Megan Gerber, MD, MPH

Associate Professor, Medicine

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

  • VA Boston Healthcare System

Education

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

Publications

  • Published on 5/19/2022

    Iverson KM, Danitz SB, Driscoll M, Vogt D, Hamilton AB, Gerber MR, Wiltsey Stirman S, Shayani DR, Suvak MK, Dichter ME. "Recovering from intimate partner violence through Strengths and Empowerment (RISE): Development, pilot testing, and refinement of a patient-centered brief counseling intervention for women": Correction. Psychol Serv. 2022 May 19. PMID: 35587426.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 3/30/2022

    Carlson GC, Than CT, Rose D, Brunner J, Chanfreau-Coffinier C, Canelo IA, Klap R, Bean-Mayberry B, Agrawal A, Hamilton AB, Gerber MR, Yano EM. What Drives Women Veterans' Trust in VA Healthcare Providers? Womens Health Issues. 2022 Mar 30. PMID: 35367107.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 1/18/2022

    Baier Manwell L, McNeil M, Gerber MR, Iqbal S, Schrager S, Staropoli C, Brown R, Veet L, Haskell S, Hayes P, Carnes M. Mini-Residencies to Improve Care for Women Veterans: A Decade of Re-Educating Veterans Health Administration Primary Care Providers. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2022 Jan 18. PMID: 35049359.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 11/23/2021

    Iverson KM, Danitz SB, Shayani DR, Vogt D, Stirman SW, Hamilton AB, Mahoney CT, Gerber MR, Dichter ME. Recovering From Intimate Partner Violence Through Strengths and Empowerment: Findings From a Randomized Clinical Trial. J Clin Psychiatry. 2021 11 23; 83(1). PMID: 34813687.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 6/10/2021

    Iverson KM, Danitz SB, Driscoll M, Vogt D, Hamilton AB, Gerber MR, Wiltsey Stirman S, Shayani DR, Suvak MK, Dichter ME. Recovering from intimate partner violence through Strengths and Empowerment (RISE): Development, pilot testing, and refinement of a patient-centered brief counseling intervention for women. Psychol Serv. 2021 Jun 10. PMID: 34110870.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 3/1/2021

    Adjognon OL, Brady JE, Gerber MR, Dichter ME, Grillo AR, Hamilton AB, Stirman SW, Iverson KM. Getting Routine Intimate Partner Violence Screening Right: Implementation Strategies Used in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Primary Care. J Am Board Fam Med. 2021 Mar-Apr; 34(2):346-356. PMID: 33833003.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 11/18/2020

    Portnoy GA, Iverson KM, Haskell SG, Czarnogorski M, Gerber MR. A Multisite Quality Improvement Initiative to Enhance the Adoption of Screening Practices for Intimate Partner Violence Into Routine Primary Care for Women Veterans. Public Health Rep. 2021 Jan/Feb; 136(1):52-60. PMID: 33207128.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 7/28/2020

    Gerber MR. The Things They Carry: Veterans and the COVID-19 Pandemic. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 Oct; 35(10):3093-3094. PMID: 32725472.

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  • Published on 7/22/2020

    Katon JG, Callegari LS, Bossick AS, Fortney J, Gerber MR, Lehavot K, Lynch KE, Ma E, Smith R, Tartaglione E, Gray KE. Association of Depression and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder with Receipt of Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy for Uterine Fibroids: Findings from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Womens Health Issues. 2020 Sep - Oct; 30(5):359-365. PMID: 32712008.

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  • Published on 7/1/2020

    Gerber MR, Elisseou S, Sager ZS, Keith JA. Trauma-Informed Telehealth in the COVID-19 Era and Beyond. Fed Pract. 2020 Jul; 37(7):302-308. PMID: 32908333.

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