Last Name

Pooja K. Mehta, MD, MSHP

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DepartmentObstetrics & Gynecology
Address85 East Concord Street, 6th floor
Boston MA 02118
Phone(617) 414-2000
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-9281-3599
Other Positions
DepartmentInfectious Diseases
DivisionPositive Hope Clinic

 Awards and Honors

2017Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics/ Council for Resident Education in OB/GYN : Best Oral Abstract 2017 Annual Meeting
2016-2017American Congress of Obstetricians & Gynecologists: Warren H. Pearse Women’s Health Policy Research Award
2014-2015American Congress of Obstetricians & Gynecologists: Research Fellowship in Contraceptive Access for Women within Low-Resource Populations
2012-2013Boston University Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology : Annual Humanism in Medicine Award
2007-2008Mount Sinai School of Medicine: Gold Humanism Honor Society Inductee
2006-2007Mount Sinai School of Medicine: Award for Outstanding Service to the Mt. Sinai and New York Communities
2003-2004Columbia University: Columbia College Class of 2004 Alumni Prize
 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
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.

 Self-Described Keywords
  • Reproductive infectious disease
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/gender non-conforming health
  • Social determinants of health
  • Maternal mortality
  • Family planning and reproductive justice
  • Community health workers
  • Immigrant and global health
Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.
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  1. 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 Mar 09. PMID: 28286001.
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  2. 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.
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  3. 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.
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  4. 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.
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  5. 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.
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  6. 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.
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  7. 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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  8. Perkins RB, Mehta PK, Langrish SM. Fathers' intentions to accept human papillomavirus vaccination for sons and daughters: exploratory findings from rural Honduras. Int J Public Health. 2012 Feb; 57(1):143-8. PMID: 21698492.
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