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photo Megan E Hamm, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Director of Qualitative, Evaluation, and Stakeholder Engagement Research Services (Qual EASE)

Email: mehst52@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-647-0280

Contact
Office: 306 Parkvale Building
200 Meyran Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
 
Phone: 412-647-0280
Fax:
E-mail: mehst52@pitt.edu
Education and Training
Education
PhD, University of Pittsburgh, 2012
BA, University of Pittsburgh, 2003
Research Interest
As a Qualitative Methodologist, I specialize in the collection and analysis of interview, focus group, and observational data. My background in Anthropology is in gender and sexuality, with a focus on sex worker activism in South Asia; as such, I have expertise in collecting data on sensitive and emotionally difficult subjects, which translates well into qualitative data collection in the medical context, particularly with patients suffering social stigma and emotional trauma from their illnesses. As Director of Qualitative, Evaluation, and Stakeholder Engagement Services, I have participated in more than 40 research projects about an array of different topics that frequently fall under one of the following general topics: evaluation of medical educational programming, the formative evaluation of behavioral and programmatic interventions, provider communication, the adoption of new health technologies, sexuality and reproductive health, pain management, substance use in pregnancy, and stakeholder engagement.
Educational Interest
I currently co-teach Qualitative Research Methods in the Institute for Clinical Research Education, and am planning additional educational resources in Qualitative Methodology within that program. I also work individually with Residents and Fellows conducting qualitative research for the first time to ensure quality in their data collection and to mentor them through qualitative analysis.
Publications
Selected Publications:
Rief, J.J., Hamm, M.E., Zickmund, S.L., Nikolajski, C., Lesky, D., Hess, R., Fischer, G.S., Weimer, M., Clark, S., Zieth, C., Roberts, M.S. Using Health Information Technology to Foster Engagement: Patients' Experiences with an Active Patient Health Record. Health Communication. 2017; 32(3): 310-319.
Morrison, P., Macia, L., Hamm, M., McCarthy, R., Rak, K. Bridging the Gap between anthropology and health services research. Practicing Anthropology. 2016; 38(2): 18-21.
Hamm, M., Williams, K., Nikolajski, C., Celedonia, K., Frank, E., Swartz, H., Zickmund, S., Stein, B.D. Planning to Implement an Evidence-based Psychotherapy: Perspectives of Community Mental Health Clinicians and Administrators. Psychiatric Services. 2015; 66(10): 1109-1112.
Krall, J., Gabbay, R., Zickmund, S., Hamm, M.E., Williams, K.R., Siminerio, L. Current perspectives on psychological insulin resistance: primary care provider and patient views. Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics. 2015; 17(4): 268-74.
Sponsored Research/Activities
Title: PA CARES - Western Pennsylvania Precision Approach to healthCARE Enrollment Site
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute of Health
Grant Number: OT2 OD023153
Start Year: 2018
End Year: 2023
Title: Provider-Targeted Behavioral Interventions to Prevent Unsafe Opioid Prescribing for Acute Non-Cancer Pain in Primary Care
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Grant Number: RES
Start Year: 2018
End Year: 2022
Title: The Center for Enhancing Triage and Utilization for Depresion and Emergent Suicidality (ETUDES) in Pediatric Primary Care (Method Core)
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute of Mental Health
Grant Number: P50 MH115838
Start Year: 2018
End Year: 2022
Title: Adaptation and Pilot Testing of a Mindfulness-Based Behavioral Intervention for Older Women with Low Sexual Desire
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute of Aging
Grant Number: K23 AG052628
Start Year: 2017
End Year: 2022
Title: Developing and Testing a Decision Support Tool for Women Making Tubal Sterilization Decisions
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities
Grant Number: R01 MD011678
Start Year: 2017
End Year: 2022
Title: Family Members as Partners in Reducing Patient Violence
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute of Mental Health
Grant Number: R21 MH111803
Start Year: 2017
End Year: 2019
Title: University of Pittsburgh Clinical and Translational Science Institute (Workplace Development)
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
Grant Number: UL1 TR001857
Start Year: 2016
End Year: 2021
Title: Optimizing Outcomes of Treatment-Resistant Depression Older Adults (AKA: OPTIMUM)
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: Washington University
Start Year: 2016
End Year: 2021
Title: Glucose to Goal: A Model to Support Diabetes Management in Primary Care
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, & Kidney Disease
Grant Number: R34 DK106684
Start Year: 2016
End Year: 2018
Title: Leading Emerging and Diverse Scientists to Success (LEADS)
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute of General Medical Science
Grant Number: R25 GM116740
Start Year: 2015
End Year: 2020
Title: A PaTH Toward a Learning Health System for the Mid-Atlantic Region
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Grant Number: RES
Start Year: 2015
End Year: 2018
Title: Investigating Racial Differences in Low-Income Men's Fertility Intentions and Behavior
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute of Child Health & Human Development
Grant Number: R21 HD076327
Start Year: 2014
End Year: 2016