Megan R. Gerber, MD, MPH
Associate Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
General Internal Medicine

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

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),

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  1. Gerber MR. Covered Lives: Industry Term for Number of People Enrolled in a Health Insurance Plan, Including Policyholder and Dependents. J Gen Intern Med. 2024 Feb 05. PMID: 38316698
  2. Adjognon OL, Brady JE, Iverson KM, Stolzmann K, Dichter ME, Lew RA, Gerber MR, Portnoy GA, Iqbal S, Haskell SG, Bruce LAE, Miller CJ. Using the Matrixed Multiple Case Study approach to identify factors affecting the uptake of IPV screening programs following the use of implementation facilitation. Implement Sci Commun. 2023 Nov 21; 4(1):145.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37990345; PMCID: PMC10664531; DOI: 10.1186/s43058-023-00528-x;
  3. Iverson KM, Stolzmann KL, Brady JE, Adjognon OL, Dichter ME, Lew RA, Gerber MR, Portnoy GA, Iqbal S, Haskell SG, Bruce LE, Miller CJ. Integrating Intimate Partner Violence Screening Programs in Primary Care: Results from a Hybrid-II Implementation-Effectiveness RCT. Am J Prev Med. 2023 Aug; 65(2):251-260.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37031032; PMCID: PMC10568536; DOI: 10.1016/j.amepre.2023.02.013;
  4. Berman S, Brown T, Mizelle C, Diep T, Gerber MR, Jelley M, Potter LA, Rush P, Sciolla A, Stillerman A, Trennepohl C, Weil A, Potter J. Roadmap for Trauma-Informed Medical Education: Introducing an Essential Competency Set. Acad Med. 2023 Aug 01; 98(8):882-888. PMID: 36862618
  5. Sheahan KL, Goldstein KM, Than CT, Bean-Mayberry B, Chanfreau CC, Gerber MR, Rose DE, Brunner J, Canelo IA, Darling Mshs JE, Haskell S, Hamilton AB, Yano EM. Women Veterans' Healthcare Needs, Utilization, and Preferences in Veterans Affairs Primary Care Settings. J Gen Intern Med. 2022 Sep; 37(Suppl 3):791-798. PMID: 36042076; PMCID: PMC9481772; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-022-07585-3;
  6. Iverson KM, Dardis CM, Cowlishaw S, Webermann AR, Shayani DR, Dichter ME, Mitchell KS, Mattocks KM, Gerber MR, Portnoy GR. Effects of Intimate Partner Violence During COVID-19 and Pandemic-Related Stress on the Mental and Physical Health of Women Veterans. J Gen Intern Med. 2022 Sep; 37(Suppl 3):724-733.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36042090; PMCID: PMC9427167; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-022-07589-z;
  7. 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; 19(Suppl 2):112.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35587426
  8. 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 Sep-Oct; 32(5):499-508. PMID: 35367107; PMCID: PMC9522916; DOI: 10.1016/j.whi.2022.02.004;
  9. Miller CJ, Stolzmann K, Dichter ME, Adjognon OL, Brady JE, Portnoy GA, Gerber MR, Iqbal S, Iverson KM. Intimate Partner Violence Screening for Women in the Veterans Health Administration: Temporal Trends from the Early Years of Implementation 2014-2020. J Aggress Maltreat Trauma. 2022 Jan 24; a:1-19.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36713478; PMCID: PMC9881187; DOI: 10.1080/10926771.2021.2019160;
  10. 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 Jul; 31(7):991-1002. PMID: 35049359
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2014 Department of Medicine, VA Boston Healthcare System: David Littman Award
2013 VA Boston Primary Care Service Line: Certificate of Appreciation
2009 VA Boston Healthcare System: Special Contribution Award for Administrative Excellence
2005-2006 Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Excellence in Primary Care Award: Excellence in Primary Care Award
2002 Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Excellence in Primary Care Award: Excellence in Primary Care Award
1998 Black History Committee, Cambridge Public Health Commission: Achievement Award in Recognition of Commitment to Community
1998 The Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine (APDIM): National Recognition Award for Abstract Submission
1997 Cambridge Hospital Internal Medicine Residency: Primary Care “Role Model of the Year” Award
1995 Teaching Award given by Cambridge Hospital Internal Medicine Residency: Primary Care Attending of the Year
1993 Strong Memorial Hospital Department of Medicine: Overseas Travel Grant (Mali, West Africa)
1991 Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine: Medical Student Leadership Award
1990 Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
1989 Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine: Medical Student Humanitarian Award
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Women's Health
Intimate Partner Violence
Veterans Health
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