Iverson KM. Strides Toward Recovery From Intimate Partner Violence: Elucidating Patient-Centered Outcomes to Optimize a Brief Counseling Intervention for Women. J Interpers Violence. 2019 Apr 17; 886260519840408. PMID: 30994401.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 12/1/2018

    Gerber MR, Bogdan KM, Haskell SG, Scioli ER. Experience of Childhood Abuse and Military Sexual Trauma Among Women Veterans with Fibromyalgia. J Gen Intern Med. 2018 12; 33(12):2030-2031. PMID: 30076571.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 11/13/2018

    Mattocks KM, Baldor R, Bean-Mayberry B, Cucciare M, Gerber MR, Goldstein KM, Hammer KD, Hill EE, Kroll-Desrosiers A, Prochazka AV, Sadler AG, Bastian L. Factors Impacting Perceived Access to Early Prenatal Care among Pregnant Veterans Enrolled in the Department of Veterans Affairs. Womens Health Issues. 2019 Jan - Feb; 29(1):56-63. PMID: 30446330.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 6/7/2018

    Portnoy GA, Haskell SG, King MW, Maskin R, Gerber MR, Iverson KM. Accuracy and Acceptability of a Screening Tool for Identifying Intimate Partner Violence Perpetration among Women Veterans: A Pre-Implementation Evaluation. Womens Health Issues. 2018 Sep - Oct; 28(5):439-445. PMID: 29885901.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 10/5/2017

    Gerber MR, King MW, Iverson KM, Pineles SL, Haskell SG. Association Between Mental Health Burden and Coronary Artery Disease in U.S. Women Veterans Over 45: A National Cross-Sectional Study. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2018 03; 27(3):238-244. PMID: 28981382.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 9/8/2017

    Hallett LD, Gerber MR. Human Papillomavirus Testing by Veterans Administration Women's Health Providers: Are They Adhering to Guidelines? J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2018 02; 27(2):179-182. PMID: 28885082.

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  • Published on 7/11/2017

    Mattocks KM, Kuzdeba J, Baldor R, Casares J, Lombardini L, Gerber MR. Implementing and Evaluating a Telephone-Based Centralized Maternity Care Coordination Program for Pregnant Veterans in the Department of Veterans Affairs. Womens Health Issues. 2017 Sep - Oct; 27(5):579-585. PMID: 28709785.

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